|Taft College Cougars Women Soccer
The Taft College women’s soccer program began its inaugural season in 2006. Over the past years the program has earned recognition competing against some of the top teams in the northern region and the state. Taft College has provided a soccer home for those young athletes who aspire to grow and become competitors at the collegiate level. The program is designed to enhance our athletes mental, physical, and technical skill through a sport-specific conditioning program, weight training, and intense practices throughout the pre-season, season, and post-season. The aim is not only to have a successful season, but to assist athletes in their pursuit of competing beyond the community college level.
The staff is comprised of coaches who care for the development of their athletes on and off the field. They put a strong emphasis toward education and believe that the student comes before the athlete. In conjunction with the athletic department and athletic advisor, the coaches work toward ensuring their athletes are ready to transfer academically to a four-year institution.
We would like to invite any and all student-athletes who seek a program that is dedicated to the success of its participants. We will do our best to make your experience here at Taft College one that you will not forget nor regret. Come out and become a part of an exciting team and family!!!
3rd Time Charm for Fresno Soccer Against Cougar Women
by Dennis McCall
Taft Midway Driller
November 24, 2015
When the teams met twice in Central Valley Conference action Taft College defeated (2-1) and tied (0-0) Fresno City College, a feat that earned the Cougars the league title.
Fresno got another shot at the Cougars last week in the second round of state playoffs and made it pay off.
The Rams (20-1-4), whose only loss was to Taft and came at a time when Fresno was No. 1 in the nation, found the third time a charm.
Melody Harris spoiled TC’s run with a hat trick to account for all the scoring in the match. The Cougars managed just four shots on goal and all were rejected.
The Cougars, who beat Lassen 3-1 in the first round of playoffs, finish the season with a 13-7-2 overall record and 5-0-1 in conference.
No. 2 seeded Fresno, after beating No. 7 Taft, eliminated No. 6 Folsom Lake 4-0 on Saturday to emerge as one of two teams representing northern California in the state championships to be played Friday and Sunday at De Anza College in Cupertino.
No. 4 Modesto upset No. 1 Santa Rosa 2-1 to join Fresno as a NorCal rep. Rio Hondo and Cerritos are the southern teams.
On the men’s side, the CVC will have no teams in the Final Four.
No. 9 Taft was eliminated in the opening round by No. 8 Feather River.
No. 3 Evergreen Valley eliminated No. 14 West Hills-Lemoore and No. 6 Fresno in the first two rounds and will join No. 5 Lake Tahoe in representing the north in the state championships against south reps Oxnard and Mt. San Antonio.