College Connection

Overview

Central Coast Academy ‘College Connection’ support program sets the standard for clubs around the country.  To date our club has placed over 150+ players in various top Colleges and Universities throughout the United States.

For aspiring prospect student athletes, finding the correct college fit can be an exciting and time-consuming experience. The club offers a part time College Director for both the Male and Female placement programs, working with the teams and players to  assure that our prospective student athletes find success in the college recruiting process.

We continue to be instrumental in providing the necessary resources to guide players towards reaching their goals.  Our college program features College Fit Finder, College Seminars, a Virtual Education Center, SAT/ACT Preparation, Junior Support Meeting, Video and Filming Support program.  The program provides all the necessary information on becoming and remaining eligible to compete in intercollegiate athletics, academics, the student-athlete experience and key issues and the guidelines for college-bound student-athletes.

dylan murphy

Director

Dylan Murphy

  • Co-Founder of Wagner & Woolf Elite College Sports Recruitment
  • Santa Barbara SC, 2001 & 2004, Head Coach
  • Cal State San Bernardino & Santa Barbara City College, Assistant Coach
  • Cal State San Bernardino; Master’s Degree
  • University of California, Santa Barbara; BA in Political Science
  • University of California, Santa Barbara & Cal State San Bernardino, collegiate player
  • Youth licensing, Football Federation of Australia

College Fit Finder Program Benefits

Benefits program: provides each and every Central Coast Academy player in the 2007 & older age groups.

College Director: Assists with all the below benefits as well as travels to various Showcase events to help market players as well as enhance the direct communication with college coaches.

College seminars: Provide two annual seminars on a range of topics such as Gaining Exposure, Being Discovered, Marketing Yourself and college coaches Q&A panel.

College individual meetings: Conduct one annual meeting in conjunction with your team on individual college search and goal setting.

  • Who: Girls 2008 & Up
  • What: 1-on-1 meetings with College Director, Dylan Murphy, to discuss individual college planning, goal setting, and college search assistance.
  • When: TBD
  • Where: Sign Up Here!
  • Selected College Showcases: Throughout the year (refer to your individual team for details).

Video recorder and camera: The club provides a HiPod that is available for players or teams to ‘rent free of charge’ to support players that would like to create their own highlight videos.

Seminars

Central Coast Academy is excited to announce our soon to be launched College Seminar Series for our prospective college student soccer athletes. Topics of discussion will be focused on:

  • What can I do during this challenging pandemic time (and beyond) to help myself with the recruiting process?
  • How to best prepare myself for the college recruitment process?
  • What are coaches looking for in prospective student athletes?

Fall Seminars:

College Seminar:
  • Who: Girls 2008 & Up
  • What: College Coaches Q&A with UCLA women’s assistant Goffin Boyoko

    Learn valuable topics from the top College Coaches in the country such as gaining exposure, being discovered, and marketing yourself in conjunction with a college coaches Q&A panel.

  • When: TBD
  • Where: Zoom link will be provided soon!

College Placement

Central Coast Academy ‘College Placement’ sets the standard for clubs on the Central Coast. We have ‘collectively’ placed over 150+ players in various top Colleges and Universities throughout the United States.

COLLEGE ALUMNI

Annaka Abramson ('08) UC Riverside (Div. 1)
Danielle Anderson ('17) Cal Poly-SLO (Div. 1)
Jamie Benedetto ('13) UC San Diego (Div. 2)
Hannah Brisby ('14) Lewis & Clark College (Div. 3)
Becca Buratto ('16) University of Idaho (Div. 1)
Morgan Christen ('19) Menlo College (NAIA)
Brittany Couture ('10) Carnegie Mellon University (Div. 3)
Kori Disarufino ('10) University of Nevada - Reno (Div. 1)
Addie Furrer ('18) Portland State University (Div. 1)
Jillian Giannini ('17) UC San Diego (Div. 2)
Karly Graf ('12) UC Berkeley (Div. 1)
Hannah Harrah ('15) Loyola Marymount University (Div. 1)
Sydney Hess ('18) Westmont College (NAIA)
Tristan Jackson ('16) Cal Lutheran (Div. 3)
Adria Jamieson ('18) Cal State San Marcos (Div. 2)
Fiona Jessup ('12) Lake Forest College (Div. 3)
Olivia Jones ('16) UC Davis (Div. 1)
Natani Kent-Earle ('19) St. Lawrence University (Div. 3)
Sierra Leighty ('09) St. Mary's College of California (Div. 1)
Briana Lopez ('10) South Carolina State University (Div. 1)
Natalya Marcove ('16) Campbell University (Div. 1)
Jenny-Ann Martiniez ('10) Westmont College (NAIA)
Claire Matthews ('10) Point Loma Nazarene (Div. 2)

Annaka Abramson ('08) UC Riverside (Div. 1)
Danielle Anderson ('17) Cal Poly-SLO (Div. 1)
Jamie Benedetto ('13) UC San Diego (Div. 2)
Hannah Brisby ('14) Lewis & Clark College (Div. 3)
Becca Buratto ('16) University of Idaho (Div. 1)
Morgan Christen ('19) Menlo College (NAIA)
Brittany Couture ('10) Carnegie Mellon University (Div. 3)
Kori Disarufino ('10) University of Nevada - Reno (Div. 1)
Addie Furrer ('18) Portland State University (Div. 1)
Jillian Giannini ('17) UC San Diego (Div. 2)
Karly Graf ('12) UC Berkeley (Div. 1)
Hannah Harrah ('15) Loyola Marymount University (Div. 1)
Sydney Hess ('18) Westmont College (NAIA)
Tristan Jackson ('16) Cal Lutheran (Div. 3)
Adria Jamieson ('18) Cal State San Marcos (Div. 2)
Fiona Jessup ('12) Lake Forest College (Div. 3)
Olivia Jones ('16) UC Davis (Div. 1)
Natani Kent-Earle ('19) St. Lawrence University (Div. 3)
Sierra Leighty ('09) St. Mary's College of California (Div. 1)
Briana Lopez ('10) South Carolina State University (Div. 1)
Natalya Marcove ('16) Campbell University (Div. 1)
Jenny-Ann Martiniez ('10) Westmont College (NAIA)
Claire Matthews ('10) Point Loma Nazarene (Div. 2)

Note: Players graduated from previous aligned Santa Barbara SC & Kickers SC.

Resource Center

NCAA Eligibility & Transcript Center
NCAA Core Courses Outline
FAFSA & Financial Aid Resources
College Fit Finder