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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… Read more »

SOCA and Skyline Elite Teams Haul Trophies at Capital Fall Classic

Over the November 21-22 weekend, SOCA and Skyline Elite boys teams hauled a truckload of hardware from the Capital Fall Classic in Richmond. The U15 and U14 Skyline Elite teams won the tournament title in their age groups.  Following suit were the SOCA U12 and U11 Boys Premier teams, and the U15 Classic and U12… Read more »

Skyline Elite U17 Girls Threepeat in State Cup

The Skyline Elite U17 Girls won an unprecedented third straight VYSA State Cup championship on November 21, with a 3-1 win over Crush at the VYSA’s Virginia Soccer Training Center. The newly formed Skyline Elite Soccer Club, the elite level affiliate of SOCA, has enjoyed a successful inaugural campaign, even in the face of a… Read more »

U15 Boys Premier Win President’s Cup Title

The SOCA U15 Boys Premier team swept to the President’s Cup championship on November 8 by claiming a hard-won 1-0 win over SYC Lions. Under the experienced guidance of head coach Fran Lavin and assistant Jeremy Spitzer, the SOCA side earned the club’s first President’s Cup title.  The locals navigated a difficult draw, winning four… Read more »

Skyline Elites Sweep to Seven State Cup Wins

October 17, 2020: Seven VYSA State Cup matches, seven opponents, seven wins for Skyline Elite teams.  Skyline Elite squads swept all before them on a day that showed remarkable consistency and capability across all age groups. The day started at South Fork Soccer Park, with the tightest match, where the U18/19 Girls Elite home side… Read more »

Skyline Elites Open State Cup with Wins

Skyline Elite teams began their pursuit of the VYSA State Cup crowns with an impressive four wins out of five matches on Saturday, October 3.  For Skyline Elite teams, this was their opening round of action in the single elimination state championship competition. Leading the way in a series of games held at the Charlottesville… Read more »

Field House Nearing Completion

The SOCA Field House, located in the Belvedere neighborhood, is nearing completion with occupancy expected before the end of October.  The state-of-the-art turf is being installed, and is one of the last remaining major components of the club changing project.  Over the next few weeks much of the finish work will be completed, with locker… Read more »

President’s Cup and State Cup Competitions Underway

On September 26 the VYSA President’s Cup competition got underway with five SOCA Premier teams and one Skyline Elite SC team involved in the opening round.  It was a day with some unusual results and high drama. Three squads advanced, each needing overtime or penalty kicks to resolve the outcome.  The U19 Boys Elite were… Read more »

Field House Skeleton Rising!

With careful planning, expert management and skillful labor, progress on the SOCA Field House project continues on pace.  The massive steel frame has risen from the ground, with the long span roof beams scheduled to be added next week.  The giant steel frame belies the delicacy of the erection process, requiring a squad of agile… Read more »

Field House Steel Framing Begun

Installation has begun on the steel framing at the SOCA Belvedere Field House.  First, the light gauge steel posts and structure are being installed to create the locker rooms, meeting rooms, fitness room and trainer’s room on the field level.  The ceiling of the field level rooms will also be the floor of the main… Read more »