Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle

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The Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle (SOCA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1982[citation needed] providing soccer leagues and development in the area. SOCA provides learning and playing opportunities for over 3,500 children and adults in the community[1]. The executive director is Bill Mueller.

A field house was opened at Belvedere in December 2020. [2]


Around the turn of the twenty-first century, the site of Monasukapanough was owned by the developer Charles Hurt, who offered 20 acres of his property (including the area of the former village) on a long-term, no-payment lease to SOCA for a new soccer complex. At the urging of the UVA professor Jeffrey Hantman (who wished to begin excavating the area with his students), representatives of The Archaeological Conservancy and the Monacan Nation began working closely with both Hurt and SOCA to protect the portion of the field that included the site of Monasukapanough as a permanent archaeological preserve. According to Hantman, Albemarle County officials had already known the site was likely a significant historical location and for this reason had flagged the county planners; however, due to no zoning ordinances for private land existing at that time, none of the federal laws on the subject were activated. In 2001, Hantman and his students conducted a field school on the site and contributed their time, working with SOCA officials in a spirit of cooperation.



  1. SOCA - Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle. Web. 09 June 2010. <>.
  2. Web. SOCA opens new training facility in Albemarle Co., Andrew Webb, News Article, WVIR, retrieved December 5, 2020.

External links

official site