Cristen Drummond Trains with LA Legends This Summer
RENO, Nev. – Junior-to-be Cristen Drummond (Los Angeles, Calif.) is spending her summer training and playing with the LA Legends soccer team in Chino, Calif.
Drummond got involved with the team through Nevada head coach Jaime Frias. Frias’ friend Ramon is involved with the team.
“I was going to try out one weekend but it fell through because not enough girls on the team could make it to the practice,” Drummond said. “So they allowed me to come out and train with the team when I returned from school which is what I have been doing.”
The team typically practices two nights a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays with an occasional practice on Sunday. Games are played during the week and prior to the games the team would meet with a pastor.
“I think training with the team will help me maintain the level of play I need to compete on the field when I return to Nevada in the fall,” Drummond said. “The difference between playing with this team and at Nevada is not having practice every day. Everyone loves to come out and wants to play make each other better. It is a choice to train, no one makes you.”
The LA Legends are coached by Twila Kaufman who is the head women’s coach at Pepperdine University.