Colleen Boyd always showed grit and a competitive spirit when she played for the La Cañada High School girls’ soccer team from 2004-2008.
Her toughness earned her Rio Hondo League most-valuable-player honors when she was a senior — a year after she was judged the league’s outstanding defensive player — and it’s also helped her land the biggest job in her life.
After years working as an assistant coach, the 2008 LCHS graduate was recently hired to take the reins of the University of Wyoming’s women’s soccer program.
The fall athletic season began with controversy but ended on a positive note for the La Cañada High School varsity football program. Former Los Angeles Loyola running back Drake Beasley transferred to LCHS during the summer but was ruled ineligible to play by the CIF Southern Section, but second-year head coach Ryan Zerbel didn’t allow that to become a distraction as he guided the Spartans to a 6-4 season, including stunning 28-13 victory over rival San Marino in the final week of the regular season, snapping a five-game losing streak over the Titans.