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.