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Boys' Soccer - Varsity

Record: 17-2

Overview

Overview

2016 Founders League Champion
2016 New England Semifinalists
2016 WNEPSSA Class A Runner-Up
2015 New England Quarterfinalists
2011 New England Semifinalists
2011 WNEPSSA Class A Runner-Up
2005 Western New England Sportsmanship Award

Taft has a great tradition for soccer and provides committed student athletes a setting to take their game to the highest possible level. With four boys' soccer teams, each having its own schedule, field and coaches, Taft soccer is truly a developmental program. Each year, Taft produces DI and DIII college level athletes, and Taft soccer graduates have gone on to great careers at schools such as Babson, Colby, Colgate, Connecticut College, Cornell, Hamilton, Lehigh, Middlebury, Northwestern, Wesleyan, Williams and Yale. Taft soccer is an extraordinary experience. Within one of the finest academic high schools in America, Taft varsity soccer offers its players the chance to play a rigorous schedule, which includes matches against the biggest and best programs in prep soccer. Taft soccer players will have the opportunity to play with and against college level athletes from all over the country and world, the privilege to play and train on one of the finest fields in New England, and the chance to train with experienced coaches that have played the game at the collegiate level and beyond. Taft soccer is the complete package for an aspiring student athlete and a unique opportunity to gain exposure to the game at its highest level.

Ozzie Parente took over as the head coach in 2013 and has led Taft's varsity soccer team to four straight winning seasons. Ozzie came to Taft in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and biochemistry. While at Wesleyan, Ozzie was a four-year letter winner for varsity soccer and the team captain his senior year. During his freshman year, Wesleyan men’s soccer won the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship, and in both his freshman and sophomore years, the team earned bids to the Division III NCAA tournament. Ozzie earned Second Team Academic All-American and Academic All-NESCAC honors in both his junior and senior years. Ozzie played high school soccer at Hopkins School, where he was a four-year letter winner and the team captain his senior year. He was also named to the All-State Team for Connecticut during both his junior and senior years at Hopkins. He played club soccer with South Central Premier and with the Olympic Development Program (ODP) for the state of Connecticut. In addition to coaching soccer at Taft, Ozzie is the Dean of the Upper Middle Class and teaches chemistry. He has also coached basketball, softball, and track and field at Taft. Ozzie currently lives in HDT, where he has served as the dormitory head.

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Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
vs.
St. Mark School
St. Mark School Away Details
vs.
Brunswick School
Brunswick School Away Details Win 2-1
vs.
Hopkins School
All Day
Home Details Win 6-1
vs.
Westminster School
Westminster School Away Details Win 4-1
vs.
Avon Old Farms School
All Day
Avon Old Farms School Away Details Win 6-1
vs.
Deerfield Academy
Home Details Win 5-1
vs.
Phillips Academy Andover
Phillips Academy Andover Away Details Win 3-1
vs.
Gunnery
Home Details Win 10-0
vs.
Suffield Academy
Home Details Win 4-1
vs.
Berkshire School
Berkshire School Away Details Loss 2-5
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
Trinity-Pawling School Away Details Win 4-1
vs.
Kingswood Oxford School
Home Details Win 4-1
vs.
Williston Northampton School
Home Details Win 4-1
vs.
Salisbury School
Home Details Win 2-1
vs.
Kent School
Kent School Away Details Win 2-1
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Away Details Win 3-0
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Loomis Chaffee School Away Details Win 2-1
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Home Details Win 5-0
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Home Details Win 6-1
vs.
Berkshire School
Berkshire School Away Details Loss 0-1

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Christopher Adamsons 2017 Portland, CT
Aidan Andrews 2017 New York, NY
Aaron Barré 2017 Ithaca, NY
Ernest Bawa 2020 Accra
Lauren Berray 2017 New York, NY
Beau Bradley 2017 Manasquan, NJ
Michael Candelori 2017 Vienna, VA
Nicholas Cutler 2017 S Hamilton, MA
Lawrence Foley 2017 Southport, CT
Michael Hennessy 2017 New York, NY
Jackson Lardner 2018 Barcelona
Jérémie Lavallée 2017 Montreal, QC
Matteo Mangiardi 2017 Lake Zurich, IL
John Mooney 2018
John Nugent 2017 New York, NY
Jacques Pellet 2017 Washington, CT
Brandon Reid 2017 Kingston
Miguel Ridruejo 2017 Madrid
Marvin Sibanda 2019 Victoria Falls
Eric Sodero 2017 Chevy Chase, MD
Isabella Susi 2017 East Haddam, CT
Mthabisi Tshuma 2018 Bulawayo
Micah Umeh 2019 Bronx, NY
Carter Veley 2018 Woodbury, CT
Michael Wasserstein 2017 Middlebury, CT
Charles Werner 2019 Boca Raton, FL

Coaches

Coaches

About Head Coach Ozzie Parente

Ozzie Parente took over as the head coach in 2013 and has led Taft's varsity soccer team to four straight winning seasons. Ozzie came to Taft in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and biochemistry. While at Wesleyan, Ozzie was a four-year letter winner for varsity soccer and the team captain his senior year. During his freshman year, Wesleyan men’s soccer won the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship, and in both his freshman and sophomore years, the team earned bids to the Division III NCAA tournament. Ozzie earned Second Team Academic All-American and Academic All-NESCAC honors in both his junior and senior years. Ozzie played high school soccer at Hopkins School, where he was a four-year letter winner and the team captain his senior year. He was also named to the All-State Team for Connecticut during both his junior and senior years at Hopkins. He played club soccer with South Central Premier and with the Olympic Development Program (ODP) for the state of Connecticut. In addition to coaching soccer at Taft, Ozzie is the Dean of the Upper Middle Class and teaches chemistry. He has also coached basketball, softball, and track and field at Taft. Ozzie currently lives in HDT, where he has served as the dormitory head.

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Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2010-11 9-6-2 2011-12 12-3-1
2012-13 7-5-3 2013-14 9-3-4
2014-15 8-6-3 2015-16 11-4-3
2016-17 17-2

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