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Ben Mallue - 2017

Ben's FIU team will play in Tampa Tuesday October 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM

It will be FIU against University of South Florida at Corbett Stadium on the USF campus.

Ben Mallue

Ben has taken the #1 Assistant Coach position at national power Florida International UniversityBen is the former

Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at St. John's University in New York City.

 2010

Ben is hired as Full-Time Assistant by St. John's University.  At age 23 Ben became the youngest Assistant Coach in The Big East or ACC Conferences.

2009

Ben was brought on as a Graduate Assistant at St. John's University in New York City.  Under the direction of Coach Dave Masur and with help from Ben the Red Storm returned to the NCAA tournament in 2009. 

Ben graduated with a degree in Government and is pursuing a Master's Degree in Government.  Ben put that background in government to excellent use when he wrote the MSC Constitution in 2007. 

  Ben got his start in coaching on the MSC Staff.  Ben remains actively involved in MSC to this day.

2008

Read below about Ben in the St. John's Student newspaper - The Torch.

Mallue leads Storm from behind the scenes

Matt Choquette, Chief Copy Editor

Issue date: 11/5/08 Section: Sports

Senior soccer player Benjamin Mallue's story is just like any other tale. It has a beginning, middle and an end.

Actually, it's not over yet, with the postseason beginning this weekend for the Red Storm. But Senior Night at Belson Stadium on Oct. 31 marked a major milestone in Mallue's four-year journey through the ranks in the St. John's soccer program.

"Ben is an unsung guy who puts in an enormous amount of time," head coach Dave Masur said.

He doesn't necessarily put in many minutes on the field and he's never scored a point for St. John's. But his role on this nationally-ranked soccer team can be emulated by any student-athlete. He received his most meaningful minutes on Senior Night: the final 210 seconds in the Big East regular season title clincher over Cincinnati.

After posing in celebration photos and receiving his senior plaque and Big East trophy, he had time to look back to where it all began.

"It's definitely been a long road," Mallue said. "When I came to St. John's, I just wanted to be a part of one of the best soccer programs in the country. So I told them, I'm here."

There wasn't a roster spot for him and there was no walk-on tryout. But there were bags of balls to carry and other managerial tasks that would assist the team, and Mallue was happy to help.

He fulfilled his duty that year the same way team members trained tirelessly for each game. In 2007, he was honored with the James Kevin Beatty Memorial Award for his grace and dignity in a managerial role for an athletic team. His diligence as a manager caught Masur's eye and earned Mallue his next role on the team.

"Next thing you know, I'm going on trips with the team," Mallue said. "Next thing you know, I'm playing in practice."

This is, after all, what he meant by being a part of the team. Mallue was now on the practice team, where he could help make the team better by giving them the greatest challenge he could.

And he received some perks, as well. Mallue attended the historical Vietnam excursion made by the soccer team, who played three Vietnamese teams while overseas in 2006.

It was during this time that Masur knew Mallue would be an asset to his team until he graduated from the University. He saw Mallue as an inspirational leader, even if he didn't have the outstanding skills of the starting team. Masur said it's his maturity, intelligence and determination that earned him a roster spot and 14 minutes of play this year.

"He maximizes every practice and enjoys every minute," Masur said.

And Mallue is not just space-filler when he gets his hard-earned minutes. In the final minutes of the 3-0 win over Villanova on Oct. 11, he found himself on the attack and crossed a ball that sailed just out of bounds.

In the 2-0, Senior Night win over Cincinnati, Mallue challenged a loose ball and was fouled hard. The Bearcat foul resulted in two yellow cards and set up a dangerous free kick for the Red Storm.

Beginning to end, the hard work was well worth it, Mallue says.

"Fast forward four long years later, and I'm trying to make little contributions when I can in a big season for us," he said.

Leadership is one of the hallmarks of Masur's mantra and that's why he says any hardware the team earns this season belongs as much to Mallue as the squad's leading scorer.

In the end, Benjamin Mallue is just that kind of behind-the-scenes leader pivotal to any successful program, and St. John's is happy to have his help.

