Posts By  I  Andy Wilson

Young SOCA Travel Teams Bring Home Gold

SOCA U11 and U12 Travel teams found success over the Memorial Day weekend in tournaments hosted in Virginia.  All told SOCA’s 13 teams in the young age groups amassed 30 wins against only 3 ties and 13 losses. SOCA Blue teams traveled to northern Virginia and played in the Cannon Cup while the SOCA White, […]

Winter Classic Rocks the Field House

The SOCA winter indoor season officially kicked off at the SOCA Field House over the December 11/12 weekend in the Winter Classic tournament with 23 teams competing in a futsal-style competition in four separate divisions.  Technical skill, fast thinking and cleverness were at a premium throughout the event as teams sought to solve the unique […]

Fall Recreation Season Wraps Up at Frostbite Tournament

The SOCA fall 2021 Recreation season reached it’s dramatic, joyful conclusion in the Frostbite Tournament, which took place over the December 4/5 weekend.  The season-ending event included a total of 29 SOCA Recreational teams playing in six competitive divisions with matches taking place at the club’s premier facilities; South Fork Soccer Park and the Field […]

U12 Boys Blue Sweep to Capital Fall Classic Title

The SOCA U12 Boys Blue Travel team swept the table over the November 20, 21 weekend at the Capital Fall Classic in Richmond.  After a season of severe tests and hardening in the VPSL, the SOCA squad was well prepared to succeed in the season closing tournament. Under the guidance of veteran coach Kirk Shafer, […]

U12 Girls Blue Win Fall Classic

Over the November 13, 14 weekend SOCA’s U12 Girls Blue team traveled to the Richmond area where they won their division championship in the Capital Fall Classic soccer tournament with an undefeated performance. On Saturday, the locals jumped off to an impressive early morning start with a 9-0 thumping of the PWSI Courage from northern […]

SOCA U12 Boys Apprentice and Skyline Elite U13 Girls Reach State Cup Semi-Finals

The SOCA U12 Boys Apprentice and the Skyline Elite U13 Girls have both advanced to the VYSA State Cup semi-finals, to be held on June 5 at the Virginia Soccer Training Center in Fredericksburg.  The State Cup is an open, single elimination competition which determines the Virginia state champion in age groups U12-U19 each year.  […]

SOCA Apprentice and Skyline Elite Teams Advance to State Cup Quarterfinals

SOCA’s U12 Apprentice teams cruised to second round State Cup wins on Saturday, May 1, at South Fork Soccer Park.  The home sides were not gracious hosts, as they posted big wins against their guests.  The U12 Girls Apprentice started off with a 5-0 win over NVSC and the U12 Boys Apprentice squad followed with […]

Two SOCA Premier Teams Advance to Prez Cup Quarterfinals

Two SOCA Premier teams advanced in President’s Cup play on Saturday, April 17 at South Fork Soccer Park. In the opening match of the day, with an 11:00 am kickoff, the U14 Girls Premier squad squeezed out an exciting 2-1 overtime win over FCSC United.  With the match knotted at one goal each at the […]

SOCA Teams Win at Ultimate Cup

In recent tournament action at the Ultimate Cup in Richmond, SOCA claimed top prizes with both boys and girls teams winning their divisions. On February 21, the U12 Boys Classic Blue, led by Coach Bobby Lutz, took first place in their division with a narrow 1-0 victory over Smithfield Arsenal of Virginia.  The U15 Boys […]

Frostbite Tournament Inaugurates SOCA Field House

The 2020 Frostbite Tournament took place on the December 5 & 6 weekend and will be memorable for a few reasons.  Following a season ravaged by COVID restrictions, the usual celebratory season-ending tournament for all SOCA Recreational ages was reduced to a U10 competition, only.  A bright spot for the venerable event was that it […]