Name: Brittni Moreno
Year(s) at Citrus: 2009-2011
Moreno played for two seasons at Citrus College. In her freshman campaign in 2010, Moreno appeared in 31 of Citrus’ 32 games, with 18 starts. Moreno hit .282, with 10 runs scored, and was second on the team in stolen bases (8) despite getting a start in just half of the Owls’ contest. As a sophomore Moreno, blossomed into a starting role, starting in and appearing in 37 of Citrus’ 38 games on the year. Moreno hit .292 in her everyday role, scoring the second most runs on the team (23), and swiping a team high eight bags. Moreno was named a 1st team All-WSC Blue Division honoree for her efforts.
Where did you go after Citrus?: Azusa Pacific University
Moreno played two seasons for the Cougars. In her junior year, Moreno made 23 appearances with 11 starts, scoring six runs and stealing six bases in seven attempts. During her senior season in 2013, Moreno appeared in 20 games, as APU made its transition to NCAA Division II competition. Moreno scored 10 runs for the Cougars, and was a perfect three for three in stolen base attempts.
What are you doing now and how long have you been doing it?:
Moreno received her Bachelor’s Degree from Azusa Pacific University in Physical Education, which placed an emphasis on coaching and strength and conditioning. Since then Moreno has become the Head Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach at 212 Training Center. 212 Training Center focuses on training the complete student-athlete, and working with individuals of all ages and ability levels. Moreno also works as a personal trainer at Crunch in San Dimas.
What brought you to Citrus?
“Softball. I was recruited by [Head Citrus College Softball Coach] Jackie [Boxley] and [Assistant Softball] Coach Ed Andersen. It was close to home, and the atmosphere was what I was looking for. I visited other universities and junior colleges, but nothing was the right feel. Once I met with the coaches and visited the campus I knew that was going to be home for two years.”
How would you describe your Citrus experience?
“Challenging, but fun. It was the beginning of my college career. It was difficult to be a student-athlete and Coach Boxley runs a tight ship. In the end though, I enjoyed the grind, and getting my feet wet in softball. It was a great experience to be a college athlete at Citrus.”
How did your time at Citrus help prepare you for the four-year level?
“It got me used to the student-athlete schedule. Waking up early every morning for weights. Making sure I get to class on time. Making sure that I pass my classes. It taught me discipline, as a student first and as an athlete second.”
If you had to sum up Citrus in one word what would it be and why?
“A ride. It was really fun at times, but when it got tough it got tough. It’s not easy with all of the travelling, keeping up with classes, and making sure that you have everything done. It taught me all of the discipline that I used when I was at APU and now in my professional life.”
If someone asked you if they should attend Citrus and play a sport, what would you tell them and why?
“I would say that it’s definitely a school that is going to take care of you and look out for your best interest. If you are really serious about your sport and what you want to do. They’ll lead you in the right direction. It’s not going to be easy, but they’ll toughen you up and prepare you for the four-year level.”