Local sports supporter proposes plan for new recreational park
Felton resident John Golder is a lifelong sports enthusiast who says his three sons benefited immensely from participating in sports when they were growing up. Throughout Golder’s own extensive participation in sports and recreation as a coach, player, and club president, he was often frustrated by a lack of playing space available. Because of this, Golder has spent the past 20 years cataloguing and seeking to combat what he calls Santa Cruz's “parks deficit.”
Read the full article in the Good Times
Jaws 99 Blue place 2nd at the District 2 Fall Cup Girls U12 Copper division
- November 2011: Jaws 99 Blue played for the title game, tied in regulation and overtime, but lost in a shootout. This is their first year as a team.
Maria Andrea Azmitia, Zoe Bertschi-Berkowitz, Veryan Brown, Kealoha Fernandez, Natalie Gigarjian, Leah Grotzinger, Rachel Hendsbee, Jade Hickey, Anna Kazimi, Ericela Sahagun, Amelia Salzman, Anna Schroeck, Clare Tershy, Baylie Turner,
Coaches: Michael Vahradian and Jerry Grotzinger.
Santa Cruz Sharks 98 BU13 place 1st at District Cup Nov 19-20, 2011
- Sharks98 won all four games to place 1st at District Cup!
Team: Sharks 98
From front, left to right are: Harrison Hammig-Gerwin, Charley Keys McKay, Adam Freed, Jules Hearn, Xavier Prochaska, Nathan Fish, Matthew Berrios, Nick Lynd, Nathan Friedman, Finn Senkier, Greg McMillan, Kai Haruyama, Connor Rode, Coach Tony, Nic Dillon,
Coaches: Coach Xavier and Coach John.
Not pictured: Julien Hernandez, Jasper Sloss
Jaws 99 White keeps 1st place in SC - 1st place, 2011 Santa Cruz Classic
- U12 Jaws team defeated the Rocklin Hot Tamales, 2-0 in over time, to secure 1st place in this years Santa Cruz Classic. The girls produced a complete team effort, threw out all 4 games, scoring 7 goals, while only allowing 1!
Team: Jaws 99 White
Coaches: Mark Hockett / Poul Schiebel
Top Row: Olivia Rasmussen, Maia Maltese, Gina Gwiazda, Isabella Hockett, Anika Lindley, Sophia Magliato, Maddie Lipscomb.
Middle Row: Abbey Meck, Grace Schiebel.
Bottom Row: Morgan Eidam, Kiana Brewer, Georgia Deppmeier, Eden Edwards, Haley Jones, Olivia Ross.
SCCYSC Jaws 99 Finish Season Strong
2010 – SCCYSC Jaws 99 White ends season strong with several accomplishments including: 1st Watsonville Soccer Central Indoor League, 1st Almaden Halloween Classic, 1st UCSC Slugfest, and 3rd District Cup (Silver), 4th CCSL (Silver) out of 9 teams.
SCCYSC Jaws 96 - Silver Medals at District Cup
2010 - SCCYSC Jaws 96 finished the year with a Silver medal performance at District Cup. The Jaws girls won their group in convincing fashion with two wins and a tie, but lost in the final to the San Jose Sol.
SV/SLV SC Mirage takes first
Fall 2010 - The U15G Mirage team secured first place in the CCSL Copper League ending the season with an 8-1-1 record. Congratulations to coach Enrique Reyes and all of the players for a job well done.
SV/SLV SC Pride wins silver division
Fall 2010 – U13G team, the Pride, finished first in CYSA Cal Soccer League, Silver B division. In tournament play, the Pride took first in the CYSA District II Cup defeating Mid-Peninsula Strikers in overtime 3-2.
