ERA Notable Alumni
Macey Mae Lauridson - McPherson College
Macey was a three sport athlete during her four years at Eagle Ridge Academy. Her dedication, hustle, and athleticism were on full display while spanning all her respective sports. As one of the toughest competitors on the playing field, Macey gave 100% effort to make herself and her teammates better.
For volleyball, she earned three varsity letters, and anchored the back defensive line as the team's libero during her time here. Macey helped ERA Volleyball enter regionals all three years she lettered. She also would push the team to their first state appearance during the 2019-2020 volleyball season. Her efforts on the volleyball court earned her 4A/3A Colorado League's Honorable Mention All-Conference during her senior campaign. During her junior season, she was awarded 2nd-Team All-Conference honors in the 3A Confluence League. She ended her volleyball career with 203 sets played, 33 kills, 309 serves, 78.3% serving percentage, 268 points, and 76 aces. She also finished with 466 digs, 23 assists, and 595 receptions.
Basketball, her main sport, she varsity lettered all four years at ERA. She helped lead the basketball team to three consecutive conference titles in the 3A Confluence League, and won back-to-back district titles for the Warriors. Her senior campaign ended with her receiving 2nd-Team All-Conference honors in the 4A/3A Colorado League. She ended her ERA basketball career with 63 games played, 381 points, and averaged 2 steals a game. Lastly, she was awarded team captain status for multiple years.
For soccer, it was an effort to get Macey on the soccer field. She earned three varsity letters during her career. Moreover, her athleticism, shined very well on the field. The coaches waivered whether to put her in the goal or let her run wild on the offensive side of the ball. Ultimately, the offensive side won. She didn't play her freshman year, but her sophomore year she helped the team extend their season into the second round of the CHSAA State Playoffs. Then, COVID-19 hit her junior year, and after one scrimmage, the season was over. Her senior year, she helped the team go undefeated in the 4A/3A Colorado League, and is poised to make a playoff run in the 2020-2021 season. Her soccer stats are 22 games played, 12 points, 497 minutes, 5 goals, 2 assists, and 8 steals.
Macey will be attending McPherson College for the 2021-2022 school year. She has received a full athletic scholarship to play basketball for the Bulldogs.
Jadzia "Jazz" Scott-The University of Nebraska
Jadzia "Jazz" Scott was a vital part of Eagle Ridge Academy's academic and athletic culture for the past four years. Jazz is a decorated three-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball, and soccer at the varsity level. Her coaches have promoted her toughness and determination in all three sports. She is easily recognizable by rival school players because of her athletic prowess on all playing fields. She is considered "team-oriented" and typically the first player at practice and the last to leave. Her leadership on the playing field parallels her athletic abilities. She is always optimistic and encouraging her fellow teammates. When adversity strikes the team, Jazz is always the player that upper and underclassmen look towards for leadership and guidance.
Academically, Jazz promotes a 4.05 weighted and 4.0 unweighted GPA. Furthermore, Jazz is part of ERA's Student Council for the last four years. She is also is part of the prestigious National Honor Society for the school. She holds an officer position of publicist for the organization. Jazz holds a class rank of 4th in class size of 116 students and was selected as Sophomore Warrior of the Year in 2018.
Jazz was selected as the 2018-2019 CHSAA Active Scholar Award. This award is given to student athletes that excel in the classroom and on the playing field. They must be a multi-sport athlete and have a 4.0 or above GPA. She is the only Warrior to have won this award. The CHSAA and the Colorado Rockies partner to “Rock the Rock Pile” in June. Each school nominates one-boy and one-girl to represent an Active Scholar. School representatives are given a certificate and the program pays for their ticket to attend the designated Rockies game. From all the application forms one-boy and one-girl are selected to represent the scholars with an On-Field “Rockies” ceremony and presentation of their $1,000.00 scholarships. She was selected over thousands of high school student-athletes across Colorado.
Jazz will be continuing her education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for the 2020-2021 academic year. She will be pursuing a bachelor's of science degree in athletic training. She finished her Freshman year on the Dean's List, College of Education and Human Sciences for athletic training.
Emily Hughes-Northeast Community College
Emily was a key contributor for the overall and initial success of Eagle Ridge Academy soccer. During her time at Eagle Ridge Academy, Emily played in 41 games, tallied 108 points, 45 goals, 79 shots, 18 assists, and 20 steals. She was honored as a team captain for the Warriors and won multiple first-team all-conference honors through her career. Unfortunately, Emily's career was cut short by one year due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, and was looking forward to a memorable season and pushing towards a CHSAA State Championship.
