Christina Boyce is emerging as a leader for Legacy Charter’s first girls soccer team.
Legacy Charter is fielding a girls soccer team for the first time this winter, and the Eagles are off to a 1-3-1 start. Helping lead the brand-new team is sophomore Christina Boyce. Boyce has scored two goals already and has one assist and 22 steals to her credit, while also taking corner kicks for the Eagles.
Were you excited to find out that there would be a girls team at Legacy this year?
I was looking forward to it last year, because it was a possibility. So this year, I was really excited. I figured it would be fun to play with just girls.
How do you think the team has done so far?
I think we’ve played pretty (well) for our first year. I didn’t expect much, because it is the first year, but I think overall, we’re getting better and doing well as a first-year program.
How long have you been playing soccer?
I played a lot when I was little, like at the YMCA, and then I quit for like four years. I started back up here (at Legacy) in eighth grade. … They had a soccer camp that they did during the year and so I started that and after that I played in high school.
What do you enjoy about playing soccer?
I like just running around and being aggressive. I can kick it pretty far, so I like shooting from far distances.
Do you follow soccer as a fan?
I don’t really follow it, but I’ll watch it if it’s on TV. Other than that, I just play.
What’s your favorite class at Legacy?
If P.E. counts, then that.
What do you like to do when you’re not doing schoolwork or playing sports?
I’m always on the go, so I’m always with people.
Do you have any career paths you think you’d like to pursue?
Right now, I’m thinking I want to be something like an athletic trainer or a personal trainer. Or, I’m thinking about becoming a nurse.
If it’s a rainy Saturday afternoon and you’re stuck inside, what are you watching?
Probably “One Tree Hill.” My friends watch it, and they were like, “You should watch it,” so now I watch it.
What are you looking forward to the most about Christmas?
I like giving people gifts. I’ve started my (Christmas gifts) list.