South Side's Christina Klaum: Newsday's Player of the Year, and she's only a junior
Playing soccer against girls no longer provided enough of a challenge. Christina Klaum wanted to improve her game, and to do so, she needed to compete against tougher competition. So, she started playing against the boys.
She was in the third grade.
"Even back then, she kept up with us," Mark Romanowski, a first-team All-Long Island defender on the South Side boys soccer team, said of...