Picking what college to go to was somehow not the scariest thing Erin Moon has done this year.

During a recent trip to Florida, she came face to fin with a shark.

“I was surfing and doing well on the board. Then I saw a fin circling me,” Moon said. “I paddled in as fast as I could. I got knocked off my board by a wave and I swam even faster. I may have said some not so nice words.”

While she enjoyed the rest of the trip, she’s now happier she’s going to a school that is far from the ocean.

Waxahachie senior goalie has signed to play soccer for Cedar Valley College in Lancaster. She was down to CVC and Navarro, but decided to join the Lady Suns squad.

“I was talking with the Cedar Valley coach for a little while before Navarro’s coach,” Moon said. “Navarro’s coach was actually there to offer me at my last game, but I had already told Cedar Valley that I was going to go there.”

Moon had some big shoes to fill after all-state goalie Sarah Hay graduated, but she did marvelously. Moon’s efforts helped the Lady Indians reach the fourth-round of the playoffs for the third time in the last four years. 

She was named the first-team 28-4A goalie in her only season as a starter as she led the Lady Indians to a (16-5-3, 8-1-1) record.

She’s excited about playing at CVC for several reasons, especially since it’s so close to home.

“I’m going to miss playing with my friends here, but I’m not going to be that far away,” Moon said. “I can still come to lots of games. Lancaster is still in our district anyway so I can definitely see the game there.”

Moon hasn’t decided what she wants to study yet, but still has plenty of time to figure that out.

She also already has her eyes set on another soccer program after her two seasons at CVC.

“The coach at Cedar Valley is close with the coach at UT-Tyler,” Moon said. “So they said that if I have two good seasons that I could possibly keep playing there.”