We’re getting to close to one of my favorites times of the year, soccer season, and particularly girls soccer, which has been a fun blog topic in recent years. The Hacienda League is the most intriguing, we’re finally going to have Los Altos and Walnut in the same league and playoff division, and they will be challenged by Bonita and Diamond Ranch. Even better, Bishop Amat should return to dominating form, with the Del Rey League moving to Division 3 with the Hacienda, and Sierra League, which boasts St. Lucy’s, Ayala, Claremont, Chino Hills and South Hills, creating a division that puts all the area’s best teams — with the exception of Glendora (Baseline, Division 2) — competing for a divisional crown and true area champion. Division 6 is interesting because reigning champ Sierra Vista now has to compete with teams from the Rio Hondo and Valle Vista Leagues, meaning San Dimas might have a shot at a divisional title. In any case, care to weight in on an early top ten?
Below: Los Altos’ Lauren Stupin is among the area’s top girls players returning.