Emily has this to say about playing college soccer, "I am trying to keep my head high and realize I am going to be living my childhood dream in a few months of playing collegiate soccer,” Hughes said. “Everything I worked so hard for was going to finally pay off. I just wanted to make all my peers proud, and myself proud.”
Emily will continue her education and soccer aspirations at Northeast Community College for the 2020-2021 season. Her Freshman year, she played in 16 games, scored 3 goals, 1 assist, and 7 points.
Alyssa Hill-Metropolitan State University of Denver
Eagle Ridge Academy, class of 2019. Alyssa Hill competed for Brighton High School track and field. Personal bests were 17.34 in the 100 hurdles, 50.1 in the 300 hurdles...Coached by Karen Smidt and Brandon Krage.
During her career at Eagle Ridge Academy, Alyssa also competed in soccer and the spirit team. She earned two varsity letters in soccer, three varsity letters in spirit, and competed on ERA's volleyball team during her underclassman years.
She has enrolled at MSU Denver and will continue her education and track aspirations starting in the Fall of 2019.
Kenia Lara-Colorado Northwestern Community College
Kenia helped establish the first three years of Eagle Ridge Academy soccer. During her time, she played in 26 games, primarily as a midfielder, tallied 5 points, 1 goal, 2 shots, and provided 3 assists. She as instrumental on providing stability to the Eagle Ridge Academy's girl's soccer team.
Northwestern Community College had this to say about Kenia, "Lara, a player with box-to-box ability and ambition, will make an immediate impact in wide space for the CNCC contingent. An alumnae of Eagle Ridge Academy, Lara doubles Spartan lines to ERA Soccer, joining fellow Warrior and Spartan Soccer signee Eric Flores Jr. in Craig this fall."
Kenia will continue her studies and soccer career at Colorado Northwestern Community College.
Caelyn Gomez-Adams State University
Caelyn Gomez was a standout track start at Brighton High School. Her main events that she competed in were 100m, 200m, 4x100m, 4x200m, 800 Sprint Medley, and Long Jump. Her best finishes were:
800 Sprint Medley-01:55.20
Caelyn will continue her studies and run track for Adams State University during the 2019-2020 season.
Eric Flores Jr.-Colorado Northwestern Community College
Eric was a versatile players for the Warriors. He played midfield, forward, defense, and striker at times. Eric was a four-year varsity player with his senior campaign in 2018-2019. Eric helped lead the Warriors to an undefeated conference slate and to their first hosted playoff game during the CHSAA regionals in 2018.
Throughout Eric's soccer career, he played 30 games, tallied 27 points, 13 goals, 43 shots, 1 assist, and 7 steals during his time at Eagle Ridge Academy. Eric's contribution on the soccer field and sports updates at ERA will surely be missed! His positive attitude on and off the field is what makes him special!
Eric will be playing soccer at Colorado Northwestern Community College for the 2019-2020 season. Way to go Everton!
Turner West-Colorado Northwestern Community College
Turner was a four-year varsity player for the Warriors. His main contribution was on the defensive side of the ball. Thanks to his efforts, Turner and his teammates went undefeated in the 2018-2019 conference season. He helped lead his to to the Warrior's first hosted regional appearance in the 2018 CHSAA 3A soccer regionals.
Turner competed in 42 games throughout his career. He had 12 points, 3 goals, 47 shots, 6 assists, and 359 steals for the Warriors. His defensive contribution was recognized by winning first and second-team all-conference honors in the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons.
Turner will be playing for Colorado Northwestern Community College during the 2019-2020 season.
Jorge Trejo-Northeast Community College
Jorge Trejo played soccer four consecutive years at Eagle Ridge Academy. During his time at ERA, he was picked as a captain for three consecutive years and anchored the goalie position where he became the best in his position (3A Confluence League). During his senior campaign, he helped bring the Warriors to a 12-4 overall record and 9-0 in conference play.
Jorge won first-team all-conference honors in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Jorge's career stats include 59 goals against, 383 saves, 9.3 saves per game, and 1 shut out.
Jorge will be playing soccer for Northeast CC in Norfolk, NE for the 2019-2020 year.
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Annalysa Ranzinger-Bethel College
Anna Ranzinger played soccer at Eagle Ridge Academy for three consecutive years. She started the inception of the program in 2016-2017 academic year. Anna provided leadership and great soccer skills to help push her team from 4-9 team in 2017, 8-7 in 2018, and a push for an undefeated conference season in 2019.
Anna finished her soccer career with 40 games played, 31 points, 9 goals, 13 assists, and 26 steals.
Anna will be playing soccer at Bethel College in North Newton, KS for the 2019-2020 year.
