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Varsity Soccer - Boys

Team Information

Behind every kick of the ball or movement off the ball there must be a thought; success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

Head Coach: Rob Leather

Head Coach Since: 2014

College(s) or University(s) Attended & Degree: B.S., The University of Birmingham, UK and M.A.T., Montclair State University

Prior Coaching Experience: Head Coach Match Fit at the ECNL level, SDFC Coach, Director of Coaching at Match Fit Academy 2011-2014, Head Coach Match Fit Academy U16 USSF DA 2012-2013, Head Coach Match Fit Academy U18 USSF DA 2013-2014, Head Coach Match Fit Academy U15 Pre Academy 2011-2014, Head Coach Match Fit Academy U14 SYL 2011 (National Finalist), Head Coach NJ Stallions U16 Girls 2008 (SYL National Finalist), NSCAA Premier Diploma, Philadelphia Union scout, Founder and President of First Touch Soccer Academy.

Other Athletic Accomplishments: The University of Birmingham Men’s Soccer 2000, West Riding Youth Soccer as a Junior, The University of Birmingham Rugby League 2001-2002 (BUSA Semi Finals), Greenhead College Rugby League 1998-1999 (National Champions) and West Riding Schools Cricket 1995-1997.


Team Roster

# Name Position Class
Andrew Avalos 2024
Nicholas Baum 2023
Nicholas Carrascosa 2026
Julian Coviello 2023
Boris Florio 2024
Lucas Furlonge 2025
Sebastian Gonzalez 2024
Henry Gottfried 2025
Nitaino Jimenez-Stanley 2026
Nathaniel Johnson 2023
Braedan Keegan 2026
Omar Martinez 2023
Joseph Nigro 2025
Rayshaun Nolan 2023
Dylan Okai 2023
Alexander Provost 2025
Michael Rallatos 2025
Jake Rendino 2025
James Roselund 2023
Hunter Valentine 2024
Daniel Weintraub 2023


  • Robert attended the University of Birmingham in the UK where he graduated with a first class degree, which is only received by the top fifth percentile in a class. Robert comes to us after receiving his Masters at Montclair State University, serving as a program director and coach for ten years and working as an adjunct professor at MSU. Additionally, Robert has published a book called "World Class Coaching" (May 2011) and a research paper pertaining to sports programs and children with autism. Robert is an avid sports fan: he has a passion for soccer and seeing young people develop life skills through sports. Even when he is not teaching/coaching he still stays active by playing golf and working out.
  • Prior to coming to MKA, Varsay worked at Camden Catholic School High School for nine years. Varsay was born in Germany to Liberian parents and was a Liberian citizen until 22 when he became a naturalized citizen of the US. He is an avid soccer fan whose teams are Arsenal and Bayern Munchen, plays the harmonica, loves to cook, and is a world traveler. He is also a huge Philadelphia sports fan, especially of the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles!