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TEAM CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TRYOUTS!
Team Chicago will be hosting supplemental high school boys’ tryouts on Sunday, October 2nd at Gentile Fields.
We are still looking for a few more players to round out the rosters for the 2016-17 season.
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Team Chicago High School Boys Tryout
Sunday October 2
2323 Liberty Street, Aurora, IL 60502
ALL HS AGES 02s – 98s (U15s – U19s) 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
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Team Chicago Academy-1998 Elite standout Lupe Anguiano has accepted a great scholarship offer to continue her career at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. Lupe, who plays her prep soccer for Yorkville H.S., will be part of Maryville head coach Eric Delabar’s 2017 recruiting class.
The Saints are a part of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC). The assistant coach for the Saints is former USWNT and Chicago Red Star standout Lori Chalupny.
Team Chicago Academy-1999 Elite standout Francesca Marconi has accepted a great scholarship offer to continue her soccer career at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Francesca, who plays her prep soccer at Downers Grove North H.S., will be part of UCCS head coach Nichole Ridenour’s 2018 recruiting class.
The Mountain Lions compete in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Team Chicago Academy-2001 Elite standout Natalie Massa has accepted a great scholarship offer to continue her career at the University of Iowa. Natalie, who plays her prep soccer for Julie Bergstrom at Waubonsie Valley H.S., will be a part of head coach Dave DiIanni’s 2019 recruiting class.
The Hawkeyes compete in the NCAA Division I BigTen Conference and Natalie will be the third Team Chicago player to play for Coach DiIanni. Currently, Rachele Armand and Jenna Kentgen are starring for the Hawkeyes.
“Brownie is easily one of the best up-and-coming coaches in Chicagoland with a great soccer mind to boot. He also has a demeanor and a level of professionalism when dealing with players and parents that is second-to-none. He has vast experience as a Director of Coaching where he essentially single-handedly built an elite high-schooled aged club program from scratch. Team Chicago and our players are extremely fortunate to be able to benefit from Brownie’s coaching and insights” (Phil Nielsen, Technical Director, Team Chicago Soccer Club)
Brownie is entering his second season as head coach for the Concordia University women’s soccer program. The sixth head coach in the history of the program.
A native of Mesa, Arizona, Brownie played collegiately at Chandler (AZ) Gilbert Community College for two seasons before transferring to Division I Northern Illinois University. The center back contributed to an eight-game turnaround in his first season at NIU as the Huskies went 12-6-0 and finished second in the MAC, their highest conference finish since 1990. Brownie’s senior year in 2005 saw the Huskies go 11-6-2, a season that included a seven-match unbeaten streak.
Brownie remained at Northern Illinois following graduation to begin his collegiate coaching career. In 2007, he served as an assistant coach for the men’s program before moving to the women’s program and coaching the NIU goalkeepers for two seasons. Brownie also worked as an assistant coach and director of soccer camps at Oregon State University during the 2010-11 season.
In the summer of 2011, Brownie’s return to the Chicagoland area resulted in his taking a position as a goalkeepers’ coach with the women’s soccer program at Dominican University.
Brownie’s experience coaching soccer at the club level is equally extensive. He was was named the 2013 Illinois Youth Soccer Girls’ Competitive Coach of the Year. Prior to that he served as a Director of Coaching for Northern Illinois FC in DeKalb from 2008 to 2010.
The Olympic Development Program (ODP) has also benefited from Brownie’s coaching in recent years. In 2011, he was part of the ODP Region IV staff in Oregon. Since 2013, he has been a staff coach for Illinois Youth Soccer Olympic Development, coaching both boys and girls. He also serves as a U.S. Soccer Federation coaching course instructor for the IYSA.
Brownie’s coaching credentials are top-notch including a U.S. Soccer Federation National “A” License and NSCAA Regional and State Goalkeeping Diplomas. He holds a BA in psychology and an MA in sports management from Northern Illinois University in 2007 and 2011 respectively.
Brownie currently resides in Elgin, Illinois with his wife Caitlin and his son Brodie.