Kyle Curinga

2017

Kyle is given a short-term contract to play in a US Open Cup match for RSL of MLS.

Kyle Curinga signs with RSL Monarchs

Kyle has moved back to the states after three successful years in Europe.  He is currently the right back for the RSL Monarchs - the second team of the MLS RSL Salt Lake franchise.  The talk in Utah is that it is a matter of time before Kyle is offered an MLS contract.

2016

Kyle Curinga signs with Finnish First Division club FF Jaro

Kyle Curinga moves up the ranks in Finnish Football.  Kyle has signed with FF Jaro of the Finnish First Division. 

 

 

Above: MSC Staffer and European professional football player Kyle Curinga makes it into the Finnish newspapers.

2014

Kyle Curinga signs with Finnish Second Division club GBK

Below: Kyle Curinga - Current MSC staff member, currently plays for GBK in Kokkola, Finland.

 

Above: A Kokkola, Finland newspaper account of Kyle - on the left - going up for a header for GBK.

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Kyle Curinga playing NCAA Division 1 soccer at Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton after winning Pinellas Player of the Year Honors.

Kyle Curinga has established himself as a starting member of the Florida Atlantic Owls - starting the final four games of his freshman year.  On the heels of winning Kyle has continued his steady upward march as a player.  Kyle also made the FAU All-Academic team as a freshman.

Kyle was chosen as the 2012 Pinellas County Player of the Year by the Tampa Bay Times.

MSC Staffers Jared Brown, Billy Englert, Michael Purcell, Tommy Going, Katie Englert, and Kelly Shanahan are also honored.  Numerous former MSC campers are recognized.  Read more...

Matt Thomas

2017

Matt graduated from a grueling 6-month Infantry Officer Marine Corps training.  Less than 50 Marines made it through this training. 

Over 200 went through the initial stages of participation.

2013

Matt Thomas graduated from the US Naval Academy and chooses the United States Marine Corps - Infantry.

 

Above:  Lt. Matt Thomas celebrates joining the United States Marine Corps with campers at MSC 2013 Session 1.  Matt is a recent graduate of the United States Naval Academy.  Matt was on the Commandant's List.  He chose to become a Marine and he will begin training in August.  MSC is exceedingly proud of Matt!

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Zac Macmath - MLS Pro and US International

Above: Zac MacMath - former MSC camper and Gopher, US U17 and U20 National Team, currently playing for Colorado Rapids (MLS).  Zac was the top draft pick in the MLS Superdraft of the Philadelphia Union.

Zac spent 7 summers drinking in the MSC philosophy and Way of Thinking.  Zac is a college national champion with Maryland as well as a US International.  He is in line to challenge for the USA starting GK position in the 2018 World Cup Team with an outside shot at the 2014 Cup.  Will Zac be the first MSC camper to play in the full Men's World Cup?  He has already played in the U17 World Cup and become an MLS starter.

Who will be the next MSC Camper making a video like this?

Watch this video of Zac from his University of Maryland days and see if you don't see shades of the MSC philosophy shining through.

Will Zac be the first former MSC camper to appear in a World Cup match?  See the article below tracking his progress through the professional ranks - including comment from Tim Howard:

Monday Morning Centerback: For young goalkeepers, it isn't easy being green!!!

Soccer By Ives Interview with Tim Howard (Reprinted from 2012)

Whether you had Sean Johnson delivering a lazy pass that turns into a goal like last Saturday against Columbus, or Bill Hamid looking nervous and unsure at times in last week's match-up against Philadelphia and fellow young netminder Zac MacMath, there were plenty of recent examples of just how tough it can be for young goalkeepers to avoid mistakes and avoid playing like the novices they are.

Does it mean that Johnson and Hamid don't represent a strong generation of goalkeepers making their way up the ranks? No, what it means is that growing pains are an unavoidable aspect of developing young goalkeeping talent.

This isn't something only MLS deals with. You can go to the English Premier League, where Manchester United's David DeGea (21) and Arsenal's Wojciech Szczesney (22) have both thrilled and frustrated fans as they have alternated between making special plays and frustrating mistakes.

