A 19-year-old was arrested Thursday on suspicion of utilizing a pretend start certificates to enroll at a California highschool and play on the soccer group, in keeping with the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

Elijah Nathaniel Frisco is to believed to have used the identify Eihly Cheung to enroll at Montclair (Calif.) Excessive College. Chaffey Joint Union Excessive College District Superintendent Mathew Holton stated he has already graduated highschool.

The Tribune wrote that there have been reviews on social media started after Montclair’s win towards Pomona (Calif.) Excessive College on Sept. 2 {that a} participant was ineligible. Montclair coach Martin Bacon responded to at least one tweet, which apparently prompted an investigation from the college. The individual tweeted at him additionally connected a screenshot of a textual content chain apparently dated on Sept. Three that stated the participant recognized as Frisco at Ponoma, aligning with the investigation launched Thursday.

Holton launched an announcement saying the college reached out to the athlete’s dad and mom after which notified police.

“Montclair Excessive College administration was notified late Friday, September 2, 2022, {that a} participant on the Montclair Excessive College soccer group was allegedly a 19-year-old who already accomplished highschool,” Holton stated within the assertion, in keeping with the Tribune. “College officers contacted the dad and mom of the person to hunt info concerning the allegations.

“Following correspondence with the dad and mom, the District notified Montclair Police Division, and legislation enforcement personnel started an investigation. Montclair Police decided that the person misrepresented himself within the enrollment course of for the aim of taking part in soccer, and he was arrested for submitting falsified paperwork to the college.”

Montclair should forfeit six soccer video games and one basketball spanning by final season in consequence. In response to the Los Angeles Instances, Montclair is retroactively forfeiting its 2021 wins towards Metropolis of Business Workman, Hacienda Heights Wilson, Hemet West Valley, San Gabriel and South Pasadena, its 2022 win towards Pomona, and a basketball sport from final season that came about on Dec. 17.

MaxPreps at present exhibits a participant on Montclair’s roster named Eihly Cheung. The Tribune reported that Pomona had a participant beneath the identify Elijah Frisco on its 2020 roster, although this identify doesn’t seem on the MaxPreps roster web page.

Pomona web page in 2020 doesn’t present Elijah Frisco, although the Tribune reported that Pomona did have a participant on its 2020 roster with that identify.

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