Dear SeaLions Friends, Fans, and Family,
After more than 30 years we have decided to hang up our cleats and take a hiatus. We would like to thank all of you fans, staff and business partners that have supported us for so
many years. Your support has made the last 30 years special.
To David Smola and the Cathedral Catholic High School staff -
Thank you for giving us a beloved home in the very best soccer facility, with the very best staff and personnel, in San Diego.
To Dr. Catherine Robertson, Dr. Natalie Voskanian and UCSD Sports Medicine -
Thank you for volunteering your time and making sure that our players were kept safe.
To David Altomare -
Thank you for supporting and believing in not only us, but women's soccer, from the beginning.
To Scott Dreher -
Thank you for helping make the SeaLions one of the most revered and respected teams in the
WPSL and the world. Your barking will be missed.
To our Friends and Fans -
Thank you for all your support. Without all of you we wouldn't have enjoyed 31 years of
Success and become the oldest women's soccer club in the world. You made it more than a soccer game, you made it an event, and you gave it, and us, pure love.
And finally, a very special THANK YOU to the all the players and staff who have come through
the organization. Your dedication, hard work and countless hours for practices, games, travel
and community events is treasured and will never be forgotten. I hope the friendships and memories you made playing for the SeaLions will last a lifetime - honoring the fact the SeaLions were much more than a soccer team.
We want to leave you with one last thought:
Play soccer as long as you can, support it as much as you can, and enjoy it whenever and wherever you can.
And don't forget the words of legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly:
- San Diego WFC, aka The SeaLions
"Some people believe soccer is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."