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11/28/09

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On Saturday November 28, 2009 the Ventura College Lady Pirates Soccer Program made school history by securing the college’s first ever-final four appearance.

Playing at home in the Sports-plex the Lady Pirates handed San Bernardino Valley their only loss of the season. Sophomore Jessica Fogeltanz opened the scoring in the first half with a rocket shot into the Wolverines goal. The hero for the second game in a row was Sophomore Alyssa Mcdonald who knocked in a loose ball in the second half to send San Bernardino Valley College crashing out of the elite eight with a 2-1 loss. Ventura College will head to the final four as the # 2 seed from the South they will play the #1 seed from the North Cosumnes River on Friday Dec 4th kick off time TBA at the final four site which is Cosumnes River Colleges.

The State Championship Final will be held on Sunday Dec 6th kick off Time TBA also at Cosumnes River College

The address for fans traveling is: Cosumnes River College | 8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, CA 95823

VC will host Santa Monica College in the Second round of the So Cal Regional Championships on Tuesday Nov 24 at the VC sports-plex Kick off will be 5:30pm. A entry fee will be charged for Adults $8.00 and Students with ID, Kids and Senior's $5.00 these fees go to the COA to pay for the State Championships.

Jaz Strozier and Yardira Toraya score a goal each to lead the Lady Pirates to a 2-1 first round victory over Anterlope Valley in overtime at the sports-plex Saturday evening. Toraya scored the game wining goal in the 100 minuite and the Pirates defend well in the final 20 minutes of overtime to earn a hard fought victory

Strozier leads Ventura College to a WSC Northern Division victory over Santa Barbara City College. With the game winning goal Jaz in the 82 miniute she takes her career total points to 102 and scores goal number 27 on the season. The 1-0 victory over Santa Barbara City College pushed the Vaquros out of the Southern California Regional Play-offs and secured the Lady Pirates a home game on November 21 at the VC sportsplex kick off 7:00pm. Admission for the game will be $8:00 for Adults and $5:00 for kids and Studends

Our Lady Pirates will go Pink for the game against Fresno City College on October 30, 2009. This will be our first Annual "Shirts off our Backs Campian"

At the conclusion of the Fresno game the Lady Pirates will auction the pink game shirts they used in the game. It is a silent auction with bids starting at $25 for a shirt. Please give your bid and the number shirt your bidding on to the auction table. At the conclusion of the game the winning bid for each shirt will be announced. The check should be made out to the “VC Athletic Association”. All proceeds generated will go to the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s Healthy Women’s Program. This program provides State-of-the–art diagnostic care and treatment at the Community Memorial Hospital’s Breast Center aimed at helping the uninsured and underinsured. We would like to thank Ventura High, Camarillo High Pacifica High, Buena High Girls Soccer Programs and AYSO Region 39 for their support. And a special “Thank You” to our exceptional game announcer John Daykin

Ventura College Head Women's S. occer Coach Inducted in to the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame

More than winning trophies or games or championships, Steve Hoffman says athletes should treasure one intangible above all else.
"Opportunity," says the Ventura College women's soccer coach. "When you get the opportunity, you need to take it and see what you can do. Some fail. Some succeed. But everything good starts with opportunity."

Hoffman, a native of England, has made the most of his opportunities, building winning soccer programs at Cal Lutheran and Ventura College while fashioning a career in the sport his loves best.
On Sunday, June 8, 2008, he was part of a five-member Class of 2008 officially inducted into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame during a dinner ceremony at the Marriott Ventura Beach.

Hoffman, whose Ventura College teams have won 11 Western State Conference championships, embraces coaching as a role model for athletes.

Hoffman, 51, has accumulated a record of 210-36-32 with the Ventura College women's soccer program. His teams have won 11 WSC titles and appeared in four regional finals.

He is also the Director of Coach Development and Player Development with the California Youth Soccer Association and Olympic Development Program.

 
   
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