Girls Soccer Rankings: Undefeated Claremont No. 1; St. Lucy’s No. 2 after knocking off No. 1 in the country, Flintridge Sacred Heart


Above: Bishop Amat will host Ayala in a rematch of last year’s Division 3 championship on Wednesday at Bishop Amat at 5:30 p.m. Amat won last year’s title, 1-0.

Tribune Girls Soccer Rankings

1. Claremont (14-0-2) – An amazing start for the Wolfpack, who only have allowed five goals during an incredible 16-game December. And there are impressive wins over Diamond Bar, Chino Hills and power Upland.
2. St. Lucy’s (8-3) — Shocked Southern Section soccer with a 1-0 win over Flintridge Sacred Heart, ranked No. 1 in the country by ESPN when they pulled off the upset. But are they the area’s best team? The jury’s still out.
3. Bishop Amat (9-3-1) - The Lancers were roughed up in the Mater Dei tournament, losing three straight games. They still have two-time player of the year April Juarez and a quality lineup back, but they look much more beatable after looking so dominant the past two years.
4. Chino Hills (11-1-2) — The Sierra League is ridiculously loaded considering the Huskies, Claremont and St. Lucy’s have a combined 33-1-7 mark. In any case, the Huskies have as good a shot as anyone.
5. Ayala (4-4-2) – Could the Bulldogs go from reaching the championship last year to not making the playoffs? The Sierra is that tough, some very good teams won’t get in the postseason. Ayala plays a rematch against Bishop Amat on Wednesday at Amat.
6. South Hills (5-1-1) — The most impressive win on the record is a 5-1 win over San Dimas, beating a Saints team that could challenge for a lower divisional title.
7. San Dimas (9-2-2) - The Saints have the formidable Duran sisters and looked solid winning the Pomona tournament, but I’m not sure they’re ready for the heavyweights of the San Gabriel Valley.
8. Diamond Bar (8-3-1) - The Brahmas are my favorite to win the Hacienda League, though Los Altos and Bonita will have some say. They were young and strong last year, and this could be the year they do it.
9. Sierra Vista (5-2-2) – I thought they performed well to reach the Pomona tourney title game, but a loss to San Dimas in the championship shows they still have a ways to be among the area’s best of the best. They had another chance to prove themselves against Amat, but that ended up a 5-0 loss.
10. Los Altos (5-2-1) — The Conquerors are rebuilding after losing Lauren Stupin and Co., but they’re still a formidable team.

Girls Soccer standings, schedules, rosters
Baseline League
Del Rey League
Hacienda League
Mission Valley League
Montview League
Sierra League
Valle Vista League Standings

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  • LA Futbol

    Fred,

    You really feel that Sierra Vista is better than Los Altos? Amat beat LA 2-1 after being tied most of the 2nd half. They beat SV 5-0!

    LA has lost two games…a nail-biter to Amat and a blowout vs. Corona (who is 9-1 right now) but they had 5 starters out in that game.

    But on that note…WOW! SGV Soccer is really competitive this season!

  • patrick

    Didnt DB beat San Dimas??? why didnt they get the nod to be above them??

  • Soccer fan

    Sierra Vista is overrated. They only won CIF a couple years ago because they play in the lowest division ever. Their league is weak, and their pre-season opponents are not impressive.

  • David

    Fred,

    Claremont is NOT in the SGV. Stop it. Just because they are in the Sierra doesn’t mean that are in our area. We have enough good teams in this area that deserve some recognition without you having to bring teams in from the IE.

  • Thanks Fred!

    Thanks Fred for acknowledging Claremont soccer! I took you to task a few weeks ago for only mentioning St. Lucy’s and not Claremont, only to be assaulted by your readers because Claremont is supposed to be covered by the Daily Bulletin. If I wanted poor prep sports coverage, I would read Clay Fowler’s blog. That’s why I read yours.

  • Fred Robledo

    I love the soccer season and can’t wait to get out and cover games. I’m all over the Sierra League this year, looks like a lot of great teams, lots of parity.

  • Fred Robledo

    Looking for a good soccer game to cover Friday, any good ones out there, not all the schedules are updated. Tomorrow I’ll do the Ayala-Amat rematch at Amat on Wednesday night…..Most league’s start next week.

  • Cry towel

    Once again, Claremont belongs with Pomona, Ontario, Montclair…….cities that are covered by the Daily Bulletin.

  • pitchman

    WALNUT 1 – LOS ALTOS 1

    HACIENDA LEAGUE GIRLS SOCCER @ LA
    - Today Tuesday 1-3-12

  • LA Futbol

    Great battle yesterday between LA and Walnut! Walnut took an early lead on a defensive miscue by the Conquerors and it looked like the game would end in a 1-0 victory for the Mustangs. But the Conquerors battled back and chipped a ball in behind the Walnut defense for a breakaway and Junior Daysia Avery knocked the ball past the keeper for the equalizer.

    Now I’m not one to blame anything on refs, but WOW! Anyone who was at this game can tell you that the boys in the stripes blew two OBVIOUS penalties in the box that should have awarded LA with PKs during OT. No ref wants to be the deciding factor in a game, but geez guys! When a player has the ball going to goal at full speed and defender sweeps her leg from behind in the box…that needs to be a PK.

    All things considered, I think its a good result for both teams. IMO, neither LA or Walnut will win the Hacienda this year. I think they will finish 3 and 4. I think it’s a battle between Bonita and DB for the title.

  • saintsfan

    FYI – When South Hills played San Dimas most of the starters for SDHS were on the bench with injuries. Not a reflection of a real game between the two teams.

  • J

    LA Futbol since everyone wants to make excuses about players being injured or sick, when Sierra Vista played Bishop Amat the coach for Sierra Vista benched 3 of his starters for violating team rules not to take anything from Bishop Amat which is a great team…….Soccer Fan Sierra Vista does well with the talent that is home grown in the City of Baldwin Park and yes they won CIF in division 7 which is full of private schools but hey at least they can say they won it.