SPHS Girl’s Soccer | High Honors Achieved by Rio Hondo League Champions

South Pasadena High’s girls’ soccer team came away with many top awards following the 2018-2019 season after winning the Rio Hondo League championship

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Girl's Varsity Soccer team with Coach Tory Lathrop

There’s a reason why South Pasadena High’s girls soccer team won its second straight Rio Hondo league championship in 2019.

When you throw in a solid mix of talent along with strong coaching, the result was a lot of victories for the Tigers.

While South Pasadena fell short of winning its second straight CIF-Southern Section crown, getting bumped out in the first round of the playoffs, the Tigers have plenty to take away from another outstanding season under the guidance of head coach Tory Lathrop, who arguably is as good as you’ll find at the high school level.

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PHOTO: SPHS Girl’s Soccer | SouthPasadenan.com News | On Saturday, March 8, Seniors Uma Hornish (striker) and Noemi Howland (goalkeeper) were selected to participate in the Senior Showcase for CIF-SS Division III. Seniors from all CIF SS Divisions were selected to represent their high school and their division. Tory Lathrop coached the pair at South Pasadena High

The Tigers are back-to-back league champions after going 12-5-1 overall and recording a 5-2-1 record against Rio Hondo League opponents.

Along the way, South Pasadena recorded six shutouts, scoring 33 goals on the year while giving up just 15 on the season.

And what might make Lathrop the proudest is she had a smart group on the field as Tiger varsity players collectively had a highly impressive 3.62 grade point average in the classroom.

Lathrop will tell you she couldn’t do it alone, praising the efforts of assistant coaches Danielle Jones and Samara Nche.

The following are the awards presented during the team’s recent banquet to wrap up the 2018-19 season.

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2019 Team Awards

  • SPHS Most Valuable Player – Noemi Howland #0

Overall 5 shut out wins, Rio Hondo League 2 shut out wins

Started all 8 Rio Hondo League matches; played 17 out of 18 matches overall

Rio Hondo League, First Team Goalkeeper 2019

United Soccer Coaches Senior Excellence Nominee 2019

Senior Captain, committed to play soccer for Smith College in Fall 2019

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SPHS Coaches Award 2018

  • SPHS Golden Boot – Uma Hornish #18

17 goals overall, 8 goals in RHL

5 assists overall, 2 in RHL

Back to back Golden Boot winner

Rio Hondo League MVP 2019

CIF-SS D3 First Team 2019

Rio Hondo League Offensive Player Of the Year 2018

CIF-SS D5 Player of Year 2018

SPHS G Soccer MVP 2018

United Soccer Coaches’ Scholar-Athlete Nominee 2018


  • SPHS Offensive Player of the Year – Emma Barrera #22

4 goals overall, 1 in RHL

3 assists overall

Rio Hondo League 2nd team, midfield

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  • SPHS Defensive Player of the Year – Alyssa Bonk #12

17 games played, 7 matches in RHL

RHL 1st team 2019

RHL 2nd team 2018

CIF-SS 2nd team 2018


  • SPHS Defensive Player of Year – Jade Myer #20

15 games overall, 5 in RHL

RHL Honorable Mention 2019


  • SPHS Coaches Award – Jessica Lat #11

1 goal overall

18 games overall, 8 in RHL


  • SPHS Larry Draluck Scholar Athlete Award

Senior # 6 – Maÿlis Whetsel

  • 3.98 GPA in season
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | 2019 SPHS Girl’s Varsity Soccer team 
  • Lorraine Tilley, Rio Hondo League First Team 2019

3 goals overall, 1 in RHL

1 assist overall

Committed to play soccer at Carleton College

RHL Second Team 2018

SPHS G Soccer Offensive Player of the Year 2018


2019 Rio Hondo League Awards

Most Valuable Player – Uma Hornish

1st Team Honors

Alyssa Bonk, Defense

Lorraine Tilley, Midfield

Noemi Howland, Goalkeeper


2nd Team Honors

Emma Barrera, Midfield


Honorable Mention

Jenna Noueihed

Jade Myer


2019 CIF-SS Divison III Awards

Uma Hornish, First Team

2019 United Soccer Coaches Awards

Noemi Howland, Senior Excellence Award Nominee


SPHS Girls Soccer, Junior Varsity 2018-19

Overall record 10-2-1, Rio Hondo League Record 5-2-1

8 shutout wins, 28 goals for and 5 goals against


JV Team Overall GPA 3.37


2019 Team Awards

JV Most Valuable Player – Ella Hoadley-Brill & Andrea Zarazua

JV Golden Boot – Kaylee Wallace

JV Offensive Player of the Year – Sarah De La O & Michelle Martinez

JV Defensive Player of the Year – Emily Albornoz & Ava Dunville

JV Coaches Award – Kaya Clemons

SPHS Junior Varsity Head Coach, Danielle Jones

Assistant Coaches, Samara Nche and Tory Lathrop