Photo credited to Brighton Blade
Aiyana Bravo-Garden City Community College
Aiyana Bravo played basketball and baseball at Eagle Ridge Academy. Her talent in softball is where she shined the most. Aiyana played for Ft. Lupton High School and won multiple honors there. In 2018-2019 academic year, she won 1st-Team All-Conference and commanded player of the year in the Colorado League.
Aiyana will be playing softball at Garden City Community College in Garden City, KS for the 2019-2020 year.
Cameron Harris-The Air Force Academy
Cameron Harris ran track for Brighton High School and for his club team. For four years, Cameron showcased his skills in various track competitions. His best skill was the 60 meter hurdles. He won EMAC All-Conference honors for first-team and became a consensus All-American after his 2nd place finish at the New Balance Nationals Indoors 2019.
Cameron will be attending the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and running track for their NCAA Division I program for the 2019-2020 year.
Update! FRESHMAN YEAR | 2019-20: Earned all-conference honors after finishing third in the 60-meter hurdles at the Mountain West Indoor Championships (8.21)…clocked a personal-best time of 8.20 to finish fifth in the preliminary at the Potts Invitational...advanced to the finals during seven meets, claiming four top-five finishes...competed in the 60-meter dash four times, posting a personal-best time of 7.28 at the Air Force Holiday Open...also clocked a 300-meter time of 38.57 at that meet.
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Alexis "Lexi" Cox-Peru State University
As a Freshman, Lexi won Second-Team All-Conference in the Confluence League. For the next three years, Lexi would receive First-Team All-Conference honors for three consecutive years at Eagle Ridge Academy. By the end of her senior campaign, she was voted as the 2017-2018 Confluence Player of the Year. Additionally, Lexi was nominated for various awards throughout her tenure at ERA. Some include CHSAA and CHSCA nominations at the state level, and Colorado Sportswomen of the Year for three consecutive years.
Lexi competed in the CHSCA All-State game and clicked with her all-star teammates. She won the CHSCA All-State Championship during the Summer of 2018.
Lexi finished her high school career with 256 sets played, 541 kills, .310 hitting percentage, 54 blocks, 387 digs, 198 assists, and 343 aces.
Lexi decided to take her volleyball career to Peru State University in Peru, Nebraska.
Makayla Harris-McCook Community College
Makayla garnered two years of all-conference honors through the Confluence League (3A) in Brighton, CO. Her efforts to bounce from hitter, setter, and libero made her a difference maker during her four years at ERA.
Makayla finished her high school career with 219 sets played, 3.1 assists per set, 684 assists, 151 aces, 211 digs, and 138 kills.
Makayla will take her volleyball talents to McCook Community College in McCook, Nebraska. There she will take her first step in collegiate volleyball and look to move forward to a traditional Division-I NCAA volleyball program. She was named to the NJCAA All-Academic Third Team at McCook CC.
Makayla signed her letter of intent to NCAA Division II program, Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia. Congratulations on making your dream to play NCAA-level volleyball a reality!
Makayla moved to Coker University to play for the Cobras. In 2020-2021 she in all eight matches for the Cobras...Led the team in digs with 97...Third on the team in assists with 25...Registered four kills on the season.
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Trent Sparks-Doane University
Trent contributed on the varsity basketball program for three consecutive years at Eagle Ridge Academy. It wasn't until his senior year that he was honored with 1st-Team All-Conference Honors and he won the Player of the Year in the Confluence League (3A) Brighton, CO. He was nominated by CHSAA and CHSCA for all-state representation. During his senior year, he also contributed on the baseball team and was known for his hard work, dedication, and meticulous detail.
Trent finished his career averaging 12.8 PPG (663), 3.6 Defensive Rebounds (189), 1.9 Offensive Rebounds (99), 2.1 Assists (108), 2.7 Steals (138), 1.2 Blocks (61). His points total was 663 points with a 37% Field Goal percentage.
Trent will be playing basketball for Doane University in Nebraska.
Blake Toedtli-Doane University
Blake also helped usher in the new baseball season in 2016-2017 as a junior. During his senior campaign, Blake helped promote leadership and baseball knowledge to the underclassmen. He finished his campaign with a .290 BA, 7 Runs, 9 Hits, 6 RBI's, 3 Doubles, and 1 Home Run. His pitching performance shined brighter, he finished with a 2.36 ERA, 48 Strikeouts, all in 32.2 innings pitched. Blake will attend Doane University in Nebraska during the 2018-2019 year.
