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Greg Paynter Added to SOCA Staff

SOCA recently announced the addition of Greg Paynter to the staff as the new Director of Goalkeeping and Premier Program Coordinator in Charlottesville. Greg has been working with SOCA in an adjunct capacity for two years and the club is pleased to welcome him to a full time staff position.  Prior to moving to Charlottesville,… Read more »

Chris Stapler Announced as Augusta Region DOC

SOCA recently announced the hiring of Chris Stapler as the new Director of Coaching for the Augusta Region. Chris has an extensive soccer and coaching background having served as a head coach for many years within the Richmond Strikers Elite Travel Program.  Chris’s passion for the game will be contagious throughout the club and he… Read more »

SOCA Elite Teams Storming CCL

SOCA’s high school aged Elite teams have completed their 2018/2019 league play and have racked up success in all divisions, currently placing SOCA at the top of the club-wide table going into the spring season. All eight of the SOCA U16-U19 boys and girls squads finished in the top four of their respective division.  Leading… Read more »

Seven SOCA Players Named to Regional Pools

Seven SOCA Elite players are named to the ODP East Region pool of players.  The honor of selection to the regional pool allows players to participate in inter-regional matches under the scrutiny of top federation and college coaches. SOCA has become a regular contributor to the regional squads as a result of the quality environment… Read more »

acac Makes $100,000 Contribution to SOCA Field House

  acac Fitness & Wellness Centers recently made a $100,000 donation to the Soccer Organization of the Charlottesville Area (SOCA). The gift supports SOCA’s plans to build a new Field House in the Belvedere neighborhood just north of Charlottesville. The Field House will serve as SOCA’s home and include a state-of-the-art synthetic playing field, fitness… Read more »

U18 Elite Boys Finish Second in ERL

SOCA’s U18 Elite Boys continued their Eastern Regional League (ERL) success on Saturday, May 12 with a scintillating 1-0 semi-final win over defending national champion Baltimore Celtic.  For the SOCA squad it was repayment for getting knocked out of the 2017 Region 1 championship in the final match by the Maryland side. The win advanced… Read more »

SOCA Premier and Classic Teams Topping Skyline Divisions

Three SOCA-Charlottesville Premier teams and two Charlottesville Classic teams are sitting in the cat bird seat headed into the final stretch of the spring Skyline Club Soccer League season. In addition to the five first-place groups, the U13 Girls Charlottesville Premier team is only two point off the leader in their division, with the Augusta… Read more »

SOCA Sends 30 to State ODP Squads

A large collection of SOCA players have recently been named to the VYSA State ODP pool.  A total of 30 SOCA players made the selection to their age group’s State player pool, with eight boys and 22 girls making the cut. The tryout process continues with an additional round of evaluation for players on the… Read more »

Local Boys win National 3v3 Title

Six SOCA players were recently crowned 3v3 Live! National champions.  The local boys put together their team to compete in the nationwide tournament, which starts with state competition and progresses through regional and on to a final national event, which took place in Nashville, Tennessee over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Taylor Hogue (U19 Elite), Campbell… Read more »

Charlottesville Premier Boys Rock at Fall Classic

The fall season concluded in grand style for three of SOCA’s Charlottesville Premier boys teams with championship performances at the Capital Fall Classic on the November 11, 12 weekend in Richmond.  Over all age groups, U11-U19, the Charlottesville Premier boys posted an impressive 69% winning performance, with 15 wins and seven ties against only five… Read more »