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ASSC Newsletter – Fall 2016 #01

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SCC Announces the Solano Hall of Fame Class of 2016

FAIRFIELD, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) will hold the 20th Annual Solano Community College Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo, California.

Solano Community College is proud to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2016:

1. Kenonte Howard, Football 2008-2010
2. Blake Mc Ahren, Football 2007-2009
3. Lovella Asuncion, Volleyball 2006-2008
4. John Canova, Game Announcer 1987-Present
5. Sharonda Watson, Women’s Basketball 2001-2003
6. Candace Holmes, Women’s Basketball 2001 – 2003

Special Recognition Teams:

Women’s Basketball Team 1995-1996
Football 1989-1990

Tickets are $50 . For more information, please contact Claire Gover at

Assistant Solano Soccer Coach Sissi Do Amor Invited to Attend FIFA Congress in Mexico City

Sissi Do Amor, Solano Assistant Soccer coach and former Brazilian super star has been invited to the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City, May 11-13, 2016. This World Soccer congress is a very prestigious event. Sissi was invited to the FIFA congress to play in a “Legends” game that is being initiated by the newly elected FIFA president. There will be a “Legends” game for both men and women. Additionally all invitees, will have the opportunity to meet with the new FIFA president and discuss the status of women’s soccer as well as attending official FIFA activities at the congress.

Sissi do Amor, the former Brazilian National Team Player, who is currently in her third season assisting the Solano College Women’s Soccer team, is the former Golden Boot Award Winner, for scoring the most goals in the 1999 World Cup in the United States and also the Silver Ball Award Winner, the 2nd Most Valuable Player in the 1999 World Cup.

Sissi is regarded among the top 5 Women’s Soccer players of all time in the history of the world. She played in 3 World Cups and 3 Olympics for Brazil. She was recognized by FIFA in the 2015 Women’s World Cup as one of the “Icons” of the women’s game. Sissi was also recognized in the 2015 Women’s World Cup for scoring one of the best goals in World Cup history.

  • 1989 – 2000: Member of the Brazilian Women’s National Soccer Team
  • 1991: Women’s World Cup – China
  • 1995: Women’s World Cup – Sweden
  • 1999: Women’s World Cup – USA
  • 1996: 100th Olympic Games – Atlanta
  • 2000: 101st Olympic Games – Australia


  • 1997: Best Female Futsal Player
  • 1999:  FIFA Golden Boot Award Winner
  • 1999: FIFA Silver Ball Award
  • 1999: FIFA Voted 2nd Best Player in the World
  • 1999: Voted best female player in South America
  • Voted top 5 women’s soccer players of all time in the world

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Sissi is pictured with some of the most famous soccer players in the world including Mia Hamm, Luis Figo, Ronaldinho to name a few. Also, considered one of the best coaches in the world Jose Mourinho.

SCC Softball Clinches BVC Title, Crouse-Feehan Selected BVC Coach of the Year

Fairfield, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) Softball clinches BVC title and will play Sierra College in first round of CCCAA Play offs. Head Coach Crouse-Feehan has been selected as BVC Coach of the Year

The Solano Falcons Softball Team has clinched their 11th consecutive Bay Valley Conference Championship. The team finished the season 23-1 in the BVC. The Falcons overall record is 31-9 and they are currently ranked #12 in Northern California.

The Falcons with the #12 seed will play at #5 Sierra College in Rocklin this weekend in the CCCAA Softball Northern Regional Round 1 on Saturday at 2pm. Game 2 will be played on Sunday at noon. If needed a game 3 will follow at 2pm.

First Year Interim Head Coach Penelope Crouse-Feehan was selected as the BVC Coach of the Year. Monica Chapa was selected Most Outstanding Pitcher and selected to the All -State Team. Ashley Dufresne and Katelyn Lehman were selected to the All Nor Cal Team.

All Conference First Team Selections included Ashley Dufresne, Victoria Faleafine, Kylie Larsen, Katelyn Lehman and Ashley Whaley. Cassidy Pallo was selected to the All-Conference Second Team.

