Soccer - Varsity Boys
2018 Season Preview:
The 2018 Boys Soccer team will be looking to build on a quality ISL preseason camp that brought together 20 players at Williston Northampton for 5 days in late August! After 2 exhibition matches against BCD and Cushing Academy, the 2018 season will open on Sept 12 with a trip to Winchendon, with the home opener on Monday Sept 17 against New England powerhouse Worcester Academy.
This year’s team is extremely excited to get going and will be led by captains Owen Drometer '19, Eben Butler '19 and Tim Kemp '19, the only seniors on this years team. They will be heavily counted on for strong leadership of a young squad. The team will need to be well organized, technically solid and disciplined to be able to compete in all ISL league games, in one of the toughest and deepest leagues in New England!
Junior Bradford Campbell along with sophomores John Carbone, E.J. Foley, Hobey Galvin, who saw huge minutes as a freshman, Teagan Rich, Chris Pappas and Kevin Freeley will be looked to for valuable quality minutes throughout the season!
Adding a ton of quality to the team will be newcomers Brady Monturio ’23 and Aidan Doyle ’22, both who have spent the last 2 years playing in the US Soccer Development Academy League. Goalkeeping duties will be a wide open competition for the starting job.
It will take a complete team effort this season to be competitive in each and every game, a task the boys are certainly willing to accept and are definitely looking forward to!
2017 Season Recap:
The boys soccer season started with some great expectations but unfortunately was stung by the injury bug. To the boys credit they never quit in training or in games and never used injuries as an excuse, when it would have been easy for them to do so. I don’t believe the record is an indication of the competitiveness they displayed in each and every game. The highlight of the season, by far was the 1-1 tie at Nobles which would eventually end up keeping Nobles out New England Prep School Tournament!
I would like to thank the 8 seniors Declan Havlicek, Connor Rotondi, Sean Kennedy, Conor Sage, Wil Linell, Duke Lenaghan and our 2 Captains Eoin O’Sullivan and Patrick Shiel, for their dedication, hard work and leadership this season and over their 4 years at Thayer, you will be missed!
2017 Award Winners:
MVP: Eoin O'Sullivan '18
Coaches Cup: Conor Sage '18
ISL All-League: Eoin O'Sullivan '18
ISL Sportsmanship Award
|1||Kevin Freeley||Midfield||2021||Hanover, MA|
|2||Brady Monturio||Midfield||2023||Weymouth, MA|
|3||Aidan Doyle||Forward||2022||Kingston, MA|
|4||Teagan Rich||Midfield||2022||Plymouth, MA|
|5||Chris Pappas||Midfield||2021||Canton, MA|
|7||Eric Foley||Back||2021||Carver, MA|
|8||Cheyne Daniels||Forward||2020||Marshfield, MA|
|9||Evan Friedel||Forward||2022||Scituate, MA|
|10||Eben Butler (captain)||Back||2019||Dorchester, MA|
|11||Bradford Campbell||Midfield||2020||Duxbury, MA|
|12||Tim Kemp (captain)||Forward||2019||South Easton, MA|
|13||Owen Drometer (captain)||Back||2019||Medfield, MA|
|15||Gavin Schwandt||Forward||2020||Cohasset, MA|
|16||Sal LaRosa||Midfield||2021||Walpole, MA|
|17||Jake McLoy Jr.||Midfield||2021||Hingham|
|19||Nick Conway||Back||2021||Hingham, MA|
|20||Danny El Abboud||Forward||2020||Hanover, MA|
|21||Hobey Galvin||Forward||2021||Duxbury, MA|
|25||John Carbone||Back||2021||Marshfield, MA|
|GK||Jacob Cotter||Goalkeeper||2022||North Easton, MA|
|GK||Matt Steffan||Goalkeeper||2021||Quincy, MA|
|GK||Sean Wallace||Goalkeeper||2021||Abington, MA|
Jim FelixHead Coach
Jim played and graduated from the University of South Florida and has coached all levels of soccer including; Assistant Men's Coach at Harvard, South Florida, Columbia and George Washington. Several years ago he decided to return to the Boston area in order to coach prep school soccer. For the past two years he has been the Head Varsity Girls' Coach at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. For the past nine years he has also coached the US Region 1 Olympic Development Program Boys' U15 team. Coach Felix is very excited to join the the Thayer community and use his wealth of experience in order to build truly vibrant program.
Patrick MetelusAssistant Coach
Patrick will be entering his first year as an Assistant Coach for the Varsity Boys soccer program. He had spent the last six years coaching as an Assistant Coach at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School (BB&N), his alma mater. In the fall season of 2004, he was a member of the team that was crowned ISL Champions and New England Class A Champions. He lead the team in assists that year and was second in scoring. The following spring and summer, he went on to win U18 State Cup and Super Y League Nationals with now club Global Premier Soccer. After BB&N, he attended Valley Forge Military College. He would transfer to Brandeis University a year later. At Brandeis University, he was a member of the men's soccer team for three seasons. At the club level, he is the Head Coach of the Global Premier Soccer 2008 South Shore Boys.
Billy EversAssistant Coach
Billy grew up in Caldwell, NJ, where he played four years of high school varsity soccer and captained his club team to an NJ State Cup Championship. Billy also played four years of Division 3 soccer at Swarthmore College, graduating in 2017 with a degree in computer science. On the field, he recorded the third-most assists in program history, and the second-most assists in a single season. In addition to beginning as an Assistant Boys' Soccer Coach at Thayer during the 2017 season, Billy works as a Cyber Security Consultant in Boston.