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SCC Annual Community Soccer Night

Saturday, September 2nd, 6:30pm

Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer Annual Community Night will be held on Saturday, September 2nd at 6.30pm on campus. If you have a daughter or niece, or friends across the street who have girls who play soccer, or simply you've still got Tournament of Nations Fever', this is an opportunity to come and support the Hawks team and watch some college soccer.

Young soccer players dressed in uniform will get to meet and warm down with the team after the game. Local deli favorite, Cortina's sandwiches will be available. There is no charge for entry or parking during regular season games. 

We hope to see you there.


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Head Athletic Trainer Kelsey Bains Honored by Board of Trustees

March 17th

   At last Monday's Rancho Santiago Canyon College District Board of Trustees meeting, Kelsey Bains, our Head Athletic Trainer was honored as part of the celebrations for Women's History Month. President of the Board of Trustees John Hanna spoke in recognition of Kelsey's public service, leadership and professional achievements. Current and former players gathered to recognize Kelsey including those pictured  from back left Madison Cody (2012), Kristen Blogg (2012), Angie Orozco (2010), Siera Pedroza (Current student-athlete), Abby Suter (Current student-athlete), Chelsea Baker (2014), Samantha Jones (2013), Kristen Prindible (2009), front left Michelle Carels (2009), Casey Herman (2008) and Sara Foley (2009).

    Kelsey has been a loyal and committed Santiago Canyon College employee since 2006 and as well as gaining the trust of the students she serves, has also been instrumental in the success of the Athletics teams. Beginning with a State Championship for Women's Soccer (2006) and most recently with a State Championship for Softball (2016), and with a Women's Soccer National Championship (2009) sandwiched in between, Kelsey Bains continues to have a huge impact on the student-athletes she serves. Kelsey has a holistic view to each and every one of those student-athletes and works above and beyond to help them succeed in the classroom and on the field. Santiago Canyon College is truly fortunate to count on her professionalism and dedication. The Board of Trustees recognition is a very worthy accolade.
SCC- katbentonhired.jpeg.jpg Alumni Kat Benton Becomes Head Coach at Kansas Wesleyan

March 16th

   Former Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer player Kat Benton became the first alumni to become a Head Coach of a Collegiate program when hired by Kansas Wesleyan University last week.

   Kat is part of the Hawks soccer folklore scoring the opening goal in the 2006 State Final 2-0 win in Fresno; the first State Championship in the history of the Athletics program at Santiago Canyon College.

   Kat completed her Associate of Liberal Arts degree at SCC before transferring to Kansas Wesleyan. Kat continued as a student-athlete for the Coyotes gaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations. She then became an Assistant Coach while studying for  her Master's in Business Administration with emphasis in Sports Management which she completed  in 2011.

   Kat becomes the fourth Head Coach in Kansas Wesleyan Women's Soccer history. Congratulations Kat.

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Hawks In The Awards

January 27th

   Another remarkable season in the history of Santiago Canyon College Women’s Soccer officially came to a close last week as the players were recognized collectively, and individually  for their many accomplishments in 2016 at the end-of season banquet in Tustin (see picture)

   The 2016 Hawks won 20 of their 22 contests, claimed their 13th consecutive Orange Empire Conference title with a record of 15-0-1 and, in the classroom, five players had GPA’s of 4.0 for the semester.

   In the individual awards, sophomore Lauren Sabella was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as an All-American at the recent Coaches Convention in Los Angeles. Also in the awards was Renee De La Torre (All-State) and on behalf of the entire coaching staff, Coach Ian Woodhead (So Cal Regional Women’s Coach of the Year)

Other awards included..

Orange Empire Conference Awards

Coach of the Year- Ian Woodhead

First team All-league- Lauren Sabella, Renee De La Torre, Cassie Soto, Siera Pedroza.

Second team All-league- Jameelah Powell, Savannah Knight, Maddy Solder, Alondra Guzman.

    Credit for a great season goes to all the players, as they strive to embrace a life of personal responsibility and accountability, and continue to work hard collectively and individually to achieve great things.

    Lastly, a sincere thank you goes out to all the Hawks supporters near and far from the players and coaching staff for helping create the platform from which success is achievable. Thank you to you all.

Go Hawks!

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