ASSC Newsletter – Spring 2016 #07

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SCC Head Baseball Coach Scott Stover Records 300th Win

Fairfield, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) is proud to announce that Head Baseball Coach, Scott Stover, recorded his 300th win vs Yuba College. This is Coach Stover’s 14th season as the Falcon’s Head Coach. Coach Stover has led the Falcons to six conference titles in the past nine seasons. He has also guided the Falcons to eight playoff appearances in the past ten years, and only had one losing season during that span. Coming in to the 2016 season, the Falcons have won 249 games over the past ten years, making Solano average just below 25 wins a season in the past decade. This puts them in the top eight programs in Northern California during that span. The 6 conference titles is second in Northern California in the past decade. The Falcons have also won 187 games in conference play over the past ten seasons (entering 2016), which ranks them number one in the Bay Valley Conference. They have only lost 10 conference series since 2006, Coach Stover’s 300 wins at Solano ranks him second in school history, behind Stan McWilliams who coached from 1956-1986. The Falcons have broken a number of school records during Coach Stover tenure, including wins (32), conference wins (24) and team batting average (.339).

The 300 wins were hard fought. The Falcons have always played a very competitive schedule. Solano has been ranked in the top 3 in the RPI in strength of schedule, for the past 5 years.  During coach Stover’s tenure the Falcons have 82 wins vs ranked and playoff opponents. In addition, they have beaten 12 victories versus conference champions. These type of accomplishments earned Solano playoff hosting rights 7 times, including the 2011 Super Regional Host site, where they were the #1 seed. The BVC has been ranked in the top 3 the past 8 years, and in 2 of the last 3 years either had more teams with a winning record, than their neighboring conference, and/or more teams ranked in the top 20 of the RPI.

Coach Stover and his staff take pride that over 90% of their student-athletes have gone on to a four-year school.  In fact over 55 student-athletes from Coach Stover’s first 11 seasons have completed their undergraduate work and have obtained a B.A. or B.S.  In addition, he has coached 3 conference players of the year and 4 conference pitchers of the year, as well as over 30 total All-American and All-State student-athletes. He has also been awarded the Conference coach of the year honor four times by his peers.

Coach Stover played in the Bay Valley Conference as well. While at Cosumnes River he earned All-BVC Honors in both his freshman and sophomore year, while also earning All-BVC Academic Honors his sophomore season. This is Coach Stover’s 14 year at Solano, but his 16th season as a high level baseball coach in Solano County. Coach Stover began his career with the Solano Steelheads Professional Baseball Club, in Vacaville. He was the 3rd base and hitting coach in 2000, and in 2002 he was the Manager. His 43 wins as a professional manager and 300 wins as our college coach, makes him one of the most successful coaches to ever coach in this county.

Prior to the April 29 final regular season home game vs Mendocino College, we will recognize Coach Stover for his great accomplishments and present him with a plaque.

Alpha Gamma Sigma Awards SCC Students with Scholarships

FAIRFIELD, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) students Kevin Butt, Israel Jurado, and Elizabeth Pinto were awarded scholarships by Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS), the academic honor society and service organization of the California Community Colleges, at it’s 90th Annual AGS Convention held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California.

AGS holds an annual convention each spring, at which the organization awards scholarships to students who excel in academics and/or community service. This year’s convention, held in San Jose, had 500 attendees representing 38 college chapters. At the award ceremony on Saturday, 49 student members of AGS were awarded scholarships totaling $37,900. Mr. Butt received the Ed Walsh award, which recognizes outstanding service. Mr. Jurado and Ms. Pinto received the Kathleen D. Loly Award, which recognizes academic excellence.

For more information, contact Genele Rhoads, Faculty Advisor at or (707) 864-7000, ext. 4365.

The 96th SCC Fire Academy Graduates 24 Cadets

FAIRFIELD, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) is proud to announce the graduation of the 96th Fire Academy on May 18, 2016, 6:00 pm at the Vacaville Center, 2001 North Village Parkway, Vacaville, CA.

The SCC Fire Academy is a California State Fire Marshal accredited Firefighter 1 Academy that provides one of the required steps in becoming a full-time professional firefighter. The cadets had the opportunity to learn basic firefighting skills covering all aspects of the job from Firefighter rescue, hose evolutions, ladders, communications, and vertical ventilation to a live fire burn. They also received California State Fire Marshal certificates.

Contact information for more information call 707.864.7171.
About Solano Community College:
The College has served the community in Solano County since 1945 when it was founded as Vallejo Junior College. In the early 1970s, the College moved to its present Fairfield site, and is presently serving over 8,000 students throughout the academic year.

In addition to the campus in Fairfield, the College has one Center in Vacaville, and one in Vallejo. To further serve the community, SCC offers courses at Travis Air Force Base, and operates a School of Aeronautics at the Nut Tree Airport.

