"It's just been super hectic lately, with our players having games practically every other day. The team is going into the second half of the season on a 4-game winning streak. The fruits of their labor are coming into fruition, because of their continued hard work and dedication both on and off the field. The players have been working on different skills on their own time, asking to stay after practice to work on things, and getting together off campus and becoming a closer team. All of this effort shows, with numerous players contributing goals in our recent wins. The winning streak started with our home game versus Yuba (1-0), away at College of Sequoias (6-2), away at Yuba (2-0), and finally away at Los Medanos (4-1). Their next game is a home game on Oct. 3rd at 2 p.m., part of a doubleheader against Lassen. The players will continue to work on their conditioning and team strategies for their first conference game. They're combining all of this hard work with their new most important responsibility - school!
Thank you for supporting the team, and please come out to see us on October 3.
About Coach Chris DeLeon
Christian DeLeon is in his first season as head coach of the Lake Tahoe Community College women's soccer team. He was hired after firmly establishing himself as one of the most successful prep coaches in Nevada in the last decade. A two-time NSCAA Nevada State Coach of the Year, Coach DeLeon compiled a 133-34-18 record (.760 winning percentage) in nine seasons as the varsity coach of the boys and girls soccer programs at South Tahoe High School in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Chris was part of two Class 4A state titles with the boys' program at South Tahoe High, first as an assistant coach in 2003 and then as head coach in 2005. In 2010 he took over South Tahoe High's girls' program and proceeded to lead the team to three consecutive state tournament appearances, including back-to-back Class 3A state titles in 2010 and 2011. His boys and girls teams were both ranked in NSCAA Fall Soccer Region VI and National polls during his nine-year tenure.
Chris has a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "C" License and has coached numerous youth club teams in Northern Nevada and worked as an Olympic Development Program (ODP) state evaluator.
As a player, Chris lettered a Northland College (Wisconsin), where he helped the team to the NSCAA National Championship in 1991. He played youth soccer for Chicago Sockers, one of the country's top clubs. After college, he played professionally in Japan's J-League with first-division Yokohoma F.C.
Chris lives in Stateline, Nevada, with his wife, Lisa, daughter Arianna, and son Matteo. Daughter Courtney is away attending Southern Oregon University.