In her first year of soccer, Jamie Roman didn’t play in a single game. She sat on the bench and smiled.
In her second year of soccer, coach threw on the easygoing junior against the league’s toughest team, Einstein Academy, on Feb. 3.
And she almost scored a goal.
Jamie is no Tomboy, but she joined varsity soccer at the Lighthouse Christian Academy just to get involved. LCA coaxes kids to participate in activities they would never do in regular school. With only 45 students, the Saints scour their enrollment list to fill rosters.
“At first I just joined for my friends,” Jamie said of her experience last year. “Then I saw how fun the conditioning was — that pain in the moment. I wanted to see if I could run.”
She looked perfectly content with exercising and playing at practice — and being side-lined during games.
“I wanted to…
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