Women's Soccer Headlines
CCC Athletic and Spiritual Excellence Awarded
(6/15/10) On Friday, June 4, the National Christian College Athletic Association presented Clearwater Christian College with the highly sought after Sports Ministries Award for the 2009-2010 athletic year.
Women's Soccer Season Schedule Announced for 2010
(5/13/10) The Clearwater Christian College women's soccer team will face a challenging
16 match schedule
Lady Cougars Face North Central
(11/14/09) Kissimmee, FL-CCC played this game with a real desire to get a win and finish the tournament in a higher position than they were seeded.
Lady Cougars Opening Match
CCC came out a little nervous from the pressure of playing the defending national champions but settled in to play a solid first half, not giving up a goal until late in the half.
Lady Cougars Play in National Tournament
(11/17/09) The Lady Cougars traveled to Kissimmee, Florida for the NCCAA II National Tournament.
Lady Cougars Play in Championship Game
(10/31/09) Lakeland, FL- The Lady Cougars traveled to Lakeland to face off against the Southeastern Fire, the number 1 ranked team in the country, for the regional championship game. Both defenses played very well and CCC goalie, Megan Dixon, made a few key saves in the first half to keep Southeastern off the board.
Lady Cougars Win Regional Semifinal to Advance to Championship Match
(10/29/09) Lakeland, FL - The Lady Cougars traveled to Lakeland for the opening match of the Regional Tournament on Friday. The first match for Clearwater was against Toccoa Falls.
Lady Cougars Host Southeastern On Campus
(10/20/09) Clearwater, FL- The Lady Cougars hosted regional rival the Southeastern Flames on Tuesday. This was the first home game played on the Clearwater Christian College campus and it looked to be a great match up with two very skilled teams.
Lady Cougars Travel for Match Against Eckerd College
(10/17/09) St. Petersburg, FL- The Lady Cougars traveled to St. Petersburg for a very tough match against Eckerd College. Coach Bates recognized that this would be a difficult game for the Cougars, since Eckerd College is a NCAA II team. The Lady Cougars came into this game looking to rebound off a dismal performance against Florida College earlier in the week.
Lady Cougars Travel to Temple Terrace
(10/15/09) Temple Terrace, FL- The Lady Cougars traveled to Temple Terrace for a match against Florida College. This game had the makings of a tough match as both teams have had their bright spots this season, as well as their dull ones.
Lady Cougars Struggle Against Emmanuel College
(10/10/09) Clearwater, FL- Emmanuel College traveled to Clearwater for a match against the Lady Cougars. Coach Bates recognized that Emmanuel College is a very tough NCCAA division 1 school and that this would be a difficult match for the Lady Cougars.
Lady Cougars Battle Against Abraham Baldwin
(10/9/09) Clearwater, FL-The Lady Cougars hosted Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on Friday, October 9 at Glen Oaks Park. Abraham College is a junior college from Tifton, GA and looked to bring some great offensive ability to Clearwater.
Lady Cougars Look Strong on the Road
(10/6/09) Naples, FL- The Lady Cougars traveled for a match against Ave Maria on Tuesday. CCC came out with strong gameplay and looked to create opportunities early against the Ave Maria defense.
Clearwater Takes on Toccoa Falls
(10/3/09) Clearwater, FL- The Lady Cougars hosted regional opponent Toccoa Falls College on Saturday, October 3, at Glen Oaks Park. Toccoa Falls always brings a tough game to Clearwater and this match looked to be the same.
Cougars Host Atlanta Christian
(10/2/09) Clearwater,FL- The women's soccer team hosted Atlanta Christian at Glen Oaks Park. Clearwater looked to continue with their success against Atlanta Christian from earlier in the season.
Cougars Travel to Face St. Leo
(9/28/09) The Cougars traveled to St. Leo University for a tough match up. Coach Bates knew coming into the game that it would be a very difficult match for his team.
Lady Cougars Match Up Against Florida College
(9/24/09) CCC hosted Florida College on September 22 at Glen Oaks Park. Florida College is a very strong opponent and this looked to be a great game.
CCC Vs. Warner Southern
(09/21/09) The Lady Cougars traveled to face Warner Southern. Coach Bates' team knew this would be a very difficult match as Warner Southern is a strong opponent.
CCC Vs. Ave Maria
(9/21/09) The Lady Cougars hosted Ave Maria University on Friday, September 18. This was anticipated to be a very tough match for the Cougars.
Lady Cougar's Match Up Against SEU
(9/17/09) The Lady Cougars traveled to Southeastern for their first game of the season against this regional rival.
Toccoa Falls Edges Out Clearwater 2-0
(9/12/09) The Cougars faced off against Toccoa Falls College on Saturday, September 12 at Toccoa Falls. Clearwater looked to build upon their strong play in this regional matchup.
CCC Beats Atlanta Christian 2-0
(9/12/09) The women's soccer team was in competition against Atlanta Christian on Friday, September 11. Coach Bates' defense came out with intense play allowing only one first half shot to Atlanta Christian.
Keeping Christ First in Community Outreach
(9/9/2009) On Saturday, August 29, the Clearwater Christian College menís and womenís soccer teams held a sports clinic in conjunction with Skycrest Christian School in Clearwater, Florida.
Bates to Assume New Role as Womenís Soccer Coach
(3/9/2009) Clearwater Christian College is pleased to announce that Mark Bates has been named the new womenís soccer coach.
CCC Pauses to Recognize Fall Athletes
(12/12/2008) During the chapel hour on Monday, December 8, the Clearwater Christian College family recognized students who double as student-athletes and represent the college on the court or field.
Schedules and Scores
I look back on my first year as a college athlete and thank the Lord for the privilege to be part of something bigger than myself. To be a
member of a soccer team gives you the opportunity to bond with other Christian girls and strive for the same goals on and off the field.
Fellow athletes give you a reason to keep playing your best even in the most difficult games.
It's a good parallel to the cause of Christ
and the resources He gives us in our challenges during this earthly race. Like our fellow Christians, we are all pursuing the same goal--to
glorify Christ in all we do. Playing college soccer has been challenging, but the rewards are so evident and to be part of something that
you could never achieve on your own is a privilege that I hope many others come to enjoy in their college experience.