Pasadena City College
Co-Head Coach: Randy Lilavois
4th Season in 2013
PCC Career Record: 27-21-15 overall, 15-17-10 in SCC
In 2010, Randy Lilavois was hired as just the second head coach in the history of the Pasadena City College women's soccer program. Lilavois begins his fourth season on the Lancers' bench in 2013 after the most successful season by PCC in seven years.
In 2012, Lilavois' team qualified to the Southern California Regional Playoffs, the first time since 2007 that the Lancers reached the postseason. PCC took second place in the always strong South Coast Conference, something that hadn't happened since 2001. PCC went 8-4-2 in league play, including an impressive 8-match undefeated streak (5-0-3) late in the season.
Pasadena won with a balance of high-octane offense led by forward Vanessa Capra, a two-time, All-SCC First Team selection, who led the Lancers in points scoring in her two seasons here, and physical defense paced by another two-year, All-SCC First Teamer in defender Hallie White. Transfer forward Nancy Nunez (New Mexico Highlands University) ended up tying for the conference lead in goals scored with 15 and joined Capra and White on the All-SCC First Team.
Defenders Heather French and Danielle Busta were selected All-SCC Second Team as well as one of the state's finest finishers in header specialist and midfielder Cassandra Saavedra, who scored 13 goals.
In 2011, Lilavois' Lancers improved a place in the standings in fifth place. For the second straight year, the team also reeled off a 6-game undefeated streak in pre-conference play. PCC put together a 7-9-5 overall record and placed four players on the All-SCC First and Second Team in Capra, White, forward Mallory Gutierrez and midfielder Joleen Galeazzi-Pimentel. Galeazzi-Pimentel earned an Elizabeth Jensen Transfer Scholarship behind a 3.30 GPA.
In his rookie collegiate coaching season, Lilavois guided the Lancers to an over-.500 season at 8-7-5. He coached a strong defensive style as his All-SCC selections consisted of defenders Analuisa Castro (First Team) and Amy Wallace (Second Team). Goalie Yvette Hernandez recorded the third lowest goals against average (0.95) in school history and had six shutouts.
His Lancers played a 0-0 tie v. eventual SCC champion and state Final Four participant Cerritos and lost to San Bernardino Valley in pre-conference play before the Wolverines would go on to win the CCCAA state title.
Since 2007, Lilavois has also served as head coach for the South Pasadena High girls varsity, directing his teams to make the CIF playoffs in each of the past four seasons. In 2012, he directed SPHS to its first Rio Hondo League championship since 2004 and received Pasadena Star-News Prep Area Coach of the Year.
Lilavois previously coached the Crescenta Valley High boys team (2005-2007), and both the boys and girls teams at Chaparral High (Las Vegas, Nevada, 2003-2005). In 2007 at Crescenta Valley, he guided the varsity to its first postseason appearance in seven years.
In 2004, he was the Sunrise Region Northeast Division Coach of the Year in directing the Chaparral boys team to the division title and regional finals.
"My goal is to rebuild the program and help PCC return to the regional playoffs," Lilavois said. "We want to see the players culture their playing skills and eventually transfer to the 4-year level. This is a great opportunity for me. We're in an area rich in soccer talent."
Besides prep school coaching, Lilavois has worked the past six years with the Crescenta Valley Soccer Club. He is the club's girls' director, guiding players from ages 9-19. Lilavois said the 2010 graduating class for CVSC featured 12 players that moved on to play at the college level.
Lilavois earned a master's degree in cross-cultural teaching at National University in Costa Mesa after completing his bachelor's in English at Cal State Long Beach (1997). He is a graduate of La Salle High where he lettered four years on the soccer team.