The FCC Women’s Soccer Team Goes Out With a Bang


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FCC Women’s Soccer won the Central Valley Conference Championships on Nov. 11, 2022.

With the season coming to an end, the Fresno City College women’s soccer team has had the most players transferring on scholarship since 2017. This season the team played 24 games and finished with 17 wins, four ties, and three losses, scoring a total of 67 goals.  

“This is what makes me the proudest of what our team represents. We’ve been back-to-back state champions competing against 89 women’s soccer programs in CCCAA [California Community College Athletic Association],” Germond said. 

The students who are transferring are Sarah Cox, Breauna Mello, Lauryn Salazar, Hannah Martin, Jamin Mora, Mariah Contreras, and Peyton Bever. The team has some other sophomores who will be signing soon but are waiting on final decisions from schools. 

Coach Oliver Germond said students transferring and going further with their careers is the number one priority for the team. 

Cox went to Clovis West High School and was the team captain this season and played forward. She finished the season with 10 goals and five assists. She has transferred to D2 Cal State East Bay in Hayward.  

Mello graduated from Hanford High School and played outside back. She helped the team to only conceive 12 goals for the whole season including 13 shutouts. Mello transferred to D2 Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata. 

Salazar graduated from Tulare Western and played center this season. She helped Mello to conceive this season. Salazar has transferred to D2 Sonoma State in Rohnert Park.  

Martin graduated from Clovis High School and had to, unfortunately, miss her sophomore season due to a broken clavicle that happened in the 6th game of the season against Folsom Lake College. Martin has transferred to D1 Abilene Christian University in Texas. 

Mora graduated from Buchanan High School and played forward. She finished the season with seven goals and six assists. Mora has signed to D2 Cal State Stanislaus in Turlock. 

Contreras graduated from Hoover High School and played center. She finished the season with two goals and three assists. Contreras has transferred to Fresno Pacific University on an Academic All-American scholarship.

Bever graduated from Clovis North High School and played right wing. She finished the season with zero goals and seven assists. Bever has transferred to California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo on an academic scholarship.

FCC women’s soccer coach Oliver Germond has had players in the past go professional, but never this many. He says his favorite part about coaching these women is seeing them develop into better players.  

“Seeing our players transfer is my priority. Winning games is not a healthy way to coach because it’s not satisfying. We want to be successful to help our players,” Germond said.  

Coach Germond says the team has goals every year to win the conference and get to the state championship because that’s where players have opportunities to get recruited and earn scholarships. 

He also added that he wants his team to be successful on the field and in their classrooms to give their student-athletes the best opportunities.  

This years women’s soccer season will begin in August.