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 2013 News/Updates

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.


 

 

December 8, 2013

Hawks Cap Season with Another State Final Four Appearance

Sacramento, CA - Participating in their 6th State Final Four in the last 8 years, Sunday's game was 90 minutes too far this time around for the Hawks. A demanding league schedule, testing regional play-offs and a state semi-final ultimately took it's toll, and a depleted starting line-up came up short against a talented Falcons team.

In the opening period, SCC faced an uphill task after conceding an early penalty.  Sam Jones was the main threat for the Hawks, nearly connecting with a diagonal ball behind the Cerritos backline before seeing a header saved from a corner. SCC regrouped at half-time  but attempts to claw their way back in to the contest were knocked back when Reanne Macon was impeded in front of the Hawks goal and the Falcons found themselves 2 goals up. A soft goal five minutes later sealed the result, and the Hawks were left to contemplate what might have been.

This has been a truly committed SCC Women's Soccer team who have grown immensely in the last 4 months. The Hawks finish the season with a 21-2-2 record, are Orange Empire Conference Champions for the tenth consecutive year, and 2013 State Finalists. Congratulations to the 2013 Hawks team on another fine year, and thanks to the strong SCC following who made the arduous journey North to cheer the team on.


 

 

​December 6, 2013

Hawks Move on to the State Final

Sacramento, CA - Two second-half goals from forwards Jenny Konishi and Sam Jones, proved the difference in a 2-0 victory over City College of San Francisco. The Hawks started well and rarely looked threatened in the opening period. Jordyn Belanto went close from a left-sided cross but both teams went in to half-time still looking to find the breakthrough.

Jenny Konishi broke the deadlock from the penalty spot after Mandi Willis was pulled down in the area. Minutes later the Hawks made it two, with Sam Jones the scorer after connecting with Konishi. SCC continued to look for the third goal as San Francisco pushed forward. The talented number 3 seed from the North were restricted to long range efforts, as the SCC defense held firm to seal the win.

The Hawks move on to the State Final on Sunday December 8th at 10am against Cerritos College. Thanks to all the visiting support today.


 

 

November 30, 2013

Hawks 3, Coast 0

Orange, CA - In a game that was a credit to the Orange Empire Conference, the Hawks came out on top of a fiercely contested battle between Numbers 1 and 2 in the league. It was a game the Hawks dominated, with 17 shots on frame to Coast's 6, but a spirited Coast team were always a threat.

 In the opening half, Andrea Najera hit the far post with a powerful strike and Jenny Konishi fired straight at the keeper when well placed. In the second period, SCC again hit the post from a Celly Ruiz corner, while at the other end Crystal Allen was called upon to turn the ball on to the cross-bar. Neither side could break the deadlock, and so two fifteen minute periods of over-time ensued.

The Hawks capitalized early with Konishi providing the ball for Sam Jones to slot away from close range. Coast responded and saw a far-post header come back off the bar. Then Konishi grabbed the second, latching on to a ball from Mandi Willis and hitting it across the keeper to put the Hawks two up going in to the final fifteen minutes. Amanda Gomez then hit the post from a tight angle. Reanne Macon sealed the victory with the 3rd goal after Konishi was hauled down when clear through.

The Hawks now travel to Sacramento to participate in their 6th State Final Four in the last 8 years. SCC will play at Cosumnes River College on Friday, December 6th against an opponent to be determined. 

Thanks to all the Hawks crowd who came out in numbers to cheer on the team today.


 

 

November 26, 2013

Santiago Canyon 1, Chaffey 0

Orange, CA - Another solid defensive performance was at the heart of the Hawks second round win against the Chaffey Panthers. The Panthers arrived with just one loss to their name all season, but struggled to break down the Hawks for whom Crystal Allen collected the shut-out with-out having to make a save. Chelsea Baker was the goal-scorer firing a left footed strike from the edge of the box beyond the reach of the keeper around the thirty minute mark .

After the break,  SCC continued to push for the second goal, but one goal was enough to see them through to the Southern California Regional Finals this coming Saturday at Santiago Canyon at a time to be determined.



November 23, 2013

Santiago Canyon 9, Santa Barbara 2

Orange, CA - A fine second-half performance by the Hawks, scoring six goals and not allowing a single shot on frame, determined the outcome of an intriguing contest between two worthy play-off teams.