Tim Howard knows all too well about the struggles of being a young goalkeeper trying to hone his craft while in the spotlight as a starter, and he sees the current generation of talented young netminders as special group, but one going through inevitable growing pains."

"When you're starting games regularly at that age nobody is ever going to have a smooth ride," Howard told SBI. "There is so much to learn about the position that you don't even realize at that age. When I think back I know there were things about positioning and hand placement that just came with experience.

"When you're young you are going to have those trials and tough times but getting games at that age is such a big thing."

"I look at Zac MacMath and Sean (Johnson) and Bill (Hamid) and I think the sky’s the limit for those guys,” Howard said. “What I will say is I think goalkeeping is so much more than talent. You need to save the ball. You need to have the tools to be able to save the ball. Yes, you have to be strong. You have to be powerful, be able to dive, be able to jump. All that stuff is important, but I don’t think you learn a lot about a goalkeeper until much later on.

“They need to keep getting games under their belt,” Howard said. “I think any game for a goalkeeper at that age is good. Play lots of games, make mistakes, make big saves."

At 22, Howard was entering his first full season as a professional starter. What will be remembered about his days in net for the New York/New Jersey MetroStars were his acrobatic saves and outrageous athleticism, but he too made mistakes and let inexperience and over-aggressiveness get the better of him.

Howard still played well enough to earn a transfer to Manchester United at the age of 24, but even then he was still learning the position and endured his share of trials and tribulations along with success during two seasons at Old Trafford.

What Howard didn't have to deal with during his formative years with the MetroStars was comparisons to other young goalkeepers in MLS. Back then, a young Nick Rimando was making his way up the ranks with the Miami Fusion and D.C. United, but he was not on the same radar screen as Howard, who was on the cusp of the U.S. national team. Howard stood alone as the future of the position.

The current class of young American netminders are faced with comparisons on a regular basis, and you can rest assured they all feel the pressure to outdo the other members of that class. When Hamid, Johnson and MacMath have squared off this season we have seen outstanding performances, but also some of the poorest showings for each of them. They might not admit it publicly, but they all feel some extra pressure when looking across the field at another young goalkeeper.

That competition puts even more pressure on Hamid, Johnson and MacMath to perform, because it is almost inevitable that in a given week when one of them has struggled, another one of them will have put on a great performance.

For Hamid and Johnson, the comparisons have become inevitable, but what was at one point a simmering rivalry has transformed into a friendship. One forged by their shared disappointment during the U.S. Men's Under-23 national team's failed bid to qualify for the Olympics.

"It's something we both went through and brought us together," Johnson said. "You're always going to have that competition between each other, but we also have respect for each other because we know we're both going through the same things."

What Johnson, Hamid and MacMath are enduring is the growing pains of a position that is not truly mastered until players are into their 30s. They are all eager to improve, but only experience and games played will sharpen their skills and eliminate the mistakes that seem to come all too frequently.

Remember that next time you watch one of them struggle through a game, or make a mistake that seems far too simple to make. The goalkeeper position is a tough one to learn on the job, but the current generation of talented young American netminders is doing just that.

If Hamid, Johnson and MacMath can continue improving, and shake off the mistakes when they come, they could end up forming the best generation of American goalkeepers since the Brad Friedel-Kasey Keller-Tony Meola generation. But first, they most survive these formative years.

"Time will tell with those guys," Howard said of the young contingent of MLS goalkeepers."But I have a lot of faith in them as a goalkeeping generation. More so than any we’ve had in a long time."

Kaley Blades

Above: Kaley advocating in Tallahassee as a member of the non-profit Save Our Society against permissive drug laws.

Kaley stated: "Before I took this trip all I could think about is learning how a bill becomes a law at MSC camp.  That was probably my first exposure to this idea.  I had no idea what it would be like, but it was a proud American moment."

It's also a proud MSC moment.

Above: Kaley Blades lets it rip for LSU.

 

Above is Kaley Blades (pictured playing for Clearwater Chargers) Kaley is a former MSC camper, gopher, and staff member. 

Kaley has played for Louisana State University (LSU).  Listen to LSU coach Brian Lee upon Kaley's entrance into LSU.

 Kaley Blades recovers from knee surgery to appear in 20 games for the LSU Tigers

Kaley gets a shot as a US Youth International

Bobby Kovack - United States Navy

Lt. Commander Bobby Kovack has served for almost 20 years in the US Navy, including tours in Iraq.  His name is in red on the Boot.

Olivia Suski - United States Coast Guard Academy

After many years as either a camper, Gopher, or Staff member Olivia has entered the Coast Guard Academy.

Kari Weniger - Naval Academy and United States Navy

Lieutenant Kari Weniger - US Navy

An honors graduate of the Naval Academy and CCC, Kari has served America aboard the USS Chafee and aboard the USS Sullivans.  Kari is currently teaching Physical Education at the Naval Academy.  Kari has played for four years for the Naval Academy soccer team serving as captain her senior year.  Kari was an NCAA First Team Academic All-American, becoming only the second Naval Academy player to get Academic All-American Honors twice in her career.  Kari became only the eighth player in Naval Academy history to be named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll all four years at the Academy.  Kari will play a limited role in the staff this summer but she will continue her unbroken 16 year involvement with MSC.  Kari has been a part of MSC since she was seven years old.  She has been a camper, gopher, and is one of our core staff members entering her 10th year on the coaching staff. 

Read more about Kari:

Soccer Standout Kari Weniger Named an Academic All-American

Seven Navy Women's Soccer Players Earn Academic Honors

Kari Weniger oversees Colors at sunrise in the Philippines

University of Georgia Assistant Coach Robin Confer played 8 times for the full US Women's Team and was Captain of the US Women's U20 Team.  Robin is a former MSC Staff member and former 1st and 2nd grade student of Coach Harte.

Ted Anderson

MSC Staffers Ted Anderson and Mike Haynes lived through a terrible tragedy - the loss of a teammate's life to an accident - and showed the leadership and character necessary to turn things around for good.  They provided the leadership that brought the Bradley Braves very close to an NCAA Mens Soccer Chhampionship.  Below they discuss the situation along with their Head Coach Jim DeRose:

 

2011

Men's Soccer Adds Anderson to Coaching Staff

Above: Ted takes assistant coach position at Mercer

2007

Teddy Anderson named MVP of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

Mike Haynes

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Mike Haynes - a staff member of MSC in 2005 and Coach Harte's Assistant Coach for the HCU U11 Black team in 2008 (a team that Spencer Peek played on) - accepted the position of Assistant Coach at NCAA Division 1 Mercer University for the 2008 season.

Lisa Matuska

Lisa Matuska Starts Soccer Camp in Chicago

Lisa Matuska has taken an interesting journey since her days as a camper/Gopher/Coach at MSC.  It has included a Journalism and International Studies Degree at Northwestern University in Chicago, overseas university training in Bolivia, a legal internship in Wroclaw, Poland, work as a free-lance radio journalist for Chicago Public Radio, and a position as a 3rd/4th grade math teacher in Chicago Public Schools.  Whew!

Now Lisa is starting a girls only soccer camp for young girls in Chicago that do not have the access to youth soccer that our lucky MSC campers have.  These kids are not wealthy.  They will be paying $20.00 each for a week of camp.  This is a labor of love for Lisa.

 Lisa said - "I don't know if I would have ever had this soccer camp idea without my experience at MSC!"

Lisa Matuska takes to the Airwaves - but it always comes back to Old School

Lisa has established herself as an independent radio journalist covering soccer and other issues.  To sample some of Lisa's compelling work click here.  Lisa has never gotten away from her soccer roots.  One of the best Old School players in MSC history, Lisa took Old School to a whole new level on the beaches of Rabat, Morocco.  Check out this amazing soccer story of Lisa and sister Nicole finding an Old School game on the beaches of Rabat with some deaf guys! 

