Del City’s Payton Mesna – OKC Area Girls Soccer Player of the Month – Presented by Harley-Davidson World

Payton Mesna is a center midfielder for the Del City Lady Eagles soccer team. Her love of the sport began when she started playing in third grade and has stuck with her ever since.

Mesna is a senior on a pretty young team, and she is very proud of how they have been able to come together and work towards their goals on the field.

“I like how athletic my team is,” she said. “We have a very young team and we all try our hardest and make things happen, and I love that! Our whole team gets along well and creates a very non-hostile environment.”

Since this is her final high school season, Mesna has been intentional about her goals and what she hopes to see from the rest of the season. Not only is she working on honing her skills to continue playing in college, she is hoping to leave a lasting impact on the underclassmen after she graduates.

“This season has been good,” she said. “I am working hard every day trying to get better and prepare for college. My goals for the rest of the season are mainly to finish out our district games strong, and help change the culture of my team before I go.”

Someone Mesna admires as a role model is Kiara McFadden, a former Del City soccer player.

“[Kiara] was a sophomore when I started at Del City my freshman year,” said Mesna. “She always went 110% at every game. She will help you understand your position if you are lacking the knowledge. She taught me that you can be quiet, but still be a great leader or role model.”

In addition to soccer Mesna has also played volleyball for Del City and been involved in student council, leadership, and National Honor Society. Her plans after high school are to continue playing soccer on a collegiate level while studying to become a radiologist. She has big plans for the future, and those goals are what motivates Mesna to be the best she can be.

“My future motivates me the most to be my best,” she said. “Thinking about all of the things I want to accomplish in the future pushes me to work hard and not give up when I’m doubting myself.”