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David L. Phaff
David L. Phaff is the Founder and Proprietor of Premier Soccer, Incorporated, established in 2007, a professional soccer training organization based on Long Island. Dave's philosophy at Premier stresses the development of the overall player spanning skills, speed, strength, conditioning, teamwork and communication. His educational background in Physical Education underscores his personal commitment to player development with a Bachelor of Science degree from Long Island University's C.W. Post campus and a Masters of Health degree from Hofstra University.
Dave has achieved considerable coaching success at both the scholastic and premier club levels. His soccer credentials include a Suffolk County Championship with the Commack Girls Varsity High School team (2004) as an Assistant Coach and a Head Coach role with the North Shore Boys Varsity High School program (2005). On the premier club scene, Dave guided the Commack Blasters premier girls program to the Region One Premier League (2009), Northeast Regional Premier League (2008) and two Eastern New York State Cup Semifinalist appearances (2007, 2008). His training has provided the collegiate foundation for players at more than a dozen NCAA Division I, II, and III institutions. Dave also brings cross-training experience to his company with Track and Field, Swimming, and Tennis coaching positions already in his portfolio.
A member of both premier and ODP teams as a player, Dave played in both Austria and Italy during his career. He played at collegiate soccer at SUNY/Cortland
Bobby Quinn is a Commack native who grew up playing his entire youth soccer career for the Commack Soccer League under respective head coach Jack Byrnes. Bobby was a three year starter for the Commack High School varsity soccer team helping them win league championships and reaching the Suffolk county finals in 2001. After his high school career he attended and played soccer for the division II soccer program at C.W. Post. Following his playing career, he decided to give back to the soccer community by training various teams on Long Island. Bobby Quinn has trained/coached teams in Commack, HBC, VOB, Oyster Bay, Bay Shore and Hauppauge helping those various teams to prestigious tournament victories, division championships, Waldbaums cup championships as well as state cup semi-finalists. He is currently the boys JV assistant soccer coach at Commack High School. Bobby has both a physical education degree as well as a New York State coaching certification from Long Island University: CW Post.
Coming across the ocean from England is Coach Penny. Originally playing for the Sheffield Wednesday Ladies, she is now in the U.S.A. both playing and training. Penny Stansfield has played at Hofstra University, with the semi- professional New York Magic and presently with the semi-professional Long Island Lady Riders. Penny is a Physical Education teacher and health teacher at Sacred Heart Academy on Long Island. Coach Penny is the Sacred Heart Academy Girls Varsity coach and she has won the New York Catholic School Championship in 2006 and 2008. She was voted coach of the year in 2006 and 2008. She has her New York State certification and her
Bill Kunzig is a Hauppauge resident. He has played soccer his whole life and takes interest in teaching young adults the aspects of the sport. Growing up, Bill has played travel soccer for Commack and Dix Hills. During his high school career, Bill was a three-year starter for the Hauppauge Eagles. He helped his high school soccer team win three League Championships, one Suffolk County Championship, and one Long Island Championship. His team was also a State Finalist. Bill was an All-County Player during his senior year. After finishing high school, Bill played soccer at the collegiate level for SUNY Cortland. Bill played for the Long Island Junior Select Team and has played in England as well. Currently he is teaching physical education and health in Hauppauge as well as coaching soccer. Throughout Bill's soccer career he has developed a formidable knowledge for the sport and has much to offer young adults interested in succeeding to the next level in soccer. Bill's goal in training for Premier Soccer is to develop each individual's technical and tactical ability as well as their character as a young athlete. Bill will be a great asset to our already educated and
During Frank's high school career he earned 3 varsity letters for soccer while being a key component to the team's run to the 2004 Suffolk County Championship game. He totaled 34 career goals at Commack High School and in 2005 he led the team in assists. In addition to being a 5-time New York ODP participant, Frank was a Regional and National pool player. Frank was recruited by various different universities but chose Penn State. As a member of the Penn State University Nittany Lions, who play in the Big-Ten Conference, he accumulated 44 starts in 4 years. He was named 2009 Penn State Classic Most Valuable Player in addition to scoring 6 goals and tallying 8 assists as a defensive-midfielder. Currently Frank plays for the Long Island Rough Riders.
