The SOCA-Charlottesville region Classic teams combined to claim the Fall 2015 Classic Club Championship title in the Skyline Club Soccer League. The Club Championship is awarded to the club which earns the most points from all divisions in league play and SOCA-Charlottesville has won the title for the fifth consecutive season. The club’s local dominance at the Classic level testifies to the breadth and depth of talent in the Charlottesville region. SOCA fielded 14 Classic teams this fall and their cumulative standings earned the club the over-all award. For information on the Club Championship, follow this link: https://www.socaspot.org/skyline-league/champions/
Bill Mueller, SOCA’s Executive Director, is quick to praise those who brought home the hardware. “We’re really proud of the players, coaches and families in our Classic Travel program. They were consistently good throughout the fall season, and have been terrific representatives of the club. Our Classic program is the envy of local clubs because of both the size and ability of our talent pool. I’m really delighted that our teams are doing well. The program is healthy and we expect it to continue in the coming years.”
Five of the Charlottesville Classic squads were division champions, with another four in the runner-up position. Division champions are as follows: U11 Boys, U12 Boys Blue (edging out SOCA-Charlottesville U12 Boys White), U15 Boys, U17 Boys and U13 Girls Blue (also finished just ahead of club-mates SOCA-Charlottesville U13 Girls White). For all division standings, follow this link: https://www.socaspot.org/skyline/standings/
The Charlottesville Classic program has experienced significant growth in recent years as talented, ambitious players graduate from the Challenge and Recreation programs seeking advanced playing opportunities. The Classic program has proven to provide incremental development opportunities for players, along with the possibility to participate in Travel soccer with their club, SOCA, in age groups where competition is fierce for Elite and Premier roster spots.
“We know that as a serious soccer club, we need to provide appropriate levels of play for our interested players,” says Mueller. “Our hope is to always match up players with a group of peers and provide a healthy development environment for them. The Skyline Classic league offers appropriate competitive challenges with a matching appropriate travel commitment. We’re proud of the league and SOCA’s success in it.”
Spring play will resume for the U14-U11 Classic teams with training starting in mid-February and games beginning in early-March.