As a four-year old, Kayla Sin began playing soccer as a way to spend time with her friends. Now a junior at Orange Lutheran, her love for the sport comes from that same desire to build lasting friendships with her teammates.
“I enjoy scoring goals and being with a group of girls that I can get really close with,” says Sin. “I love being able to play with my peers.”
Primarily a midfielder or outside back for the Lancers, the three-year varsity player is focused on improving her scoring touch and providing encouragement to her teammates.
“I always try to give them advice before and after the game,” says Sin. “I try to pray when we huddle up to give them that sense of confidence that God is there with us, that we’ve trained together and we’ve got this. We’re going to win or lose as a team.”
Sin’s veteran presence and leadership through her quiet strength make her a key component of the school’s girls soccer program.
“She might be quiet, but, oh, she is fierce,” says OLu girls soccer head coach, Missy Lazcano. “Kayla is great young lady who is so caring and kind to others and her teammates. She is such a hard worker, so committed and always wants to do her best. You can’t ask for a better person and player to be on your team and a part of your life.”
Away from the soccer field, Sin serves as the president of the Make-A-Wish Club on campus, a project that is close to her heart.
“Helping to grant wishes for kids really hits home for me because one of my family members got to have an experience through Make-A-Wish,” says the 16-year old. “That’s why I got involved and why I want to do this for so many other families.”
A member of OLu’s STEM Academy, Sin is looking to play soccer and pursue engineering in college, a career path that was introduced to her by her grandfather, who was also an engineer.
“My grandpa was a role model for me,” says Sin. “His faith in God is so strong. I want to be like that. It’s because of God that I’m playing soccer and have the opportunity to play, especially here at OLu. He is my source of strength.”by Jenelyn Cunningham Russo ‘88