Czech Defender Selects Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Razorback Soccer added another weapon in its arsenal Thursday by signing Petra Smetkova, a defender from the Czech Republic.

Smetkova has played for FC Slovacko, one of the premier club teams in the Czech Republic, since 2008.

She logged 2,334 minutes of action during the 2014-15 season, helping her team win the Czech League championship.

Smetkova has also been selected to compete with the U19 Czech Republic National Team which qualified for the European Championships in the Netherlands last year.

“Petra adds something special to our team,” Arkansas head soccer coach Colby Hale said. “She is a very athletic, physical outside back who gets forward extremely well. We are excited to add her to our group and help us in our quest to win championships.”

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