There is a new kind of soccer mom in town

Moms who play soccer by night
Posted at 5:22 PM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 06:03:51-04

Soccer moms, they're all around us, and many of us are or have been them. When you think of a soccer mom, images of minivans and orange slices come to mind.

But there is a new kind of soccer mom in town, specifically in Jupiter.

By day they're police officers, teachers, stay at home moms, business women, maybe even a news anchor. Let's just say a little bit of everything.  And by night, they're not afraid of a little competition.

"The term has probably evolved," said Adrianna Vizcaya, a soccer mom.

"The passion never leaves I guess, it's like a way of life," said Randi Cohen, a soccer mom. "I've always played."

The Diva Soccer League in Jupiter isn't for the faint of heart.

"I’ve had a fractured rib, a broken nose, rehabs on my shoulders. I mean it’s crazy from playing this but I still come back," said Cohen.

But after all these years, these soccer moms just can't give it up.

"Competitive nature, it gives you that edge back," said Danielle Nieves, a soccer mom. "Nerves before a certain game that you used to feel when you were younger."

Vizcaya chuckled as she said people sometimes laugh when they see here in a uniform, "like maybe it's a costume."

But if you glance at the bench, you'll see the support is definitely there with cheering kids and anxious husbands.

Vizcaya's daughter, Solana Thomas, said she loves, "...seeing her (mom) play soccer. just watching her play soccer."

Most athletes know the burning need to compete can't be taught, but these women hope their kids will learn what for the love of the game really means.

"Just great camaraderie with women," said Vizcaya.

"Yeah keep up with your passion, stay fit, do what you love," said Cohen.

The Diva Soccer League started in the 1990s. There are currently more than 500 active players. For more information head to their website: The women in the story are part of the elite competitive division.