Trainers & Coaches

Current Trainers

 

Jenna Burke – Joined FC Somers  in 2012.  Four-sport athlete at Mahopac High School earning many section and MVP awards.  Played club soccer with local clubs including FC Somers and was coached by current club trainers Toma Gojcevic and Bob Martin.  Scholar-athlete at U Albany, where she graduated with a major in Sociology and a minor in Business Administration.  Manager at Carmel Sports Club. Holds USSF National License.

Amanda Da Costa started playing soccer locally with AYSO and FC Somers during her youth. She was a varsity soccer athlete at Somers High School beginning in 8th grade. She earned all-section and all-league honors four times and was named league MVP twice. From 2000–2005, she played for both the ENY North ODP team as well as the Region 1 ODP team.  Recruited to Florida State University where she was a four year starter and captain of the team her senior year. She was the first athlete in school history to garner all-ACC accolades all 4 years of her career, and was a 3-time All-American. In 2008, Da Costa was named the Soccer Buzz NCAA freshman of the year, where she scored the game winning goal in the National Semifinals to put Florida State into the NCAA Championship game.  Amanda went on to play for Washington Spirit, Chicago Red Stars and Boston Breakers in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), Liverpool Ladies in England’s FA WSL, the Washington Freedom and MagicJack in the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) and ultimately for the Portuguese national team.  Da Costa played on the Portuguese national team for 2 years. She retired as their midfielder this past summer to pursue a masters degree in school psychology.

Rui Da Costa – founding coach of FC Somers.  Over 20 years experience developing players core skills.  Developed the U8 Academy program in 2006 to build fundamentals from an earliest age.  Foundational trainer for all boys in the the program.  Holds USSF National License.

Milan Davidovich – Joined FC Somers in 2016.  Born and raised in Serbia. Where he played nationally and coached at the professional clubs of FK Novi Becej (Womens) and FK Novi Sad (Mens).  In the US he has coached club soccer with Met Oval and POB, and college soccer with Missouri Valley (MO) and Lehmann (NY).  Milan is a full-time soccer coach. Holds a UEFA “B” license.

Toma Gojcevic – Joined FC Somers in 2007.  Current Lehman College men’s head coach.  Has also coached at the collegiate level at Manhattan College (1995), Fordham University (1996, 2000-02), and SUNY Maritime College (1997-2000).  School and Club Experience: Named the PSAL Bronx ‘A’ Coach of the Year for leading Evander Childs High School,  twice named the North County News Coach of the Year (2005 and 2009).  Head coach at Westchester Community College (1988, 1992). Graduate NCAA Division I Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Played professionally in the American Soccer League (1998-1994: Albany Capitals, New Jersey Eagles and Connecticut Wolves).  At the youth level: coaches boys and girls teams of all ages and runs summer camps in the region.  In 1993, his  FC Somers team BU14 Razors became ENY State Cup Champions, in 2017/18 10 players of the current team will play soccer in college (3 – NCAA Division 1, 7 – NCAA Division 3).  In FC Somers, he currently coaches the BU18 Galaxy and BU15 Red Hawks. Holds a USSF “A” license in addition to a Master’s Degree in Health Education.  He is a New York State certified teacher in Health and Physical Education.

Vincent Kwarula – Joined FC Somers in 2013.  Born and raised in Kenya.  Member of Kenya’s Under 21 National Team, and Senior Kenyan National Team –– the Harambee Stars, playing in 2 World Cup qualifying games, as Captain. Was a scholar-athlete at  Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky where he was nominated twice for The All American Team and won two National NAIA championships. He earned his Bachelors of Art degree from Southern Connecticut State University.  He is currently earning his Masters in Education and is a faculty member of Rippowam Cisqua School, Bedford.  Holds a USSF “B” license.

Brian Lanzetta – Joined FC Somers in 2014.  Recently appointed boys head coach at Somers High School.  Served as JV coach at Yorktown (2011-2015).  Scholar-athlete at NCAA D3 Kean University, NJ.  Iona College graduate.  Currently completing a Masters in Physical Eduation.  Somers High School alumnus, and as a player receive all-section and honorable mention awards.

Zoran Milojevic – Joined FC Somers in 2015. Born and raised in Serbia. He played semi-pro and pro in Serbia for FK Radnicki Belgrade, in Sweden for Ahus Horna and in US for NY Fever. During his college years he received Pepsi Profile Athlete of the Month Award playing for Ulster CCC while being a part of the team that finished 5th in the nation. He completed his education on a full soccer scholarship at Division 1 Marist College. Zoran coached East Hudson select teams prior to joining FC Somers. He holds UEFA “B” license.

Bob Martin – Long time club and goal keeper trainer with FC Somers.  More than 20 years experience coaching high school varsity soccer, current North Salem Girls varsity head coach.  Director of Coaching – Castleford Rovers.  Holds USSF National License.

Coach Trainers are:

  • State/nationally licensed and have a proven record of success.
  • Undergo a comprehensive background check through US Club Soccer Risk Management.
  • Are encouraged and assisted in furthering their soccer education.

Parent Coaches are:

  • Undergo a comprehensive background check through US Club Risk Management.
  • Maybe state/nationally licensed.
  • Are encouraged and assisted in furthering their soccer education.

One official on each team is CPR certified.