The Coaches

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Marc Jones |

Tyler Marshall - Asst. Coach - JV

Blake Hoonhout - Asst Coach - MS

Andrew Dilallo - Asst Coach

Max Gauntlett - Asst Coach

Logan Moriarty - Asst Coach

Bernie Yanelli - Asst Coach

 

State Champions : 2001

Regional Champions: 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015

District Champions: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

 

 

Varsity Boys Soccer (6th-12th grade)

Junior Varsity Boys Soccer
(6th-12th grade)

Middle School Boys Soccer
(6th-8th grade)

The Players
Jonathan Boyd 2017
Cline Burgess 2019
Joshua Class 2019
Nicholas Colacci 2020
Zachary Fernandes 2019
Mark Gharby 2019
Dylan Joseph 2019
Daniel Kukanza 2018
Noah LaBelle 2019
Dan Li 2019
Trevor Mulqueen 2018
Harry Neel
Christopher Pennewill 2018
Alex Rodriquez 2019
Chase Thornton 2019
Alex Virgilio 2017
Benjamin Whorf 2018
Jacob Whorf 2020

Athletics Guide

Boys Soccer

 

Since 1995, Coach Marc Jones has led the team to championships in the Florida 2A league. He has been named “Coach of the Year” by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Bradenton Herald numerous times and “Coach of the Year” by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association.

Very few high school programs – in any sport – have been as consistently successful as the Falcons under veteran Head Coach Marc Jones (pictured). The dean of area soccer coaches came to Saint Stephen’s in 1994 and has directed a string of teams that reload and compete annually at the highest level.


The Falcons have captured 17 district, nine regional, and one state championship in Jones’ 23 seasons. Originally from Bristol, United Kingdom, where he played professionally for the Bristol Rovers Football Club, Jones has been honored multiple times as the Sarasota-Bradenton area’s coach of the year. He also received that honor statewide from the Florida Athletic Coaches Association after SSES collected a state championship in 2001.


A model of consistency, the Falcons have posted a 67-11-14 record since 2010-11. Their last district loss came during the 2009-10 season, a string of 35 games in which SSES is 33-0-2.


Saint Stephen’s has reached the state tournament four times since winning its lone title, and advanced to the final four in 2011, 2014 and 2015. SSES has an active streak of district championships dating back to 2011. A two-year run of regional crowns was snapped in 2016 when the Falcons were upended 2-1 by Naples Community School in the regional semifinals.


The program has produced a string of successful Division I collegiate players under Jones, including Frank Glover (Boston College), Alex Walters (North Carolina), Dale and Kevin Peterson (Yale), Toby Howell (Marquette) and others.


Former Falcon Brad Rusin was an EA SPORTS All-American, first-team all-state and all-area following his senior season in 2005. He went on to become an all-conference performer at UCLA and currently plays professionally for the Miami FC Soccer Club in the NASL. The defender has appeared in more than 125 professional matches as a member of the Carolina RailHawks (NASL), Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS), Orlando City (USL PRO), Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL), and San Antonio Scorpions (NASL).


The 2016-17 Falcons expect to once again compete for district, regional, and state championships. Although they will be without two-time Sarasota-Bradenton all-area player of the year Antonio Colacci (University of New Hampshire) and veteran goalkeeper Chris Morrish (Trinity University), SSES will be led by high-scoring seniors Jonathan Boyd and Alex Virgilio. The pair combined for 30 goals and 30 assists last season.

 

The Coaches

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Marc Jones |

Tyler Marshall - Asst. Coach - JV

Blake Hoonhout - Asst Coach - MS

Andrew Dilallo - Asst Coach

Max Gauntlett - Asst Coach

Logan Moriarty - Asst Coach

Bernie Yanelli - Asst Coach

 

State Champions : 2001

Regional Champions: 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015

District Champions: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

 

 

Varsity Boys Soccer (6th-12th grade)

Junior Varsity Boys Soccer
(6th-12th grade)

Middle School Boys Soccer
(6th-8th grade)

The Players
Jonathan Boyd 2017
Cline Burgess 2019
Joshua Class 2019
Nicholas Colacci 2020
Zachary Fernandes 2019
Mark Gharby 2019
Dylan Joseph 2019
Daniel Kukanza 2018
Noah LaBelle 2019
Dan Li 2019
Trevor Mulqueen 2018
Harry Neel 2020
Christopher Pennewill 2018
Alex Rodriquez 2019
Chase Thornton 2019
Alex Virgilio 2017
Benjamin Whorf 2018
Jacob Whorf 2020

Soccer is FHSAA sanctioned and is a winter season sport.



Athletics Guide


Alumni Alex Walters Soccer North Carolina Class of 2009



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