Brittany is a well known keeper in the Long Island area having played club soccer for the Commack ISA Emeralds and having earned four varsity letters for soccer at Commack High School. She captained the team as a junior and a senior. In 2004 Brittany played an integral role in leading Commack to win the 2004 Suffolk County Championship. That year she received All-American honors and in 2005 she was named to the All-Region team. Brittany was also a National Pool and Regional Player. She continued her soccer career as a four year starter for the division one Loyola Greyhounds where she earned Defensive Player of the year in both 2007 and 2009. Currently Brittany plays for the Long Island Rough Riders.
Hometown Glasgow, Scotland. Studied in the field of health fitness and exercise at Glasgow College of Nautical Studies, and Glasgow Caledonian University. Played for various teams growing up in Scotland, most recently playing at amateur level in 2006. Coaching experience at home in Glasgow with coaching company Ultimate Soccer. Moved to the states to coach with United Soccer Academy from 2007 - 2010 in long island. Coaching LIJSL Division winning teams, and Waldbaums Cup runners up. Coaching certificates from Scottish FA levels 1, 2, 3 & 4. And Scottish FA Goal Keeping level 1.
Received my Btec national diploma in sports studies from Sandwell college in 2004 and my BSC degree in Sports Coaching from the University of Wolverhampton in 2007. Football qualifications include FA coaching level 1 & 2. Played with West Bromwich Albion youth academy for 5yrs from the ages of 10-15 in England. Played semi professional football for Tividale, Langley town and Blackheath before coming to America to coach. Coached for United soccer academy in Long Island and New Jersey for 3yrs 2008-2010. Won 3 LIJSL championships and 2 memorial cups with Great Neck soccer club.
CJ Ludemann attended St.Anthonys HS in Huntington,NY where she lead them to two state championships 2004 and 2005 and captained them during their 2005 season. She received All-American Honors for both 2004 and 2005 seasons. She was a part of the NY ODP team from 2000-2006, the Region One team from 2001-2006 and the US Youth National Teams from 2004-2008. March of 2004 her NY ODP team won a National Championship where she received the Golden Boot award. She received a full athletic scholarship to Duke University and St.Johns University. During her 2007 season she was named to Second Team All-ACC and lead her team to the elite 8. She then transferred to St.Johns University where she was leading points scorer her senior year and lead the team to their first NCAA appearance. CJ graduated with degree in Secondary Education
Melissa Read is the Director of Premier Lacrosse, a professional lacrosse training organization based on Long Island. The philosophy at Premier Training stresses the development of the overall player spanning skills, speed, strength, conditioning, teamwork and communication.
Melissa is currently a Physical Education teacher at the High School level. She is the Head Girls Varsity Lacrosse coach, the Assistant Varsity Field Hockey coach and the advisor for a scholar-athlete mentoring program, where she has been working for nine years. Melissa received a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education and a Masters' Degree in Health Education, both from Adelphi University, where she played Women's Lacrosse and earned the Senior Award for Service and Leadership. She also holds a Physical Fitness Specialist and Personal Training certificate from the Cooper Institute. Melissa currently coaches lacrosse for youth players through various camps and clinics, year round. She received the Outstanding Coaches Award from her district for the Spring of 2009 Varsity season.
Jason Fluger is the Director of Boys Premier Lacrosse; a professional lacrosse training organization based on Long Island. The philosophy at Premier Training stresses the development of the overall player spanning skills, speed, strength, conditioning, teamwork and communication from grades K-12.
Jason is currently teaching in the Commack School District; he graduated with honors from both his Masters and Undergraduate Programs at Hofstra University with certifications in both Health, and Physical Education. In addition, Jason is a certified fitness trainer through the International Sports
Jason is the Boys Varsity Assistant Coach for Lacrosse, the Boys Junior Varsity Football Coach, and the Girls Middle School Basketball Coach.
