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
got his start in coaching on the MSC
Staff. Ben remains actively
involved in MSC to this day.
Ben in the St. John's
Student newspaper -
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
"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
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
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
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
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.
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.
- 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.
Kyle Curinga playing
NCAA Division 1 soccer at Florida
Atlantic in Boca Raton after winning
Pinellas Player of the Year Honors.
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
Staffers Jared Brown, Billy Englert,
Michael Purcell, Tommy Going, Katie
Englert, and Kelly Shanahan are also
honored. Numerous former MSC
campers are recognized.
Matt graduated from a grueling 6-month
Infantry Officer Marine Corps training.
Less than 50 Marines made it through
Over 200 went through the initial stages
Matt Thomas graduated from the US Naval Academy and
chooses the United
States Marine Corps - Infantry.
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!
- 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
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.
will be the next MSC Camper
making a video
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.
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
Monday Morning Centerback:
For young goalkeepers, it
isn't easy being green!!!
Soccer By Ives Interview
with Tim Howard (Reprinted
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
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
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."
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
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
“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
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
over-aggressiveness get the
better of him.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
generation. But first, they
most survive these formative
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
advocating in Tallahassee as a member of the
Save Our Society
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.
Blades lets it rip for LSU.
Blades (pictured playing for
Clearwater Chargers) Kaley is a former MSC camper,
gopher, and staff member.
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
years as either a camper, Gopher, or
Staff member Olivia has entered the
Coast Guard Academy.
Kari Weniger - Naval Academy and United
Lieutenant Kari Weniger
- US Navy
An honors graduate of the
Naval Academy and CCC,
served America aboard the
USS Chafee and aboard the
USS Sullivans. Kari is
currently teaching Physical
Education at the Naval
Kari has played for four
years for the Naval Academy
soccer team serving as
captain her senior year.
Kari was an NCAA First Team
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
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:
takes assistant coach position at Mercer
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
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!
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
Check out this
of Lisa and sister Nicole finding
an Old School game on the beaches of
Rabat with some deaf guys!
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
- 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
Click here to
Read more about
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 is named the Head Boys Soccer
Coach at Clearwater High School for the
Ryan became a Graduate Assistant for
Coach Bob Warming at Penn State
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.
US U15 Player Pool
to Harry Pithers -
MSC camper for several years. Harry
called into the US
u15 National Pool.
Harry has had trials at top clubs in Germany and England
- including Liverpool and Fulham.
Andrew continues his
kicking career - next stop: Rutgers
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
Andrew Harte signs to
kick for the University of Minnesota
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
streak in US high school football
history - 112 PAT's in a row.
Andrew Harte starts
senior season with a Bang
Andrew Harte celebrates winning Field
Goal in overtime. MSC has a long
tradition of soccer player/football
kicked the winning field goal in
on August 24, 2012 leading
#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.
pictured with club President Kevin
Hickling on the day that he signed.
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.
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.
Myro named starting
Punter at Jacksonville University
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
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.
with League Play team in 2011
Jared Brown joins the LSU
with the medals that he won at the FHSAA
State Track Meet.
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: Camper,
Gopher, Coach .... and World Karate
Above: Marisa at the 2010 WKC World
Championships held October 22-24 in
Marisa Ruland won a world karate
championship in Venice, Italy.
Marisa's results were:
Congratulations Marisa! Marisa
will be back on the staff for summer
achieves prestigious Dean's Fellow Honor
at University of California, San Diego
Bruno Sinibaldi Chosen
by St. Pete Times as Pinellas "Student
Athlete of the Year"
been selected as the overall top
Student-Athlete in Pinellas County for
the 2009-2010 school year!
Click here to read more about this.
Ijjas Graduates from Duke
Above and below: Ijjas
Jeff has completed his
at Duke University.
Jeff has entered the MSC RESERVES.
Signs With Duke University
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
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
Jeff Attinella: MLS Real Salt Lake
MSC as a youngster. He has gone on to
a distinguished pro career.
Emily Stack and Erin Morse
Staffers Are National
University of Tampa 2007
Women's Soccer Team have won
the NCAA Division 2 National
UT was led
on the field by seven-year
MSC staffer and former MSC
Boot Winner Emily Stack
(left and #16 below) - an NCAA
were led on the sidelines in
part by three-year MSC
staffer and UT Assistant
Coach Erin Morse (right).
Mallue, Bruno Sinibaldi,
Matt Tobin, Tim Kolb, and
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
Wunderlich, Senior Defender
for CCC this past season and
an MSC staffer, represented
Team Pinellas in the boy's 2009 Senior Soccer
played forward and scored a
beautiful left-footed goal .
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
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
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.
camp in 2014
Director of Soccer at Shattuck is
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
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