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Luis Mejia, whose transition from Mexico to America was not an easy one, is already being labeled the best soccer player in the Bainbridge High School history — and he’s only a junior. Mejia led the Bearcats to their first region title in 2013, scoring 25 goals and assisting on 10 others, and he was named the Region 1-AAAAA Player of the Year. (Photo courtesy of The Bainbridge Post-Searchlight)

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2013 ALBANY HERALD PLAYER OF THE YEAR, BOYS SOCCER: Bainbridge's Mejia can't be denied

Bainbridge’s Luis Mejia said he used to dislike living in America when he first moved from Mexico because he didn’t speak English and had no friends, but through soccer --- and the help of one special teacher who later became his coach --- the Bearcats’ star junior came out of his shell, and now he’s one of the school’s most well-liked and respected student-athletes, and maybe the greatest soccer player to ever put on a Bearcats uniform. (ADDS: 2013 Albany Herald All-Area Boys Soccer Team)

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