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US Soccer Federation News & Features - feature Santa Cruz Breakers player from Watsonvile in their "Academy Performers of the Week: Oct. 12, 2009"
October 12, 2009: Christian Diaz of the U-17/18 Santa Cruz County Breakers Academy team scored his first three goals of the season in a 7-2 victory over the U-17/18 Cal Odyssey Academy team. The Watsonville, California native netted the hat trick in his team’s first win of the 2009-10 season. The Breakers will close out the October schedule with a match against DeAnza Force on Oct. 25th. (See article in US Soccer News and Features)
U19 SCC Breakers
88 Soccer Team Win Unprecedented 5th State
3, 2008 Morgan Hill, CA - The Santa Cruz County Breakers 88 soccer team won
their third consecutive State Championship this afternoon beating Placer United
Gold 4-1 in the U19 CYSA-N State Finals in Morgan Hill Sports Complex. It is the
Breakers 88 and fifth Championship in six years, a feat never before
accomplished by a boys youth soccer team in Northern California, the victory
earns the Breakers 88 their sixth trip to the US Youth Soccer Association Far
West Regional Tournament in Hawaii.
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Simon Evans opened the scoring after
30 minute of hard fought soccer on a rebound from a low driven shot from 25
yards out by Jose Gonzalez. Erik Espinoza doubled the tally before half time on
a penalty kick after being taken down in the box after a superb run through the
Placer defense. The third goal came middle of the second half when Jose Gonzalez
volleyed a ball out of the air past a diving Placer keeper. Jerry Marmolejo, who
has scored five goals in this tournament, scored the final Breakers goal when he
curled a shot around an on-rushing defender just inside the far post.
select soccer team coached for the past 9 years by Bob Poser and Bob Evans
on June 15th to vie for it’s first birth
in the USYSA National Championship in North Little
Rock Arkansas, July
U18 BREAKERS 88B WIN FOURTH CYSA-N STATE CHAMPIONSHIP; BIRTH TO FIFTH USYSA REGIONALS!
April 29, 2007 – Livermore, CA. The U18 boys Santa Cruz County Breaker Soccer team won their fourth State Championship today. It is the Breakers 88B fourth CYSA-N championship in five years and results in their fifth trip to the United States Youth Soccer Association Far West Regional Tournament, where the boys were semifinalists in 2006 (losing 1—0 to three three-time National Champions Arsenal from Cal South. The Breakers 88 B beat the San Juan Thunder 3-2 on Sunday in a double overtime, ‘barn-burner’ of a match.
Read the whole story!
Santa Cruz Breakers 88G pose
with Mia Hamm!!!
This wonderful photo of the Santa Cruz Breakers 88G with Mia Hamm was taken in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the girls played at the College Showcase during the Women's College Cup Final this weekend. Breakers 88G had a great weekend and showed very well in front of many college coaches. After this weekend, about half of the players have been contacted and recruited by college coaches to play at their school.
The Breakers 88G played against Colorado State Cup finalist, Real Colorado and beat them 4-0. The second game finished 0-0 against the Ohio State Champs, Cleveland Cobras, and on day 3 they lost against Virginia State Champs, Virginia Beach FC.
The team attended both semifinals of the Women's College Cup and the final between North Carolina and Notre Dame. It was a great experience for our club! Our Breakers teams will go again to this tournament in the future.
Breakers Earn Invite to Elite Switzerland Tournament to take on some of the best teams in the world!
The 88 Boys Breakers are traveling to Switzerland for the Professional Youth Academy!
Visit the 2007 Torneo Internazionale di Bellinzona website at http://www.torneobellinzona.ch/website.asp
Click on ‘Squadre’ to see participating Professional Clubs and ‘Scheda’ for images of each team!
If your Italian isn't too good, here is a story about the team in the USSoccer SuperY web site.
Scott Weyland will all be honored with the highest award of the California Soccer Association North.
Scott is a FIFA Assistant Referee meaning he has been certified by FIFA to referee international competitive matches. He has recently scaled back some. FIFA has an age limit of 45 to do international matches.
He is also a College National Referee.
All of that international level experience and you will also see Scott refing a U12 rec game. Locally he is a mentor and an ambassador to the referee in our area.
U16 Breakers have high hopes for National Cup
The Santa Cruz County Breakers Blue 89 U16 boys soccer team will board a plane Wednesday and head to the National Cup in Greensboro, N.C., where the team is scheduled to compete as one of 25 select U.S. Club Soccer regional champion teams.
Most of the Breakers are from low-income families in Watsonville and after paying for a trip to their regional competition in San Bernardino, they are relying on support from the community to help make their dreams come true.
The estimated cost per player to attend the Cup is $1,000 and there are 18 kids on the team.