The Hawks began well and  were a goal up within two minutes as Jenny Konishi capitalized to open the scoring with Jamie Smith collecting the assist. SCC then didn't make the most of some clear-cut goal-scoring opportunities with Konishi, Tiara Deobaldia, Amanda Gomez and Jordyn Belanto all going close. However, on 25 minutes, Mandi Willis stepped up to score the second goal battling through the back line before slotting the ball past the keeper. Santa Barbara rallied and scored twice in quick succession. The Hawks responded and Konishi added a third to send the Hawks in to the break leading 3-2.

The SCC backline regrouped and were rarely troubled in the second period, with goal-keeper Crystal Allen not called upon to make a save. Willis scored the fourth, with Gomez serving for Sam Jones to make it 5-2. Kaitlin Gishwaller then broke free to add to the lead. Two more goals for Willis and another by Smith closed out the scoring.

SCC will now play Chaffey College at home on Tuesday, November 26th at 2pm. Thanks to all those who came out to cheer on the Hawks today.


 

 

November 20, 2013

Hawks Host 1st Round Playoff Game

The Santiago Canyon College Hawks will host the winner of a play-in game between Santa Barbara and Mt. San Jacinto at 2pm on Saturday, November 23rd.

The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) mandates that a minimum amount be charged to attend this event. All proceeds get sent to the CCCAA to help offset playoff costs. Thank you for your continued support of community college athletics and your support of the Santiago Canyon College Hawks.

Ticket prices will be $10 General Admission, $7 for all identified students, faculty, staff, seniors 60 and over and children under 12.


 

 

​November 15, 2013

 Hawks 4, Mustangs 0

Orange, CA - The Hawks closed out the regular season with a 4-0 win over the visiting Norco College Mustangs.  Sam Jones continued her rich vein of form with a powerful left-footed drive to score the opening goal, after good combination play from Amanda Gomez and Shauna Salcido. The Norco defense then set-up a firm resistance for the rest of the half, and the Hawks had to settle for a 1-0 lead at the break.

SCC went up a gear in the second period. Some wasteful finishing and some fine saves by the Norco keeper, kept SCC at bay until the last 15 minutes of the game. First Mandi Willis served for Gomez to head past the stranded keeper, and shortly afterwards Reanne Macon was the provider as Gomez grabbed her second goal. Mariah Navarette completed the scoring with a header from a Taylor Hollywood corner to complete the scoring. Crystal Allen claimed the shut-out in goal.

The Hawks will await their first-round play-off opponent to be announced on Tuesday. Details of the game-time, and prices will be updated on this website on Tuesday evening. Thanks to all those who came out to cheer on the Hawks today.


 

 

November 12, 2013

Hawks Finish Strong

Cypress, CA - The Hawks continued to build towards the post-season with a 3-2 victory at Cypress College having sealed their tenth consecutive Orange Empire Conference Championship last Friday against Irvine Valley. 

Today's match up was a typically hard-fought contest on a difficult playing surface.  Cypress took the lead from a header back across Keeper Crystal Allen around the 15 minute mark. The Hawks responded with Kirsten Martin heading home a flighted cross mid-way though the half. Minutes later Jenny Konishi found Sam Jones to make it 2-1 and that was the score as the teams went in to the break.

Both teams continued to push in search of goals, and on 65 minutes Cypress capitalized to pull the scores even. The Hawks again responded and Jones stepped up again, cutting inside and driving the ball off the inside of the post to score the winner. The Hawks closed out the game to bring their league record to 13-1-1, and overall record to 16-1-2 .

SCC play next at home to Norco College on Friday, November 15th. Kick-off is at 1pm. Thanks to the all travelling Hawks fans who got behind the team today.


 

 

November 8, 2013

Hawks Down Lasers

Orange, CA - The Hawks continue to progress with a commanding performance against the visiting Irvine Lasers team. Irvine came in to the contest having already won 10 games this season but were no match for the Hawks on the day. SCC have had seven different scorers in the last 3 games, but the day belonged to Jenny Konishi who scored 5 times to take her tally to 18 for the season.

Also getting on the scoreboard were Andrea Najera who guided a header back across the keeper from a Celly Ruiz serve. Mandi Willis rounded the keeper to score and Sam Jones hit a powerful drive from distance in the 8-0 win. The Lasers continued to push forward for a goal to the end but the Hawks, led at the back by Jamie Smith and Shauna Salcido, looked strong.

