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From the Diamond to the Pitch, Cal’s Makena Smith Makes Goalkeeping Debut

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Makena Smith was helping the freshmen on the softball team move to campus last week when she received a call from head coach Chelsea Spencer.

The junior catcher immediately worried she might be in trouble. She never imagined Spencer would be delivering an offer to fulfill a lifetime athletic ambition.

The Cal soccer team was in need of an emergency backup goalkeeper and Spencer wondered if Smith was interested.

Smith was a dual-sport star before she arrived at Cal, and helped lead her Legends FC club team[…]

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