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Boys' Soccer - Varsity


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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Roster

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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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