History and results
Santa Barbara Soccer Club (SBSC) and Kickers Soccer Club have announced the formation of Central Coast Academy (CCA), a partnership that creates the premier platform for girls soccer in the region. Starting in the 2021-22 season, Central Coast Academy will provide girls in the 2009 through 2003 age groups a unified pathway to compete at the highest levels offered on the Central Coast. Central Coast Academy’s elite team for each age group will compete in the Development Player League (DPL).
Press Release — April 8, 2021
Santa Barbara Soccer Club (SBSC) and Kickers Soccer Club announced today the formation of Central Coast Academy (CCA), a partnership that creates the premier platform for girls soccer in the region. Starting in the 2021-22 season, Central Coast Academy will provide girls in the 2009 through 2003 age groups a unified pathway to compete at the highest levels offered on the Central Coast. Central Coast Academy’s elite team for each age group will compete in the Development Player League (DPL).
“The SBSC and Kickers partnership is incredibly important to us,” said SBSC President Tim Vom Steeg. “There is considerable talent on the Central Coast but until now there hasn’t been an opportunity like what CCA offers for girls in our region.”
“We are excited to be working together with SBSC to align our common goal of elevating player development and providing better opportunities for girls on the Central Coast”, said Kickers Director Chris Chirgwin.
Central Coast Academy will have multiple teams in each of the 2009 through 2003 age groups. There will be upcoming tryouts for the elite DPL teams. The non-DPL teams in each age group will continue to compete in Coast Soccer League.
“CCA will be the largest program for girls on the Central Coast with access to multiple training locations, high quality coaching across all teams and the opportunity to play in an elite regional and national level league”, said Greg Wilson, Director of Coaching. “We are really excited to see the partnership evolve and for players and their families to experience the next level of soccer.”
Regional & State Championships
2017 Cal South State Cup Governors' Division Champion
2005 Elite Girls
Head Coach: Waid Ibrahim
Roster: Coach Waid Ibrahim, Izzy Garofalo, Gabi WIlcox, Eden Lazarus, Caitlyn Early, Kasia Wolf, Sienna Urzua, Jenna Johnson, Sadie Johnson, Zoe Thomas, Camila Jeronimo, Maya Klanfer, Lily Blankenhorn, Izzy Romero.
Our Story: The 2005 girls went 8-0-1 in the tournament defeating the AV SC Storm from Apple Valley (CA) in the championship game in a penalty-kick shootout, 5-4, after playing to a draw through regulation and overtime. The team scored 15 goals and allowed 1 against throughout the entire tournament games.
2019 US Youth Soccer Far West Region IV Semi-Finalists
2006 Elite Girls
Head Coach: Jeff Johnson
Roster: Audrey Kling, Olivia Bell, Simone Hamaoui, Wendy Guarneros, Gracie Fedor, Malia Venegas, Tania Vallecillo, Ana Jevremovic, Ava Arriaga, Coach Jeff Johnson, Kaci Schapansky, Valentina Navetta, Savannah Manset, Brynn Wiley, Ava Gay, Leilani Venegas, Emma Basave.
Our Story: After crowning themselves Cal South State Cup Champions this past March 2019 in Norco, CA the U13 team traveled back to Norco to compete and represent Cal South in the Far West Regional Championships June 11-16, 2019. The team played in a total of 5 games in 6 days. They played 5 close games, outscoring their opponents (4-1) but were defeated by the So Cal Blues in the Semifinals, 0-1.
2019 Cal South State Cup Finalists
2009 Elite Girls
Head Coach: Willie Sims
Roster: Coach Willie Sims, Cami Sparks, Kai Ladera, Maleka Wilcox, Ella Lindgren, Jenny Polunets, Sofia Turenchalk, Sarah Daniels, Alma Basave, Karina Urzua, Kana Wolf
Our Story: This team had a great run through 2019 Governors State Cup finishing runners up out of an original pool of 48 teams. The final game was 3-2, where they fell short to Legends FC. SBSC played great - winning every game until the finals, outscoring their opponents 30 goals to 11 goals against.
2015 US Youth Soccer Far West Region IV Champions
U17 Elite Girls
Coach: Austin Risenhoover
Roster: Danielle Anderson, Chiara Bernardi, Rebecca Buratto, Jillian Giannini, Olivia Jones, Natalya Marcove, Malia Morales, Raynee Odell, Juli Pitney, Idalis Rodriguez, Hannah Ross, Jalyn Schaefer, Kylie Schmidt, Natalie Widmer, Adyson Willett, Erin Williams, Bailey Wolf, Tasha Woods
2012 US Youth Soccer Far West Region IV Team
U14 Elite Girls
Coach: Jens Amlie
Roster: Keara Amble, Rebecca Baxis, Rebecca Buratto, Seanna Fernandez, Elizabeth Heyde, Olivia Jones, Megan McQueen, Alison Milam, Malia Morales, Julia Pitney, Hannah Ross, Sydney Tamaki, Sierra Wang, Erin Williams, Tash Wood, Lindsey Young.
2004 Elite Girls Cal South State Cup
2004 Elite Girls
Coaches: Brian “Ziggy” Ziegenhagen, Yemi (YK) Olayemi
Roster: Ashley Mendoza, Anna Kirk, Mackenzie Young, Ajha Dennis-Florence, Jada Olayemi, Jordan Yates, Eden Lazarus, Evony Diaz, Ella Williams, Ella Homewood, Natalie Carranza, Karina Mendoza, Sadie Stout, Wendy Santillan, Jimena Ventura, Kate Sheldon, Myra Fonseca, Cadence Hollister