The Solano Community College Men’s Baseball Team has advanced to the California Community College Super Regionals. Support your team at the Santa Rosa Super Regional, May 10-12!
Interested in learning how to swim or improve your skills? Take advantage of the low cost sessions being offered at SCC’s olympic size pool!
We are offering swimming lessons for all levels and ages as well as adult noon time lap swimming.
Complete the Registration Form, or contact Scott Parish for more information at email@example.com or (707) 863-7848
The 2012 Solano College Women’s Soccer Banquet was held Friday April 26 at Stars Recreation Banquet Facility in Vacaville. The Women’s Soccer team celebrated another successful season. Solano finished with a 11-7-3 overall record and a 9-1-2 Bay Valley Conference record making the playoffs for the 11th consecutive year. Solano College Women’s Soccer has now been in playoffs all 11 years of having a soccer program.
Solano finished the 2012 season in 2nd place, having won the Bay Valley Conference Title the previous 5 years in a row from 2007-2011. During that streak, Solano did not lose a game in 56 straight conference matches.
The Women’s Soccer Team would like to thank the following individuals for their support of the Women’s Soccer team and for attending the awards banquet: President Jowel Laguerre, Board Member Sarah Chapman, Vice President Diane White, Dean/Athletic Director Lily Espinoza, Sam McKinney, Betty Austin, Jesse Branch and Assistant Baseball Coach Bobby Campo. Each guest was recognized and given an award for their support. Solano College’s two assistant soccer coaches, Joe Koller and Jesus Mata were also recognized.
The women’s soccer team was recognized for another great season as each individual player was recognized and awarded. The following team awards were given: MVP Janelle Richards, MVP Offense Sydney Sjoberg, MVP Defense Tara Cooley, Most Improved Karlie Mast, Most Inspirational Bryce Branagan-Franco, Team Captains Krysta Caughman and Janelle Richards, Coaches Award Megan O’Dwyer, Goal of the Year Megan O’Dwyer, Defensive Play of the Year Katie Wright, Academic Award 4.0 GPA Sydney Sjoberg.
Janelle Richards was named midfielder of the year in the Bay Valley Conference. All Conference 1st Team selections were Janelle Richards, Tara Cooley, Karlie Mast and Krysta Caughman. All conference 2nd team selections were Megan O’Dwyer and Bryce Branagan-Franco. Megan O’Dwyer and Janelle Richards were awarded a Bay Valley Conference Academic award for having above a 3.0 GPA during their 2 years.
Janelle Richards was a First Team All State Selection. Janelle Richards and Tara Cooley were First Team All Northern California selections.
Megan O’Dwyer became the first Scholar Academic All-American for Solano in 2012. She attended the NSCAA All-American Banquet in Indianapolis to receive her award. The Women’s Soccer team would like to thank Solano College for their financial support for helping Megan attend this event.
The 2012 Solano Women’s Soccer team along with their trip to Southern California and two pre-season soccer games had the opportunity and experience to see the 2012 Women’s National Team train and play a match in Los Angeles. The US Women’s National Team had just come off winning the Gold Medal in the 2012 Olympics and played Australia in a victory tour.
In 2012, seven players signed on scholarship to continue playing at the 4 year level. This was the most in one season.
Would you like to earn a B.A. in Liberal Studies?
Sonoma State University offers an upper-division program in Vallejo, California leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. The Liberal Studies Solano program offers a wide variety of courses from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences while providing a flexible major through which students may also take courses in other areas of interest. Like more traditional liberal arts majors, the Liberal Studies Solano major is excellent preparation for students interested in a career in teaching or counseling, the legal profession, or business as well as graduate work in the social sciences and the humanities.
Information Sessions will be held:
- April 23: Vallejo Campus
- May 8: Fairfield Campus
SCC Basketball is offering the Dynamic Player Development (DPD) Basketball Clinic for boys and girls grades K -11 starting April 7th.
- Intense development of the basics for offensive play
- Learn to be the best from the Solano College basketball coaches, John Nagle, Matt Borchert and current staff and players
- Strong emphasis on ball control, passing, getting shots, shooting, attacking defenses , decision making and footwork
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The Associated Students of Solano College, SCC’s student government, is calling for candidates in its upcoming elections. Positions available are President and Vice President, Student Trustee, and Legislative Advocate. Forms are available at the Student Development Office, room 1425 across from the Bookstore.
For more information on the student government election process, visit www.solano.edu/assc or contact:
Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fairfield Main Campus, 1400 Building Cafeteria
A free workshop on President Obama’s new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the California Dream act.
Presenter: Attorney Sergio Garcia
For more information call: Nick Cittadino (707) 864-7253
Excerpt from Daily Republic, February 4, 2013 by Mike Corpos
ROCKVILLE — When Megan O’Dwyer first learned she was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Junior College Scholar All-America team, she didn’t fully grasp the magnitude of the award.
By the time the Solano Community College forward/midfielder returned from the NSCAA convention in Indianapolis last weekend, she understood fully what the award meant.
“I didn’t really know what it was,” O’Dwyer said. “One day at practice coach had me sign a release so he could nominate me. Then the first week of (winter) break he told me I was selected to be on the Scholar All-America team.”
According to the NSCAA’s website, an athlete must carry at least a 3.30 grade-point average throughout his or her career, start more than 50 percent of the team’s games and be a significant contributor on the field.
O’Dwyer certainly fit the bill.
“We’re not only talking about the highest level performance in the classroom, but a good player as well,” Falcons coach Jeff Cardinal said. “I know that was the criteria for that award. You could have a 4.0 student but if she didn’t contribute significantly on field, she can’t get that award.”
Cardinal also praised O’Dwyer’s work ethic, noting she hasn’t missed a day of practice or school in two years at Solano.
O’Dwyer was the Falcons’ leading scorer as a freshman in 2011, with 11 goals and 24 points. In 2012, she put up nine goals and 19 points and was a second team All-Bay Valley Conference selection.
“So she scored a good amount of goals in two seasons for Solano,” Cardinal said. “It was a good two seasons for her not only on the field but academically as well.”
O’Dwyer said she currently has a grade-point average of 3.89.
She also said it’s been a whole lot of work to keep up both her grades and her skills on the field.
“It’s crazy. It’s a lot of hard work,” O’Dwyer said. “You make a lot of sacrifices, but I think they outweigh everything. I don’t want to just rely on soccer. . . . More options and more opportunities.”
That said, O’Dwyer said she’ll take a soccer scholarship if she can land one, but she’s also applied to a number of University of California campuses as well.
“She’s basically going through the process right with certain four-year schools to continue playing soccer,” Cardinal said.
As for the Indianapolis trip, O’Dwyer said it was awesome.
“It was one of one of the best experiences of my life,” she said. “It was almost overwhelming with so many coaches and awesome players there.”
She even got to share a moment with U.S. National team great and current soccer broadcaster Julie Foudy.
“I couldn’t believe I was among the best in the country and I got to meet Julie Foudy,” O’Dwyer said. “It was such a cool experience.”
O’Dwyer is just the latest Falcon to earn recognition from the NSCAA.
Solano has three previous All-America selections in Andrea Salvador (2005), Katie Knopp (2008) and Britney Cooper (2009).