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FLC Women's Soccer Team Finishes Inaugural Year with Success

Folsom, CA - Inaugural women's soccer program sets high standards by winning the Bay Valley Conference title with a conference record of 12-0-2; an overall record of 19-1-3, finishing in the sweet 16 of the California Community College state tournament.

When Folsom Lake College hired Donny Ribaudo, from Otero Junior College CO, as their new women's soccer coach this past February, he started the women's program from the ground up; determined to put together a competitive team from the beginning. The Falcons proved to be a spirited and hard working group of players; determined to work together and find success in their first season.
The team started intense training from day one, which was evident after their first couple games on the road. While on the road the Falcons beat Lassen College and Butte College, scoring a total of 6 goals in two games. From there they continued to find success and went 22 consecutive games undefeated. The Falcon's hard work had paid off.
The Falcons were ranked top 25 in the nation throughout the season and finished 16th overall. The Falcons finished first in their conference with a conference record of 12-0-2 and an overall record of 19-1-3. The team scored a total of 78 goals and had only 8 goals scored against them while playing against CCCAA competitors. While competing in the state tournament, the Lady Falcons hosted Feather River in the first round in an intense match ending dramatically in a penalty kick shoot-out. The second round hosted by San Francisco City College ended in a tough loss for FLC. 

During the season, several players received recognition for their outstanding performance. Folsom Lake's forward Sam Madsen and graduate of Oak Ridge High School, was named California Community College Player of the Month during October 2013; she was the states leading goal scorer with 32 goals throughout the season and six assist.
The Bay Valley Conference first team awards went to forward Sam Madsen (League MVP), goalkeeper Alison Darr (Goalkeeper of the Year), center defender Anna Atteberry (Defender of the Year), forward Caitlin Castle, midfielder Danielle Otto, and outside defender Amberly Bole. The Bay Valley Conference second team awards went to midfielder Taylor Camin, center defender Rozzlyn Sovereign, and outside defender Chelsea Cunningham.
Coach Ribaudo is already looking at the 2014-2015 season with high expectations. "With a solid group of returning players, Folsom Lake College Women's Soccer will have even higher expectations for our second season," said Ribaudo. "This past season has set a good foundation for the program and the Falcons look forward to finding even more success in the upcoming years."
"I want to thank my assistant coaches Teri Akers and Martin Roberts, all the students and community fans for helping make this a great season. Everyone at Folsom Lake College has been very supportive throughout the season and myself and the team appreciated their support," said Ribaudo. "It was great having the student body and faculty members at the games to cheer the Falcons on," he said.

Falcons Win Playoff Thriller!!

There may never be another game quite like it. It took 120 minutes of play and 8 Penalty Kicks, but the FLC women's soccer team made history with a dramatic see-saw win over Feather River College on Saturday night in the first-ever playoff game at FLC. The teams were so evenly matched that no goals were scored in the first 85 minutes of play. That's not to say neither team had their chances; both teams had several shots stopped by the outstanding goalkeepers as well as shots that bounced off the post, the crossbar, and other defenders. But in the 85th minute, it was the Falcons' Danielle Otto who finally broke the tie with her first goal of the season. However, the Feather River squad would not give in and battled hard to tie the score just before regulation time ended. Since this is the playoffs, a winner must be decided, so into overtime they went. Two fifteen minute periods would decide the winner.

Neither team scored during the first overtime, but Feather River headed one in off a corner kick in the 2nd minute of the second overtime to go ahead 2-1. With time running out on their season, the Falcons were desperate. Amazingly, Caitlin Castle came through just before time expired with a long crossing shot from outside the box on the left side that cleared the keeper's reach and tied the score at 2. This game would be decided on PK's.

The Penalty Kick tie-breaking procedure calls for five players from each team to alternate shots. With Feather River shootiing first, FLC keeper Alison Darr made a brilliant save of the Golden Eagles' first PK. Falcon Sam Madsen then calmly knocked in her shot for a 1-0 lead. When FRC's second player missed her shot off the post and Danielle Otto found the net with hers, the Falcons were in control at 2-0. After a goal by FRC, Taylor Camin put the Falcons up 3-1. Feather River's fourth shooter kept their slim hopes alive with a goal, but Rozzlyn Sovereign put an end to their season as the Falcons won the shootout 4-2. Bedlam erupted as the Falcon fans were finally able to quiet the rather vocal Feather River entouage.

Congratulations, ladies, on an amazing, hard-fought victory....you've captured our hearts! The undefeated inaugural season continues....
The Falcons (19-0-3) now move on to the Regional quarterfinals (8 teams) and will play at City College of San Francisco (the #3 seed in NorCal, 17-2-2) on Tuesday at 2:00 pm.

Falcons to Host First-Ever Playoff Game!

Folsom Lake College will play host to their first-ever women's soccer state playoff game when the Falcons host Feather River College on Saturday November 23 at 6:00 pm in Falcon Stadium. The Falcons, Bay Valley Conference champions and 18-0-3 on the season, will host the Golden Eagles, 16-3-2 on the season and champions of the Golden Valley Conference.

