Each year, the LMSC Directors honor our top travel team coaches and one intramural coach for outstanding contribution to the program and overall success in adhering to the club philosophy of "providing each child with a fun filled experience in a soccer environment."
Our Girls Travel Team Coach Of The Year Award goes to Nikki Posillico. This season, Nikki took control of the Under 10A Flame team and has done a tremendous job of developing all of the players skills and knowledge of the game. Nikki is a recent graduate of Villanova University where she was a standout soccer player. Her love of the game has definitely rubbed off on all of her players. Nikki also did a great job for the club this summer when she and Will Nord ran our new travel team summer program. Nikki and Will worked four nights a week with our U-9 through U-11 travel team players and helped develop their skills and knowledge of the game. LMSC would like to congratulate Nikki on being selected as Girls Travel Team Coach Of The Year. The LMSC Directors hope that Nikki will be coaching in our program for many more years.
Our Boys Travel Team Coach Of The Year Award goes to Tom Pillion, head coach for the Under 9 Pumas and the Under 12 Spider Monkeys. Under Tom’s leadership (and the excellent training of Mark Weinmann), the Spider Monkeys finished the regular season of Delco League play in second place of the highly competitive Division 1. This is unprecedented for a ’B’ team. But Tom has never coached them as a ’B’ team and has made the Spider Monkeys one of the top teams in the state. Last year, they reached the semi-finals of the Indoor State Cups. Tom also has done a great job with the Pumas in their first season of play, guiding them into the playoffs as well. The LMSC Directors would like to thank Tom for all of his work over the years at LMSC, and congratulate him on being this year’s Boys Travel Team Coach Of The Year
Our Intramural Coach Of The Year Award for 2002 goes to Justin Ceccarelli, director of our 4 year old PeeWee Program. Justin played in our program for many years before playing at Boston College and then for Worcester and Boston in the A-League (2nd division professional league). Justin’s dad was President of LMSC for many years. Justin recently returned to the area and did a great job with our PeeWee program. He also helps train several of our travel teams during the season. We would like to thank Justin for his work this fall with the PeeWees and we would like to welcome him back home to LMSC.