9 Things You Didn’t Know About Sofia Huerta’s Rise to Soccer Stardom
Barbie's Out, Sofia's In
Bye-bye, Barbie! Boise just traded in its hot pink stilettos for a pair of muddy cleats!
Sofia Huerta, a 2015 Centennial High School graduate, made headlines as Idaho's first woman to compete in the Women's World Cup. Boise was thrilled with the news of the 30-year-old dynamic forward and midfielder being named to the United States National Team.
In case you missed it, the U.S. Women's National Team has advanced to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. The U.S. team tied Portugal 0-0 during the final group stage match on Aug. 1 "in front of a record crowd of 42,958 fans at historic Eden Park," U.S. Soccer reports. The tie resulted in the USA finishing second in Group E and advancing to Round 16 against the likely winner of Group G, Sweden in Australia on Aug. 6.
Huerta's Idaho Roots
Born in Boise on Dec. 14,1992, Huerta was an Idaho kid through and through. During her years at Centennial High School, she was a fierce three-sport athlete who excelled in soccer, basketball, and track. For most teens, high school sports are the pinnacle of their athletic career; but not for Huerta. A soccer scholarship to Santa Clara University would catapult her to fame.