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Carolina Elite Cobras

Carolina Elite Cobras, formerly Central SC Cobras, is an American women's soccer team, founded in 2010. The team is a member of the United Soccer Leagues W-League, the second tier of women's soccer in the United States and Canada.

Carolina Elite Cobras
Carolina Elite Cobras logo.svg
Full nameCarolina Elite Cobras
Nickname(s)Cobras
Founded2010
StadiumKroc Community Center
Greenville, South Carolina
Capacity500
LeagueUSL W-League
20143rd, Southeastern Conference
Playoffs: DNQ

HistoryEdit

The team played its first season at Younts Soccer Stadium on the campus of Columbia College in Columbia, SC. But, moved to Greenville, SC for the 2013 season. For the 2013 season the Central SC Cobras FC acquired new Sponsoring Partner Carolina Elite Soccer Academy (CESA). Though the franchise is still based out of Columbia it now also works out of Greenville. The addition of Elite to the name was made as part of the sponsoring agreement so Central SC Cobras -Carolina Cobras - Carolina Elite Cobras was the evolution as things began to change after the 2012 season. The team will play the majority of their home games at MESA Soccer Complex in Greenville. The team moved to the soccer field at the Kroc Community Center in Greenville for the 2015 season.[1]

2012 SeasonEdit

In their inaugural season the Central SC Cobras played at Younts Soccer Stadium on the campus of Columbia College in Columbia, SC. The Team finished third in the Southeastern Division of the then Eastern Conference, was voted the USL W-League Rookie Franchise of the year, and Saw Defender Tabitha Padget recognized by making the All Conference Team.

2013 SeasonEdit

The Caroline Elite Cobras finished the 2013 season in fourth place in the USL W-League after winning the Southeastern Conference Championship. Cobras defender Blakely Mattern was awarded the USL W-League Defender of the Year Award as well as being named to the USL W-League All-League and All-Conference teams. Goalkeeper Elizabeth "Rose" Hull was nominated for USL W-League Goalkeeper of the Year and was selected to the USL W-League All-Conference team along with defender Ashley Swinehart.

2014 SeasonEdit

The Cobras finished third in the Southeastern Conference. They missed qualifying for the conference playoff by one standings point. Blakely Mattern again was named to the All-League and All-Conference teams. Defender Kailey Mattison was named to the All-Southeastern Conference team.

Year-by-yearEdit

Year League Regular Season Playoffs
2012 W-League 3rd, Southeast Division Did not qualify
2013 W-League 2nd, Southeastern Conference League Semifinals
2014 W-League 3rd, Southeastern Conference Did not qualify
2015 W-League 5th, Southeastern Conference Did not qualify

PlayersEdit

The following former players have played at the senior international and/or professional level:

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cobras Find New Home At The Kroc Center". Carolina Elite Cobras. April 14, 2015. Archived from the original on April 14, 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2015.