Currently, Solano Community College offers Associate Degrees and Certificates in various disciplines, to include transfer courses to California State Universities (CSU) and Universities of California (UC), and provides training in several trades. Solano will also begin offering a bachelor’s degree in Biomanufacturing in 2017. For more information, please visit us at

ASSC Newsletter – Spring 2016 #06

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SCT’s ‘Spring Awakening’ enlightens, entertains

SCT’s ‘Spring Awakening’ enlightens, entertains
By Tony Wade From page B2, Daily Republic | March 25, 2016

ROCKVILLE — One of the things I love about live theater is how it can achieve so many different things. It can educate, entertain, be an avenue for escape from everyday life and serve as a catalyst for conversation.

Great theater can often combine those things.

Solano College Theater’s latest production, “Spring Awakening,” is one of those works that manages to be enlightening, disturbing and entertaining all at once.

I have seen companies put on shows that use strobes or smoke or loud noises to let patrons know beforehand they will be utilized. I liked that Solano College Theater let it be known that the current show contains sexual content and explicit language. I have seen local shows that were great, but neglected to do so and when children of an inappropriate age were present it was, at the very least, awkward.

I usually talk around specific plot points in a review, but that would be difficult to do with this show. So if you are planning to see this production (and you should) let this serve as your spoiler alert. You can just stop reading here and skip down to the bottom where I give the show three and a half stars out of four.

“Spring Awakening” was originally written as a play by German dramatist Frank Wedekind in 1890 or 1891. It explores the sexual oppression of the late 19th century and how ignorance of the basic facts of life such as the physical and psychological changes that come with puberty and knowledge about the specifics of reproduction lead to erotic fantasies and sometimes serious problems.

Needless to say, the themes of the play caused it to be banned as pornographic when it was first staged in 1906.

The musical version of “Spring Awakening” was conceived 100 years after Wedekind’s original idea and infused with alternative rock music by Duncan Sheik and lyrics by Steven Sater. The Broadway show debuted in 2006 and won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and the original cast album won a Grammy.

Solano College Theater’s production was outstanding, but I expected no less. A cursory glance at the first page of the program had so many names of people who I, like a Pavlov dog, now automatically associate with quality theater, including choreographer Staci Arriaga, technical director Darsen Long and set designer Darcia Tipton.

But honestly, they had me at director: Christine Mani.

The cast members were superb. Standouts included Kirstin Pieschke as Wendla Bergmann, who is naive about the ways of the world and gets no help from her mother. Pieschke set the tone for the afternoon with her great version of the lead-off tune, “Mama Who Bore Me.”

Sage Georgevitch-Castellanos was perfect as Melchior Gabor and he projected the charisma and self-confidence of a young man sure of his beliefs even though they are at odds with those who have power over him. He shone on songs like “All That’s Known” and the duet with Pieschke, “The Word of Your Body.”

I liked Annika Sund in last year’s production “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” and I absolutely loved her in the current show. She played three different Fraus and two Frauleins. Sund has a real presence whenever she graces the stage and was at turns frumpy, sexy, funny or stern – depending on the character and/or situation.

Travis Reaves did a great job as Moritz Stiefel, the neurotic friend of Melchior, and he, along with Caitlin Waite (another standout from “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”) beautifully delivered the tortured “Don’t Do Sadness/Blue Wind.”

I am pretty sure I have never talked about characters wearing a mic in a review before, but must for this production. I thought it was done so artfully throughout the show. Mics would be pulled out of a pocket or dragged onto the stage as a prop with a mic stand and in the song “My Junk,” the cast members doled them out in a way that wedded technological necessity, choreography and music in one of the coolest ways I have ever experienced.

I hadn’t read my program so I had no idea the music was being performed live, which I think speaks to the musicianship of the rockin’ band (Les O’Connor on guitar, Mark Middleton and Tony Gotelli on keyboards and A.J. Garcia on percussion) who were unseen, but definitely heard.

I loved the music in the show and bought the original Broadway cast recording after seeing Solano College Theater’s version. One of my favorite tunes is one whose title I can’t fully print here: “Totally (effed)”

“Spring Awakening” covers issues that include suicide, coming of age, puberty, child abuse, abortion and homosexuality. It was like a whole season’s worth of the old “ABC Afterschool Specials” in one show.

Kudos to Solano College Theater for tackling a production with such deep and controversial themes and for pulling it off with style.

Reach Fairfield writer Tony Wade at
‘Spring Awakening’

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7-9
2 p.m. April 10
Solano Community College, Studio G Theatre, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Rockville
three and a half stars out of four