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Soccer at Avon Old Farms

Varsity Soccer

Games

Varsity Soccer Events

vs.
Deerfield Academy
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Tie 3-3
vs.
2019 Sportsmen's/Cardinal Classic Semifinal, Bridgton Academy
Away
South Kent School
Win 2-1
vs.
2019 Sportsmen's/Cardinal Classic Championship, South Kent School
Away
South Kent School
Loss 0-3
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Win 8-1
vs.
Taft School
Away
Loomis Chaffee School
Loss 0-3
vs.
Brunswick School
Away
Brunswick School
Win 4-2
vs.
Salisbury School
Away
Salisbury School
Win 6-4
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Away
Hotchkiss School
Win 4-2
vs.
Worcester Academy
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Loss 1-5
vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Loss 2-4
vs.
Hopkins School
Away
Hopkins School
Win 5-3
vs.
Westminster School
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Win 6-0
vs.
Kent School
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Win 4-0
vs.
Kingswood Oxford School
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Win 4-1
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Tie 2-2
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Away
Choate Rosemary Hall
Tie 0-0
vs.
Berkshire School
Away
Berkshire School
Tie 1-1
vs.
Wilbraham and Monson Academy
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Win 7-0
vs.
NEPSAC Class A Quarterfinal, Northfield Mount Hermon School
Away
Northfield Mount Hermon School, Babson College
Loss 0-5

Overview

Overview

Soccer - Varsity

Soccer Program Overview

Playing soccer at Avon Old Farms School means being part of the rich athletic tradition that the school has developed over the years.  With talented student-athletes, committed coaches, and fantastic facilities, Avon’s soccer program has earned recognition as one of the top prep school programs in all of New England.Avon fields five competitive teams.  Each team plays a full schedule of games and each team has at least two coaches.  The goals at all levels are to improve our players through training emphasizing technical development, tactical awareness, and top physical fitness.  Avon has often culled its talent from both soccer-specific and multi-sport athletes, so all three phases of training are inherent to the success of the program.

The varsity team plays its home matches on Carriuolo Field, one of the largest and highest-quality pitches in New England.  As a member of the Western New England Prep School Soccer Association and the Founder’s League, Avon plays an incredibly competitive schedule.  As is often said in sports, “in order to be the best, you must play the best” and Avon’s record against traditional powers Hotchkiss, Kent, Deerfield, Northfield Mount Hermon, Loomis, Taft, Berkshire, Westminster, Choate, Trinity Pawling is something we are extremely proud of.

Within the last ten years, the varsity team has enjoyed extraordinary success qualifying for the playoffs several times while winning the New England Championships twice (2005 and 2007).  Equally impressive, Avon has won the WNEPSSA Sportsmanship Award several times – most recently in 2008.  Finally, Avon has established a strong record of sending boys to play at the top collegiate programs in the country and Avon currently has several graduates playing at the Division 1 and Division 3 level.

Avon Old Farms remains a uniquely suited environment for the aspiring student athlete, pushing our boys to be the best everyday. 

Results

Record

  • Soccer - Varsity
    Record: 10-5-4

Results

Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Win 8-1
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Taft School
Away
Loomis Chaffee School
Loss 0-3
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Brunswick School
Away
Brunswick School
Win 4-2
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Salisbury School
Away
Salisbury School
Win 6-4
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Away
Hotchkiss School
Win 4-2
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Worcester Academy
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Loss 1-5
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Loss 2-4
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Hopkins School
Away
Hopkins School
Win 5-3
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Westminster School
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Win 6-0
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Kent School
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Win 4-0
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Kingswood Oxford School
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Win 4-1
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Tie 2-2
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Away
Choate Rosemary Hall
Tie 0-0
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Berkshire School
Away
Berkshire School
Tie 1-1
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
Wilbraham and Monson Academy
Home
Avon Old Farms School
Win 7-0
Soccer - Varsity
vs.
NEPSAC Class A Quarterfinal, Northfield Mount Hermon School
Away
Northfield Mount Hermon School, Babson College
Loss 0-5

Coaches

Varsity Soccer Coaches

Head Coach: Joe Martinez

martinezj@avonoldfarms.com


Joseph Martinez graduated from Amherst College in 2008 with a double major in economics and English, and was also a four-year letter winner in soccer for the Lord Jeffs.  After college, he worked at a hedge fund in New York City, trading equity derivatives, and international equities for almost four years before deciding to pursue education.  