Nicole Matuska

2017

Nicole will return to the MSC Staff this summer after a 14-year absence.

Fulbright scholar Nicole Matuska continues work in Morocco to further the cause of Women through Soccer

Above: Matuska at a Soccer Stadium in Morocco

Becoming Nicole - watch this moving story about Nicole.

Upon graduation in 2006 from Northwestern University, Nicole received a Fulbright Scholarship to study Women's Football in Morocco and produce a 20-minute documentary.  Nicole has remained in Casablanca where she continues her work with Women Win - an organization dedicated to helping empower women through sports.  Nicole has coached soccer teams, trained coaches, and run soccer camps.  Nicole was a part of MSC as a camper, gofer, and coach for 9 years.  Nicole: "I hope MSC is still going strong.  I have run several camps here in Casablanca for all girls and my inspiration was always the Marauder Camp, can't say enough how those summers shaped me, as a camper, gofer and coach."  Click here to Read more about Women Win.

Click here to Read Nicole's article for the Middle East Institute on the state of Women's Football in Morocco.

Robin Confer

Robin Confer Takes the Reins at University of North Florida

Former MSC Staff member and US Women's national Team star Robin Confer has taken over as Head Coach at the University of North Florida.  Robin worked on the MSC staff in the early 90's as a high school player with Clearwater Central Catholic HS - the home of MSC for 24 years.  Robin set records, won championships, and is in the Hall of Fame at both CCC and University of North Carolina.  Robin and Coach Harte went into the CCC Hall of Fame together in the same year.  Robin has been an Assistant at Texas A&M, University of Mississippi, Florida State, and University of Georgia.  She's going to turn UNF into a powerhouse - there is no doubt.  Coach Harte was Robin's first and second grade PE Teacher at Sacred Heart School in Pinellas Park.

Below: Robin looks it over at UNF.

Ryan Seidl

2016

Ryan Seidl is named the Head Boys Soccer Coach at Clearwater High School for the 2016-17 season.

2014

Ryan became a Graduate Assistant for Coach Bob Warming at Penn State University.

Ryan took soccer trips to Uganda and El Salvador.

Above: Ryan Seidl in Uganda in Spring, 2014.  Below: Ryan in El Salvador in Spring 2014.

Ryan helped poor local people in each area through soccer clinics/coaching and personal mentoring.  He is headed for big things.  He will be on the coaching staff this coming season at Penn State University, becoming the fourth MSC staffer to coach at the NCAA Division 1 level after getting their start in coaching at MSC.  Robin Confer, Ted Anderson, and Ben Mallue have preceeded him.

Harry Pithers: US U15 Player Pool

Congratulations to Harry Pithers - MSC camper for several years.  Harry has been called into the US u15 National Pool.  Harry has had trials at top clubs in Germany and England - including Liverpool and Fulham.

Andrew Harte

Andrew continues his kicking career - next stop: Rutgers University

After 4 years with the Golden Gophers of Minnesota Andrew still has a year of eligibility left.  He's going to grad school at Rutgers and will compete for the starting position.  Good luck Andrew!

Andrew Harte signs to kick for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers

Andrew Harte has continued his amazing kicking career by joining the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.  Andrew will compete for the starting kicking job as a freshman.  Andrew was a part of four state championship teams in high school and earned all-state honors his senior year.  He claimed the second-longest point-after-touchdown streak in US high school football history - 112 PAT's in a row.

Andrew Harte starts senior season with a Bang

Above: Andrew Harte celebrates winning Field Goal in overtime.  MSC has a long tradition of soccer player/football kickers.

Andrew Harte kicked the winning field goal in overtime on August 24, 2012 leading Illinois #9 ranked Montini High School over #17 ranked Palatine.  Montini has won three straight state championships.  Andrew has been on all three of those teams.  He is looking to make it four in a row.  Andrew is currently most heavily being recruited to kick for Nebraska, Yale, Harvard, Northwestern, and Minnesota.  Andrew is a former camper, former Boot Winner, and current staff member of MSC.  After MSC camp days in summer 2010 and 2011 Andrew, Blake Myregaard (punter for Jacksonville University), and Jeff Ijjas (Duke University kicker) would head to the football field to work out together.  The extra work always pays off.  Another accomplished MSC camper/staffer and NCAA Division 1 kicker: Joey Ijjas of the University of Florida Gators.