The Hawks play next at Cypress College on Tuesday, November 12th at 3pm. Thanks to all those who came out to cheer on the Hawks today.


 

 

​November 5, 2013

Road Win

Huntington Beach, CA - Two early goals were enough to give the Hawks their 14th win of the season  against an improved Golden West team. Jenny Konishi scored the first goal, latching on to a long ball, firing at the keeper and then following in on the rebound herself to put the Hawks a goal up. Shortly afterwards, Celly Ruiz followed in on another Konishi strike, to rifle the ball in to the top of the net from the edge of the 18 yards box. Crystal Allen then made a fine save and the Hawks went in to the break two goals up.

The SCC backline was again resolute in the second period and the Hawks continued to threaten going forward without adding to their goal tally. The backline and Allen completed the shut-out and now prepare for the visit of Irvine Valley on Friday, November 8th at 3pm. Thanks to all those who came out to cheer on the Hawks today.


 

 

November 1, 2013

 Five Star Hawks

Orange, CA - The Hawks again looked convincing in front of goal despite a lack-luster first half, and some fine second-half saves from the Santa Ana keeper. Sam Jones put the Hawks on their way in the first period, following a good serve by Shauna Salcido. Jenny Konishi then came off the bench to score the second and SCC went in to the break two goals up.

A far more cohesive second-half performance followed and Amanda Gomez slotted the ball away for the third as Konishi turned provider. The Hawks continued to push forward and Mandi Willis turned in a tight space and struck the ball across the keeper for the fourth. Salcido then got in on the goal-scoring act herself firing in to the top corner from distance to complete a 5- 0 victory.

The Hawks play next at Golden West College on Tuesday, November 5th. Kick-off is a 1pm. Thanks to all those who turned out to support SCC today.


 

 

​October 25, 2013

Hawks Turn On Goal-Scoring Power

Fullerton, CA - In a performance that the Hawks have been threatening for the last two weeks, SCC scored 5 goals in each half. The Hawks started brightly and never looked back against a spirited Fullerton team that battled throughout. Reanne Macon opened the scoring early, weaving her way through the Fullerton back-line. Sam Jones scored the second with a powerful strike from the top of the box after being set-up by Amanda Gomez. Macon then turned provider as Gomez scored the third. Amanda Willis rose above the keeper to head the fourth and Jenny Konishi closed out the scoring for the half after good work by Celly Ruiz.

More of the same followed in the second period, with Andrea Najera and Sam Jones combining twice for goals and Najera scoring her hat-trick when sent through by Monica Ramirez. Jones tallied again from a Kaitlin Gishwaller cross. Fullerton pulled a goal back but the Hawks were to have the last word as Willis made it ten.

The Hawks play next at home to District rival Santa Ana College on Friday, November 1st at 3pm. Thank you to all those who came out to cheer on the team today.


 

 

October 22, 2013

 Hawks 3, Pirates 1

Orange, CA - The Hawks dominated for long periods against a competitive Pirate team in what was an entertaining contest. Orange Coast could have opened the scoring early, but the ball came back off of the cross bar following a shot from distance. From that point on, it was the Hawks who took control. First Andrea Najera squared for Amanda Gomez after 10 minutes to put the Hawks ahead. The Coast keeper then twice came up big for the Pirates to deny Gomez and Jenny Konishi. In between time, Crystal Allen made a fine save to keep the Pirates off the scoreboard. Around the 38 minute mark, the Hawks went 2-0 up with Najera again the provider, this time for Konishi. 

The Hawks started the second period strongly and a third goal duly arrived. After some neat interplay, Gomez created the opening for Konishi to take advantage of and she calmly slotted the ball past the keeper. Mid-way through the half, Coast pulled a goal back when defender Shannon Haley was challenged in possession from behind, and the Coast forward went through to break in on goal. Haley did not return to the game. With 10 minutes remaining, Konishi was pulled down for a penalty but the Hawks could not capitalize as the ball came back off the upright. SCC then closed out the remaining minutes to claim the victory. 

 Next up for the Hawks is Fullerton College away on Friday, October 25th at 3pm. Thanks to all those who came out to support the Hawks today.


