Ralston Valley junior Raleigh Greason is off to a booming start this spring season, touting a Class 5A-leading 10 goals and four assists through five games.

Greason is back from a stellar 2023 sophomore campaign, where she had 21 goals and 14 assists while helping lead the Mustangs to the second round of the postseason.

Now, her team 3-1-1 early this year, she’s been among the state’s most productive players.

In this week’s look-in on girls’ soccer, we dive into a few individual standouts and what they mean to their respective teams.

Class 5A

Raleigh Greason, Ralston Valley: An 11-point outing (four goals, three assists) followed by nine-spot (four, one) in blowout wins over Fruita Monument and Monarch earlier in the month, the forward then pushed her class-leading points total to 24 after she scored twice in a 4-0 win at Rocky Mountain on Tuesday.

The Mustangs are expected to be in the postseason mix once again after they won their first postseason game since 2019 a year ago, advancing into the second round.

Greason could be part of a deeper run this spring.

Brooke Davis, Fruita Monument: The sophomore goalkeeper has already faced 78 shots this spring season, stopping 60 of them.

That’s far more than anybody else in the class.

The Wildcats (0-4-1) lost a lot from their 12-4 team from last year and are winless through five games this season.

Davis appears to be at the center of a young roster still finding its identity.

Class 4A

Pierson Weimer, Pueblo County: The senior is tied among the goals and points leaders in the classification, with nine and 22 through three games.

Looking to build off their 12 wins from 2023, the Hornets are 3-0 in 2024, outscoring teams 25-1.

Last Thursday, Weimer had four goals and two helpers in a 10-0 win over Pueblo East, the program’s 22nd straight over its crosstown rival.

Katie Kleinsmith, Lewis-Palmer: The junior netminder has 44 saves on the year — seven of which came on Saturday, when the Rangers got back in the win column, beating Canon City 1-0.

L-P (4-1) reached the postseason in 2023 for the first time since 2019. Kleinsmith appears to be a big part of where they’ll go in 2024.

She’s stopped 44 of the 45 shots she’s faced so far. Last week, in their 1-0 loss to 5A Highlands Ranch, she allowed one goal on 18 shots.

Class 3A

Vianey Gonzalez-Ortega, Rocky Mountain Prep SMART: The junior has the most goals (10) and points (22) in the class for RMPS, which is undefeated through three games.

The Denver school is coming off back-to-back, double-digit winning seasons — much of it because Gonzalez-Ortega, who had 50 goals through her first two seasons.

RMPS, with a varsity team dating back to 2017, is still looking for its first win in the postseason, though.

Emily Lowe, James Irwin: The senior goalie has double-digit saves in each of her first three games, leading the Jags to a pair of wins and a draw.

It’s been at least 15 years since James Irwin finished with a winning record. But it’s off to a strong start in 2024.

Following wins over Ellicott and Sand Creek, Lowe stopped 19 shots in a 2-2 tie against St. Mary’s a week ago.

Class 2A

Joselin Vazquez, Bruce Randolph: Vazquez (10 goals, 11 assists) leads the class with 31 points. Teammates Susan Aranda (13, four) and Jacqueline Oropeza (13, four) are right behind her with 30.

The Grizzlies (6-0) were the final team in the 16-team postseason field a year ago. But, early on in 2024, they’ve been one of the most dominant teams in the state, outscoring opponents 57-7.

Oropeza had five goals and two assists in a 10-0 win over Manual Friday, while Vazquez added a pair of goals and assists of her own.

Kaylee Gentsch, Banning Lewis Academy: The senior has 12 goals for the Stallions (2-1), who have played in three games with double-digit goal totals.

They beat Trinidad 12-0 earlier in the month, then lost to Lamar, 10-0, and won at Florence, 7-6, last week.

Gentsch had five goals and two assists against the Huskies last Thursday.