The Birth of FC Davis
In 2017, the FC Davis Project was launched to give our town a semi-pro soccer team we can call our own.
It seemed wild Davis didn’t have a team that represented the thousands of players in our community, and the club was on a mission to provide a home for the soccer fanatics that reside in our local area.
Of the initial goals of FC Davis, none were more important than creating a sustainable club in a transparent, open source manner. By doing so, the organization could serve as a template which could be replicated in towns such as Dixon, Woodland, Vacaville, West Sac and any other community that wants a club of their own. The more clubs, the more opportunity. The more opportunity, the better our landscape should be become.
Soon after our men’s team launched, we began our women’s team project to provide a home for the countless high level female players who compete in our local area. This effort was successful due to our Founding Member Team who brought the team to life.
With a successful men’s and women’s team under our umbrella, the club was able to launch community initiatives such as our internship program and FCD U, a program aimed to provide a home for community college players and hold them to a higher standard than what is currently offered at CCCAA schools.
In our first couple years, our NPSL side has won two conference titles, qualified for the US Open Cup, and have seen 3 players move onto the professional ranks.
What league do we play in?
FC Davis Men’s team competes in the National Premier Soccer League. The NPSL is the leading D4 league in America, composed of nearly 100 teams from around the country.
FC Davis Women’s team competes in the Women’s Premier Soccer League. The WPSL is the largest D4 women’s league in the world, composed of over 150 teams across the United States.
When does the season start?
Our NPSL regular season play kicks off in March, with friendlies taking place prior to the season. The regular season lasts through June, with NPSL National Playoffs taking place in July.
Our WPSL regular season kicks off in May, with the bulk of our season taking place in June. WPSL National Playoffs begin in July.
Who do we play?
Our men’s team competes in the Golden Gate Conference of the NPSL. Our competition includes:
Academica SC (Turlock)
Contra Costa FC (Concord)
El Farolito (San Francisco)
Napa Valley 1839
Sonoma County Sol (Petaluma)
Our women’s team competes in the PAC North Conference. Our competition includes:
Academica SC (Turlock)
Bay Area Surf (San Jose)
Diablo Valley Wolves (Concord)
Lamorinda United (Moraga)
Napa Valley 1839 FC
San Francisco Nighthawks
San Ramon FC
Where does the team play?
FC Davis home matches take place at Playfields in Davis. A quick walk from Sudwerks, we pack in fans at our home venue during the spring and summer months. Woodstock’s Pizza is served at all of our home matches, alongside Sudwerk Beer and Heringer Wine.
Who is behind the club?
FC Davis was founded by Adam Lewin, current Director of Coaching at AYSO United Davis, head coach of UC Davis Men’s Club Soccer, and Frosh boys coach at Davis High School.
FC Davis WPSL leadership team includes former Davis AYSO Regional Commissioner Cem Bolkan, Tondi Bolkan, and Bill Byrne. You can become part of our leadership team by becoming a Lioness Club Member.
How can I get involved?
FC Davis is built as a platform for our community. From students to fans of the game, we are committed to providing a home for those that love the game and want to get involved building there local club.
If you are an adult community member who would like to get involved with our NPSL, WPSL, or FCD U program team, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a college or high school student interested in an internship, please click on the link below:
If you are an aspiring NPSL and WPSL player, please click on the appropriate link below:
If you are an adult player seeking to join a recreational soccer, please click on the link below: