So Cal Crush F.C. Joins UWS for 2017 Season
So Cal Crush F.C. will join UWS for its second season as the Los Angeles club prepares to compete in the West Conference. SCCFC will play at the highest level of any women’s team in Los Angeles and will provide elite soccer development and training to female players in the region.
“We are excited to have the So Cal Crush join UWS,” said League Director Joe Ferrara, Jr. “The amount of talent in the Southern California area is undeniable and So Cal Crush F.C. has a very dynamic ownership group. This creates a natural rivalry with our defending champions Santa Clarita.”
“I am very proud and excited to announce today the So Cal Crush F.C. will be joining the United Women’s Soccer league in 2017,” said So Cal Crush F.C. General Manager Heidi Strauss. “Athletes often finish a collegiate career and are left asking what do I do now? I am glad So Cal Crush will be able to provide a women’s team that fans can support and these athletes will have an opportunity to continue their soccer career. The owners are committed to inspiring a whole new generation of young ladies to aspire to play at higher levels.”
So Cal Crush F.C. is led by the ownership group of Neal Bird, Reggie Rivas and The Archer Travel Group.
Reggie Rivas will also serve as head coach of SCCFC. Rivas is the Founder and Director of Operations for Crescenta Valley Soccer Club and is the head women’s soccer coach at Pasadena City College.
“I am proud to provide an opportunity for our future, current and post college soccer players the ability to continue to develop their skills,” said Rivas. “I feel that this program will give hope and inspiration to the next generation of girls wanting to play in college and professional soccer.”
Forward Ryan Casey (Carnegie Mellon), forward Jamie Bell (LMU, FC Energia – Russia), forward Kara Lankey (Pacific University), midfielder Rachel Bird (San Diego State Club) and midfielder Jordan Miller (Cal. Lutheran University) are the first signings of the club.
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