Head Coach Jason Gantt’s Wolverines compete in the powerful Big 8 Conference. Since 2000, 22 Wolverines have been named All-Conference 1st teamers, and, since 2004 alone, 35 players have moved on to play at four-year programs. In 2010, Sierra College soccer was one of three community colleges nationwide to achieve the NSCAA Team Academic Award, based on Sierra's 3.11 team GPA.
The Sierra College soccer team’s season ended too soon for newly anointed Big 8 Conference Coach of the Year Jason Gantt, but that didn’t stop his players from dominating the conference, NorCal and national All-Star teams, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced this week.
Six players from the 2013 Big 8 champion Wolverines were named to the All-Big 8 First Team. Leading the way was Brittney Bravo, who was named the Big 8’s Attacking Player of the Year. The sophomore forward led Sierra in goals (10), assists (8) and a Big 8-leading 28 points. Bravo was also named to the NSCAA All-America Second Team and the All-West Region First Team.
Joining Bravo on the All-Big 8 team were SO forward Meghan Martell (8 assists, 47 shots, 23 points), SO defender Casey McCavitt, FR goalkeeper Molly McConnell (75 saves, .852 save %, .69 GAA, 11 shutouts), SO defender Tiffani Rice, and SO forward Carissa Schlesinger (8 assists, 7 goals, 53 shots, 22 points).
The NSCAA also placed McCavitt, who according to Gantt was the Wolverines’ “heart and soul,” on its All-West Region Second Team.
The Wolverines led the Big 8 from week one, finishing with an 11-1-2 conference mark to earn the program’s first Big 8 title. They earned the number two seed in the CCCAA NorCal playoffs, where they overwhelmed Las Positas College 6-0 in the opening round. A surprising 2-1 upset loss to Taft College in the second round kept Sierra from reaching the state final four for the second consecutive year, but left them with an impressive 17-4-2 overall record.
For the second year in a row, Sierra College soccer earns the 2010-2011 NSCAA Women's Team Academic Award. We are the only California community college on the list of all soccer teams in the nation!
Sierra College soccer is one of three community colleges nationwide to achieve the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2009-10 academic year. Winners of the award have a team average GPA of 3 or more. Sierra's team GPA average was 3.11.
Any potential student-athlete who is interested in attending Sierra College and playing soccer must understand that it will require a MAJOR commitment on your behalf. You must work extremely hard in the classroom and on the field. You are representing Sierra College as a student-athlete and our soccer program. It requires a five day per week commitment with the team and another two days on your own. We lift weights, attend all our classes, and attend study hall. You must be an individual who is willing to listen, improve your game, and take the necessary steps to do so successfully. But most importantly, you must be able to have fun at the game you love.
And here is a questionnaire to fill out and return to Coach Jason Gantt.
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