San Diego Sol won the 1998 regular season and playoffs of the Tierrasanta League, won the 1998 Division I NWBL Regional Championship and was runner-up in the 1998 NWBL National Championships.
The San Diego Sol women’s team disbanded in 1999 when a number of its players moved on to play professional basketball in Europe. In 2001, a group of parents wanted a quality program started that would keep their daughters active in basketball during the summer. Two teams were created which included players from San Diego area elementary schools and high schools. Initially named the Panthers, both teams went undefeated in the Mission Valley YMCA league until they played each other in the game that made one of them league champion
When the high school players from that summer program began the fall basketball season with their respective high schools, the parents of the elementary school girls wanted the program to be continued. The remaining girls were formed into an 12 and under team and adopted the name San Diego Sol from the original women’s team.
When some of the women from the original San Diego Sol returned from playing professional basketball in Europe, they recognized the need in San Diego for a program which offers a wide range of opportunities for young players. In March 2002, our staff organized an assessment camp that was attended for girls ranging in age from 8-18. Eight teams were then established under the name San Diego Sol Basketball Club.
By March of 2003 there were 12 teams supporting over 100 girls. San Diego Sol places girls of similar abilities on age group teams named Light, Heat, Fire and Elite. For some girls our club is an introduction to competitive basketball. Some of our teams are highly competitive travel teams. A girl can begin with our club and improve her skills to any level – from elementary and recreational levels all the way through college and the professional ranks.
The staff and players of San Diego Sol give thanks to those who helped or took part in the San Diego Sol teams of the past and to those who participate now and in the future. We appreciate your efforts and commitment to improving the level of basketball in San Diego and the development of the character and the personalities of the young ladies who are proud to say, “Sol.”
Past members of San Diego Sol women’s team: Nicole Anderson, Amber Jansen, Shannon Anderson, Nadine Mastroleo, Chris Cavalin, Alisa Murphy, Julie Cheskaty, Janine Phillips, Amy Cleveland, Danielle Phipps, Sharon Epps, Jenny Shirbroun, Monica Filer, Monique Taylor, Jenny Gross, Deb Theroux, Jennie Harris, Jodi Tres, Jill Haverly, Sherri Watts, Sara Heckman, Lakeysha Wright, Erica Hockley, Sandy Wright, Sue Homer, Coach Tony Allen