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: 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 USL Premier Development League.

THe Blue Heat was a member of the United Soccer Leagues W-League, the second tier of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada. The team played in the Western Conference against the Colorado Force, Colorado Rush, LA Strikers, Pali Blues, Seattle Sounders Women, and Victoria Highlanders Women. In 2016 the team joined the United Women's Soccer.


Current Roster 2015[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 Cynthia Jacobo
2 United States DF Janeth Arroyo
3 United States DF Tara Corcoran
4 United States MF Corina Villegas
5 United States MF Alexa Ngo
7 England MF Stacey Rodwell
8 United States MF Kelsey Gudgeon
9 Portugal MF Ana Borges
10 Mexico FW Natalia Gomez Junco
11 United States MF Samantha Pena
12 United States FW Kristina Hulse
13 United States FW Connie Caliz
14 El Salvador FW Carla Quijada
15 United States DF Katie Russ
16 United States MF Yadira Toraya
18 United States DF Gabrielle Arnone
19 United States DF Diane Hare
20 United States MF Elizabeth Franco
21 United States FW Kasandra Massey
23 England MF Rhianne Parsons
27 Philippines DF Heather Cooke
29 United States MF Gabriela Godines
30 United States GK Amanda Johnson
31 United States GK Thannia Huerta
32 United States GK Katherine Koury

Notable former players[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 Championship Final

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