To make a tax-deductible contribution to the team, call coach Abel Abrego at 246-3748, or send a check made out to SCC Breakers 89 attention Yolanda Ponce at P.O. Box 2024, Watsonville, CA, 95077-2024
Read more in the Santa Cruz Sentinal - July 25th, 2006
Jose Gonzalez named the 2006 ADIDAS ESP GOLDEN BOOT AWARD WINNER
July 11, 2006. Windsor, CT.
Jose Gonzalez, Santa Cruz County Breaker 88 Blue midfielder, was named the 2006 ADIDAS ESP GOLDEN BOOT AWARD WINNER.
This is a very prestigious award given to the highest goal scorer at top competitions. He was also selected for the Adidas ESP All-Star team for the second year in a row.
Read more About the Adidas-ESP award...and other famous winners!
View the 2006 Team Rosters ALL-STARS
This is amazing news for Jose as well as our Club and community!
Breakers U16s move on to National Cup
The Under-16 Santa Cruz County 89 Breakers Blue boys soccer team won the U.S. Club Soccer Region E tournament June 20 to advance to the National Cup, July 28-31 in Greensboro, N.C
Read more in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 27th, 2006
Breakers 88 Blue win third state soccer title in four years
The U17 SCC Breakers 88 Blue Boys Select Soccer Team won the U17 CYSA-North State Championship this afternoon by beating the River City Thunder team from Sacramento 2-1.
Read full story on SCC Breakers web site - May 7th, 2006
More Breakers News can be read on the SCC Breakers Site
Breaker Gonzalez Departs For Slovakia With US 18 Men's National Team
First Breaker Player to Play for
US U18 Men's National team!
Read the news article in US Soccer.com
Larry Biggam (past SCCYSL President) awarded the State Girls Coach Of the Year!
Michele Wright (SCCYSL Registrar) was in Sacramento March 13th, for the CYSA-N COY luncheon today, at which Larry Biggam was awarded State Girls Coach of the Year! Congratulations!
SC Coach Felipe Jauregui a finalist for Positive Coaching Award
Congratulations to Felipe, who coached a Boys U14 team last year. Felipe was nominated by a group of his team parents, who filled out forms provided by the Positive Coaching Alliance on their website (www.positivecoach.org). Felipe is one of 20 finalists from around the country for their National Youth Sports Awards, honoring coaches who most exemplify the spirit and practice of positive coaching.
Read more here!
Paul Holocher moving on to Cal Poly
Paul Holocher, who leaves a trail of soccer success from the youth fields of Aptos and Watsonville to the NCAA Division III men's program at UC Santa Cruz, has accepted the job of head men's soccer coach at D-I Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Along with guiding the Slugs to a 109-24-8 record and a D-III national championship game appearance in his seven years, Holocher took the youth programs of the county to another level. He started The Catalyst Soccer Club in 1999 and has played a major role in the Premier Futbol Club of Santa Cruz County and the Santa Cruz County Youth Soccer League during his near-decade in the county.
Read the whole article: Santa Cruz Sentinel, 1/31/06
SV/SLV Pride win Delgado championship,
nearly capture class 1 D2Cup
The class 3, u13g Pride rolled to an undefeated league championship producing 31 goals while conceding only 1. Buoyed by both their championship and an overall 17-2-2 record, the Pride was then invited to play in the class 1 district cup. Two wins and a tie earned the Pride a spot in the championship match. Although a 0-1 defeat in the final left the team just short of the ultimate objective, the squad more than proved their quality.
“Perhaps were just naïve, or stubborn, but for us to compete with, and at times dominate, class 1 opposition, was an impressive display. All credit to the girls, because they play their hearts out every match."
- Coach Bret Gillis
More info on the Pride can be found at www.pridesoccer.org.
Turning the tide
Soccer can teach things like teamwork and kicking skills, but for a group of Aptos girls, the lesson learned this season was even more important.
Two years ago, members of the Aptos Tide Girls U15 Division 3 soccer team were last place in their league, which covers Santa Cruz County, San Jose, Santa Clara and Los Gatos.
The girls had never won a game and had more goals scored against them than any other team.
But the girls were tough and, along with their coaches, Adam Bryant and Henry Tushar and team manager Ericka Glaum, refused to give up.
