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GIRLS COACHING STAFF
Dir. of College Recruitment
Office: 561-237-8006 x2
Beginning February, 2009, Rocky Orezzoli became our Girls Director of Coaching. In this his 23rd year with Team Boca, Coach Rocky brings vast experience to the newly created position which puts him at the helm of the daily on-field activities of our girls program. At one time or another Rocky has coached just about every age girl’s team in our program. Coach Rocky was formerly the Lynn University Women's Head Coach for ten years. Just the second person ever to hold such a position, Orezzoli assumed control of the LU women’s program in 1998 after serving as an assistant coach the previous five seasons. He produced immediate results, leading the Fighting Knights to the 1998 NCAA Division II National Title and has led Lynn to a very impressive winning record since. Besides coaching and training various teams with our program, Coach Rocky will now also be the Head Coach of our new WPSL Pro-Am team, the Team Boca Blast, which will begin competition in the spring of 2012.
A native of Queens, N.Y. who spent time on Long Island before moving to Florida at an early, age, Orezzoli played his high school soccer at Piper High School in Sunrise before attending Florida Atlantic University where he played four years of soccer. Playing both as a midfielder and defender, Orezzoli became the school’s first-ever four-year letter winner in men’s soccer. A 1989 FAU grad with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Orezzoli then passed the Certified Public Accountant’s examination. Since graduating from FAU, Orezzoli has been involved in women’s soccer at nearly every level. He served as the head girl’s soccer coach at Boca Raton’s St. Andrew’s Prep for six years before taking over the program at Spanish River for five seasons, putting together an impressive 128-14-7 while leading the Sharks. His teams won five district titles and made three Final Four appearances, winning state titles in 1996 and 1997. He earned a number of awards during his stay at Spanish River, earning numerous Coach of the Year honors in the process.
Rocky has a US Soccer Federation National Coaching license and is certainly one of the most experienced and respected coaches in the state.
Dir. of Youth Development
U19 Navy Coach
Garty has also previously coached our U18 Navy team to back-to-back Region A Championships and two President’s Cup appearances where the team finished second and third in the state respectively despite playing a year up in the U19 age divisions. This is his 17th year with Team Boca after previously coaching at Coral Springs Soccer Club for more than 21 years. During his coaching career, his teams have won six state championships, 17 regional crowns, three President’s Cup titles and many league and tournament championships. As the Director of Youth Development, his primary responsibility is to oversee the training and development of our Girls U9 through U12 age groups as well as assisting in all levels of training for all ages. Coach Gary has written the coaching curriculum and lesson plans currently being used in SABR and coordinates the end of the season SABR All-Star games for the girls in the U7 through U11 age groups. This year, he is also assisting SABR as our Youth Coordinator helping with practices and the implementation of a training program.
Coach Gary began his playing career in Sunrise and also played with the Lauderhill Lions. While at Piper High School, he was a three-year starter, two-year team captain and was named as a second team all-county selection for both the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel. He was also a standout track athlete and still holds the school record for the mile run (4:27.4, in 1977). He later played in both the Coral Springs Men’s and Gold Coast Soccer League teams before concentrating solely on coaching. He’s also coached at the middle school and high school levels.
Coach Gary holds a U.S.S.F. National License, USSF National Youth License, and NSCAA Goalkeeping License. He’s also served as a FYSA state staff coach for the past 28 years, as well as an Olympic Development Program (ODP) coach and a FYSA Staff Coaching Instructor. For more than a decade, Coach Gary has was also one of the lead coaches of the Girls U14 Florida ODP developmental age group teams. A Grade 8 Referee, who has officiated league, President’s Cup and State Cup final four games, Curreri also serves as president and director of “Simply Soccer”, a youth training and development program based in Coral Springs for the past 30 years.
Coach Gary is also a freelance photojournalist for the Sun-Sentinel and has written a monthly soccer column focusing on travel and adult leagues.
U14 & 16 White
We are happy to announce that Patrick Baker will be returning to our coaching staff. Coach Baker is now also in his the 5th season as the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Florida Atlantic University. Patrick will be a coach and trainer for our High School age Division, as well as serve as our College Recruitment Advisor. Patrick is a nationally renowned college coach, being the only women's soccer coach in NCAA history to take a team to the Division I, II and III postseason tournaments. He was named the 2003 National Coach of the Year by Soccer America, amassed an 80-46-11 record, and had one team advance to the NCAA Division I Final Four. His teams had 18 wins over ranked opponents, including six victories over top 10 teams.
"We are extremely excited to have Coach Baker on our staff at Team Boca" said Bill D'Addio, the Team Boca Director "Patrick is one of the most experienced coaches in the country and he will make a tremendous addition to our program. His vast experience will greatly benefit our players in several areas including technical and tactical development, as well assisting in their college recruitment efforts"
Five of Baker's six FSU teams qualified for the NCAA tournament, and the Seminoles made three Sweet 16 appearances and advanced to the 2003 Final Four. He is the only coach in Georgia program history to take three straight teams to the NCAA women's soccer tournament. His 2007 Bulldogs' team had the best record in school history (18-4-2) and posted an 8-1-2 mark in SEC play. In 2009, Baker helped guide Georgia to a No. 20 national ranking.
