News

Three Elite Teams Advance to State Cup Final Four

SOCA Elite teams swept three State Cup matches on Saturday, September 28, with each advancing to the semi-final stage of the statewide, single-elimination, championship event. The U15 Girls, U18 Girls and U18 Boys all marched to the final four in their age group. The U15 Girls Elite posted a thrilling win via penalty kick shootout… Read more »

SOCA Places Seven Teams in State Cup Quarter Finals

On Saturday, September 21, six SOCA Elite squads won their VYSA State Cup match and advanced to the quarter final round of the single elimination state championship event, where they will join the SOCA U15 Elite girls, who reached the final eight with an earlier win. Seven teams in the quarter final round puts SOCA… Read more »

SOCA Wins Three Initial President’s Cup Matches

For the first time SOCA Premier teams are participating in the President’s Cup, a state-wide championship competition for teams below the elite level.  The competition format is single elimination knock-out style, similar to the State Cup. SOCA-Charlottesville Premier teams began their pursuit of President’s Cup glory on Saturday, September 14, with six matches against state-wide… Read more »

SOCA Plays Nine State Cup Games This Weekend

The fall 2019 State Cup will launch in a big way this weekend with SOCA Elite teams playing in nine matches.  SOCA will host seven of the state championship knock-out games and will travel for two of the match-ups. Come out and support SOCA Elite teams as they pursue the top spot in Virginia.  All… Read more »

SOCA Opens Fall State Cup with Win

SOCA Elite kicked off the fall 2019 State Cup campaign with a single match on Saturday, September 14.  The U15 Elite Girls topped Virginia Legacy in a well-played and deserved 1-0 win at the WAHS stadium field. Stella Steigler provided the game winner at about the 30 minute mark, and the local defense did the… Read more »

SOCA Dominates Blue Ridge Cup

SOCA teams dominated the awards list at the recent Blue Ridge Cup, claiming a total of 30 trophies.  With 165 teams in 31 divisions competing for championship and runner-up honors, SOCA took home 19 championship awards and 11 runner-up awards. SOCA-Augusta contributed two championship and three finalist trophies to the total with SOCA Elite and… Read more »

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 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 »