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
2017 1st Western Division
Playoff: Championship Final

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]

As of July 3, 2017[3]

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 Jovani McCaskill
2 DF Georgia Robert
3 United States MF Chloe Castañeda
4 Canada DF Lauren Sesselmann
5 Dominique Randle
6 United States DF Yadira Toraya
7 United States Viviana Villacorta
8 United States DF Kelsey Gudgeon (C)
9 Venezuela MF Deyna Castellanos
10 United States FW Julia Hernández
11 Costa Rica FW Carolina Venegas
12 GK Ryann Torrero
13 Kassie Matthews
14 Finland DF Natalia Kuikka
No. Position Player
15 Olivia Bergau
17 Tori Smith
18 Brazil GK Aline Reis
19 DF Jacey Pederson
20 United States FW Kodi Lavrusky
22 Shasta Fisher
23 Chloe Edwards
24 Emily Madril
25 FW Chandra Eigenberger
26 Croix Soto
27 Hailey Phipps
28 Becca Harrison
30 Sarah Medina
31 Sarah Cipperley

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 2 UWS 1st, Western Champions
2017 2 UWS 1st, Western Championship Final

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. 
  3. ^ "Roster". Santa Clarita Blue Heat. Retrieved July 3, 2017. 

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