Soccer

Megan Day of La Mirada is the Press-Telegram’s girls soccer athlete of the year

Long Beach Press-Telegram 2018 girls soccer Player of the Year Megan Day of La Mirada high school.
 Photo by Robert Casillas
Long Beach Press-Telegram 2018 girls soccer Player of the Year Megan Day of La Mirada high school. Photo by Robert Casillas

A MIRADA – La Mirada had played in three successive CIF Southern Section lower-division title games, winning two of them, and now were making a jump to the big division after the chief architects of that success were gone.

Division 1 promised a daunting new challenge for the Matadores, and if they were going to meet it, perhaps exceed it, they would need to see something very special from Megan Day.

Coach Dave Christensen knew the junior center back had the requisite leadership qualities and ample skill to take on-field command of the group, but Day went beyond expectations as La Mirada shut down foe after foe en route to the semifinals in the D1 and Southern California Regional tournaments.

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