Athlete Spotlight: Mia Siracusa '17 - CMS Soccer

While most new freshmen were still adjusting to life at Scripps, Mia Siracusa jumped right in. While she juggled registering for classes, CORE reading, and a taxing Orientation Week, Mia still found time to excel on the soccer field. Mia began playing soccer at only seven years old. She continued playing in high school, competing in club soccer and doing extra training twice a week.

“It’s more intense than high school and faster paced,” said Siracusa of CMS soccer. “The practices are fast, and they’re really fun.”

While she knew that soccer was her passion, the deciding factor to play in college was the school. “I liked the coach, and I really liked Scripps,” Siracusa notes.

As the only freshman from Scripps on the team, most girls would be intimidated to join women’s soccer. Instead, Mia embraced it. She says that they’ve all been nice and welcoming. She even mentions how “it’s nice having a group of girls who you know have your back always and have gone through what you’re going through.”

Having bonded with her teammates over the preseason, team building has been no problem. Together, they’ve already played four league games. She looks forward to her next game against Cal Lutheran.

Before her games, Siracusa really demonstrates her dedication to the sport, reminding herself “ to work hard and to play confidently.”

Over the first few weeks of freshman year, Mia Siracusa has not only established herself as an exceptional student, but as a rising star on the soccer field as well.