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O-40 Fundraising Challenge Nets Results

Throughout the Fall season SOCA’s O-40 Adult divisions competed in two separate competitions.  There was the usual Sunday afternoon games in league play, and in addition the teams were competing to raise the most money for the SOCA Field House project.  The friendly fundraising competition was initiated by the league members, who thought the notion… Read more »

Fall Rec Season Closes with Exciting Frostbite Tourny

The Fall Recreations season came to an exciting close over the weekend of December 5, 6 as thirty two SOCA teams showcased their skills and competed for local bragging rights in seven divisions in the traditional season ending event. The weather cooperated fully with frosty morning hours giving way to balmy sunshine and mild temperatures… Read more »

Exciting Tournament Play Completes Challenge Program Year

The SOCA Challenge program is unique in the youth soccer landscape in that it provides an elevated level of team play completely within a particular locality.  Teams are almost entirely formed from players who live in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.  Teams train and compete with one another for an entire year within local confines, and at… Read more »

Annual Quest-Ntanga Musie Grant Award Announced

SOCA announced today the winner of the 2015 Quest-Ntanga Musie Grant.  The annual grant has been awarded to Kathleen McPhillips of the U-14 Girls Elite team.  Sincere congratulations are offered by the club to Kathleen for her achievement. Several grant applications were received from members of both the boys and girls U-14 Elite teams, both… Read more »

U17 Boys Get Nipped in State Semi

The SOCA U17 Boys Elite fell just short on their journey towards a state title this afternoon at the newly christened VYSA Virginia Soccer Training Center in Fredericksburg.   After conceding early in the state semifinal matchup with fellow CCL member Virginia Legacy, the SOCA boys couldn’t quite find the equalizer they needed to extend the… Read more »

SOCA U17 Boys Elite Seek State Title

The SOCA U17 Boys Elite team will be in Fredericksburg this weekend looking to take care of unfinished business.  Last year, the squad advanced all the way to the state championship game.  After finishing the game tied with Arlington SC the match advanced to overtime and eventually penalty kicks, where the team came up on… Read more »

SOCA Sponsorship Team Grows With Club

Each year the operating budget for SOCA continues to grow as the club brings quality soccer to more players, and the demands and expectations on the organization increase.  With the merger of the Augusta and Charlottesville regions under SOCA, the 2015 annual budget has reached $2.45 million. An important source of income, and a means… Read more »

Women SOCA Alumni Making Impact in the College Soccer Ranks

2014 saw another great class of talented players graduate out of the SOCA Elite travel program, including many players who decided to continue their soccer careers at the collegiate level.  Spanning different programs across the eastern seaboard and at every different level of intercollegiate play, the players continue to represent the SOCA community well. Leading… Read more »

Class of ’14 SOCA Grads Finding College Soccer Success

Six members of the boys 2014 Elite travel program graduating class are presently pursuing their college soccer dreams on playing fields from Maine to North Carolina.  The 21013/2014 U18 squad was a talented group who won the VYSA State Cup at the U16 age group and maintained a close-knit team environment as the roster composition… Read more »

SOCA Committed to Coach and Referee Development

Soccer is often referred to as “a player’s game”, and certainly players are central to SOCA’s mission.  Player development is the essential activity of the club.  However, players do not develop in a vacuum, and appropriate quality matches do not happen spontaneously.  To successfully operate the variety and complexity of programs that SOCA offers, the… Read more »