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Soccer - Boys Varsity

Overview

2017 Bishop O'Connell Varsity Boys Soccer

Video Highlights are posted on our OCKnightsAthletics YouTube Channel


NEWS AND UPDATES

Highlight photos from O'Connell vs. John Paul the Great
Arlington Catholic Herald - Sept. 13, 2017


2016 Season Highlights

#2 Ranking in Virginia
#8 Ranking in Region
Undefeated in WCAC
16-game unbeaten streak
Co-Player of the Year (Andres Garcia)
Coach of the Year (Chris Jennings)

All-State
Juan Benavides - 1st Team
Andres Garcia - 1st Team
Marcelo Flores - 1st Team
Victor Montero - 1st Team

All-WCAC
Juan Benavides - 1st Team
Andres Garcia - 1st Team
Marcelo Flores - 2nd Team
Victor Montero - 2nd Team
Alexander Abril - Honorable Mention
Luis Ochoa - Honorable Mention
Nicholas Barahona - Honorable Mention

Team Awards
Coaches Award - Luis Ochoa
Most Outstanding Player - Andres Garcia
Most Valuable Player - Juan Benavides


ARCHIVED SOCCER TEAM IN THE NEWS

Attacking style is who they are! – Nov 25, 2015

Knights reach state tournament final for first time in boys soccer – Nov 15, 2015

Q&A with Coach Jennings - October 2014

Senior Commits to Play Soccer at UNC-Greensboro - Feb. 6, 2013

Boys Soccer Program Experiencing a Renaissance - November 2012

Soccer Team Hosts Wounded Warriors - Oct. 16, 2012

New Boys Soccer Coach Announced - July 17, 2012


PROGRAM SUMMARY

  • The Boys Soccer program is aspiring to be the premier high school program in the metropolitan area. The program is committed to playing a possession-oriented, attractive and fluid style of soccer with passionate and technical players.
  • ATTITUDE is a choice. Have a PASSION to win. Don't forget your sense of PURPOSE. BELIEVE in yourself. COMMIT to excellence. Have a DREAM.
  • Former O'Connell Knights have played soccer collegiately at the following institutions: Catholic University, Dickinson College, Georgetown University, Marymount University, Rutgers University, Towson University, Wake Forest University, West Virginia University and the College of William & Mary.

DOWNLOAD INDIVIDUAL PLAYER'S WORKOUT PROGRAM HERE


Schedule

vs.
Trinity School at Meadow View
Home
Bishop O'Connell High School
Win 2-0
vs.
John Paul The Great
Away
John Paul The Great High School
Win 3-2
vs.
Georgetown Prep
Home
Bishop O'Connell High School
Loss 0-3
vs.
Archbishop Carroll
Away
Archbishop Carroll High School
Tie 2-2
vs.
St. Mary's Ryken
Away
St. Mary's Ryken High School
Win 1-0
vs.
Paul VI Catholic
Home
Bishop O'Connell High School
Win 2-0

Roster

Team Roster

# Name Grade
0 John Patrick Sullivan 10
1 Marcelo Flores 11
2 Dmitri Lyalikov 11
3 Christopher St. George 12
4 Alejandro Flores 9
5 Cristian Escalante 10
6 Jason Nunez 12
7 Victor Montero 11
8 Aidan Abril 9
9 Christopher Ho 12
10 Diego Solano 12
11 Elias Landeros 11
12 Michael Nguyen 12
13 Joseph Kamal 12
14 Aidan Seymour 9
15 Leonardo Ochoa 9
16 Joshwa Samson 12
17 Alexander Abril 12
18 Nicholas Barahona 12
19 Nathan Bizuwork 10
20 Joel Meckley 12
21 Aidan O'Connell 12
22 Peyton Sheppard 10
23 Matthew Cantisani 11
24 Craig Eastland 9
John Ralyea 12

Coaches


HEAD COACH

Chris Jennings
cjennings@bishopoconnell.org
(609) 658-6944

Coach Jennings is an experienced professional soccer coach who has trained and developed an assortment of skillful players across the DC Metro Area. Jennings enters his second season with Bishop O'Connell in 2013 after leading the Knights to their first-ever VISAA State Tournament berth in 2012. He also serves as a boys team coach with Braddock Road Elite Travel Soccer, District/Academy coach in the Virginia Olympic Development Program (ODP), D.C. United Academy Camps trainer and is the Technical Director for NXT Level Futbol Academy (www.NXTLevelFutbol.com).

His invaluable experience in both the youth and professional soccer ranks has provided an outstanding platform for him to teach players and help them achieve their goals. Jennings spent time with the NY/NJ Metrostars (NY Red Bulls) before moving on to D.C. United where he focused on soccer programs and youth club relations. His additional coaching experience includes work with the New Jersey Youth Soccer Association and Arlington Soccer Association.


Assistant Coaches

Asa Foxx

Dave Salas


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