 Sean Hampsey

Sean Hampsey becomes Owner of Aztecs FC

Sean Hampsey Signs with Tampa Bay Marauders

 

Sean Hampsey has signed to play with the Tampa Bay Marauders of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). 

Sean is pictured with club President Kevin Hickling on the day that he signed.

The Tampa Marauders F.C. is the newest team in the NPSL. The NPSL operates over 70 teams across the United States. The Tampa Marauders Football Club (Tampa Marauders F.C.) is designed to bring competitive soccer to the Tampa area.Our goal is to win the NPSL national championship and gain entrance to the US Open Cup to play against the best professional soccer players playing in America.

Sean has realized a personal goal by signing with the Marauders.  He hopes to extend his playing career as far as it will take him while continuing to hone his coaching skills.

 

 

 

Blake Myregaard

Myro named starting Punter at Jacksonville University

Blake Myregaard has been named starting punter at Jacksonville University.  Good luck to Blake for the 2012 season!

Blake Myregaard back for another season as Jacksonville University

Blake Myregaard will return this fall to compete for kicking duties at Jacksonville University.  Blake is majoring in Aviation Management.  MSC campers will remember Blake for his smile, his outgoing nature, and his outrageous sense of humor. 

Above: Blake with League Play team in 2011

Jared Brown

Jared Brown joins the LSU Track Team

Above: JB with the medals that he won at the FHSAA State Track Meet.

MSC staffer Jared Brown will be a preferred walk-on for the Louisiana State University Tigers track team.  A former MSC camper, Jared played HS soccer for Coach Harte at CCC.  Jared was captain of the boys soccer, track and swim teams and was selected track team MVP twice.  JB was a State All-Star is soccer.  Jared was district champion in the 300M hurdles and qualified for the track State Championships. He finished third in the 300M hurdles and was the anchor on the 4 x 100 relay team which finished fifth at this year’s state championships. He was district and regional swim champion, qualifying for the state swim championships for the third year in a row.  JB is a very rare athlete: he could have competed at NCAA Division 1 level in swimming, soccer, or track and he has the leadership ability to be a captain in all 3 sports.  Amazing!  JB and Kyle Curinga trained with Celtic FC in Scotland in August 2011.

Marisa Ruland

Marisa Ruland: Camper, Gopher, Coach .... and World Karate Champion!

Above: Marisa at the 2010 WKC World Championships held October 22-24 in Venice, Italy.

Marisa Ruland won a world karate championship in Venice, Italy.  Marisa's results were:

  • 1st: Goju kata, female, age 12-13, brown/black belt

  • 1st: kumite, female, age 13, +50kg, sanbon

Congratulations Marisa!  Marisa will be back on the staff for summer 2013.

Santiago Bunce

Santiago Bunce achieves prestigious Dean's Fellow Honor at University of California, San Diego

Santiago Bunce has been named achieved the prestigious Dean's Fellow selection at the University of California, San Diego's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.  During his undergraduate time at Boston College Santi played soccer but also found time to become the student body President.  

Santiago hopes to unite all of his skills to promote sustainable infrastructure development and improve the quality of life around the world.

Ted Anderson

Ted Anderson hired as Full-time Assistant at Mercer University

Ted follows a long line of former MSC staffers that have graduated to the NCAA coaching ranks.  To read more about Ted click here.  Other MSC staffers that have also coached at the college level include Coach Harte (Eckerd College), Robin Confer (Georgia), Ben Mallue (St. John's), Jim DiNobile (South Florida), Tim O'Sullivan (Richmond, VCU, and now a US Soccer scout), Mike Haynes (Mercer), and Erin Morse (University of Tampa).

Bruno Sinibaldi Chosen by St. Pete Times as Pinellas "Student Athlete of the Year"

Bruno has been selected as the overall top Student-Athlete in Pinellas County for the 2009-2010 school year!  Click here to read more about this.  Congratulations Bruno!

Jeff Ijjas

Jeff Ijjas Graduates from Duke

Above and below: Ijjas

Jeff has completed his degree at Duke University.  Jeff has entered the MSC RESERVES.  Read more

Jeff Ijjas Signs With Duke University

2007-08 CCC Soccer Captain and MVP Jeff Ijjas will be kicking balls in college - American footballs.  Jeff signed with Duke University for the 2008-09 school year and will be given a chance to become the kicker for the Blue Devils in the fall.  Will Jeff become one of Duke's "Cameron Crazies" basketball fans?  We wouldn't bet against it.

Jeff was First-Team All-Pinellas County kicker last fall for the Marauder football team.  Jeff's brother Joey (a former MSC camper, staff member, and CCC soccer captain) just finished two seasons kicking for Urban Meyer and the Florida Gators.  Read more

Jeff Attinella: MLS Real Salt Lake

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Jeff attended MSC as a youngster.  He has gone on to a distinguished pro career. 

Emily Stack and Erin Morse

MSC Staffers Are National Champions

 

The University of Tampa 2007 Women's Soccer Team have won the NCAA Division 2 National Championship. 

UT was led on the field by seven-year MSC staffer and former MSC Boot Winner Emily Stack (left and #16 below) - an NCAA All-American.  They were led on the sidelines in part by three-year MSC staffer and UT Assistant Coach Erin Morse (right).  

To read more about the UT victory click here.

 

Steve Mallue, Bruno Sinibaldi, Matt Tobin, Tim Kolb, and Joe Wunderlich

Gain All-County Recognition

2010 MSC Staffers that have played in the Pinellas v. Hillsborough All-Star Game include Steve Mallue (St. Pete High), Bruno Sinibaldi (Seminole High), Matt Tobin (Palm Harbor High), Tim Kolb (St. Pete Catholic), and Joe Wunderlich (CCC).  All but Joe are former MSC Campers.  Steve, Matt, and Bruno have their name on The Station 3 First-In, Last-Out Award - The Boot.

Joe Wunderlich, Senior Defender for CCC this past season and an MSC staffer, represented Team Pinellas in the boy's 2009 Senior Soccer Challenge.  Joe played forward and scored a beautiful left-footed goal .

Former Marauder Soccer Campers and current staff members Jeff Ijjas (right) of Clearwater Central Catholic High School and Steve Mallue (left) of St. Petersburg High School - a former MSC Boot Winner - played in the boy's 2008 Senior Soccer Challenge.  Representing the Pinellas team in the annual event between the top High School seniors in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, Jeff and Steve joined several former Marauder Soccer Campers on the Pinellas team.   

The game took place March 22, 2008 at Countryside High School.  The exciting match ended 2-2 as Team Pinellas tied it up in the closing minutes. 

 

Jeffrey Kujawa signs with Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minnesota

Jeffrey Kujawa has been accepted into the prestigious Soccer Program at Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Faribault, Minnesota.  Shattuck is a US Development Academy program that combines very high academic standards with a professional football culture that will allow Jeffrey to continue his development.  Jeffrey has been a camper with us since age 6.  he just completed his last camp at age 15.  he has also worked on the MSC Staff as a Gopher.  Who knows.....Maybe Jeffrey will be lining up with Kyle and Zac one day for the US.

   Below: After camp in 2014

The Director of Soccer at Shattuck is Tim Carter.  In 1979 Tim was head coach at Eckerd College and hired a fresh young 22-year-old (Coach Harte) to work for him at the Eckerd College Soccer Camp.  A mentoring relationship was started as Tim urged Harte to become serious about coaching and take his coaching licenses.  At the time Tim was the youngest A-Licensed coach in the US and he pushed Harte to follow that path.  Within 10 years Harte had attained his own A License.  Now....35 years later....the two coaches have re-connected with Jeffrey as the common denominator.  It truly is a small world.

 
 

 

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