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Donny Ribaudo just completed his first season as Folsom Lake College's head women's soccer coach and has made quite an impression. Ribaudo led the Falcons to a 19-1-3 overall record and 12-0-2 in conference play during the inaugural season. Ribaudo was honored Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year after the Falcons went 22 matches undefeated. The Falcons received a bid into the California Community College State tournament as the sixth seed and finished in the sweet sixteen. Several Folsom Lake women's players earned individual recognition with nine players receiving All-BVC awards, including BVC Player of the Year, Defender of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year. Ribaudo was also responsible for developing the California Community College's leading goal scorer during the 2013 season. Folsom Lake College finished the season ranked 16th by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and ranked 14th by the California Community College Athletic Association.
Prior to acquiring the head coaching position at Folsom Lake, Ribuado spent one year as head coach at Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado. Ribaudo built the program from the ground up during his time at Otero while guiding the team to an overall record of 15-2-0 during their inaugural season. The Rattlers went nearly two months with no losses and an impressive 13-match winning streak. Six players earned All-Region Awards including the National Player of the week award. The Otero Rattlers finished the season ranked 11th by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Ribaudo also established a reputation for promoting excellence in the classroom after the team averaged a GPA of 3.4 during the 2012 school year.
In his two seasons as head coach of first year programs Ribaudo has posted a remarkable overall record of 34-3-3.
Before arriving at Otero, Ribaudo spent six years as the men's assistant coach at California State University, Chico. While establishing the program as a national contender, Ribuado assisted the team in earning two NCAA tournament appearances, one NCAA Tournament West Region Championship and two North Division Titles. During his term at CSU, Chico he achieved an overall record of 53-40-7. During the rebuilding process he assisted the head coach with many aspects of the program, including recruiting, fundraising, field sessions, travel and administrative duties.
As a student athlete at CSU, Chico Ribaudo was awarded All-Conference player during his senior year. Ribaudo also competed as a member of the Chico Rooks, winning the National Championship in 2004.
Ribaudo received his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology at California State University, Chico in 2007, and a master's in Kinesiology at California State University, Chico in 2008.
Teri Akers is entering her second season as an assistant coach for the Falcons. Coach Akers has arrived at FLC with a wide range of work experience. Teri has over 10 years of head coaching experience at the club and high school level in the greater Sacramento area. Teri is certified in sports injury prevention and has earned her Introductory Level coaching licenses from the US Soccer Federation, the NFHS and plans on continuing her coaching education.
In the last 10 years her experiences have given her the expertise in working closely with young adults. Teri's strengths are her ability to communicate, organize and lead under pressure. She looks forward to helping create a good foundation, support team cohesiveness and promote team dedication for the women's soccer program at Folsom Lake College.
Folsom Lake College is excited to announce Pat Powers as a new addition to the coaching staff. Pat will serve as assistant coach for FLC's Women's Soccer program and begin his appointment in the spring of 2014.
Coach Powers has over 10 years of competitive youth and high school coaching experience in the Sacramento area. He is currently the head coach of two youth teams, and the Technical Finishing Program Leader for Sacramento United. Powers has been successful in developing strong youth players and is excited to start working at the collegiate level. Pat's familiarity at the collegiate level, originates from experience playing for California State University, Sacramento and American River College. Powers is the all-time career leading goal scorer at American River College with 29 goals during the 1999 and 2002 seasons.
Pat has a NSCAA Advanced Diploma and plans to complete his USSF C license during the summer of 2014. Powers is also looking forward to completing his bachelor's degree and pursuing a career in coaching college soccer.