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Meet the next great Southern California soccer star: Harvard-Westlake’s Alyssa Thompson

Alyssa Thompson made her debut for Harvard-Westlake on Friday and scored three goals.
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LOS ANGELES -- After missing the first 14 games of the season, Harvard-Westlake freshman forward Alyssa Thompson finally made her debut for the Wolverines on Friday in a non-league game against Marymount.

Thompson hadn't been injured or ineligible for those opening 14 matches, she had club soccer obligations and then was at a U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team training camp from January 5-15.

"Special" was the word Harvard-Westlake Athletic Director Jason Kelly used to describe Thompson. "We're very happy to have her."

Thompson scored a hat trick on Friday leading the Wolverines to a 5-0 win. She couldn't have asked for a better start to her high school career.

"It was really fun playing with my team," Thompson said. "I couldn't have scored those goals without them."

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