Thought I’d take a moment to introduce Springfield to Mikala McGhee, who is joining the Lady Bear’s basketball team this Fall from Pattonville High School. McGhee is coming off an All-State soccer season for the Pirates where she also played softball as well as basketball. Those efforts earned her the Suburban Journals Female Athlete of the Year award for the North County area for the second consecutive year.
She just completed her soccer career playing for JB Marine Garabedian in the U18 Girls Final at Lake Country soccer last Tuesday. Her team lost to four-time State Champions Kolping Kicks, who won on a goal by Molly Brewer late in the match. McGhee stayed in Springfield following Cup to begin workouts for the Lady Bear’s in advance of her freshman season. Keep an eye out for her around town and say hello!
The Pirates lost to eventual State Champion Cor Jesu in the Quarterfinals this year. McGhee’s throw-in capabilities are known to coaches around the state. Here’s an example, with her throw-in reaching the far post from 30 yards up the field. No goal however as you cannot score directly from a throw-in.
For more, here’s a TV interview in St Louis late in the basketball season. Younger viewers might also recall seeing Mikala on MTV’s Made – All-star athlete Mikala McGhee wants to shed her tomboy image by being MADE into a ballroom dancer.