Soccer player achieves goals both on and off the field

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Among the many activities enjoyed by Christian High soccer player Katherine Day is being a member of the school’s Multicultural Club. “It allows us to assist all of our international students. It’s a way to keep them plugged-in to all of our activities,” Day said.

Among the many activities enjoyed by Christian High soccer player Katherine Day is being a member of the school’s Multicultural Club. “It allows us to assist all of our international students. It’s a way to keep them plugged-in to all of our activities,” Day said.

Day also knows how to connect on the soccer pitch. Last week during the CIF Division V soccer playoffs, the senior tallied four goals against Calvin Christian, giving her a San Diego Section record 59 goals for the season.
“I can only get a record like that if they get the ball to me,” added Day. “And I trust that they can, then I can focus on finishing. Still, it’s more important to see victory for my team,” she said.

Day accomplished that goal, scoring both of her team’s goals in the Patriots’ 2-1 triumph over Horizon. The tallies increased her CIF record to 61, eclipsing the long-standing mark of 57 held by Carmel Murphy of the Bishop’s School in 1990.

“When I was at 33 (goals), my dad looked up the record on the CIF website,” she recalled. “We figured at two or three goals per game, I could get the record by the end of the season,” Day added.
Her reward was several soccer scholarship offers. She accepted a bid from Northern Colorado over Northern Arizona and CSU East Bay. She plans to major in special education.
“I felt more at peace when I visited them,” she said of the campus, located in Greeley, Colo. “It seemed ideal,” she said.

Of course, family influenced her athletic development. “I have five brothers, three older and two younger,” Day noted. “It made me tough; it made me deal with problems and challenges,” she explained.
Along with her success at Christian High, which included all-league and all-CIF citations, Day finds success with her San Diego United club team. She plans to participate in such upcoming events like the Las Vegas Showcase and the National Cup.

“I used to also play softball and volleyball, but I needed to make a decision after my sophomore year, so I made my decision,” she explained.

Day also serves as vice president of Christian High’s student government, along with participating in church activities.

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