Fresno City, Santa Barbara City, Folsom Lake and Santiago Canyon square off at American River for CCCAA Women's Soccer Championship

Fresno City, Santa Barbara City, Folsom Lake and Santiago Canyon square off at American River for CCCAA Women's Soccer Championship

State Tournament Central (watch, live stats, recaps, photos)

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - For the last five years there has been one team that has won the California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Soccer Championship and that has been the Cerritos College Falcons. This year, a new team will be crowned champion with Cerritos being knocked out of the playoffs by the No. 1 seed, Santa Barbara City College, 1-0, during last weekend's regionals.

With two teams - Folsom Lake and Santa Barbara - making a repeat trip to the this year's championship tournament on Friday and Sunday at American River College, former two-time state champion Santiago Canyons and Fresno City College. the top-ranked team by United Soccer Coaches JC D3 Poll, this year's tournament is going to be an exciting one.

Below are brief previews of each team.

North #1 – Fresno City Rams
Record: 20-0-1

Central Valley Conference Champions
Head Coach: Oliver Germond
Road to State: Beat Evergreen, Beat Canada, Beat San Joaquin Delta
Key Field Players: Taylor Alkire 24 Goals, Anissa Wilson 23 Goals and 18 Assists
Key Goalie: Riana Castaneda 6 Solo Shutouts and .25 GAA
United Soccer Coaches Ranking: #1
State Championships: One (1988)

North #2 – Folsom Lake Falcons
Record: 21-1-2
Big 8 Conference Champions
Head Coach: Donny Ribaudo
Road to State: Beat Hartnell, Beat American River, Beat Santa Rosa
Key Field Players: Andrea Martinez 25 Goals and 13 Assists, Tiara Webb 17 Assists
Key Goalie: Valerie Ogorodnikov 10 Solo Shutouts, .52 GAA
United Soccer Coaches Ranking: #8
State Championships: None

South #1 – Santa Barbara City Vaqueros
Record:  20-0-1
Western State North Champions
Head Coach: John Sisterson
Road to State: Beat Antelope Valley, Beat Orange Coast, Beat Cerritos
Key Field Players: Isabella Viana 18 Goals, Chloe Montano 12 Goals and 11 Assists
Key Goalie: Holly Telliard 18 Solo Shutouts, .14 GAA, 13 Consecutive Shutout
United Soccer Coaches Ranking: #2
State Championships: None

South #2 – Santiago Canyon Hawks
Record: 20-2-1
Orange Coast Conference Champions
Head Coach: Ian Woodhead
Road to State: Beat Saddleback, Beat Rio Hondo, Beat San Bernadino Valley
Key Field Players: Ofelia Sosa 16 Goals, Cassie Soto 11 Goals and 13 Assists
Key Goalie: Siera Pedroza 3 Solo Shutouts, .60 GAA
United Soccer Coaches Ranking: #12
State Championships: 2 (2009, 2006)

(David Silverstein, Butte College Athletics)

 

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