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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 Sweeps Three Club-Wide League Crowns

SOCA Travel teams completed an unprecedented sweep of league play championships this spring season, by winning over-all club titles at the Elite, Premier and Classic levels.  This remarkable achievement is the result of consistently high quality throughout the club’s Travel teams, across all levels of play. In the Elite level Club Champions League, the over-all… Read more »

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 »

SOCA U13 Elite Teams Advance to State Cup Semi-Finals

On Saturday, May 4, both the girls and boys SOCA U13 Elite teams booked their passage to the VYSA State Cup semi-final round, with convincing quarter-final wins at home. Starting the day in the 11:00 am match at South Fork Soccer Park, were the U13 Boys, who jumped to an early lead, and ended with… 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 »

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 »