Instead they committed to staying to together and working hard.
It obviously paid off.
This month, the team won the CYSA District 2 League Championship.
Members of this hard-working group include Amy Barr, Emily Biagini-Lee, Hannah Bryant, Lauren Conway, Kaily Dorfman, Marli Glaum, Brianna Murtha, Alexandra Naess, Olivia Nelson, Nicene Porter, Hallie Jacobs, Kaylor Salazar, Lamiya Alvarez-Webster, Molly Smith, Taylor Tushar, Catherine Weldon, Kali Schmidt and Karina Shore.
Good job, girls.
Santa Cruz Sentinel Dec. 2005
Santa Cruz County Breakers Super Y League Tournament Summaries
We came up short in the Championship game against the Michigan Wolves, but it was an exciting event and we really enjoyed every minute of it. We were able to play and compete with the top teams in the USA and Canada and It was a great enviroment for our kids to get National playing experience.
We are very happy to learn that our goalkeeper Cesar Rocha, who a year ago was still playing recreational soccer, made the North American Finals ODP Select Team. Our first Y League experience provided our team with national exposure and we are grateful for that.
SCC Breakers U13B Head Coach
Breakers Down Chicago
Day 4 of the 2005 Super Y-League: The Santa Cruz Breakers U-14 Boys Soccer Team defeated the #1-ranked team in the nation, the Chicago Magic, 1-0 in the semifinals of the 2005 Super Y-League North American Finals in Tampa, Florida.
The match, held in the University of South Florida soccer stadium, was an extremely even, hard-fought affair until midway through the second half when Christian Diaz volleyed in a loose ball on a corner kick. Cesar Rocha played an incredible game in goal, recording his fourth shutout in a row. Head Coach German Plaza called the match a great team victory as all the team contributed.
Breakers Make It to North American Semifinals!
November 20, 2005 - The U-14 Santa Cruz County breakers posted their 3rd victory in as many days at the North American Super Y-League 2005 Finals by defeating the South Jersey Barons 4-0 in Tampa, Florida today. The Breakers scored early when Rodrigo Plaza put in a penalty kick five minutes into the match. Christian Diaz scored at the 19 minute mark, off an assist from Juan Arteaga. Two minutes later Esau Barrientos scored off an assist from Andrew Weyland. The Breakers’ final goal came from a rocket-shot from the foot of Benkay Kajihara in the 41st minute. Goalkeeper Cesar Rocha and the Breaker defense have been perfect so far in the tournament with three shutouts to their credit.
Breakers Make It Two in a Row in Tampa.
November 19, 2005 - The Santa Cruz County Breakers won their second match in as many days by beating the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 at the Super Y league 2005 North American Finals, played at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Anthony Gooch placed a laser-like shot in the upper corner of the net from 30 yards out in the 11th minute and that was enough to give the Breakers the win. The defensive play of Alex Biggam, Ignacio Frias, and Frederik Carrillo was outstanding.
U13B SCC Breakers Undefeated in Pool Play at 2005 Super Y League National Championship
Breakers Win Opener in Tampa
November 18, 2005 - The Santa Cruz Breakers opened play at the 2005 Super Y League North American Finals in Tampa, Florida with a 2-0 victory over the Mequon Football Club from Madison, Wisconsin. Esau Barrientos vollied in a header from Christian Diaz in the first half. Javier Diaz-Rodriguez scored an insurance goal with 7 minutes to go off an assist by Miguel Acero. The Breakers were led defensively by Andrew Weyland and Frederik Carrillo. Next match for the U-14 Breakers is against the Vancouver Whitecaps.
SCC Breakers Soccer Club Ranked #2 in the Nation!
The SCC Breakers Soccer Club has been nationally
recognized as the #2 Elite Soccer Club in the United
States by the Super Y League in it's 2005 Regular Season Club Awards!
This is a testament to our Club's commitment to excellence
both on and off the field as well as the professionalized
atmosphere we are creating for our County's most committed
youth soccer players. Coupled with our strong collaboration
with the Positive Coaching Alliance we continue to provide
the highest level of both soccer and enriching youth sports
experience. As Matt Wiebe, the SYL Director, stated
this award demonstrates the Breakers Soccer Club represents
one of those elite soccer clubs that '...consistently
succeed not only on the field but off the field as well'.
