About Alta California Sol
Alta California Sol is a soccer team based in Santa Barbara, California, and a member of the United Premier Soccer League. Founded in 2018, our MISSION is to establish high-level men's and women's soccer teams built with local talent that: YOUTH look up to, brings COMMUNITY together in celebration, PLAYERS, COACHES AND STAFF are proud of, and SPONSORS seek for long-term partnerships. Alta California Sol is operating as a non-profit via fiscal sponsorship under Sol Soccer Club a 501(c)3 tax exempt charitable organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
We began our first season playing in the Western Conference - UPSL Championship - SOCAL North Division. We finsihed the season as division champions with a record of 11-1-1, never losing a home game. Starting in the fall of 2019 we will be promoted to Division 1 to play in the UPSL’s top flight.
Alta California Sol is eligible to compete in the 2019 qualifying rounds for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
What does playing for Alta California Sol mean to me?
It means everything a dream come true, Im able to play at a high competitive level where I can showcase my skills and talent, it’s a true honor to represent a team from such a beautiful city in California, Santa Barbara. As a new comer i love that the team makes you feel at home and gives you a platform to lead the way for future ACS players to excel to the next level.
In your opinion, how is Alta California Sol special or unique?
ACS is unique because it gives the platform for local talent to take there abilities to the next level and bring the community together.
What does playing at the next level mean to you?
Its means I'm able to continue my journey of playing at the highest level against stronger competition where the stakes are high.
Describe a memorable moment of you playing soccer?
Playing in the regional final my sophomore year in High School that ended up going into over time with us winning in a penalty pk shootout.
About Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup was first held in 1914, making it the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the U.S. What makes the U.S. Open Cup special is that it is a competition open to all affiliated professional and amateur teams in the United States. Alta California Sol men’s team will be competing in the 106th edition starting with qualifying round games in the fall 2019. Fun fact, 8 California teams have won the Cup. Alta Cal Sol intends to compete to be California’s 9th team.
With your help, our road to the U.S. Open Cup begins now. Thank you for your generous support of local soccer.