Madsen Named California's Athlete of the Month; Nine FLC Soccer Players Earn BVC Recognition

For the first time in Folsom Lake College's brief athletics' history, a Falcon has been named the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Athlete of the Month. Freshman Samantha Madsen is the CCCAA Athlete of the Month for October as she scored 18 goals, including two hat tricks, while leading the first-year team to an 8-0-1 record during October. For the official news release, go to: http://cccaasports.org/AOTM/October13.pdf. Congratulations, Sam!

In other news, the Bay Valley Conference has named their 2013 Women's Soccer All-Conference teams as well as Players and Coaches of the Year, highlighted by nine Folsom Lake College players receiving recognition. At the top of the list is Samantha Madsen, voted the BVC's Most Valuable Player for 2013. Sam led the state in scoring this season with 32 goals and 4 assists. Named as the BVC Defensive MVP for 2013 is Folsom Lake's Anna Atteberry, a center back who started all 21 games for the Falcons. Goalkeeper of the Year in the BVC is Alison Darr, who recorded 8 shutouts and allowed just 7 goals all season.
First-Team All-Conference award winners for FLC are forward Caitlin Castle, center midfielder Danielle Otto, and outside defender and team captain Amberly Bole. Falcons who earned Second Team All-Conference awards are midfielder Taylor Camin, center back Rozzlyn Sovereign, and outside defender Chelsea Cunningham.
Not to be outdone by his players, Falcons' Head Coach Donny Ribaudo was named the Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year.
"I'm just really impressed with the job Donny has done, starting this program from scratch and building a winning program in his first season," commented rival Mendocino College coach Shane Huff. "You guys must be so proud of this team. They play hard, they're organized, and they don't give up."
Congratulations to Coach Ribaudo and the Bay Valley Champion Falcons!

MATCH DATE: 09/10/2013
OPPONENT: DeAnza College 
LOCATION: Folsom Lake College

The FLC women's soccer team continued their incredible early season roll with 5-0 win over DeAnza College of Cupertino.  The win gives the Falcons a record of 5-0, scoring 16 goals and giving up NONE!  Yesterday's game featured two goals scored by Castle less than two minutes apart.  Also scoring for the Falcons were Otto on a Penalty Kick, Newell (who also assisted on both of Castle's goals), and finally a rare half-the-field run-and-score by defender Atteberry.  According to head coach Donny Ribaudo, the foundation of the team's early success has been the outstanding defense.  The defense is led by sophomore captain Bole and center-back freshman Atteberry.    "Our backline continues to be solid, commented coach Ribaudo.   With every game, our back four builds more confidence and becomes more familiar with our defending concepts."

MATCH DATE: 09/06/2013
OPPONENT: West Valley College
LOCATION: Folsom Lake College

The FLC women's soccer team continued their unbeaten streak at Falcon Stadium with a hard-fought 1-0 win over West Valley College.  The game was even closer than the score sounds, as both teams played tough defense and both goalkeepers turned away several chances.  Finally, in the 87th minute, FLC's Camin took a long Free Kick from Sovereign and put the ball in the net for the only goal of the game.
The Falcons were playing without top scorer Madsen and defender Decker, both of whom were injured in Tuesday night's win.  In their absence, Danielle Otto and Caitlyn Castle kept the pressure on the West Valley goalkeeper with numerous attacks.  Romo also shined at midfield, distributing the ball to the attackers, while goalkeeper Darr recorded her fourth shutout of the young season.


MATCH DATE: 09/03/2013
OPPONENT: West Hills College (Coalinga)
LOCATION: Folsom Lake College

The Falcons christened their new home stadium with a convincing 5-0 win over West Hills. The game was preceded by the athletics complex ribbon-cutting ceremony, which was attended by many City, County, and LRCCD dignitaries. By the time the game started, the stadium was three-quarters full of sports-starved FLC rooters.  The home team scored in the 13th minute on a long goal by defender Cunningham.  Decker followed with a score after some nifty dribbling, and Bole added a third goal just before halftime on a free kick that sailed over the arms of the West Hills goalkeeper into the top corner of the net.  The second half saw the FLC team continue to dominate with two goals added by Madsen, giving her six in just three games.  Unfortunately, she left the game after her second goal with a possible concussion.      


MATCH DATE: 08/31/2013
OPPONENT: Butte College
LOCATION: Mendocino College Crossover Tournament

The Falcons knocked off Butte College by the same 3-0 Score!  Once again, the scoring was provided by Madsen (2) and Castle (1). Goalkeeper Darr was tested several times in the first half but never wilted. The Falcon defense stepped up considerinly in the second half, which kept the pressure off Darr.    

MATCH DATE: 08/30/2013 
OPPONENT: Lassen College 
LOCATION: Mendocino College Crossover Tournament 

The Falcons defeated a tough (and decidedly foreign) Lassen College team, 3-0. Sam Madsen led the Falcons with two goals, and Caitlin Castle provided the other score.