Co-Ed Team Wins Cinco de Mayo Soccer Tournament

The accolades for the Black Oaks Co-Ed team keep rolling in, this time with a Cinco de Mayo Tournament Win.  Thanks to Antonio Rosales who organized the tournament.  And, thanks to coach Luis Medina for the match report from Saturday:

Adult Coed Soccer; Cinco de Mayo Tournament. We had 5 players from our regular team, and the rest were friends from other teams. I believe we won the first game 5-0, we tied the Shockers 0-0 for the 2nd game. We won the last game 5-1. We had to play the Shockers a 2nd time for the Championship, and we won 1-0. Great goal by George. Next game 5/11 vs. RP Express at Galvin #1 @ 9am.

Santa Rosa Soccer Adult Co-Ed Team for the SCACSL Black Oaks

2012 Black Oaks Adult Co-Ed Team of the SCACSL

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Matt Sokol (1971-2012) Remembered in Local Paper

Black Oaks Soccer Club team member Matt Sokol

Matt Sokol (center)

Teammates mourn popular soccer player and teacher Matt Sokol

Santa Rosa’s tight-knit soccer community was in mourning Sunday over the sudden death of a beloved 41-year-old player who collapsed during a club soccer match and never regained consciousness.

Matt Sokol, a former standout soccer player and coach at Montgomery High School, had just come off the pitch at Northwest Community Park in Santa Rosa about noon Sunday when he appeared to suffer a seizure on the sidelines and blacked out.

His Black Oaks Soccer Club teammates, who include a doctor at Kaiser Hospital, quickly went to his aid. Despite their efforts, Sokol died a short while later at Sutter Medical Center of an apparent heart-related ailment. Continue Reading at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat