Tracey Pearson, Lindsay Offutt notch first-place finishes for the Panthers
A weekly Q&A with a member of the 2015-16 Pitt gymnastics team.
Pitt finishes fourth with a score of 191.050
The 2016 Panthers feature a collection of talented new gymnasts and a group of skilled veterans
Pitt to open the regular season in January
Pitt took on EMU, Maryland and Towson in its season opener at the Fitzgerald Field House on January 10, 2016.
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 - 9.800
Floor Exercise - 9.750
All-Around - 38.425
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