Boys Director of Coaching & Player Development / BU12 White
Our Boys Director of Coaching, Michael Araujo, brings a very formidable resume to Team Boca. Raised in South Africa, Michael was a member of the South African Youth National Team where he was their Captain at age 16. In 1987, Michael was a member of the College of Boca Raton (now Lynn Univ.) National Championship Team, where he was also selected to the NAIA All-American Team. After college he went on to play Professional Soccer for twelve years in the U.S., Africa, Europe, Canada, and N. Ireland, including three seasons with the Cincinnati Silverbacks and Sacramento Kicks indoor professional soccer teams. He was selected to the CSL All-Star team and was chosen as the MVP of the South African Super Bowl in 1999.
In 2008 he lead our Boys U18 team to win the State Championship and led them to the Semi Finals of the Southern Regionals. In 2011, Coach Michael led our Boys U18’s (92/93) to win the State Championship and once again advancing to the Southern Regionals. In 2013, Michael coached of our Boys U18’s to a State title, a Regional Championship and a visit to the USYS National Championship Tournament. In 2014, his U19 boy’s repeated as State Champions.
Michael was a Staff Coach and Trainer with team Boca since 1992 prior to becoming Boys Director of Coaching. He holds a USSF National Youth and National B License, as well as a NSCAA Advanced National License and Director of Coaching diploma.