By Steve Breazeale
As a member of the St. Margaret’s boys soccer team, Drew Lind earned first-team All-CIF honors and led the Tartans to a CIF semifinals appearance.
Now he is contributing to a Pomona-Pitzer squad that is in the midst of its longest winning streak in 39 years.
After red-shirting his first year of college at Boston University, Lind (a 2010 St. Margaret’s alum) transferred to Pomona-Pitzer to play for the Sagehens, an NCSAA Division 3 team. His presence at midfield has already paid dividends for his team during their current 11-game win streak.
On October 10 Lind helped pave the way for the Sagehens by scoring two goals in a 2-0 win over Chapman. The win vaulted Pomona-Pitzer in first place in the conference standings.
The Sagehens (14-4-1, 13-2-1 SCIAC) went on to clinch the SCIAC championship with a 1-0 win over Caltech on October 24 and are currently ranked No. 24 in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll.
Lind, a 6-foot-1-inch defensive midfielder, has four goals and an assist so far in 2012.
The Sagehens will host an SCIAC semifinal on Thursday, November 1 against Whittier. If they win, they will move on to play in the SCIAC finals Saturday, November 3 for an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.