So Cal Scorpions

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So Cal Scorpions
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Founded 2003
Folded 2011
League Independent Women's Football League
Team history WPFL (2002–2007)
IWFL (2010)
WFA (2011–present)
Based in San Diego, California
Stadium Balboa Stadium
Colors Gold, Blue, White
Owner(s) Ann Bagala
Head coach Michael Suggett
Championships 1 (2007 WPFL)
Division titles 1 (2005 WPFL)

The So Cal Scorpions were a semi-pro women's football team based in San Diego, California. In 2011, they played in the Women's Football Alliance after five seasons in the defunct Women's Professional Football League, followed by two seasons off and one season in the Independent Women's Football League. Home games were most recently played at Balboa Stadium.

History[edit]

In 2003 the So Cal Scorpions began their inaugural season in the city of Temecula, in Riverside County, as the first professional sports team in this city and county. They moved to the city of San Diego in 2004, where other professional sports teams are based.

In 2007, the SoCal Scorpions unveiled a new spread, no huddle offense similar to the one run by several Division I Colleges. The So Cal Scorpions were winners of the National Championship in the WPFL for the 2007 season largely behind this new pro style offense and the return of their already stellar defense. The Scorpions entered the playoffs as the final seed in their division after compiling a 6-2 record. Two of their six victories were over the three time defending champion Dallas Diamonds who had previously only lost one game in a four year span. Those two wins kept the defending champs from even entering the playoffs. Much like the NFL Super Bowl Champion Giants, the Scorpions were true road warriors, going undefeated on the road in the regular season, and traveled to Los Angeles and New York for their playoff victories.

En route to their Championship, several Scorpion players excelled and shattered league records. QB Melissa Gallegos threw for over 1,700 yards and 20 touchdowns, she also ran for over 100 yards and 4 rushing touchdowns. Rookie Sensation Brittney Cotton led the WR corps with almost 700 yards receiving joining Scorpion veterans Isis Wagner, Elizabeth Quintard and Theresa Smith on the WPFL All Pro Team. RB Desiree Weimann rushed for over 1600 yards and 12 touchdowns and was the winner of the League MVP award. Weimann had an unbelievable year and is only a few years removed from neck surgery. She scored the first touchdown in SoCal's 14-7 Championship victory over the Houston Energy. The offense was anchored on the O-Line by ALL Stars Katrina Walter, Lela Vaeao, Lindsay Hood, Christina Carrillo, and first year left guard Hawa Wiley-Ross. This unit gave up less than 10 sacks on the season for an offense that threw the ball 60% of the time. Defensively, the Scorpions were led by Deuce Reyes who recorded 17 INT's on the season and by Defensive Ends Cilena Mosley and Crystal Stokes who together recorded over 24 sacks on the season. Defensive Tackle Michelle Starks earned her first All Pro spot joining veteran Joniece Edwards. Team Captain Andrea Hubbard made the switch from Defensive End to Linebacker and still earned an All Pro bid along with first time All-Pros, Tarrah Philpott and Wendy Hanlon. Priscilla Flores and Kalilah Lawson rounded out So Cal's record 22 players on the All Pro team.

In their first season in the IWFL, the Scorpions finished 6-2, good enough for another playoff berth. However, for the first time in their history they finished the postseason "one-and-done," losing to the Sacramento Sirens 60-26.

For their inaugural season in the WFA, the Scorpions won only two games (both against intra-city rivals the San Diego Sting). However, the Scorpions would fold mid-season, with their final official record being 2-6.

Season-By-Season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
So Cal Scorpions (WPFL)
2003 4 6 0 4th American West --
2004 1 9 0 4th American West --
2005 9 1 0 1st American West Won American Conference Semifinal (Los Angeles)
Lost American Conference Championship (Dallas)
2006 6 2 0 2nd American West Won American Conference Semifinal (New England)
Lost American Conference Championship (Dallas)
2007 6 2 0 2nd American West Won American Conference Semifinal (Los Angeles)
Won American Conference Championship (Empire State)
Won WPFL Championship (Houston)
2008 Did Not Play
2009
So Cal Scorpions (IWFL)
2010 6 2 0 2nd Tier I West Pacific West Lost Pacific West Division Championship (Sacramento)
So Cal Scorpions (WFA)
2011 2 6 0 3rd American Southwest --
Totals 39 31 0 (including playoffs)

