Terri Pearson-Bloom enters her 15th season at Solano approaching 400 wins in her time as a Falcon. Pearson-Bloom brings a wealth of knowledge about the game of softball and has turned the Solano program into one of the most respected in Northern California. The Falcons hope to capture their 10 consecutive Bay Valley Conference Championship this season , having already won titles in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Last season the Falcons finished with an overall record of 36-2, while winning their 9th consecutive Bay Valley Conference title with a perfect 20-0 conference record. The Falcons had a 32 game win streak going as they hosted round one of regional play. The Falcons defeated Butte college to advance and host the super-regional. The Falcons beat Fresno and Santa Rosa before losing in the championship game to Sierra College. The Falcons earned a #1 ranking in the CCCAA coaches' poll in 2015 and was #1 in RPI (power ranking) for most of the season.
Pearson-Bloom continues to make academics a priority and Solano Softball continues to be ranked in the top 25 nationally in overall team GPA with numerous players having earned NFCA Academic All-Americans honors, the most prestigious academic award in college softball. Combining academic success with championship play has led to many Solano Softball graduates signing to 4-year colleges on softball scholarships. Former Falcons have played at Div. I, II and NAIA colleges throughout the US including; Arizona State, CSU Fullerton, CSU Sacramento, CSU East Bay, Sonoma State, Jacksonville State, Lynn University, Oregon Tech, Lee University, Oklahoma Baptist, and Eastern New Mexico University just to name a few.
Pearson-Bloom's coaching career began at St. Mary's College in Moraga where she served as an assistant from 1995-96. She moved on to the University of Tennessee and was an assistant for the Lady Vols for 2.5 seasons (1997-99).
Prior to Solano, Pearson-Bloom served as the head coach for one year with the Virginia Roadsters of the Women's Professional Softball League during the 1999-2000 season where her team finished second place in the regular season. Pearson-Bloom was selected to coach in the All-Star Game.
Pearson-Bloom was a standout player at California State University Northridge where she led the team to four regional appearances and three Women's College World Series appearances while batting leadoff and playing in the outfield. In her final season at Northridge, the team advanced to the national championship game where it eventually lost to the University of Arizona.
Pearson-Bloom's list of former players includes Nebraska assistant coach Jennifer Kline, Northridge coach Barbara Jordan, Stanford assistant Trisha Dean and UNLV assistant Sara Pickering. While at Solano, Pearson-Bloom hopes to help her players achieve their potential on the field and in the classroom. The Solano staff emphasizes fundamentals and teaches the needed mechanics, skills and strategies to help them succeed both as a player and a coach.
She earned a bachelor s degree in speech communication from California State University Northridge and a master's degree in physical education from Western Illinois University. While at the University of Tennessee, she began working on another master's degree in sports psychology.
Pearson-Bloom and her husband, Andy, live in Dixon with their three children; Samantha, 12, Cailin, 11, and Nathan, who will be 8 in July.
Head Coach Solano Softball
2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 BVC Champions
Penelope Crouse-Feehan is in her 3rd season on the Falcon coaching staff after finishing her college softball career at Patten University in Oakland, CA. Crouse-Feehan helped guide the Falcons to a 36-2 record in 2014, a #1 state ranking, and their 9th consecutive Bay Valley Conference title. Coach P, as she is known by the players, received a softball scholarship and graduated with her bachelors in liberal studies with a minor in religious studies earning Cum Laude Honors. Crouse-Feehan played two years for the Lions, named team MVP in 2010 and 2011. Crouse-Feehan also played two years at Solano College, 2006 to 2008, where she received 1st team all Bay Valley Conference (BVC) honors. Additionally, Penelope was named to the All Nor-Cal team as a freshman. In her sophomore season she was named Most Valuable Player of the Bay Valley Conference and was named to the All-State team.
Crouse-Feehan graduated from Vallejo High School in 2006 where she played basketball and softball. She has been coaching since 2008, starting with the Vallejo Hurricanes 16U, followed by four years with the 18U program before leaving to join the Bears ASA organization in the fall of 2012. In 2012, the Solano Alum would reunite and join the college ranks as an assistant coach and private instructor. She plans to make a career out of coaching and teaching at the college level. She loves the game and the idea of passing her knowledge on to the youth.
Robert (Bobby) Cameron is in his second season at Solano College. Cameron helped guide the Falcons to a 36-2 record in 2014, a #1 state ranking, and their 9th consecutive Bay Valley Conference title. Cameron has been coaching fastpitch softball for over 25 years. Cameron spent seven years of coaching Vintage High School in Napa, California, and four years coaching for Fairfield High softball. Cameron formerly coached 12 seasons with Sacramento City College in Sacramento, California. While assisting at Sacramento City College, he helped guide the team to a State Championship in 2004. In 2006, was honored as part of the California Junior College Coaching Staff of the year.
Cameron is recently retired from the City of Fairfield's Community Services Department where he worked for 28 years. Cameron is the founder and organizational head coach of the Nor-Cal Elite Program, an ASA Club that teaches softball skills to girls from the ages of 10-18. His teams are a regular at major ASA national tournaments. Coach Cameron has three children; Lance, Dominic and daughter Nadia. Nadia is a graduate of Solano Community College and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she played softball on a scholarship. Coach Cameron also has seven grandchildren, Trae, Nia, Jordyn, Jailyn, Jeanna, Dylan and DJ.
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Ashley Eliasson is in her second season coaching at Solano College. She helped guide the Falcons to a 36-2 record in 2014, a #1 state ranking, and their 9th consecutive Bay Valley Conference title. Eliasson is originally from the Bay Area and was the starting varsity pitcher for four years at Vallejo High School. She was named team MVP in both the 2005 and 2006 seasons. In 2007, she received Co-MVP of the San Joaquin Division Championship. Eliasson received a softball scholarship to Jacksonville State University and graduated in 2013 with Cum Laude Honors earning a 3.67 GPA, a bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in nutrition. Eliasson was named Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year in 2008. Eliasson received 1st team and 2nd team honors all four years of collegiate play. Eliasson started her coaching career with the Vallejo Hurricanes 18U in 2012, and joined the Bears Clayton organization in January 2013. She is currently the pitching coach for Solano College as well as a private softball instructor. Ashley is motivated by her passion and love of the game.
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Linus Schlumperger has been coaching with the Falcons for 4 seasons. Schlumpberger helped guide the Falcons to a 36-2 record in 2014, a #1 state ranking, and their 9th consecutive Bay Valley Conference title. Schlumpberger brings over 25 years of experience coaching fastpitch softball at a variety of levels. He is currently coaching the Lady Spartans 16U ASA team. Before joining the Falcons, Schlumpberger spent several years coaching in the Nor Cal Elite ASA Softball organization based out of Fairfield, CA. Schlumpberger also coached for three seasons at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, CA.
Linus is married to his lovely wife with whom he has four daughters, all of which played college softball. He has four grandchildren. Schlumpberger recently retired from the United Parcel Service where he served as Director of Fleet for 32 years of service.
Tim Griffith is in his first season with the Falcons. Griffith has 27 years of coaching experience, the last three as the head coach at Los Medanos College and prior to that he served as the assistant coach at Diablo Valley College. Griffith previous experience includes coaching semi pro baseball, college, high school and travel ball. Griffith has played baseball or softball his entire life including five years in semiprofessional baseball, 15 years in competition softball and 35 years in recreational play. Griffith has assisted more than 40 players, both male and female, in advancing to four year colleges. Griffith has his bachelors in sports and health science from American Military University and recently obtained a master's in sports administration with a minor in coaching from American Military University.