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Men's Soccer 2018 Season Wrap Up

team group shot in yosemite

The Santa Rosa Junior College Men's Soccer team scheduled the most competitive games available in California this past season. It can be a gamble, but this creates a very competitive practice environment, keeps everyone sharp, and development is fast. We did not win every game, but we competed in every game and prepared players for this level and the next.

On October 20th, the team traveled to the majestic Yosemite Valley for an overnight trip to hike the iconic Mist Trail. We spent quality time together as a team, revisited team goals, and built fellowship. Unfortunately, the season was interrupted for the second consecutive year because of devastating forest fires in Butte County causing poor air quality in our county. While this was a disruption, it makes you appreciate the opportunity to compete and belong to something special as a collegiate team. The team was flexible and never complained during this difficult time and we did the best we could to prepare for a playoff game while only being able to practice indoors.

We finished the season as the no. 14 seed in northern California, earning us a playoff game on the road against no. 3 seed Taft Community College. We had an enjoyable six hour bus ride to Bakersfield the night before the game. We played a spirited game and entered half time down.  During the second half, we played hard, scoring to make the game competitive, but eventually lost 1-3. We competed hard and never gave up during a tough game and environment.

The 2018 team was an eager group of coachable young men. The team is graduating six sophomores and five are planning to continue playing soccer. We are returning a strong freshmen class and are excited for the 2019 season.

Men's Soccer is honored and grateful for the ongoing support of the SRJC administrators, faculty and staff, as well as the enduring support of local businesses and the larger community.

Final Overall Record: 10-8-1

Big Eight Conference Record: 5-2-1

Academic All Big 8

SRJC Team MVP's

SRJC CAPTAINS

1st Team All-Conference Big 8

2nd Team All-Conference Big 8

Golden Boot Award (Most Goals)

Pat Kinahan Blue Collar Memorial Award

Danny Bree Award

Goal of the Year

  • David Luis (Petaluma) – Opening goal vs Merritt – 25 Yard Laser

Red Shirt of the Year

  • Jordy Ortiz (Petaluma)

Five Players Moving on to Four Year Schools

team photo