Roster[edit]

So Cal Scorpions roster
Quarterbacks
  •  4 Dawn Crim
  •  7 Ashley Grant
  • 23 Marisa Renteria

Running Backs

  • Currently vacant

Wide Receivers

  • Currently vacant
Offensive Line
  • Currently vacant

Defensive Line

  • Currently vacant

Linebackers

  • Currently vacant
Defensive Backs
  • Currently vacant


Special Teams

  • Currently vacant

Multiple Positions

  •  3 Whitney Westman (QB/DB)
  • 10 Rebekah Hash (RB/DB)
  • 12 Leizel Taylor (DB/WR)
  • 13 Felicia Reese (RB/DB)
  • 14 Gabrielle Reynoso (SS/RB)
  • 15 Natasha Saulo (RB/DL)
  • 16 Elizabeth Salazar (DB/WR)
  • 17 Shawnna Joyner (WR/DB)
  • 18 Tawny Jolly (H/LB)
  • 20 Jazmin Sveum (LB/RB)
  • 21 Apple Gomez (RB/LB)
  • 22 Sonfre' Roberson (DB/WR)
  • 24 Melissa Torrence (RB/DB)
  • 25 Crystal Bridges (DB/WR)
  • 26 Danielle Daniels (WR/DB)
  • 27 Mona Lisa Thomas (DB/RB)
  • 28 Latefah Waller (RB/LB)
  • 29 Amy Sandoval (H/LB)
  • 32 Danielle Bush (RB/DB)
  • 33 Paige De Guzman (H/LB)
  • 34 Anna Kharlamova (WR/DB)
  • 36 Natalie Gorman (RB/LB)
  • 38 Eva Austria (H/LB)
  • 43 Rachael Parkison (SS/WR)
  • 44 Alexa DeJerez (WR/FS)
  • 47 Dailene Germann (DB/RB)
  • 48 Leigha Scott (H/DL)
  • 52 Randi Hansen (OL/DL)
  • 53 Veronica Hatcher (OL/DT)
  • 54 Jackie Sessoms (OL/DL)
  • 55 Aishama Franklin (OL/DL)
  • 61 Sandra Adames (DB/WR)
  • 63 Christina Medina (DL/OL)
  • 64 Kelly Gary (DL/OL)
  • 65 Jody Taylor (DL/OL)
  • 66 Juanita Burney (C/DT)
  • 68 Rebekah LaMie (OL/DL)
  • 74 Patricia Hogue (OL/DL)
  • 76 Ahna Glenn (DT/OL)
  • 78 Mary Garcia (OL/DL)
  • 80 Tiffany Tomlin (WR/DB)
  • 83 Trish Nunez (WR/DB)
  • 91 Shanae Ruffin (DL/OL)
  • 94 Lynette Perkins (OL/DL)
  • 99 Tiliza Kuumba (DL/OL)
Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant


Rookies in italics
Roster updated May 2, 2011
47 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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2010[edit]

Season Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 3 Los Angeles Amazons Home Lost 26-37
April 10 Southern California Breakers Away Won 22-0
April 17 Tucson Monsoon Home Won 54-0
April 24 California Quake Away Lost 40-42
May 8 Seattle Majestics Home Won 41-14
May 22 Tucson Monsoon Away Won 41-0
May 29 Bay Area Bandits Home Won 43-6
June 5 Bay Area Bandits Away Won 26-22
June 12 Sacramento Sirens (Pacific West Division Championship) Away Lost 26-60

2011[edit]

Standings[edit]

2011 Southwest Division
W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y-Silver State Legacy 6 2 0 0.750 199 79 5-1 --- W3
Arizona Assassins 6 2 0 0.750 207 103 5-1 --- W1
So Cal Scorpions 2 6 0 0.250 37 111 2-4 4.0 L4
San Diego Sting 1 7 0 0.125 38 239 0-6 5.0 W1

Season Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 2 San Diego Sting Away Won 16-0
April 16 Arizona Assassins Home Lost 0-39
April 30 Silver State Legacy Away Lost 3-27
May 7 San Diego Sting Home Won 12-6
May 14 Pacific Warriors Away Lost 6-21
May 21 Arizona Assassins Away Lost 0-6**
June 4 Silver State Legacy Home Lost 0-6**
June 18 Los Angeles Amazons Home Lost 0-6**

** = Forfeited

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