Beyond the college ranks, Baker is a long-standing force in the U.S. National Team programs. He served as the interim head coach for the U-17 National Team after assisting head coach David Smith with the then-newly formed team. He has also assisted U-19 National Team head coach Tracey Leone on numerous occasions at the Arco Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., preparing the team for the inaugural U-19 FIFA World Championships. In 2001, Baker played a crucial role in preparing the U-19 National Team prepare for the Mexican National Team and a European tour in 2001.
He served as the head coach for the Region III girl's Olympic Development Program (ODP) and was named an assistant coach for the 2000 U-16 Women's National Team. Baker has attended the South Region ODP camps since 1990, and has amassed 24 years experience at all levels of the ODP. Prior to working with the U-16 team, he assisted head coach Lauren Gregg with the U-21 National Team for three years. He had four years at the U-14 state level in North Carolina and was the 1996 U-17 ODP state coach for Eastern Pennsylvania. Baker coached the U-16 and U-18 ODP South Regional camps for eight years and was the assistant coach for the U-17 South Region team from 1991-93. Baker was also the U.S. South Region amateur coach for the five years where he received the national coach of the year award in 1994.Baker currently represents the Region IV Girls Olympic Development Program and was recently named the '97 age-group coach for 2012-13.
Coach Baker will also serve as a Staff Trainer and College Recruitment Advisor.
2017 will be Coach Michael's fourth season with Team Boca and will be the coach of our Girls U18 team as well as serving as a staff trainer. Michael is also the Asst. Coach at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to FAU, Michael was the interim head coach at the University of Cincinnati and the Asst. Coach at Duke University, South Alabama, and Clemson. Coach Michael has also been the Director of the SoccerPlus Goalkeeper school in Hartford, Ct, working closely with former US National team coach, Tony Dicicco. Formerly a Goal keeper himself, Michael lead the University of Indianapolis to two NCAA tournament appearances and tied the school record for most shutouts in a season. He then moved on to the University of Akron where they won the Mid-American Conference regular season and tournament championships in 2005. Coach Michael holds a national coaching license from both the US Soccer federation and the NSCAA.
Before returning to Palm Beach County, Cappello oversaw both the men's and women's soccer teams at Webber International University as the Director of Soccer and was the head women's coach. In 2004, his team won the USCAA National Championship with a 3-2 come from behind overtime victory over Southern Virginia University. For that he was selected USCAA National Coach of the Year. He was also the universities Sports Information Director where he served 3 seasons. Prior to WIU, he spent 2 seasons with Warner University. Cappello started the women's program in 1999 and helped led the Royals to a 3rd place conference seeding and a Regional Semifinal appearance in just their second season. Jim helped produce 21 collegiate players to be selected All-Conference and 10 All Americans.
Jim has dedicated 21 yrs to coaching high school, competitive soccer programs and coaching internationally. He was head girls coach at Lake Wales HS for 11 yrs. To this date, Jim is one of only two Polk County coaches that has been selected as All County "Coach of the Year" twice, in 98-99 and 01-02 as well as, Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 12 "Coach of the Year." Coach Jim also spent time in traveling worldwide coaching US teams to in tournament play in Denmark, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia with People to People Sports Ambassadors. In 1997 he starting his own competitive program, the Lake Wales Blaze FC. that he coached for 7 years.
Coach Vinny returns for his 18th year on Team Boca sidelines and has coached many different girls teams since 1996. This season he returns as a Club Trainer as well as coaching our Girls U13 & U14 White teams.
Coach Vinny started his soccer career playing locally for Pope John Paul High School here in Boca Raton. A highly acclaimed striker, he anchored Pope to a State Championship in 1989. After graduating High School he served as an Assistant Coach for Pope John Paul from 1991–1997 while attending college. He then went on to serve as an assistant coach for the Lynn University Fighting Nights from 1997-2000, helping them earn a National Championship in 1998.
Vinny holds a USSF State and National Coaching License and has a BS Degree in Sports and Recreation Management as well as an MBA in Athletic Administration. If you haven’t already done so, please take a minute and introduce yourself to Coach “Vinny Pizza” or “My Cousin Vinny”, as his coaching peers often call him. You’ll quickly learn that Vinny is one of the most approachable and likeable coaches you will ever meet. We are very happy to have Coach Vinny back for his tenth year with Team Boca.
Welcome Coach Trevor back to Team Boca. We are very happy to have Trevor this season returning as the coach of our Girls U1O Academy & U15 Navy teams, as well as a club trainer for all our age groups. Trevor will also help coordinate our personal training department as well as serving as a Personal Trainer himself. Prior to joining Team Boca, Coach Trevor coached the Winter Springs Soccer Club’s U14 – U17 Girls teams. He was also a trainer for the Lake Hyland Prep High School Girls Varsity team from 1998-2000. Prior to that Trevor was a trainer and coach at Central Florida United Soccer Club from 1991 -1998 where he led the U13 – U16 Girls to three Final Four appearances and one State Championship.
