Malia Miller

Juneau’s Malia Miller played a key role in helping the Peninsula College women’s soccer team claim the NWAC title.

She set up the winning goal in the semifinals and then logged 73 minutes and fired four shots on goal in the championship game as the Pirates beat Clark College 1-0 in the title tilt to cap an unbeaten season.

Peninsula (18-0-2) finished the season on an 11-game winning streak and outscored opponents by a staggering 60-to-3 margin on the season.

Miller, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, is a marvelous midfielder in her first season with Peninsula after transferring from Bellevue College. She recorded 12 points in 16 games on four goals and four assists.

Peninsula was 5-0 when the Alaskan recorded a point, including a 2-1 win over Columbia Basin College in the NWAC championship semifinals. Miller assisted on the game-winning goal in the 88th minute.

In the 2019 season, Miller registered 17 points in 17 games to earn All-NWAC honors. She had four goals and finished in the league with nine assists.