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CFC Academy player commits to #1 school in the country

By Staff , 02/18/18, 9:00PM EST

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Omar Hernandez, Chattanooga FC 01 Premier, has committed to play soccer for the #1 team in the country, Wake Forest University, after his senior year.  

Hernandez chose the Demon Deacons after interest from the University of South Carolina, USF, UCF, and SMU. 

He credits the opportunity to training with Chattanooga FC Academy every week.

"They have prepared me by showing me how to take my game to the next level," Hernandez said.

"The (CFCA) coaches there have pushed me to become a better soccer player every single practice. The have improved my decision making and my positioning on and off the ball."

Omar Hernandez has one more year with CFC Academy and already has one Div. 1 State Championship on his resume. 

Omar reminds younger players the college selection process should be about more than the soccer team.

""I would tell them to look at the school they are being recruited by and to also check if that school has their elective on what they would like to become if soccer didn’t work for them."

Despite his talent on the soccer field Hernandez is quick to say his top priority is to get a degree. That does not mean his goals for soccer are not still top of mind.

"My goals for soccer are to become a better player every single day and to learn from my mistakes and most of all listen to my college coaches on what they will tell me. I’m going to try my best to become a professional soccer player after college."

#1 Team in the Country

Wake Forest is currently the #1 men's soccer team in the country. The Wake Forest University Demon Deacons men's soccer team  achieved their greatest result in 2007, winning the 2007 Division I Men's College Cup. 

Wake Forest won the 2007 national championship, was a finalist in 2016, and advanced to the final four in 2006, 2008, and 2009. Wake won the ACC championship the last three years.