Byrd’s Montes to play soccer at Mississippi College

Byrd’s Montes to play soccer at Mississippi College

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Byrd’s Montes to play soccer at Mississippi College

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Wednesday, Byrd senior Kyra Montes signed to play soccer at Mississippi College.

Wednesday, Byrd senior Kyra Montes signed to play soccer at Mississippi College.

Byrd's Kyra Montes keeps the ball away from Tyanny Barajas with the ball.

Byrd’s Kyra Montes keeps the ball away from Tyanny Barajas with the ball.

National Signing Day often signals the end of a high school athlete’s career. Amid the pomp and circumstance, a college of choice is revealed and the next step is imminent.

Wednesday, as Kyra Montes’ Byrd soccer shirt came off, another boasting a Mississippi College logo came to light. And while the senior is excited about her upcoming journey to the Division II Christian school in Clinton, Mississippi, there is plenty of unfinished business in Louisiana.

Montes is a forward on Byrd’s top-seeded team set to begin the postseason. She amassed 29 goals and 16 assists during the Lady Jackets’ 26-1-1 regular season.

“It’s a cool time,” Montes told The Times. “It’s fun, but we’re working so hard, sometimes we just don’t even notice it. I’m not going to have fun until we come back with the ring.”

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In addition to immediate chemistry with the Mississippi College coach, Montes loves the intimate atmosphere in Central Mississippi. And she should know; Montes grew up in Clinton.

“But it’s only 3 hours away, so I can come back and see the (Byrd) girls,” Montes said.

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