Soccer - MS A Boys
Middle School teams are more developmental in nature and playing on a team offers not only a chance to enjoy the sport, but also a valuable participatory experience for each athlete. This applies to all team members from standouts to substitutes who play a supporting role. In keeping with the Thayer philosophy that athletics are an integral part of a student’s curriculum, students should plan their participation with the help of their advisors – this discussion will help everyone gain a better understanding of each child’s overall school program. All Middle School participants are expected to receive fairly equal playing time over the course of the entire season. All team information is available via www.thayer.org/
Brian CibelliBrian Cibelli has been teaching middle school English at Thayer since 2014. Outside of the classroom, Brian coaches boys' 6th grade soccer in the fall; come winter, he is the head coach of the girls' varsity ice hockey team. Prior to his time at Thayer, Brian spent four years at Kent School where he taught English, served as a dorm head, and was an assistant coach for boys' varsity ice hockey and girls' varsity softball.
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.
Aidan RooneyUpper School Teacher of French, English and History, Aidan is involved with curriculum development and administration for all grades. He is also a soccer coach, senior advisor, faculty mentor, founder and director of Model United Nations club, advisor to UNICEF and Hope for Haiti clubs, and director of Sister School relationship with Lycée Stanislas, Cannes. Selected awards for poetry include:Daniel Varoujan Award, New England Poetry Club, 2012 Hennessy Award for New Irish Poet, Ireland, 1997Guinness Literary Award for Poetry, NUI, Ireland, 1985Other Experiences include:French language and cultural experience gleaned from living in and traveling to Paris from an early age and, more recently, Québec, Haïti, Switzerland, CannesAnnual trip-leader for volunteer medical outreach programs to Saint Rock, Haïti; responsible for all aspects of program including: transport and security; medical and personnel assignments; interpreting and translation; finance and logisticsFrequent speaker and seminar instructor on the subjects of travel, poetry, teaching, diplomacy and humanitarian interventionSelected Publications:Day Release (2000) and Tightrope (2007), collections of poetry, ed. Peter Fallon, The Gallery Press, Loughcrew, Co. Meath, Ireland