 

 

October 18, 2013

 Santiago Canyon 3, Saddleback 0

Orange, CA - The Hawks beat a determined Saddleback team 3-0 with a much improved display in front of their home crowd as the visiting Gaucho's conceded three goals for the first time this season. Jenny Konishi opened the scoring after 20 minutes following good work from Andrea Najera. Minutes later Najera hit the upright and she was on hand again to cross for Sam Jones to finish for the second goal.

SCC came out after the break looking for the third goal, but had to wait until mid-way through the half. Again it was Konishi who scored this time with an assist from Mandi Willis. The Hawks closed out the contest relatively comfortably and now prepare for the visit of Orange Coast on Tuesday, October 22nd. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks to all those who came out to cheer on the Hawks today.

 


 

 

October 15, 2013

Santiago Canyon 7, Norco 0

Norco, CA - SCC dominated the Mustangs from the kick-off, with Jenny Konishi the provider for Amanda Gomez to open the scoring on 5 minutes. The Mustangs dug in defensively but Jordyn Belanto doubled the lead on the half-hour mark with a crisp finish. Konishi then put the Hawks 3 goals up just before the break.

More was to follow in the second period, with goals from Andrea Najera (2), Mandi Willis and Lauren Lastra. Crystal Allen and Djuna Santoyo shared the shut-out in goal in what was a good all-round team performance.

Up next for the Hawks are Saddleback College on Friday, October 18th. Kick-off is at 3pm at SCC.


 

 

​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.​


 

 

​October 8, 2013

 Hawks 2, IVC 0

Irvine, CA - Two second-half goals settled the contest. The Hawks could find neither a high enough energy level nor the quality in a tepid first half performance. Despite that, SCC should have been ahead early. Jenny Konishi had a good chance saved when through one on one with the keeper, and Mandi Willis also rounded the keeper to roll the ball across the face of the goal and wide.

The Hawks went up a gear in the second half against an improved Irvine Laser team. Amanda Gomez crossed for Andrea Najera to score and the result never really looked in doubt from that point on. Gomez then hit the post before a long range strike from Monica Ramirez put the Hawks two goals up. Celly Ruiz struck the upright from distance and Kirsten Martin was ruled offside to cancel out a third goal. The Hawks closed out the game comfortably.

Santiago Canyon College play next at home to Cypress College on Friday, October 11th. Kick-off is at 3pm.


 

 

​October 4, 2013

 Hawks 1, Rustlers o

Orange, CA - Despite a windswept day spoiling the game as a spectacle, this match against a resurgent Golden West team, turned out to be an intriguing contest. The Hawks dominated proceedings in the first period but couldn't find the quality in front of goal to make the difference.  SCC started the second half well and Jenny Konishi latched on to a ball in behind the Rustlers back line by Shannon Haley. Konishi rounded the keeper to put the Hawks a goal up. Golden West grew in to the game and, with the elements in their favor, began to gain ground territorially. However, the Santiago Canyon backline was strong and Djuna Santoyo claimed the shut-out with one save.

Santiago Canyon play next away at Irvine Valley College, on Tuesday October 8th. Thanks to all those who came out to cheer on the Hawks today.


 

 

October 1, 2013

 Hawks Down Dons

Santa Ana, CA -  The Hawks won on the road 3-0 against a spirited Santa Ana team at the new facility at Santa Ana College. The Dons had previously played on arguably the best playing surface in the Orange Empire Conference but are now proud users of a new turf field with accompanying bleachers.

The playing surface was inconsequential to the Hawks who began at a high tempo and continually threatened. Around the half hour-mark Jenny Konishi opened the scoring, and Andrea Najera doubled the lead shortly before the break. The Hawks began the second period as they had started the first, and Konishi fired home the third to seal the contest after good work from Sam Jones. Djuna Santoyo claimed the shut-out.

Santiago Canyon College play next at home to Golden West College on Friday, October 4th. Kick-off is at 3pm.


 

 

​September 24, 2013

 Hawks Take Sting Out of the Hornets

Orange, CA - A convincing 4- 0 win over a tenacious Fullerton team was most notable for the number of opportunities the Hawks did not convert rather than the ones they did. SCC averaged an attempt on goal every 3 minutes but only scored from 4 of those chances with 2 goals from Sam Jones, and one each from Jordan Belanto, and Jenny Konishi.

The Hawks started brightly and took an early lead when Jones side-footed the ball back across the keeper from a serve by Andrea Najera. Ten minutes later Najera found Amanda Gomez whose strike on goal was parried and Jones was on hand to make it 2 -0. Belanto then made it 3- 0 with a left-footed finish and the Hawks went in to the break looking comfortable.

