JV Girls Soccer coach & assistant coach needed

Fieldston School in Riverdale is seeking a JV Girls Soccer coach & assistant coach.

Ethical Culture Fieldston is a progressive preK-12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs. Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECF offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses — one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.

Fieldston Upper School is looking for a Junior Varsity Assistant soccer coach for both boys and girls. The applicant will have knowledge of soccer and the ability to teach fundamental skills, tactics and strategies of the game to high school students. Prior playing and coaching experience is preferred. The program competes in the IVY Preparatory School League and is a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools. The school has fielded a highly competitive program for many years and continues to strive for excellence in its coaches and players. This is a part-time position that begins with preseason practice on August 24th and continues through early November. The candidate should be available during the week in the late afternoons.

Please contact Michael A. Machado at 914-968-4346 for more information.


11/15/14 – Bronx Ale v Harps (1-0)

In spite of the bitter cold, field conditions were tricky with players on both Bronx Ale and Harps having difficulty staying on their feet.  Both teams were short: Bronx Ale had 9 to Harps’ 10, but both teams played a hard fought game.

Bronx Ale scored at the end of the first half with some nice give and go passing between Tina Cressent and Lisa DeChance.  Just before the halftime whistle blew, Lisa took a shot from the right side that beat the keeper to the far post.  Harps keeper continued to come up big in the second half, coming well off her line several times to disrupt break-ways.

Bronx Ale made a keeper switch midway through the second half and Kat Murphy saved a great shot from Joelle to keep Harps off the scoreboard.  Once again, Elyse Hanley played a great game in the back and Jackie Jones and Lisa DeChance did well to control the middle of the field.



11/08/14 – Parlour FC v Phoenix (3-0)

On a cold but sunny morning, PFC took on Phoenix. PFC started a goal up due to a late start. Phoenix had 8 players to PFC’s 10. (I think they had 8 it might have been 7) The first half saw a fast start from Phoenix before PFC settled in and started to string some passes together and build up its offensive attack. Although PFC had many chances, the Phoenix keeper played well and denied PFC from adding to the score. It was PFC who started quickly in the second half when a well timed blast from sweeper Jodi Andrews found Fatou Dibba onside. Dibba ran on to the ball and tapped it around the oncoming keeper. Later in the half, PFC was awarded a free kick. Pearl Odu took a hard shot that the keeper punched out. Odu was able to get the rebound, dribble to the end line and slot a pass toward the front of the goal that Liz Eles knocked in. PFC had a close call after a corner kick by Eles was perfectly headed by Odu but the Phoenix keeper made a goal line save. Phoenix played well the entire game despite being shortsided. PFC’s keeper, Susan Kistler, kept a clean sheet for the match. Best for PFC Pearl Odu and Fatou Dibba.

04/12/14 – NYC United v McKeon’s (0-2)

McKeon’s defeated NYC United 2-0. All players agreed that it was a great game to have played on a perfect spring day. Goals were supplied by Sally Taylor and Maeve Redmond while Marie-Clare played great in goal for McKeon’s at the other end.

Best for McKeon’s: Marie-Clare Devlin

04/05/14 – McKeon’s v Beal Bocht (1-1)

This was a very well-balanced game.  Both teams took turns attacking as well as defending. Although there were quite a few shots on goal, only one made the net for each team, resulting on a tie.

Best for McKeon’s: Sandra Byrne and Melissa Ryerson