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SOCA Travel Teams Earn Memorial Day Accolades

SOCA Travel teams hit the road over the Memorial Day weekend, with different groups headed to destinations around the mid-Atlantic, making big impacts wherever the SOCA colors were represented.  The holiday weekend is the traditional end-of-season test for the U11-U15 age groups, as they wrap up their campaign.  Club wide results are impressive, showing a… Read more »

Recreation Season Wraps up with Sunburn Tournament

Over the Memorial Day weekend, 49 SOCA Recreation and Challenge teams battled for local bragging rights at the club’s annual Sunburn Tournament, held at South Fork Soccer Park and Charlottesville High School. Nearly 700 players were involved in the traditional season-ending event, capping off a fine spring season with some hot action on the holiday… Read more »

U18 Boys Elite Win Three Straight at Jefferson Cup

SOCA’s Elite high school-aged boys teams attended the nationally recognized Jefferson Cup Showcase in Richmond, over the weekend of March 29-31.  The U18 squad completed a three game sweep of opponents who range from coast to coast.  The locals finished second in their Elite group of 12 teams, edged out of the top spot only… Read more »

SOCA Teams Travel to Tournament Success

The weekend of March 16-17 was a busy one for several sections of the SOCA Travel program.  Teams headed off in various directions to jump start their spring season with tournament competition. Augusta Premier and Classic squads made the trip to Stafford, VA where they competed in the Stafford St. Patrick’s Day event.  The Augusta… Read more »

U18 Girls Elite Sweep at Jefferson Cup Showcase

SOCA’s U18 Girls Elite team completed a three game sweep at the vaunted Jefferson Cup Showcase, featuring top teams from around the country.  The Richmond based tournament is a high-level national event, which took place the weekend of March 22-24. In pursuit of their three wins, the SOCA girls faced unique opponents, hailing from near… Read more »

U13 Boys Elite: Finalists at Jeff Cup

The spring 2019 campaign kicked off with some steep challenges and good results for the SOCA U13 Boys Elite squad, at the Jefferson Cup in Richmond.  With snow and wet conditions limiting training opportunities prior to the nationally recognized event, the U13’s faced tough competition while trying to quickly acclimate to high level matches. The… Read more »

Recreation Teams Battle Snow at Frostbite Tournament

Over the weekend of December 8 and 9, 13 intrepid SOCA Recreational teams competed in the annual fall season finale Frostbite Tournament where they faced spirited competition among themselves and an unexpected wallop of winter.  The tournament was original scheduled one week earlier, but the incessant fall rains forced delaying the wrap-up tournament to accommodate… Read more »

U13 and U15 Boys Elite Win Titles at Bethesda

Two SOCA Elite Boys teams made the trip to the weather-impacted Bethesda Premier Cup and returned with championship finishes.  The Bethesda event is considered a top-flight east coast tournament, drawing teams from throughout the eastern United States and Canada. The U13 Boys Elite swept through group play with three wins over squads from New Jersey,… Read more »

SOCA Elite and Premier Teams Claim Columbus Day Tourny Crowns

SOCA teams were spread to the distant corners of Virginia over the Columbus Day holiday weekend, where a total of eight SOCA teams won championships in tournaments located throughout the state. Five Elite girls squads of the high school age groups trekked north to the famous WAGS event in northern Virginia, and both the U19… Read more »

Second Blue Ridge Cup Provides Challenges and Success

Over the Labor Day weekend, SOCA co-hosted the second annual Blue Ridge Cup along with partners Central Virginia United, defying the heat to provide a competitive tournament event for 202 travel teams.  With matches spread over the two hosting communities (boys matches in Charlottesville and girls matches in Lynchburg) west central Virginia was a busy… Read more »