Trevor played In the First Division League in Jamaica as well as the highly competitive Five Borough League in New York. Trevor is the father of Team Boca Alum Nandi Pryce, who was an All American player at UCLA as well as a member of the US National team. His son, Trevor Jr, is an All Pro NFL Football player currently playing for the Baltimore Ravens.
Welcome back Cally Morrill to our girls Coaching Staff! Cally will be coaching our Girls U17 White team. Cally coached our Girls U18 team last year to a very successful season taking them to the State Cup Final 8 and graduating all her players on to college soccer. Cally will also begin her first season as the Head Coach of Lynn University, here in Boca Raton. Cally comes to Lynn after two very successful seasons as the Head Coach at Lenoir-Ryne University in Hickory, NC. In her first season at the helm, Lenoir-Rhyne finished at the top of the South Atlantic Conference with a record of 16-2-2, winning both the SAC Regular Season and Tournament Championships. For her efforts, Cally was named the 2012 South Atlantic Conference Coach Of The Year while eight players earned all-league accolades, six garnered all-region accolades and one was named an honorable mention All-American.
Prior to coaching at L-R Cally spent two seasons as Head Coach at Lees-McRae College (2010-11) in Banner Elk, N.C. While at the helm of the Bobcats, Cally led Lees-McRae to a 27-11-3 record, including taking the program to new heights in 2011, leading the Bobcats to a school-record 11-1 mark in conference play en route to the program’s first league title since 2000, finishing with an overall record of 13-5-3. Under Morrill’s leadership, the Bobcats also captured the school’s first-ever conference tournament championship, securing a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. For her efforts, Morrill was named the Conference Carolinas Coach Of The Year. Cally is a 2007 graduate of the University of Alabama, where she was a four-year starter for the Crimson Tide (2002-05) and was named team captain and earned the squad's Most Valuable Player honors as a senior in 2005. Cally earned a bachelor's degree from Alabama in exercise science and has received her Teaching Licensure from Lenoir-Ryne as well. Cally also recently served as the Head Coach of the 95' girls North Carolina Olympic Development Team and an Assistant Coach for the South Carolina's Women's Semi-Professional team, Central SC Cobras. Cally will be coaching our Girls U18 White team for the 2014/15 season.
Welcome back Keith Masi to our Girls Coaching Staff
Coach Keith has been coaching youth soccer since 1997 throughout various youth clubs in S. Fl, most recently the Wellington Soccer Club. Keith holds a USSF National Coaching License, U.S. Soccer National Youth License, and AYSO Advanced Coaching Certification. In addition to his coaching certifications, Keith has been a Florida State Referee since 2010. Keith will be coaching in our U9 Academy age groups and our U12 Red team. Coach also serves on our WPSL Team Boca Blast staff.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Staff Coach - Team Boca Blast WPSL
Welcome Lauren Reilly to our Girls Coaching staff! Lauren will now be our Girls Strength & Conditioning coach responsible for strength, conditioning, speed, and agility training for all our Girls teams and will also serve as an Asst. Coach for our Team Boca Blast WPSL team. Lauren is also available for one-to-one Personal Trainer for all Team Boca players. Lauren is a Team Boca alum from U10 through U18, having been coached by our own Team Boca Director, Bill D'Addio, from U10 - U13, as well as our Girls Director of Coaching, Rocky Orezzoli, at U15.
Lauren attended hometown St. Andrews High School where she earned First Team All-County honors. She then attended Division 1 Fairfield University in Connecticut where she served as Team Captain and was named 3 times to the All- MAAC & NSCAA All Northeastern Region Teams. Following her graduation from Fairfield, Lauren played for the Boston Breakers Reserves Team and the New England Mutiny of the WPSL.
She later went on to play professionally with First Division Team, Hovas Billdal in Goteborg, Sweden. Lauren most recently served as a Soccer Performance Coach & the Director of Business Development for Beast Mode Soccer, a Los Angeles, California, State-of-the-Art Soccer Performance Training Center. While in California, she also served as the Head Coach of the Westside Breakers Girls U13’s. Lauren is also a Strength & Conditioning personal trainer at Impact Sports Performance Center here in Boca Raton, who is also our main Corporate Sponsor of Team Boca. Lauren holds a USSF National Coaching License and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer.
Welcome Katie Talbert back to our Girls Coaching Staff for her second year! Katie came to us after a ten year stint as the head coach at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. Katie led Queens to the conference tournament championship final, two conference tournament quarterfinal appearances, and their first ever NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Championship appearance. Prior to Queens, Katie served as the head coach at Averett University and led them to their best season in program history.
Katie played college soccer at Pfeiffer University where she helped lead the Falcons to a 10-1 record and a first place finish. While at Averett University, Katie completed her master’s degree in education and is currently studying for her Ph.D. Katie has also coached with the Charlotte United Fútbol Club, served as their College Recruitment Coordinator, and is on the North Carolina ODP staff. Katie has also served multiple years on the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Advisory committee.
Katie will serve as our Girls U12 White Team Coach, Girls Youth Academy trainer, and Girls College Recruitment Coordinator assisting our Club Director with all aspects of our College Recruitment Program.
Kristy Whelchel Hartofilis