Pitt names seven to first and second All-Tournament Teams
Freshman Taylor Laymon picks up a first place finish for Pitt on the bars with a 9.875.
Lindsay Offutt notches two first place finishes for the Panthers, both with career high scores.
The Panthers scored a season-high 194.875, beating EAGL foe UNC and Temple but falling to WVU
Lindsay Offutt and Taylor Laymon both notch individual first place finishes for the Panthers
PITTSBURGH, PA- The Pitt Gymnastics team took on the Ohio State Buckeyes in their first meet of the season at The Fitzgerald Field House on Friday, January 9, 2015. (www.B2PhotoLLC.com)
AS A JUNIOR (2014-15)
Selected as First EAGL All-Tournament Team on beam...Recorded a career best score on beam with a 9.825 and placed sixth in the event at the EAGL Championships...Tied for fourth place on beam with a 9.750 against North Carolina...Placed first on vault with a 9.850 against UNC, WVU and Temple...Had personal best scores of 9.675 on vault and 9.600 on bars against Penn State, also scored a 9.600 on beam...Recorded a score of 9.725 to tie for sixth on vault at Michigan State...Scored a 9.375 on floor at a five-team meet at George Washington...Recorded a 9.600 on vault, 8.650 on beam and a 9.550 on floor against Ohio State.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013-14)
Earned First Team All-Tournament honors at the EAGL Championship on vault finishing seventh overall with a score of 9.800... Against Kent State and Centenary College, Soto tallied a 9.825 on vault and 9.750 on bars to register fourth place finishes...Set season-highs in vault (9.850) and beam (9.750) against NC State, including a second place finish in the vault...Scored 9.750 in the bars against NC State and Maryland to register a season-best.
AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13)
Finished 17th in the all-around at NCAA Regionals with a score of 38.425...placed 16th in vault with 9.850...scored a 9.775 on bars, 9.525 on the floor and 9.275 on the beam...All-EAGL first teamer on both vault and balance beam as a rookie...EAGL All-Tournament First Team on vault and second team on bars...has won two event titles this season including vault (9.875) and bars (9.825) against North Carolina on 3/2...set three personal best scores against UNC on vault, bars and beam (9.80).
Graduated from Sun Valley High School in Weddington, N.C., where she was a five-year level 10 at Southeastern Gymnastics training under Ludmilla Shobe...finished second on vault at the 2012 Sand Dollar Invitational...unable to finish the season due to injury...two-time J.O. National Qualifier and placed seventh on the bars in 2010...at the 2011 Region 8 meet, Soto placed third in the all-around, second on vault, third on beam and fourth on bars...earned bars titles at both the state and regional meets in 2010, as well as finishing second in the all-around...in 2006 and 2007 was the Puerto Rico National all-around champion.
Lisa is the daughter of Steffen and Lisvette Soto...has two younger sisters: Alexandra and Tiffany...majoring in media and professional communications.
CAREER HIGH SCORES
Vault - 9.875
Uneven Bars - 9.825
Balance Beam - 9.825
Floor Exercise - 9.750
All-Around - 38.425