North Central League II All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

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North Central League I All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

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PDPreps Insider: New boys soccer coach for Newman

Cardinal Newman’s new boys’ soccer coach is not an unfamiliar name around campus. Read Article →

Sonoma County League All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

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Small School Bridge League All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

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North Bay League All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

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Santa Rosa goalie Osvaldo 
Benavides looks back to watch the ball enter the goal on a penalty kick during an NCS playoff game in 2013. Some soccer coaches and players believe it is unfair to decide a game on a shootout. (ALVIN JORNADA / The Press Democrat, 2013)

Benefield: Pressure is on when penalty kicks start

Penalty kicks are the necessary evil of soccer. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Newman coach names his MVP

It wasn't the QB or halfback whom coach Paul Cronin wanted to talk about after the game. Read Article →

NCS soccer roundup: Sonoma Academy girls go undefeated to grab title

The top-seeded Sonoma Academy girls’ soccer team beat St. Vincent 5-1 on Saturday in the NCS Division 3 final. Read Article →

Montgomery boys need PKs again for victory

Vikings lose player to red card, 2nd to injury in 6-5 win over Rancho Cotate. Read Article →

NCS soccer roundup: Montgomery boys outlast Santa Rosa in epic match

In a game that took 27 penalty kicks to decide, Montgomery’s boys soccer team edged visiting Santa Rosa in a Division 1 quarterfinal Saturday night. Read Article →

NCS boys soccer: Goal in stoppage lifts Cougars over Trojans

Soccer matches aren’t supposed to end on a 'buzzer-beating' goal, but that’s pretty much how sophomore Mario Gomez punched Rancho Cotate's ticket to face Montgomery in the NCS semifinals. Read Article →
Roseland University Prep’s Alan Olvera, left, goes up for the ball against Bentley’s Torin Rittenberg during Wednesday night’s NCS Division 2 soccer playoff at Elsie Allen High. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS soccer playoffs: Roseland Prep boys start with a bang

The Roseland team dominated possession of the ball in their Wednesday NCS opener. Read Article →

NCS soccer roundup: Petaluma in quarterfinals with 2-0 win over Casa

Petaluma played one of its best defensive games of the year Read Article →
Fort Bragg quarterback Kaylor Sullivan. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Fort Bragg’s Kaylor Sullivan dominating the competition

Fort Bragg quarterback Kaylor Sullivan is setting records and leading the Timberwolves to the verge of an NCL I championship Read Article →
Madison Gonzalez and the Maria Carrillo Pumas are the top seed in the NCS Division 1 girls soccer tournament. (CRISTA JEREMIASON/ PD)

NCS soccer: Playoff brackets top-heavy with NBL squads

The NBL may have earned top seeds, but the competition promises to be wide open. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate High School boys soccer coach Eamon Kelly led his team to its first-ever NBL league championship this season. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Soccer title for The Ranch

The Cougars are 10-0-3 heading into Sunday’s NCS tournament seeding meeting. Read Article →
Jose Lopez, bottom, stretches with the Elsie Allen boys soccer team during practice, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Soccer turf dilemma

Is synthetic turf the scourge of soccer, or the savior of the game? Read Article →
Petaluma's Luke Wheels, right, sets himself up to score for Petaluma as El Molino's Andes Toruna, left, pressures him, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (CRISTA JEREMIASON/ PD)

Boys soccer roundup: Petaluma wins SCL title

Petaluma captured its first Sonoma County League title in eight years on Tuesday. Read Article →

Rancho Cotate captures first NBL boys soccer crown

Rancho on Friday night clinched its first North Bay League title in school history. Read Article →

Boys soccer roundup: Rancho Cotate stays atop NBL by beating Panthers

Rancho Cotate still atop NBL standings after 3-1 victory over Santa Rosa. Read Article →
Becky Nelson is escorted out by family friend and Montgomery soccer player Carson Wyatt during a special ceremony in tribute to women with breast cancer held between the boys and girls soccer games at Montgomery High School, Tuesday, October 7, 2014.(Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Beautiful Game steps up for breast cancer awareness

Montgomery High defender Carson Wyatt saved the day Tuesday night, but it wasn’t on the soccer field. Read Article →

Late Analy goal stuns Trojans in boys soccer

It doesn’t get much more dramatic than scoring the winning goal on a header in the game’s final 20 seconds. Read Article →

Boys soccer roundup: Santa Rosa beats Cardinal Newman 2-0

Andres Garcia, Eric Leon score for Santa Rosa in North Bay League opener Read Article →
Rincon Valley Christian's James Leng, right, boots the ball away as The Bay School's James Fowler pressures him during Monday's game in Santa Rosa. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Boys soccer: Multitalented Leng will help Eagles soar (w/video)

James Leng balances opera singing with his duties as a Rincon Valley team co-captain. Read Article →

Soccer roundup: Roseland University Prep tops St. Vincent 3-1

Who won, who lost on area soccer fields Wednesday. Read Article →
Analy goalkeeper Alex Coronel makes a save during Tuesday's game at Montgomery. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Boys soccer: Montgomery eases past Analy 3-1

The Vikings controlled Tuesday's game from the beginning. Read Article →

High school soccer: Healdsburg boys remain unbeaten

Greyhounds stand at 5-0-2 after 11-0 win over Clear Lake Read Article →

Sonoma Academy coaching openings

Tennis is the ninth varsity sport now offered by the small private high school in Santa Rosa Read Article →

High school coaching vacancies

By MICHAEL COIT THE PRESS DEMOCRAT El Molino, Windsor and Montgomery high schools are seeking coaches. *El Molino volleyball: El Molino High School has opened the hiring process for a junior varsity volleyball coach. Applicants contact Athletic Director Mike Roan or 824-6563. * Windsor baseball: Windsor High School is seeking a varsity baseball coach to […] Read Article →