New England Soccer Journal – Coach of the Year | Gary Crompton

Coach of the Year


Gary Crompton | Bentley

The Falcons, under Crompton’s guidance, truly did an about face in 2017. They were winless in their first 10 games, then closed the year with a 7-2 stretch.

That change in form led Bentley to the NE-10 championship game, where they eventually lost to Merrimack. Before then, Crompton’s side knocked off higher seeds in Le Moyne and Adelphi.

New England Soccer Journal

SFC Coaches in NCAA tournament

Looking for something to do this Veteran’s Day Weekend. Support our SFC Coaches and enjoy a fabulous weekend of soccer:

SFC wants to congratulate four members of our coaching staff on their successes at the college level this fall.

Director of Coaching Gary Crompton and U13 Coach Matt Marcoux, led the Bentley Men’s Falcons to the Northeast 10 Division 2 Championship Finals. Beating the #8 ranked team in the country, Adelphi in the quarter finals and also upset Le Moyne in Syracuse before losing 2-1 in OT.

Technical Director Josh Shapiro’s Tuft’s Mens Team won the NESCAC Championship. They will be defending their 2016 D3 National Championship and hosting the NCAA tournament this weekend. Coach Shapiro’s Tufts team will be playing the winner of the St Josheph’s/Mitchell game this Sunday at 1 PM at Bello Field on the Tufts Campus in Medford.

GU10 Coach Veronica Halen’s Lesley University Women’s team won the NECC Championship and will be hosting Williams College this Saturday at 11 am in the opening round of the NCAA D3 Women’s tournament. The game will be played at 11:00 am at Bobby Coombs Field on the Williams campus in Williamstown, MA.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Veteran’s Day Weekend, gets a chance to enjoy some exceptional soccer and support our coaches.

Kip Garlow
Executive Director

Coach Anthony Latronica Session with SFC Boys

Former US National team U17 boys assistant coach, Anthony Latronica, ran a specialty clinic for our high school boys teams on Tuesday night October 10th.

Former US National Team Assistant Coach session for SFC on Tuesday October 10th

We have a special session on Tuesday October 10th with a former U17 National Team Assistant Coach!

Coach Anthony Latronica has an impressive background and he will be hosting an open session for all high school age players with SFC on this Tuesday October 10th at 7:45pm to 9:15 pm @ Ryan Connolly Field.

Here is a quote from US International star Christian Pulisic:

“I’m very thankful for everything Anthony did for not just me but for our whole U-17 National Team. He really taught me what it meant to be a good teammate. Not just relying on talent but the togetherness of teammates and supporting each other no matter what. He had the right mix of when to have fun and be serious and was always there to give good advice.”

Christian Pulisic

United States Men’s National Team – Borussia Dortmund

Please join us on Tuesday and invite any players interested in playing with SFC this coming season!

Read more about Coach Latronica:

Register Here! space is limited to 40.

2003-2000 Boys only.

Tryout Weather Update!


Tryouts for all 2006, 2007 & 2008 players (boys & girls) are being held today at Ryan Connolly Field. The schedule has been modified so we can get all sessions in. Please see below for the times.

2008 Boys & 2006 Girls: 5:00-6:00 Ryan Connolly Field

2008 Girls & 2007 Girls: 6:00-7:00 Ryan Connolly Field

2007 Boys & 2006 Boys: 7:00-8:00 Ryan Connolly Field

Players should arrive 15 minutes before scheduled time for check-in. Given abbreviated schedule we ask that players arrive on time.


Due to the weather and field conditions we have rescheduled Day 2 of the 2009 tryouts (boys & girls) to:

Wednesday 6/7 5:00-6:30 at Leonard Field (442 Washington St, Winchester)

Please plan to arrive at 4:45 for check in.

The coaches & staff look forward to seeing you there. Thank you for your flexibility & understanding in this difficult weather.

Kip Garlow

SFC New England


Tufts Mens’ Soccer Coach Josh Shapiro, Joins SFC as Technical Director

We are excited to announce the addition of two-time NCAA Division III National Champion, Tufts Mens’ Soccer Coach Josh Shapiro to our SFC staff. Coach Shapiro will be taking on the role of the newly added position of Technical Director. He will oversee the technical development of SFC players by direct involvement with our teams and the education of our coaching staff.  He will implement our curriculum and facilitate the overall technical proficiency of our players. Our goal is to prepare our players to be comfortable on the ball and use these techniques to be a more skilled players ultimately improving the quality of our teams.

We look forward to working with Coach Shapiro next year, and his positive influence and coaching knowledge he will bring to the players and the staff.
Welcome to the family Coach Shapiro! Please take the time to introduce yourself and your child to Coach Shapiro and welcome him to SFC if you see him out on the field during tryouts!
You can read more about Coach Shapiro on the Tufts Mens’ Soccer website.
Thank you!
SFC Staff