More of the same was on tap for the second period, but a combination of poor finishing and some good goal-keeping denied the Hawks from running away with the contest. Konishi found an opening late in the game to coolly slot underneath the keeper as the entire Hawks squad saw time on the field.

The Hawks play next on Tuesday, October 1st at 1pm away at Santa Ana College. An entry of $5 will be charged at the game. Thanks to all those who came out to cheer on the Hawks today.


 

 

​September 20, 2013

Santiago Canyon College 2, Orange Coast 0

 Costa Mesa, CA - The Hawks continue to progress with a worthy 2 - 0 win away at a Orange Coast.

The first period was tight with each team battling hard but unable to create many clear goal-scoring opportunities.

In the second half, the Hawks upped the tempo and could have won by more if any of several penalty appeals had been awarded. Kirsten Martin put the visitors in front ten minutes after the break, and Amanda Gomez added the second shortly after from a knockdown by Sam Jones. Around the seventy minute mark, the Coast team were reduced to ten players. By that time though, the damage had been done.

Thanks to the travelling Hawks who came out to cheer on the team today. SCC will play next at home to Fullerton College at 3pm on Tuesday, September 24th.


 

 

​September 17, 2013

Tie on the Road

Mission Viejo, CA - The visiting Hawks had to settle for a point away at Saddleback College. On a tight field, the game at times became a set-piece competition and the Hawks were ultimately punished for not converting their pressure in to goals.

SCC started brightly and Sam Jones headed against the crossbar from a Olivia Bowen cross. Bowen then put the Hawks one goal up with a long serve that the Saddleback keeper could not keep out.  SCC continued to press with Jenny Konishi, Amanda Gomez and Mandi Willis all creating chances. Despite numerous opportunities Santiago Canyon went in to the break just one goal-up.

After half-time the Hawks continued to push, and Konishi fired over from close range from a Sam Jones knock down. Mid-way through the second -half, Saddleback began to find some set-pieces of their own and equalized with a shot from just inside the box around the 70 minute mark. Crystal Allen then came up big for the Hawks with a fine save, before Celly Ruiz created some space for herself and fired at the keeper.

Ultimately, it wasn't enough for SCC to claim maximum points against an improved Saddleback team.

Next up for the Hawks is another  road-trip to Orange Coast College. Kickoff is at 3pm on Friday, September 20th.


 

 

​September 11, 2013

 Hawks 5, Pirates 2

Orange, CA -   Santiago Canyon concluded their pre-season schedule with a victory over the visiting Ventura Pirates. The game had a lack-luster start with both teams struggling to maintain possession and energy levels low. The Hawks scored first with a goal by Taylor Hollywood from a corner mid-way through the first half. Ventura responded and equalized ten minutes later with a scrambled goal from a free-kick. Hollywood then scored again with a beautiful strike from distance and the Hawks went in to the break up two goals to one.  

SCC  started the second half much brighter and with  higher energy levels. The Hawks looked far more comfortable in possession and scored a third through Celly Ruiz just five minutes in to the second period. Sam Jones scored the fourth from the penalty spot after she was brought down in the area. Ventura again rallied, and a swivel and shot from the edge of the box pulled the Pirates a goal back. Shannon Haley then capitalized to head home the fifth goal and the Hawks saw the rest of the game out comfortably.

Next up for SCC is their opening game of the Orange Empire Conference away at Saddleback College. Kick-off is 3pm on Tuesday, September 17th. Thanks to all those who turned out in support of the Hawks today.


 

 

​September 7, 2013

Rams 1, Hawks 1

Fresno, CA - The Hawks battled to a tie away at Fresno City College in extreme heat. Crystal Allen kept the home team off the board with a fine save early on. Andrea Najera hit the upright when through with the keeper to beat and then just before the break the Hawks broke the deadlock. Jenny Konishi rounded the keeper, and then was pulled down and Lauren Lastra scored from the spot.

The Rams equalized ten minutes in to the second half with a firm strike across the keeper. With 5 minutes remaining, the Hawks were denied a second penalty when Mandi Willis split two defenders and was through on goal but the Hawks had to settle for a tie.

  SCC play next at home to Ventura College on Wednesday, September 11th at 4pm.


 

 

​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.