(taken from the Chula Vista Star News | Written by: Phillip Brents)
The Eastlake Titans got a leg up on the 2014 season by conducting spring drills alongside the Eastlake football team. Embracing the spirit of Title IX, EHS coach Robert Blas figured why not?
The Titans did, and had a lot of fun.
Top returners this season include seniors Chloe Isbell, Ariana Uribe and Anna Asbury and junior Kali Bowden.
Isbell, a midfielder, is a third-year varsity player, team captain and a member of last year’s all-league second team.
Uribe, also a midfielder, is a second-year varsity player and team captain.
Bowden, a goalkeeper, and Asbury, a midfielder, are both second-year varsity players.
Isbell and Uribe were members of last year’s all-academic team (student-athletes with grade-point averages of 2.0 or higher).
Impact newcomers for the Titans include juniors Sarah Leach and sophomore Isabella Hook.
Leach is up from the EHS junior varsity team while Hook hails from Maryland and Weaver hails from Virginia.
Blas said the majority of last year’s team was lost to graduation, with only five players — three starters — returning this year to what he terms a “very young, athletic team.”
“The varsity consists of five seniors, five juniors, seven sophomores and two freshmen,” he said.
Last year’s EHS team finished 2-6 in league play, 6-11 overall, and did not advance to the CIF playoffs.
Still, success could be had this season.
Blas said expect the Titans to hustle and work hard, count on the team’s senior leadership and to work “as a team to help them be successful.”