When circumstances created a need for a goalkeeper on the Corona del Mar High girls' soccer team this season, Lindsey Luke did what she does best.
An acrobatic netminder who honed her reflexes by spending her junior year practicing with the highly successful CdM boys' team, Luke needed little encouragement to answer the call when junior Sarah Cox, a first-team All-Pacific Coast League keeper last season, was lost for the season with a torn ACL.
"I didn't pursue her," CdM girls' coach Bryan Middleton said about Luke's decision to rejoin the program for which she starred as a freshman and sophomore. "I think some of the [Sea Kings players] asked her to come back and play."
Though appreciative of her time working with the boys' team, the Wake Forest-bound Luke said she missed her girls' teammates, as well as the competitive challenge of high school soccer.
"I missed it, and the girls, and playing for the school," said Luke, whose prominence as the last line of defense has helped the Sea Kings produce a 3-1-2 start.