Santa Clarita Blue Heat

Santa Clarita Blue Fire 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.

Santa Clarita Blue Heat
Full nameSanta Clarita Blue Heat Football Club
Nickname(s)The Blue Fire
Founded2008
StadiumThe Master's College
Santa Clarita, California
Capacity1,000
Owner/Carlos Marroquin
Head CoachGuilherme Mitrovitch
LeagueUnited Women's Soccer
20171st Western Division
Playoff: Championship Final

The team plays its home games at Canyon High School. 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 sis organization of the men's Ventura County Fusion team, which plays in the Premier Development League.

The Blue Fire 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

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 GK Jovani McCaskill
2 DF Georgia Robert
3 MF Chloe Castañeda
4 DF Lauren Sesselmann
5 Dominique Randle
6 DF Yadira Toraya
7 Viviana Villacorta
8 DF Kelsey Gudgeon (C)
9 FW Deyna Castellanos
10 FW Julia Hernández
11 FW Carolina Venegas
12 GK Ryann Torrero
13 Kassie Matthews
14 DF Natalia Kuikka
No. Position Player
15 Olivia Bergau
17 Tori Smith
18 GK Aline Reis
19 DF Jacey Pederson
20 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

Year-by-year

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
2018 2 UWS 3rd, Western Did not qualify

References

  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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