We should all take pride that our grass roots approach to player
and person development is being recognized by such a well known national
playing league. Also, we should all realize this does not happen without
very committed individuals. Commitment that comes, on occasion, at
the expense of time with their families, jobs and own teams.
One such person to whom we should all be enormously grateful is Bob
Evans, our SCC Breakers SYL administrator. Without his commitment to our
club's SYL administration, our club and those who work so hard in it would
not have received such wonderful recognition. Bob, job well done!
U13 Breakers take third in California
The Santa Cruz County Breakers Under-13 boys
club soccer team placed third at the California Cup tournament
in Sacramento, playing in 100 degree heat!
story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel 7/21/05
The Santa Cruz County Breakers under-19 boys
soccer team won both its games to claim the Super Youth League Pacific Division and advance to the North
American Finals in Mercer County, N.J., Aug. 4-7! Congratulations
story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel 7/20/05
Gonzalez selected for European soccer tour
After Jose Gonzalez played at the regional championships
in Idaho for his club team, the U16
Santa Cruz Breakers Blue,
Gonzalez flew directly to Connecticut for the Adidas Elite
Soccer Program. There he was selected from 144 campers to
play for a team that will travel in Europe in spring 2006. See story in Santa Cruz Sentinal 7/17/05
Soccer: U19 Breakers making waves
The Santa Cruz County Breakers under-19 Super Youth League
boys team, loaded with area high school and college standouts,
is two wins away from securing its first trip to the North
American Finals in Mercer County, N.J., Aug. 4-7. The North American Finals features the best Super Y-League
teams from throughout the United States and Canada. The Super
Y-League, part of the United Soccer Leagues, is one of the
highest levels of youth soccer in the nation.See story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel 7/16/05
SYL Clutch Performances
of Week 16
SCC Breakers (CA) and City Islanders (PA) earn honors The U16 Girls SCC Breakers edged the first-place
Santa Rosa United to pull even with them atop the table at
6-2-0 on the season Thursday. Mayra Cruz-Marin and Jeannine
Schumacher scored in the win.See story in United Soccer Leagues
Alvarez headlines strong new soccer class at UCSC
UC Santa Cruz men’s soccer coach Paul
Holocher (who is also SCCYSL's Coaching Director)
hopes he will not repeat last year’s
second place Division III NCAA finish. As Holocher brings
eight talented freshmen recruits under his wing, he sets
his sights on the championship. Julian Alvarez, star striker
of Santa Cruz High’s 2004-2005 team will share Holocher’s
goal. See full article in the Santa
Cruz Sentinel - July 1, 2005.
Soccer in the Sand!
ever Sand Soccer Championship for kids and adults in Northern
California was a great success with about 680 players on
68 teams meeting in Santa Cruz from as far away as Florida.
all about it!
Morgan Hill City seeking firms to build sports complex for
...The proposed complex on Condit
Road will replace the city's youth soccer fields where
high-level regional soccer tournaments put on by the California
Youth Soccer Association take place. Morgan Hill officials
said they want to build a new complex to largely serve
their own city's youth.
CYSA players from as far away
as Burlingame, Monterey, Santa Cruz and Pleasanton have
been playing at the Morgan Hill fields for years, but by
the end of 2005 construction of the new public-private
complex will force the several thousand tournament players
to find other fields.
CYSA officials have already begun
looking at other field space, most notably acreage next
to Morgan Hill's Ann Sobrato High School, about eight miles
north of the city's complex...
Read entire article:
Jose Mercury News: Thu, Feb. 03, 2005
Positive Coaching Alliance on KUSP's Talk Of The Bay
On Monday Feb 21, Cori Houston, Tony Sloss
and Todd Tsukushi were invited discuss positive coaching
on KUSP's "Talk Of The Bay" with
host Bonnie Jean Primbsch.You can hear the show at the KUSP archives:
http://www.kusp.org/shows/totb.html Monday, February 21.
Able Abrego, Coach for the SCC Breakers 89B -
U15 Boys Class 1 was awarded District II Boys Coach of the
Year at the state AGM.