ORINDA -- There are not many Bay Area high school athletes who can say they started on two league championship teams in the same season.

But Miramonte senior Megan Reid can.

Reid helped the powerful Matadors girls soccer and basketball teams to Diablo Foothill Athletic League titles this winter. She scored a team-high 16 goals in just 10 soccer appearances, is a leader on the girls basketball team, and wows observers in both sports with her leadership, versatility and drive.

Reid, who carries a 4.0 grade-point average, figured out a way to juggle two demanding sports played at virtually at the same time, and play them well.

"She's just a unique kid," an admiring Miramonte basketball coach Kelly Sopak said of the 5-foot-8 guard.

The Matadors' soccer team entered the North Coast Section Division II playoffs on Wednesday as the top seed, riding a nine-game winning streak. The Matadors basketball team (24-1) clinched the outright DFAL crown with a rout of rival Campolindo on Tuesday.

The fact that the Matadors are rarely challenged in DFAL basketball allows Sopak to have more flexibility with his squad, but the team does rely on Reid's leadership as one of its five seniors. Reid's nickname among the basketball coaches is "The Fixer" because any time she's there she plugs a hole.

In soccer, Reid's been the pièce de résistance.


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Last week, Reid's two-sport juggle was in full effect. She totaled four goals and one assist in two soccer games, both of which started 45 minutes after she was on the basketball court. She had seven points combined in the basketball games -- in roughly one quarter of action each time -- before her dad shuttled her to the soccer games in progress.

On Feb. 13, she had two picture-perfect goals in a 2-0 win over host Campolindo to complete the DFAL season.

"I ran out and got over here as quick as I could," said Reid after the soccer game. "By the time I was dressed, it was 20 minutes into the first half."

Consider Reid's average school day during the winter season: She practiced basketball from 3:30-5:30 p.m., followed by soccer practice from 6:30-8 p.m. She also played water polo in the fall of her freshman and sophomore years, and is an "excellent baseball player" who flashed a strong arm as she played shortstop with the boys as an eighth-grader, said Miramonte athletic director Vince Dell'Aquila.

Dell'Aquila recalled a night last year when the Matadors played a girls basketball game at Campolindo that started at 5:30 p.m., and then Reid had a soccer game at 6:15 p.m.

"It reminded me of Superwoman," Dell'Aquila said. "She went in the girls bathroom with her basketball uniform on and came flying out and running (next to) the court with her soccer uniform on. She's just pretty amazing."

How does she do everything so well?

"I think the key is she's very smart," Sopak said. "She's cerebral about both games. She's more like a coach on the court and on the field, and that really helps her. Same athlete with less intellect probably can't pull this off at this high of a level."

Reid's exploits might seem extraordinary, but they're routine for her. She's played soccer and basketball each winter in high school.

"Just the way she rolls," said Miramonte associate principal Michael McAlister as he watched the soccer win over Campolindo.

"Just another day," Reid said. "It's tiring, but just another day."

McAlister described Reid as a renaissance individual and a "nice person," as she combines humility and athletic and academic excellence.

"I feel proud to know her," McAlister said.

One of the first things Sopak does when he gets home after his games is check the contracostatimes.com website to see if Reid made the Matadors' soccer box score, too. Reid's is usually the first name Sopak sees, meaning she scored the first goal -- even if she arrived midway through the first half of the soccer game.

"I know she's gonna score a goal, but I want to see if she scored the first goal for Miramonte," Sopak said. "The other night her dad comes to the game because he's got to drive her. I cut her loose with 2 or 3 minutes to go in the first quarter, and when I got online that night, and I saw they won 4-zip. I saw the box score, and Reid scored the first goal and had the first assist. I thought, 'Isn't that great. You just don't see that.' "

Sopak, who maps out Reid's schedule in detail before the season, says Reid is being recruited by Division I basketball programs, but her future may lie in soccer. He saw her play soccer for the first time recently, breaking away from the gymnasium after noticing the lights were on at the football stadium.

"I told her, 'I'm sticking out here until you score a goal,' Sopak recalled. "I just watched her. She's pretty dominant with her speed. It doesn't really get shown off as much in basketball on an 84-foot court, but on a soccer field, it's just a woman among girls. She's pretty dominant."

But that's how she rolls.