By Tom Zulewski
Iron County Today
CEDAR CITY–Rachael and Julia Hunt are twin sisters. Their games on the soccer pitch are similar and involve a lot of speed.
On Feb. 22, the Cedar High duo earned their moment in the sun when they signed their National Letter of Intent to play at Snow College in Ephraim. They also became the third and fourth Lady Reds players to join the program since it began in 2015, joining Nicole Jenkins and Makenna Clark.
Rachael Hunt said the experience Jenkins had playing for the Badgers made a difference in the decision.
“We’ve always loved Nicole and knew she liked it there, so that was big for us,” she said.
When the choice of sport came into the thought process, Julia Hunt said the duo’s experience in track fell to the back burner when they first met Snow head coach Nuno Gourgel.
“Since our sophomore year, Coach Nuno has been talking about us,” she said. “We stayed in touch, so it was one of our top options for a long time.”
The pair will be joining a Badgers team that finished with a 16-0-2 record last season with a win in the NJCAA Region 18 tournament over College of Southern Nevada.