Santa Clarita Blue Heat

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Santa Clarita Blue Heat
Santa Clarita Blue Heat logo.png
Full name Santa Clarita Blue Heat Football Club
Nickname(s) The Blue Heat
Founded 2008
Stadium The Master's College
Santa Clarita, California
Ground Capacity 1,000
Owner/President Carlos Marroquin
Head Coach Guilherme Mitrovitch
League United Women's Soccer
2016 1st Western Division
Playoff: UWS Champions

Santa Clarita Blue Heat is an American women's soccer team, founded in 2008. The club was known as the Ventura County Fusion for its first two years of existence.

The team plays its home games at Valencia High School in Santa Clarita, California. During the Fusion days, they played at Bulldog Stadium on the grounds of Buena High School in the city of Ventura, California.

The team had been a sister organization of the men's Ventura County Fusion team, which plays in the Premier Development League.

THe Blue Heat was a member of the United Soccer Leagues USL W-League, the second tier of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada. In 2016 the team joined the United Women's Soccer (UWS). The Blue Heat won the first UWS championship by defeating New Jersey Copa FC 2-1 in Santa Clarita on July 30, 2016.[1][2]


Players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK JoJo McCaskill
3 United States DF Yadira Toraya
4 Israel MF Diana Redman
5 United States Melissa Roy
6 United States Kourtney Kutscher
7 United States Gabbi Miranda
8 United States DF Kelsey Gudgeon
9 United States FW Kasandra Massey
10 United States MF Kodi Lavrusky
11 England MF Stacey Rodwell
14 United States Chloe McDaniel
17 Canada Arielle Roy-Petitclerc
20 United States FW Julia Hernandez
No. Position Player
21 United States Melissa Fernandez
23 United States MF Samantha Pena
25 United States GK Siri Ervik
26 United States MF Chloe Castañeda
27 United States Viviana Villacorta
28 United States Gabrielle Matulich
29 United States FW Mele French
30 United States Monique Orocio
16 Costa Rica MF Melissa Herrera
Venezuela FW Deyna Castellanos
Canada DF Lauren Sesselmann

Notable former players[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs
2008 2 USL W-League 7th, Western Did not qualify
2009 2 USL W-League 6th, Western Did not qualify
2010 2 USL W-League 5th, Western Did not qualify
2011 2 USL W-League 1st, Western Conference Final
2012 2 USL W-League 5th, Western Did not qualify
2013 2 USL W-League 6th, Western Did not qualify
2014 2 USL W-League 6th, Western Did not qualify
2015 2 USL W-League 4th, Western Did not qualify
2016 UWS 1st, Western Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santa Clarita 2, New Jersey 1 (2 OT)". United Women's Soccer (UWS). July 31, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Santa Clarita Blue Heat win national championship". Mason Nesbitt. Santa Clarita Valley Signal. July 30, 2016. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 

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