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Boys' Soccer - Varsity

Record: 15-2

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 where players work their way through the system. The program is known for its camaraderie and places tremendous value on hard work and sportsmanship. Taft has enjoyed decades of winning seasons, highlighted by a Founders League Championship in 2016 and Class A New England Tournament births in 2011, 2015, and 2016. Taft was also honored with the Western New England Sportsmanship Award in 2005. Taft soccer is an extraordinary experience. Within one of the finest academic high schools in America, Taft 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.

Email Head Coach Ozzie Parente

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
vs.
Brunswick School
Home View Recap Win 2-0
vs.
Westminster School
Home View Recap Win 6-0
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Avon Old Farms School
Loomis Chaffee School Away View Recap Win 6-2
vs.
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield Academy Away View Recap Win 9-2
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Phillips Academy Andover
Home View Recap Win 5-1
vs.
Gunnery
Gunnery Away View Recap Win 6-0
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Suffield Academy
Suffield Academy Away View Recap Win 4-0
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Berkshire School
Home View Recap Loss 5-7
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Trinity-Pawling School
Home View Recap Win 8-0
vs.
Kingswood Oxford School
Kingswood Oxford School Away View Recap Win 6-0
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Canterbury School
Canterbury School Away View Recap Win 6-1
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Williston Northampton School
Williston Northampton School Away View Recap Win 6-0
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Salisbury School
Salisbury School Away View Recap Win 3-0
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Kent School
Home View Recap Win 6-1
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Choate Rosemary Hall
Home View Recap Win 4-1
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Loomis Chaffee School
Home View Recap Loss 3-4
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Hotchkiss School
Hotchkiss School Away View Recap Win 2-1
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Belmont Hill School
Home View Recap Win 3-2
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Loomis Chaffee School
Loomis Chaffee School Away Details

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
0 Jan Fitzgerald GK 2019 New York, NY
1 Shayan Karimi GK 2019 Beaconsfield, QC
2 Micah Umeh B 2019 Bronx, NY
3 Marvin Sibanda M 2019 Victoria Falls
4 Dylan Powell B 2018 Warwick
5 John Mooney B 2018
6 Jordan Miller B 2020 Kingston
7 Carter Veley M 2018 Woodbury, CT
8 Kevin Wharfe M 2018 Port Of Spain
9 Aaron Skeene M 2019 Trincity
10 Ernest Bawa M 2020 Accra
11 Mthabisi Tshuma F 2018 Bulawayo
12 Daniel Yen F 2019 Hong Kong
13 Gabriel Eliasson F 2018 Stowe, VT
13 Peter Horne F 2018 Winnetka, IL
14 Jackson Lardner M 2018 Barcelona
16 Cole Torino F 2020 Dobbs Ferry, NY
17 Jayce Fraser B 2021 Sandys
19 Dikran Izmirlian B 2020 Nassau
20 Charles Werner B 2019 Boca Raton, FL
22 Ethan Hindle B 2020 Ashburnham, MA
25 Rex Riefler M 2019 Vero Beach, FL
29 Peter Denious M 2020 Wilton, CT
Sarah Ince MANAGER 2018 New Rochelle, NY
Quincy Morgan MANAGER 2019 New York, NY

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. During those four years, Taft has compiled a record of 45-15-10, and in 2015 and 2016 the team earned berths in the Class A New England Tournament. In 2016, Ozzie led the team to a Founders League Championship and was named the 2016 Connecticut Large Prep School Coach of the Year. Ozzie currently holds a U.S. Soccer "E" Coaching License. Ozzie came to Taft in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in molecular biology and biochemistry and later earned a Master's Degree in science education from Columbia University. 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 seasons, 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. He currently lives in the HDT Dormitory, 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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