Sidney Glowicki-Martin Luther College
Sidney Glowicki was a vital member of the girl's basketball and volleyball teams during her two-year career at Eagle Ridge Academy. During her basketball career, Sidney averaged 10.9 points per game, 1.3 assists per game, 8.5 rebounds per game, 3 steals per game, and 1.2 blocks per game. Her efforts during her senior season showcased nearly a double-double in every game Sidney would compete in. Sidney Glowicki would score 360 points, 281 rebounds, 43 assists, 100 steals, and 41 blocks during her career at Eagle Ridge Academy. She won all-conference honors her senior year and came in second for all-conference player-of-the-year in the (3A) Confluence League.
While playing volleyball, Sidney helped anchor in two consecutive conference championships, and two regional appearances during her volleyball career. She finished with 41 kills, 77 blocks, and 21 aces in only 76 sets played.
Sidney Glowicki attended Wisconsin Lutheran College to start her bachelor's degree. However, Sidney wanted to continue her aspirations to play college basketball. She now plays for Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota.
Photo credited to the Colorado School of Mines
Arik Ringsby-School of Mines
Arik helped initiate the baseball program at Eagle Ridge Academy during the 2016-2017 athletic year. His efforts led to 3.0 ERA and over 100 Strikeouts in his 46 inning's pitched during his senior campaign. Arik held the opposition to just a .157 BA.
At the plate, Arik finished with a .283 BA with 7 Runs, 13 Hits, 7 RBI's, 3 Doubles, and 1 Triple.
Arik is now playing baseball at the Colorado School of Mines and competing within the NCAA Division II and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Arik starts his collegiate career during the 2017-2018 year.
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Sidney Benson-St. Francis College
Sidney was honored with 2015 and 2016 Confluence 1st-Team All-Conference (3A) in Brighton, CO. She also was honored by being the 2015 Confluence Player of the Year. During her time at ERA, Sidney would help anchor four consecutive years of CHSAA regional appearances for the Warriors.
Sidney finished her high school career with .390 hitting percentage, 299 blocks, 151 aces, 88 digs, 26 assists, and 471 kills.
Sidney selected a NCAA Division I scholarship to St. Francis College in New York to continue her efforts in collegiate volleyball. She is Eagle Ridge Academy's first NCAA Division I athlete!
Photo credited to Brighton Blade
Zachary Roberts-Colorado Christian University
Zach was an outstanding goalie in a talent-packed Confluence League. He graduated from Eagle Ridge Academy and decided to play collegiate soccer at Dordt College. After a couple of years, he decided to transfer to Colorado Christian University to play soccer.
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Connor Peterson-Beloit College
Connor was a vital player for Eagle Ridge Academy for four consecutive years. He won all-conference honors in 2013, 2014, and 2016. He decided to play collegiate soccer at Beloit College in Wisconsin. During his time in Beloit College, he is majoring in Biochemistry.
Why he chose Beloit College, "Great, fun, diverse environment with an emphasis on academics! What more could you ask for?"
After a couple of years at Beloit College, Connor decided to transfer to Pacific Lutheran University to further his education in Religious Studies.
Photo credited to Augustana College
Arianne Shipp-Augustana College
Arianne Shipp ran cross country for Brighton High School. During her time at Eagle Ridge Academy, she would play both volleyball and basketball.
Her basketball career would include 35 games played she would score 63 points and averaging 1.3 steals per game.
Her passion was cross country and running. Arianne will continue her cross country career at Augustana College for the 2016 season.
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Hannah Williams-Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Hannah Williams went down as the first student-athlete to sign a collegiate letter of intent. During her time at Eagle Ridge Academy, she was a dominate outside force for the Warriors. She garnered 1st-Team All-Conference honors through the Confluence League (3A) in Brighton, CO.
Hannah's finished her career with a .297 hitting percentage, 147 blocks, 128 aces, 321 digs, 53 assists, and 522 kills.
She attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma to continue her career in volleyball.
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Amber Cline-Presentation College
Amber Cline helped anchor the middle of her team with Hannah Williams and Sidney Benson flanking her. Her efforts at Eagle Ridge Academy led to a .235 hitting percentage, 128 blocks, 61 aces, 180 digs, 24 assists, and 180 kills. During Amber's senior campaign she aided her team to finish one game shy of making to CHSAA's state championship.
Following her time at Eagle Ridge Academy, Amber plays collegiate volleyball at Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
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Jalena Todd-Bethany College
Jalena Todd played for Brighton High School in softball. During her four years at Brighton High School, she would earn all-conference honors and earn the captain role for her Bulldog Team. Jalena decided to attend Bethany College for an undergraduate degree in accounting.
During her time at Eagle Ridge Academy, she would earn various awards for her academic progression. She would earn platinum honor roll and earn CHSAA All-Acaddemic honors.
Jalena will play for the Swedes for the 2015-2016 year.