(Orange, CA) -- For the fourth time in program history and second year in a row, the Santiago Canyon College (SCC) Women’s Soccer team has claimed the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Women’s Soccer State Championship.
Forward Brianna Diaz (Anaheim, CA) delivered a pair of crosses from each side of the goal for second-half scores by forward Tara Hansel (Corona, CA) in the 58th minute and midfielder Ashley Roskelly (Placentia, CA) in the 72nd minute as SCC posted a 2-0 victory over San Diego Mesa College on Dec. 8, at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA. Diaz ended the season with 12 assists, while the goals were Hansel’s ninth and Roskelly’s eighth this year.
Led by head coach Ian Woodhead, SCC finished with a 19-3-2 record.
“Both the coaching staff and athletic trainers deserve tremendous credit for their quality and detail, but in the end, it was the heart of this team that made the difference in the play-offs,” said Woodhead. “Backs against the wall, and written-off by many, the entire squad rose to the occasion each and every time to take the SCC Women’s Soccer program to new heights.”
SCC had 12 shots in each half and held a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks, with six occurring in the second half.
About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves more than 17,000 credit and noncredit students each semester. In 2017, SCC was ranked No. 13 among the 50 Best Community Colleges in the U.S. by College Choice and is currently ranked No. 3 in California by bestcolleges.com, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.
SCC Women's Soccer Team -- California Community College Athletic Association's
2019 Women’s Soccer State Champions
(Photo credit: Alex Gutierrez)