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SOCA Teams Split in Cup PLay

On Saturday, April 8 SOCA teams earned a split decision in State Cup play at South Fork Soccer Park with the U13 Boys Elite squad winning their match 4-2 against visiting VA Rush, while the U12 Girls Apprentice fell to Loudoun 3-1. The boys, led by first year coach AJ Barnard, played with a depleted… Read more »

U14 Boys Elite Post State Cup Win

The SOCA U14 Boys Elite team opened their 2017 VYSA State Cup account with a 2-1 win over DC Stoddart Metros on Saturday, April 1.  The match was hosted at the scenic Blue Ridge School stadium field in St. George, after relocating the contest due to unplayable conditions on local natural grass fields. Coach Matt… Read more »

Elite Teams Face Busy March Schedule

March is a busy time for SOCA U15-U11 Elite teams, with back-to-back weekends slated for double match days.  If all goes according to plan, most teams will complete four league matches in nine days. Over the March 25/26 weekend SOCA Elite teams made a road trip swing through Maryland, playing CCL club-to-club match-ups against Potomac… Read more »

Elite Teams Enjoy Early Season Success

SOCA Elite teams jumped off to an impressive Spring season start with three of the local squads claiming first place trophies at the Arlington Invitation Tournament earlier this month. At the Boy’s weekend on March 4 and 5, Fran Lavin’s U12 Apprentice team claimed first place with a 5-4 thriller over McLean.  The youngsters swept… Read more »

Winter is a Time for Player Development

The winter season was once a time of relative quiet in the local soccer scene.  In recent years, however, more than 1000 youth have taken to the gyms to feed their soccer appetite though indoor soccer leagues and supplemental training programs. With the acquisition of the indoor SOCA Training Center, SOCA now has a dedicated… Read more »

SOCA Adds Technical Director Dion La Foucade to Coaching Staff

In mid-February, SOCA announced that coach Dion La Foucade was added to the SOCA staff in the role of Technical Director.  Since his arrival, La Foucade has been busy getting to know the club and community he has joined.  His immediate task was to take on the role of primary instructor in the Technical Training… Read more »

SOCA Classic and Premier Teams Kick Off at Ultimate Cup

SOCA Premier and Classic teams recently competed in the season opener Ultimate Cup in Richmond, with the girls playing over the February 26/26 weekend, and the boys playing March 3/4.  Three SOCA teams claimed the top prize in their group, with the U12 Augusta Girls Premier edging out their Charlottesville counterpart along with the U14… Read more »

SOCA-Charlottesville Classics Win Skyline Title

SOCA-Charlottesville Classic teams continued the club’s recent tradition of dominance in the Skyline Club Soccer League by capturing the Classic Club Champion trophy for the sixth consecutive season. The overall club championship is awarded seasonally based on cumulative points earned by all teams in the U12-U19 divisions. At the Classic level, SOCA-Charlottesville outpaced their nearest… Read more »

SOCA Crew Leads Va Tech to NCAA Elite Eight

Four SOCA graduates are presently enjoying a deep run into the NCAA men’s soccer championships with their Virginia Tech teammates. In their most recent “Sweet Sixteen” match against 7th ranked Indiana University, the Hokies advanced 2-1 over the favored Hoosiers, off goals from SOCA alumni Forrest White and Brandon Moyers. Moyers is a freshman and… Read more »

Boys Elite Impress at Bethesda; Premier and Classic Earn Medals

SOCA Travel teams were scattered across the region as they competed in various tournaments this past weekend showcasing their talents at the close of the fall season. Thirty seven SOCA teams were on the road participating in three different tournaments for Elite, Premier and Classic squads. Boys Elite teams were at the Bethesda Premier Cup… Read more »