Varsity Soccer 2016

Head Coach – Oscar Villegas

Contact Information:

Oscar Villegas: (718) 592-6800 Ext: 115 or email: ovillegas@onetsa.com

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For the last 21 years, Villegas has been training, coaching, inspiring and entertaining soccer fans all over the United States. In the fall of 2016, he enters his first year as coach of Cathedral’s men’s soccer program after last year serving as an assistant coach for Adelphi University men’s soccer program.

He began his training career as volunteer out of high school.  He then later spent the summer traveling up and down the East coast training for Dr. Joe Machnik and his No. 1 Striker Camps.

When returning to Long Island Villegas played and was the captain at Nassau Community College where the team went 32-1-1 in two years. He then went on  to sharpen his skills as a coach and trainer with training organizations such as ISA ( Intense Soccer Academy ), SWRL, Redbull Academy and traveled the United States as an ambassador of soccer and freestyle.

Villegas has entertained crowds all over using his soccer skills on behalf of Nike, Redbull, US Air-force and making television appearances across the country.  He had the privilege of spending two years coaching at St. Anthony’s before getting the opportunity to join the Panthers last year.

Villegas grew up on Long Island and Queens and began playing in Flushing Meadows, playing for clubs such as Astoria Croatia, Hota, Brooklyn Knights.

He currently holds an NSCAA Advance National Diploma and continues his education to improve his craft and learn from others to make his sessions proficient, competitive, inspiring and fun.

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July 21, 2016

Dear Parents and Students,

I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying your summer. As we enter into August, please be aware that tryouts for our Varsity Soccer team will be beginning in a few weeks, before the start of the school year.

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For those interested in playing Varsity Soccer this upcoming year we will begin practice/tryouts for the season on August 22nd at 4pm at Flushing Meadows Park on Field 8. Be prepared to play — meaning you need to be on time and bring water and shin guards. If there is any conflict, please reach out to Coach Oscar at ovillegas@onetsa.com and let him know before August 22. All student-athletes are expected to show up to all tryouts if you anticipate making the team. We suggest you do some core exercises and running on your own to be prepared for tryouts and preseason. Coach Oscar looks forward to meeting you all.

Please be aware that tryouts are open to students in all four years, whether you have been a part of the team in the past or not. Remember, that being a man for greatness at Cathedral Prep, you are called to discover and use your talents in order to add positively to the culture of our school.

Important Note Regarding Physicals: All Cathedral Prep students, whether they are student-athletes are not, must have a completed, up-to-date physical on file in the main office. Students will not be able to attend classes if their physicals are not up to date. Please visit cathedralprep.org to download and print the Physical and Examination Form.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at lmedina@cathdralprep.org. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and good luck with tryouts!

For the most up-to-date sports information visit twitter.com/cpcrusaders. Find practice times, games schedule, latest scores, and more.

Sincerely in Christ,

Mr. Larry Medina

Athletic Director/Cross Country Coach

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2015 Soccer Season Review – Coach Anthony Ciorcari
It has been an exciting and successful season for the Crusader soccer team.  The team finished in 2nd place with 6-3-3 record.  They also made it all the way to the Inter-sectional Championship Game.  All season, it was a team effort with all players contributing in some way or another.  The hard work and perseverance of the team showed when after losing their first game and tying there second, they went on to win five straight.  This 5 game win streak included wins over All Hallows 4-2 , St. John’s Prep 3-1, and St. Raymond’s 5-0.  Also the team trailed 2-0 in championship game, before tying it at 2-2 though eventually losing 3-2.
Update 11/16/16
Crusader Soccer Update

The Crusader Soccer team played a hard fought Championship game on Sunday, November 15th. Unfortunately, they did not come away with the victory, losing 3-2 after fighting their way back into the game. We are extremely proud of the young men on this team and congratulate them on a successful season.

The following players made the CHSAA All-Conference team:
Kelvin Garcia
Daniel Goncalve
A.J. Santagata
Shane Wynne

 

Any questions, please feel free to email me at: lmedina@cathedralprep.org

 

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Athletic Director:

Larry Medina, Athletic Director

Contact: 718-592-6800 Ext. 115 or email: lmedina@cathedralprep.org.