Two of the main reasons why they've been successful is the hard-nosed play of the Torres sisters.
Stephanie and Tiffany Torres are two of the most brilliant players anyone would love to have on their side, and both go hard on the soccer field, and even harder in the classroom.
Both already have a City Section championship ring in their trophy case, with Stephanie, in her senior year at POLAHS, being a member of the 2011 CIF-LACS Small Schools champion softball team, and Tiffany, now a sophomore, winning her first City crown with the 2012 softball team.
Stephanie is a team captain and defender on the girls soccer team, currently 6-1-1 overall as they head into Crosstown League play. A rugged defender who rarely lets opposing forwards or midfielders dare cross past her, Stephanie is a four-year varsity veteran, and started her freshman year as captain. Stephanie was a forward her first two years and got moved to defense her junior year.
Stephanie, who played in the outfield in her two years with the softball is looking to continue her education in art/animation with a current 3.7 GPA.
Tiffany meanwhile, is already making a name for herself as a three-sport athlete.
The midfielder in soccer and starting second baseman in softball has tenacity unlike anyone. She goes hard and never stops always getting the job done, willing to take some bumps and bruises while doing it. Tiffany already has three goals and an assist this season for the girls soccer team, favored to repeat as Crosstown League champions.
Coach Javier Torres (no relation) has had Tiffany play everywhere on the field, from defender, to midfielder and forward, showing her outstanding versatility.
Tiffany didn't run cross-country this season due to the grind of trying to play three sports, but last year as a freshman, she was the team's most valuable player. In softball, Tiffany was a stout defensive second baseman, turning an unassisted double play against Foothill of Nevada in the Torrance TNT Tournament, while also driving in two runs in a 3-0 upset victory over Piedra Vista of New Mexico, also in the TNT Tournament.
Like her sister, Tiffany also has a 3.7 GPA and plans to become a pediatrician.
The most amazing thing about the Torres sisters is that they're both not only stellar athletes, they also have an incredible sense of humor, as both are outgoing and have great personalities.
Another aspect about Stephanie and Tiffany, who both also ran in last year's Los Angeles Marathon race, is they're fighters outside of school as well from the mental view.
Early in their lives nearly six years ago, their father suddenly passed away. Being raised by their single mother Brandi and always on the go, they still manage their high grades, school work and extra curricular activities.
If there's one thing future POLA girls soccer opponents must learn... is to try and keep up with the Torres'.
9 times out of 10, Tiffany and Stephanie will always manage to come out on top.
POLA will resume play on Friday with two Pirate Cup Tournament games at San Pedro High School, including a rare 7pm game at night against Paramount at the Pirate Stadium.