February 6, 2014
Hawks Announced as State Champions for Academic Year 2012-13
The California Community College Athletics Association, this week announced Santiago Canyon College as winner of the State Academic Award for the academic year 2012/13. The 2012 women’s team had a cumulative GPA of 3.2. The Hawks have now won this award 4 times in the last 8 seasons, also winning in 2010, 2006 and 2005.
In addition to this, seven sophomore student-athletes have so far committed to four year universities for this coming Fall 2014 season. Captains Jenny Konishi and Shauna Salcido will attend and play at NCAA Division 1 school UC Irvine. Sophomores Amanda Gomez, Sam Jones, Reanne Macon, and Jamie Smith have all committed to NCAA Division 2 Cal Poly Pomona. Dena Wasielewski has committed to NCAA D2 Mercy College (NY).
The Hawks finished the season as 2013 State Finalists with a record of 21-2-2, and 2013 Orange Empire Conference Champions (Tenth consecutive year). Coach Ian Woodhead was named 2013 Orange Empire Conference Coach of the Year for the 7th time in his tenure at the school. Shauna Salcido was named to the NSCAA All-American First Team.
Thanks again to you all for your support in 2013. We look forward to the 2014 season.
October 11, 2013
Hawks Fail to Capitalize on Early Opportunities
Orange, CA - The Hawks were made to rue missing some early goal-scoring chances as the visiting Chargers escaped with a 2-1 victory. Sam Jones, Amanda Gomez, Andrea Najera and Jenny Konishi all had clear-cut goal-scoring opportunities prior to the opening goal but couldn't capitalize. Around 35 minutes, Gomez opened the scoring after Jenny Konishi had connected with a Celly Ruiz corner. Just minutes later the Chargers equalized with a shot from distance. On the stroke of half-time, Cypress went ahead.
A disjointed second-half ensued, with the whistle of the referee dominating proceedings. Ultimately, the Hawks failed to turn their pressure in to goals.
The Hawks play next away at Norco on Tuesday, October 15th to close out the first-half of league play. Kick-off is at 3pm.
August 31, 2013
Community Night Win
Orange, CA - Two goals from Shannon Haley put the Hawks on the road to victory on the evening of the Hawks annual community night. Young players and families from local teams including Canyon Hills, OJSC and Strikers were in attendance and saw two good teams in action.
Santiago Canyon started quickly and were a goal-up in five minutes when Tiara DeObaldia provided the serve for Haley to head past the keeper. San Bernardino Valley also looked a threat going forward but struggled to contain the Hawks pace upfront. Sam Jones, Jenny Konishi, Amanda Gomez and Andrea Najera all went close but it was Haley who doubled the lead around the hour mark, looping the ball over the keeper to give the Hawks a two goal cushion. The Wolverines pulled a goal back to make it 2-1 but the Hawks continued to look for the third goal and saw the game out to claim the first home win of the season.
Thanks to all who came out to our event this evening. Your support is genuinely appreciated.
The Hawks play next on the road at Fresno City College on Saturday, September 7th at 3.30pm.
August 27, 2013
A New Season and New Beginnings
Monterey Park, CA - Welcome to the Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer website. It's a new season, a new group and anticipation levels are high.
Before we begin our 2013 season coverage, I'd like to acknowledge our 2012 group of sophomores. Twelve sophomores competed for SCC last season; 6 of those are competing at university level this fall, another 2 enrolled at university and a 9th accepted at USC for this coming spring. Of the remaining 3 sophomores, 2 are completing their general education this semester and will be eligible to transfer in spring. As a program, as much as we strive for success on the field, we understand the bigger significance of academic success and are proud of our student-athletes achievements as both athletes and students.
Our 2013 group arrive on campus in to our program and a culture where academic and athletic success is expected of them. This week is the first week of the Fall semester and for the freshmen, the wonder of a new school is matched with the excitement of our first game.
Playing on the road in the stadium at East Los Angeles College, was a good opening challenge. The Hawks dominated the early exchanges. A combination of some good goal-keeping, and some poor SCC finishing meant the Hawks did not break the deadlock until the thirty minute mark. Freshman Andrea Najera made the break through and shortly after a near post header from sophomore Amanda Gomez doubled the lead.
Minutes in to the second half sophomore Jenny Konishi scored via a deflection. ELAC, who were competitive throughout, nearly pulled a goal back but quick reactions from freshman keeper Crystal Allen kept the Huskies from scoring. With twenty minutes to go, a great cross from Sam Jones found Kaitlin Gishwaller who struck the ball sweetly for the Hawks fourth. Gomez then slotted home for the final score line of 5 - 0.
Next up for the Hawks is our annual community night against San Bernardino Valley College at Santiago Canyon College on Saturday, August 31st at 6.30pm. Food will be available for those in attendance. Thanks to all those who travelled to see the Hawks today.
December 13, 2012
Frontino Commits to UCI
Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer have now competed in the State Final Four, five times in the last seven years, winning two State and one National Championship in that time. The Hawks have also been crowned State Academic Champions for Women's Soccer three times in the last six years. The Hawks win-loss record over the last 10 years is 211-13-15, which includes the 2012 record of 23-1-1 which earned the Hawks the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Number 2 National Ranking.
However, arguably the program's most notable achievement is that every eligible sophomore student-athlete who has wanted to play at the four year level, has gone on to play at the university level. Some go out-of-state to school, other's stay more local transferring to schools such as UC Irvine, San Diego State, Loyola Marymount and UC Santa Barbara. Bianca Frontino is the latest to commit to join the NCAA Divison 1 ranks, committing to UC Irvine with a scholarship. Frontino follows Hawks alumni Kim Horn and Amanda Hardeman who both made a huge contribution to the Anteaters program.
We wish Bianca and our other out-going sophomores well as they continue their academic and athletic pathways towards earning a University Bachelors Degree. With out exception, our sophomore student-athletes have been great ambassadors for Santiago Canyon College and our Women's Soccer Program.