Alta Loma graduates land collegiate soccer honors

A couple of Alta Loma High School graduates have had quite the start to the collegiate season at San Diego State.

Stacie Moran is the MW Defensive Player of the Week.

Freshman forward Leah Pruitt was named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while sophomore Stacie Moran earned Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors.

Pruitt, who broke the Alta Loma single season scoring record and was the Inland Valley Player of the Year as a senior, was a huge factor in both Aztec victories.

In the 6-0 win over she tallied one goal and one assist.

Stacie  Moran

Then at No. 16/17 Kentucky on Sunday, she assisted on both goals to help her team secure the 2-0 victory.

Meanwhile Moran continued her stellar play from a year ago when she was voted to the all-MW second team as a freshman. She started both games and was the only Aztec to play the full 90 minutes in each outing.



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Leah Pruitt sets soccer scoring record at Alta Loma

When Alta Loma High School senior forward Leah Pruitt went down with a knee injury in the Mt. Baldy League opener against Montclair, the Braves were left reeling.

But they recovered and are making a run in the postseason.

Not only that, Pruitt, believed to be lost for the season, came back strong and is leading the charge, putting her name in the school record books as well.

When Pruitt got injured she was one goal shy of the school scoring record of 37 set by Michelle McConnell in the last 90’s.

Pruitt, who returned for the last league game of the season against Don Lugo, tied McConnell with Alta Loma’s lone goal in a 1-0 win in the playoff opener against Northwood.

She had one of her team’s three in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Viewpoint. Her goal was the second of the three and it gave her the record-breaking 38th.

She will have a chance to add to that on Thursday when the Braves take on Palm Desert in a quarterfinal game at 5 p.m. at Chaffey High School.

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Soccer star Leah Pruitt returns to Alta Loma lineup

A month ago Alta Loma girls soccer coach Ben Davies was trying to salvage a season. His team was ranked No. 1 in Division 5 but had lost star player Leah Pruitt to what looked looked like a season-ending knee injury.

The original prognosis was 6 to 8 weeks.

She returned last night and played 37 minutes in the regular season finale won by the Braves 3-0 over Don Lugo.

When she got hurt she was also one goal short of the school’s single season scoring record of 37 goals. She didn’t score yesterday but will probably have a shot at that as the Mt. Baldy League champion Braves (20-4, 8-1) head into the playoffs.

“She felt pretty good and her feet were good,” Davies said. “She as missing some of that explosiveness but that is to be expected.”

Davies admitted the injury might have helped his team in a few ways. Others got significant playing time in her absence so the team is better off for that.

There was a hiccup at first as the Braves lost to Colony the game after Pruitt got hurt. But they regrouped and gained some confidence in winning games without it star after that point.

The Braves slipped two spots in the poll to No. 3 behind La Quinta and Hemet. But they will be a force to reckon with in the postseason.


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Pruitt sisters lead All-Baseline Girls Soccer selections

MVP – Charlee Pruitt, Sr., GK, Alta Loma

First team
Amber Adams, Alta Loma
Victoria Bolden, Los Osos
Aubrielle Camacho, Los Osos
Carissa Christensen, Los Osos
Hailie Colotti, Etiwanda
Sommer Larrabee, Etiwanda
Kayla Lombardo, Rancho Cucamonga
Leah Mohammadi, Upland
Stacie Moran, Alta Loma
Ally Prisock, Rancho Cucamonga
Leah Pruitt, Alta Loma
Veronica Smeltzer, Glendora
Bella Solorzano, Upland
Jessica Taukeiaho, Etiwanda
Cristina Tucker, Upland
Denae Verdine, Alta Loma
Shayna Whieldon, Upland

Second team
Nicole Argentieri, Los Osos
Aspyn Audibert, Alta Loma
Katrina Boggus, Alta Loma
Haley Boroch, Upland
Samantha Brown, Glendora
Natalie Copernhaver, Upland
Lauren Flowers, Rancho Cucamonga
Sydney Johnson, Los Osos
Devyn Kelsey, Los Osos
Brooke Kortekaas, Alta Loma
Emily Lemus, Etiwanda
Idalys Martinez, Etiwanda
Taylor Overstreet, Glendora
Ayana Robles, Rancho Cucamonga
Stephanie Rodriguez, Upland
Devin Spolsdoff, Alta Loma
Tiffany Zhang, Upland

Honorable mention – Marina Diaz, Upland; Brianna Esquivel, Etiwanda; Dominique Gonzalez, Etiwanda; Lindsey Hennon, Los Osos; Jaqualine Jaurez, Glendora; Maddie Kantros, Upland; Andrea Mensen, Rancho Cucamonga; Cassidy Overstreet, Glendora; Lauren Perry, Rancho Cucamonga; Jazzmyn Smith, Los Osos; Dominique Stevens, Alta Loma; Malynda Tillman, Alta Loma;

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