In 2012, Joseph’s former soccer coach contacted him about a fellowship opportunity at Smith College with a nonprofit organization called Project Coach.  Project Coach is an after-school sports and literacy program in Springfield, Massachusetts, that works closely with at-risk high school students to hone developmental assets necessary to succeed in life.  Joseph spearheaded the college planning and data analysis efforts for the organization while pursuing a M.A.T at Smith College. 

At Avon, Joseph teaches English II and economics, and looks forward to coaching soccer, basketball, and track.

  • Assistant Coach

    About Mr. Cugell

    I grew up in Madison, CT attending Daniel Hand High School where I met my future wife, Morgan. We both attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, where I graduated with a double major in 2004. I have worked with children since I was a teenager, mainly at the Bushy Hill Nature Center in Ivoryton, CT where I taught nature appreciation and wilderness skills. I was recommended to Avon Old Farms by a former classmate and soccer teammate who attended the school and served as vice-warden and I absolutely fell in love with the campus and its inhabitants.

    What experience led you to Avon Old Farms School?

    I have served Avon Old Farms since 2004, teaching in both the Foreign Language and History Departments. Upon my appointment to the land of the Winged Beavers, I began my Master's Program at Wesleyan University, graduating with a focus in history in 2010. I have been since honored to receive the Kenneth Fanning Faculty Award in 2010. Additionally, since 2011 I have served as Co-Director of Summer Programs, liaising between the school and vendor programs making use of our campus during the summer months. Currently, I am teaching all sections of AP US History in the History Department. In the fall, I work with the soccer program and I am the head dormitory master in Brown Dormitory.

    Why do you teach at Avon Old Farms School?

    Aside from the big-picture mission of any student graduating from Avon Old Farms, my goal as an educator is to encourage my students to think critically and ask questions to seek the truth. Learning to ask the right questions can be an incredibly powerful weapon in a student's mental arsenal. I love when my students ask "Why?," but maybe more importantly, I love when they ask "Why not?" My job is to build a rapport with that boy. If I can bridge the gap between us, and foster in him a desire to learn and to act industriously, my student will succeed and I will achieve my goal, too!

     

Roster

Varsity Soccer Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
1 Alexander Henrich GK 2021 South Salem, NY
2 Samuel Dion D/M 2023 Scarborough, ME
3 Ryan Varano D 2020 Avon, CT
4 Matthew Leopold F 2021 Avon, CT
5 Michael Indomenico M 2021 Wethersfield, CT
6 Nicholas Karol D 2021 Westwood, MA
7 Alexander Riggle M/F 2020 Norwalk, CT
8 Deewitt Sperau M 2020 Washington, DC
9 Ezekiel Menendez F 2020 Avon, CT
10 Joshua Gomina F 2020
11 Cameron Sweedler D 2020 Westport, CT
12 Amir Thomas D 2021 Southampton, Bermuda
13 Bradley Morris D 2020 Avon, CT
14 John O'Connor M 2020 South Portland, ME
15 Mackinnon Brennan D 2020 Southington, CT
16 Michael Gouvin D 2023
17 Ryan Nunez M 2021
18 Colin Dugan M 2023 Avon, CT
19 Saagar Motupally M 2021 Avon, CT
20 Konner Adams D 2022 West Hartford, CT
21 Nana Tuffour F 2023 Accra
22 R. Windate Brichkowski D/M 2022 Wilton, CT
24 Nikhil Satpathy GK 2022
25 Jacob Perry GK 2021 Avon, CT
Andrew Donlan Manager 2020 Haddam, CT
Aiden Gravina Manager 2021 Farmington, CT

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