Jason has also been the Coordinator of numerous camps held throughout Long Island for both Lacrosse, Football, and Speed/Agility Training.
Alison Smith started off her collegiate career playing Division I lacrosse for Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Alison started in six games her Freshman year, but was sidelined her Sophomore year after a back injury. After receiving a medical red shirt, Alison transferred to Stony Brook University where she played for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. In the 2007 season, Alison helped Stony Brook host and reach the quarterfinals of the America East Conference Tournament. Alison finished out her athletic career at Dowling College, where she played her 5th year and pursued her Masters of Science in Education degree. Alison was the starting center as a 5th year senior and finished the season as one of the top five scorers on Dowling's squad. Alison was a scholar athlete her 5th year; an honor given to student-athletes with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. In 2009 Alison was the graduate assistant for Dowling Women's Lacrosse and also coached for Comsewogue High School's Junior Varsity Squad. In addition to her collegiate career, Alison received All-County and All-Tournament honors her senior year of high school at Comsewogue. Before Comsewogue Alison attended St. Anthony's high school where she started and was named All-League and All-Tournament her sophomore and junior years. Alison helped St. Anthony's varsity squad win two Catholic League titles; and played soccer and ran cross country. Alison also played travel lacrosse for the Long Island Yellow Jackets throughout high school. Alison Currently is pursuing a career in education.
Danielle is currently a third year girl's lacrosse coach at Commack Middle School. Her experience includes running clinics and coaching tournaments for middle school and high school levels. Danielle also worked at the summer youth lacrosse camp at Commack High School. She has coached girl's basketball at Commack High School and Commack Middle School. She was a four year Varsity starter for Commack High School girl's lacrosse team. Danielle played basketball at SUNY Cortland. She then transferred and graduated from Sacred Heart University, cum laude with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology. Currently, Danielle is in her final year of graduate school pursuing her Masters in Social Work at Stony Brook University. Danielle hopes to further her career in school social work. Danielle is also a certified personal trainer.
Melissa is currently a Physical Education teacher at the elementary and middle school level, and a high school girl's lacrosse coach. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Health from Rhode Island College where she was the Captain of the Women's Lacrosse Team. She is the second all-time leader in assists and third all-time leader in goals & free position shots per season at her college. Melissa graduated summa cum laude and was a three time recipient of the Ralph Cotaugno Scholar-Athlete Award. She received her Master's from Stony Brook University and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Coaching from Stony Brook University. Most recently, Melissa is working on her Administration Degree from Stony Brook as well.
Amanda Strack is originally from Commack where she was a 3 year varsity starter and 3 year team captain. She was named an All-County player her junior and senior year. After finishing high school, Amanda played lacrosse at the collegiate level for SUNY Cortland. She was team captain her senior year and received the SUNYAC All-Academic award. She now teaches physical education at the elementary level in the Half Hollow Hills School District and coaches junior varsity level. Amanda's goal is to develop individual lacrosse skills and tactical ability in every part of the game.
Masina played lacrosse and field hockey for Bay Shore, starting on varsity since Freshman year. She received a scholarship to play at CW Post from 2002 to 2006 and served as team captain her senior season. Masina led her team to the NCAA semifinals in 2003, 2004 and 2006. She went on to coach at Islip for one year then went back to CW Post as an assistant coach. She graduated with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and is currently finishing her Masters in TESOL. Masina is presently playing for the Post Collegiate team Lacrosse Unlimited.
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Nicole Iacono is a Division 1 lacrosse player from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Her highly competitive attitude helped Drexel to 50 wins over her four years attending Drexel University. Prior to attending Drexel University Nicole played high school ball at Smithtown High School. Nicole was named with All-County and All-League honors while playing for Smithtown. Nicole additionally played travel lacrosse for the Long Island Yellow Jackets throughout high school. While attending Smithtown High School Nicole played soccer and ran winter track. Currently, Nicole works for North Shore LIJ Health System pursuing her career in Health Care Administration.
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