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About the team

League Description:

  • PA West D5 League

Practice locations:

  • C3 Sports

  • Fairbrook Park

  • State College Area High School -- North Turf

 Head Coach: Taylor Blose

  • Began playing soccer at 5 years old

  • Captained his high school (Butler, PA), club (Pittsburgh Strikers) and ODP (PA West) soccer teams.

  • Was a three-year Varsity letter winner and named to the WPIAL All-Section team

  • Played for the Penn State Club Soccer Team where he qualified for nationals

  • Transitioned to coaching after several knee surgeries to spread his love for the game.

  • Coached Soccer Shots and assisted Celtic SC with their winter indoor and Juniors sessions

 Head Coach: Amber Blose

  • Was a 4 year varsity letter winner at State High

  • Played for Pennsylvania's ODP team and Beadling

  • Won NEC conference with Monmouth University, advancing them to NCAA playoffs

  • Received Academic All-American honor as a freshman

  • Tore her ACL in post-season and transferred to Penn State

  • Played for the PSU Women's Soccer Club team

  • Graduated PSU in 2014 with her Masters & Bachelors of Accounting 

  • Coached in DC and served as executive director of A3 soccer and the Crofton Athletic Council

  • Earned Class E coaching license

  • Coached for Soccer Shots in State College 

 Head Coach: Kate Deakins

  • Director of Operations and Player Care for Penn State Men’s Soccer since 2019

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of the team including team travel, budgeting and youth camps

  • Assists players in their transition to and from Penn State University, while focusing on their development off the field as well

  • Worked as the Director of Football Operations at UNI before Penn State

  • Worked as a tutor and graduate intern for UNI's football academics from 2016-18

  • Graduated from UNI in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and in 2019 with a masters in post-secondary education: student affairs

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