So Cal Scorpions
|League||Independent Women's Football League|
|Team history||WPFL (2002–2007)
|Based in||San Diego, California|
|Colors||Gold, Blue, White|
|Head coach||Michael Suggett|
|Championships||1 (2007 WPFL)|
|Division titles||1 (2005 WPFL)|
The So Cal Scorpions were a semi-pro women's American 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.
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 Felicia Reese (Reesey Cup) Danger rushed for over 1600 yards and 12 touchdowns and was the winner of the League MVP award. 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.
|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|
|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||--|
So Cal Scorpions roster
Running Backs Reese (Reesey Cup) Danger *13
|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 Southwest Division|
|y-Silver State Legacy||6||2||0||0.750||199||79||5-1||---||W3|
|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|
|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