Alta Loma senior Kayla Cobbett has committed to the University of Great Falls over the winter break, where she will continue her soccer career.
Cobbett, who had offers from other programs, took a visit to UGF back in September.
“I was not really interested in the other (programs),” she said. “I liked that the team (at UGF) felt like a family and that their record is getting better and better each year.”
Cobbett expressed that the team’s recent improvement shows how hard they have been working and it was something she was excited to be a part of.
Cobbett knows what improvements she needs to make to her game to compete for a starting spot at the next level.
“I really hope to (play right away at UGF) but if I do not, I will not be afraid to compete for a spot,” she said. “I plan to improve on a lot especially my strength, speed and decision making.”
Alta Loma senior soccer standout Leah Pruitt was widely considered the top player in the area – hands down.
The Braves (13-4) were ranked No. 1 in Division 5 and looked like they were going to cruise to a CIF title and be a threat in the state portion of the playoffs as well.
But all of that is in jeopardy now as Pruitt sustained a knee injury against Montclair last week that will sideline her six to eight weeks, according to coach Ben Davies.
She sustained the injury against Montclair and missed the next game against Colony which the Braves lost 4-3.
“That’s obviously a big piece of the puzzle and it changes everything.” Davies said. “Now we have to refocus.”
Freshman Ashlyn Favoro will get the bulk of the playing time in Pruitt’s absence.
Making the timing even worse, Pruitt was one goal short of the school’s single scoring record of 37 goals. She had 36, with two already in that game against Montclair.
That injury is a real shame. Pruitt, who has committed to San Diego State, was a great player to watch and I am told by many people, an even better kid.
Now it’s up to Davies to rally his troop.
Long-time Alta Loma High School Athletic Director Brett Proctor has been named state athletic director of the year.
The honor came at a winter meeting of the California State Athletic Director’s Association over the weekend in Reno, Nev.
Proctor started out as girls athletic director in 1992 and was tabbed had of both boys and girls in 2000.
He is the fifth representative from the Foothill-Citrus Athletic Director’s Association to be so honored.
The others were Jim Drake (Upland), Steve Martin (Ayala), Ray Moore (Diamond Bar) and Toki Ochi (La Puente Bassett).
Most Valuable Offensive Player - Trevor Wright, Upland
Most Valuable Defensive Player – Chris Unga, Rancho Cucamonga
First team offense
Ian Borngrebe, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Chris Brenner, Sr., Los Osos
Durron Burton, Sr., Los Osos
Cristian Casillas, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Jake Crites, Sr., Etiwanda
Blake Fisher, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Donnie Greene, Jr., Upland
Tyler Hilinski, Jr., Upland
Marcellus Hunter, Sr., Alta Loma
Aaron Manning, Soph., Rancho Cucamonga
Ben Northrup, Sr., Glendora
Britton Noskof, Sr., Glendora
Kempson Pearce, Soph., Etiwanda
Darryn Ratliff, Sr., Etiwanda
Jesus Soltero, Jr., Alta Loma
Marquis Wimberly, Sr., Upland
First team defense
Treyjohn Butler, Soph., Etiwanda
Ralston Compton, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Robert Cuevas, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga
Jeff Farrar, Sr., Upland
Ryan DeGuzman, Jr., Glendora
Dillon Fink, Sr., Glendora
Deshawn Fortune, Jr., Etiwanda
Uepi Kaufusi, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga
Mataele Kauvaka, Sr., Upland
Khaylen Kearse-Thomas, Jr., Etiwanda
Zach Lewallen, Jr., Glendora
Artuz Manning, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Dillon Shiver, Sr., Los Osos
Tacory Spencer, Sr., Etiwanda
Dylan Taylor, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Carlos Tobar, Sr., Los Osos
Michael West, Sr., Los Osos
Second team offense
Ugo Akams, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Amrit Atwal, Sr., Alta Loma
Quinn Bechard, Sr., Alta Loma
Zach Berdnik, Sr., Etiwanda
Levi Bruce, Sr., Etiwanda
Kieran Campbell, Jr., Glendora
Ronnie Esther, Sr., Upland
Matt Fink, Soph., Glendora
Jayson Miles, Sr., Alta Loma
Khalil Muhammed, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga
Ryan Padilla, Sr., Glendora
Ethan Pulley, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Amin Raad, Sr., Glendora
Caleb Repp, Jr., Los Osos
Christian Samarzich, Sr., Upland
Caleb Watkins, Soph., Glendora
Second team defense
Blaine Biemans, Sr., Alta Loma
Xavier Bunch, Sr., Alta Loma
Jacob Contreras, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga
Vincent Elefante, Jr., Upland
Gabriel Espinoza, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga
Tyrell Evans, Sr., Glendora
Colin Grady, Jr., Glendora
Elijah Jones, Jr., Upland
Jacob Jorgenson, Sr., Los Osos
Austin Lomeli, Sr., Upland
Kameron Powell, Jr., Upland
Alan Rios, Sr., Los Osos
Chris Rocha, Sr., Los Osos
Malik Shelton, Sr., Los Osos
Troy Thomas, Jr., Upland
Malik Ware, Sr., Etiwanda
Savion Whitney, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga