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OUR COACHING STAFF

COACHING COORDINATOR - BRENDA VAN STRALEN
(Brenda is also our GU15 Coach and GU16 Asst. Coach.)

- Played for U18 Dutch National Team
- Played four years at Franklin Pierce College
- A four time NSCAA All-New England selection
- First-team NSCAA All-America honors jr. & sr. years.
- Named the NECC Defensive Player of the Year her freshman year.
- Named first team All-NECC all four years.
- Recognized as the defensive MVP following the 1996 & 1997 NCAA tournaments.
- Played professionally with the New Hampshire Lady Phantoms of the USISL W-League.
- Asst. Coach at Southern New Hampshire University.
- Bandits coach & clinician for the last 3 years.

GU11 - KATHERINE DEMPSEY
 
- Asst. Coach for women's soccer at Franklin Pierce College.
- Coached for four years at Franklin Pierce summer camps.
- Coached for MLS clinics.
- Coached for Boston College summer camps.
- Played for Franklin Pierce college.
- Was All-Region midfielder, still ranks 22nd on the College's all time scoring list.
- Was part of three National Championship teams before graduating from the college in 2000.
- Played with the New Hampshire Lady Phantoms (1998-1999)
- Played with the Boston Renegades (2000)
- Played with the Springfield Sirens (2001)
- Played with the Azzuri womens team (2002)
 

GU12 - ALAN SALE

- Played for Boston University (Captain & MVP)
- Played TwiLeague
- Played Suburban League
- Played Industrial League
- Played Over 30 & Over 40
- Boston University Freshman Coach
- Stow Soccer Club Coach
- Nashoba United Soccer Club Coach
- Bandits Soccer Coach since 1997

GU13 - ANDREAS TORNARITIS

- "E" License
- Played Cyprus National League (semi-pro)
- Played Mass United Soccer League (USA)
- Played over 30, over 40, and still playing.
- Winchester High School, JV Coach
- Groton-Dunstable coach
- Bandits Soccer coach since 1992

GU14 - JIM ALNWICK
 

GU15 - STEVE VULTAGGIO (Asst. Coach)

GU16 - CHRISTOPHER HUGHES
 
- Played for both Dundee and Partick Thistle (pro teams) in Scotland from 1994-1998.
- Played for four years at Franklin Pierce College.
- Coached for MLS camps all over New England past 2 years.
- Worked with ODP program as a goalkeeper coach.
- Bandits soccer coach since 2002.

GU17 - CASSIE BECKWITH

- "B" License
- Played Franklin Pierce College
- Two Time National Champion
- Second Team All American
- Athlete of the Year - Senior year in college
- Bandits Soccer Coach since 1997

GU18 - JOHN ROZEMBERSKY

- "C" License coach
-  Started playing semi-professionally at the age of 14
-  Selected to the New York State Team during high school
-  Played college soccer at New Jersey Institute of Technology
-  Nominated as All-Amercan in college.
-  Drafted by the New York Cosmos (NASL) in 1971
-  Played 6 yrs as a professional in the German American league for the New York Hungaria, winning two national US titles.
-  Coached the Acton Boxboro Cosmos
-  Director of Coach and Player Development in Acton-Boxborough
- Traveled to England to study the training strategies and tactics with the Middlesborough FC (a pro club in England  Premier League)
- Bandits soccer coach for 7 years.
 

GU18 Asst. Coach - JOHN ZUZENAK

- USSF State License Coach.
- All-State midfielder and goalkeeper in high school
- Played as a goalkeeper at Colgate Univeristy
- Asst. Coach at Culver Military Academy in Indiana
- Head goalkeeping coach at Blair Academy in New Jersey
- Varsity Coach at Lawrence Academy
- Bandits soccer coach for 3 years

BU11 - JACOB SILVA
 
- 4 year Varstiy player for Chelmsford High School
- 1999 - 2000 Asst. JV Coach at Chelmsford High School
- 1999 - 2000 Coached CHS Summer League team.

 


BU17 - JAN KAPSTAD

- Played Mass College
- All New England College All Star (Jr. & Sr years)
- Fourth Round Draft Pick Ft. Lauderdale- North American Soccer League
- Played Ft. Lauderdale Strikers NASL
- Acton Boxborogh Regional HS Varsity Coach
- Bandits Soccer Coach since 1996

BU18 - ANDRE KAYZAKIAN

- "D" License
- Numerous awards and recognition certificates for coaching.
- Silver and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Scotland U.K.
- Asst. Coach for senior men's team
- Head Coach, soccer camp/clinic summer program, Mount Ida College
- Head coach men's varsity soccer, Suffolk University
- Coach for Olympic Development Program
- Bandits Soccer Coach since 2000

GOALKEEPER CLINICIAN - TOBIAS SVANTESSON

- Played Lundby IF (Sweden Div. 1)
- Played Asa IF (Sweden Div. II)
- Played for Southern New Hampshire University
- Captain 2001, Co-Captain 2000
- All-American 2000 & 2001
- All-New England 1999, 2000, and 2001
- NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Year, 2000 & 2001
- 1999 New England Defensive Player of the Year
- 2000 NE-10 Tournament MVP
- 2000 New Hampshire College Athlete of the Year
- Goalie Clinician at the Tom Poitras Nutmeg Soccer School