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Women's Soccer Annual Banquet

Photo:Women's Soccer Annual Soccer Banquet

Team Banquet Photo
Back row left to right: Coach Gerson Perez, Jessica Hamister, Vanessa Hollis, Renee Bassett, Rachael Johnson, Amanda Radich, Jessica Hamister, Katie Bell, Jessica Weirich, Giana Raccanello, Jordan Premo, Kellie Detweiler, Coach Jeff Cardinal

Front row left to right: Adriana Vasquez, Katie Knopp, Madai Casas, Margarita Angel, Anna Nisperos, Kaitlin Kemp, Sabrina Perez, Romina Valle.

Photo:All Bay Valley Conference 3.0 Academic Award

All Bay Valley Conference 3.0 Academic Award - 2 years 3.0 or above
Left to right: Jessica Martho, Katie Knopp, Kellie Detweiler, Giana Raccanello, Katie Bell, Rachael Johnson, Coach Jeff Cardinal

Photo:2008 NSCAA All Western Region Team

2008 NSCAA All Western Region Team
Left to right: Katie Knopp, Adriana Vasquez


Photo:2008 Captains and Coaches

2008 Team Captains with Coaches
Left to right: Coach Gerson Perez, Katie Knopp, Giana Raccanello, Adriana Vasquez, Coach Jeff Cardinal


Photo:2008 Sophmores

2008 Team Sophmores
Left to Right: Coach Gerson Perez, Katie Knopp, Jessica Martho, Margarita Angel, Jordan Premo, Kellie Detweiler, Katie Bell, Rachael Johnson, Adriana Vasquez, Giana Raccanello, Coach Jeff Cardinal

The Solano College Women's Soccer team held its annual soccer banquet Saturday May 2nd at the banquet facility at Stars in Vacaville. The award filled banquet put an end to the 2008 season.

All players, parents and guests viewed a Highlight DVD with Goals and Photos during the opening and dinner. Each player left the banquet with a DVD with highlights and photos. Following dinner each player was given a nice plaque with team and individual photos and then there was a 2 hour awards presentation that honored players from the 2008 team and the season.

Solano had its best season in program history finishing with an overall 17-5-1 record, ranked # 4 in Northern California and # 8 in the state. They were also Bay Valley Conference Champions with a perfect 8-0 record. Solano knocked off Diablo Valley College 2-1 in the 1st round of playoffs. They eventually were eliminated from the playoffs by Modesto in the 2nd round of the playoffs in Penalty Kicks 4-3 after playing to a 1-1 tie after 2 overtime periods. Modesto ended up being in the Final Four of state.

Many nice awards were given to the Solano players including:
  • Academic Achievement Award
    • Rachael Johnson 4.0 GPA

  • All BVC Academic Award, 3.0 or above for 2 Years
    • Jessica Martho
    • Katie Knopp
    • Kellie Detweiler
    • Giana Raccanello
    • Katie Bell
    • Rachael Johnson
    • Coach Jeff Cardinal

  • Fall 2008 Players with a 3.0 GPA
    • Renee Bassett
    • Katie Bell
    • Kaitlin Kemp
    • Romina Valle
    • Katie Knopp
    • Kate Viri
    • Magdalena Hernandez
    • Jessica Martho
    • Giana Raccanello
    • Rachael Johnson
    • Kellie Detweiler
    • Ashley DeBartolo
    • Jessica Hamister

  • Captains Award
    • Adriana Vasquez
    • Giana Raccanello
    • Katie Knopp

  • 2008 NSCAA All Western Region Team
    • Coach Gerson Perez
    • Katie Knopp
    • Adriana Vasquez
    • Coach Jeff Cardinal

  • MVP - Adriana Vasquez
  • MVP Offense - Katie Knopp
  • MVP Defense - Kaitlin Kemp


  • Most Improved - Jessica Martho
  • Most Inspirational - Amanda Radich
  • Goal of the Year - Adriana Vasquez (Modesto)
  • Assist of the Year - Vanessa Hollis (Modesto)
In addition, Katie Knopp was a 2008 NSCAA All-American, one of 22 players chosen in the United States.

Katie Knopp and Adriana Vasquez were also All-Western Region, 1st Team All State and 1st Team All Nor-Cal.

Jeff Cardinal was named Coach of the Year for the Bay Valley Conference.