Call him a quiet leader, a dominant soccer player, a formidable runner and a capable student.
And, that’s just for starters . . .
Taft High’s Mason Aguirre has proven himself to be all of the above, with the promise of many more glowingly descriptive and flowery adjectives to follow. “He’s a natural leader and role model for the youth of this community,” Taft boys soccer Coach Justin James said.
In a matter of weeks, the 18-year-old senior will be off to a new chapter in his life, but he will leave Taft High as the Tigers’ all-time leading scorer in soccer and a probable state title contender in distance running in track. “Sports are just something that I’ve always loved to do,” he said. “Ever since I could walk or kick a soccer ball, I decided that I loved to be involved in sports.”
Aguirre will lead Taft on Friday and Saturday at the West Valley League district meet at Dayton, and – time will tell — the state championships May 21-22 at storied Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus.
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