Varsity Boys Soccer
As an educator by trade, coaching offers another point of contact in helping young men navigate their way toward adulthood and good citizenship. Whereas the compulsory nature of classroom lessons and their outcomes can at times seem predictable, the goals and lessons each player chooses in a season or their career, and the subsequent results of those endeavors are so personal and diverse. Watching an entire group of players strive to hit those marks within the greater context of a team setting is truly a marvel. One that continues to stoke my desire to coach.
- Brendan Sullivan, Head Coach
Brendan SullivanVarsity Head Coach
Germantown Academy former Athletic Director Jim Fenerty 1760 announced the hiring of Brendan Sullivan as the new head coach of boys’ soccer in April 2016. Sullivan, who was inducted into the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame in 2014, has spent the past six years as a teacher and coach at Saint Joseph’s Prep, his alma mater. At GA, he will also serve as a member of the Upper School History Department, and will provide general oversight to the entire 6-12 boys’ soccer program.
In his first season with the Patriots, Sullivan went 8-11-2, doubling the team's wins from the year before. The team also made it a step further in the PAISAA tournament by upsetting the Friends Central School 2-1 before falling in the quarterfinals to Kiski Prep 5-3.
In 2017, the team went 5-13-1 before falling to Kiski School in the PAISAA opening round. The team also won, 3-2, over Penn Charter on GA-PC Day. Sullivan had two members of the 2017 team selected as First Team All-Inter-Ac performers.
Sullivan has served as the assistant soccer coach at The Prep since 2009. He is the founder of The Prep’s Soccer Alumni Association and the Prep’s Soccer Camp. He helped lead the Hawks to a 2010 Catholic League Championship and District 12 City Championship. During that time, he taught several history courses, including AP U.S. Government and Politics. He is a club level coach of U9 Lighthouse Soccer Club team and is a candidate for a USSF “B” License.
Prior to that Sullivan was a teacher and Chair of the English Department at Philadelphia Academy Charter High School for five years where he also founded the school’s first soccer program. He also spent four years as a history teacher and head soccer coach at Franklin Towne Charter School. Before getting into teaching, Sullivan was an assistant coach for the Villanova University men’s soccer program for four seasons, and played soccer for the Long Island Rough Riders of the United Soccer League for two seasons.
Sullivan was a four-year letterwinner and two-time all-state selection for the Saint Joseph’s Prep varsity soccer team before heading to Columbia University. He spent two seasons as a member of the varsity soccer team where he was a two-time All-Ivy League honoree and assist leader on the 1993 Ivy League Championship team. He then transferred to the University of Pennsylvania where he played two seasons, earning Philadelphia Soccer Seven all-star honors, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History in 1998. He earned his Master’s in Education from Holy Family University in 2013.
(Updated on 11/28/17)
Michael TorreyVarsity Assistant Head Coach
Andrew CraigVarsity Assistant Coach
Matthew RomingerGoalkeeper Coach
Carey Stadium (310 Morris Road, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, 19034) is home to GA boys soccer. It was opened in 2010 as a multi-sport facility that includes a 200 x 380’ artificial turf field, a regulation track surface with six lanes, high jump area, long jump pit and easy on-and-off sideline access. Lines are drawn on the field for football, soccer and lacrosse. The bleacher seating can accommodate 850 spectators and are handicap accessible. Carey Stadium also houses a concession stand equipped with electrical, an ice machine and a reach-in cooler; restroom facilities, as well as two team gathering rooms, private referee room and a trainer’s room equipped with sink, ice machine and treatment bed. The scoreboard in the corner of the Stadium is a multi-sport unit that displays the game clock, home and away scores, time outs left, quarter and football-related information. There is a sound system that is operated from the top of the Stadium where there is a 10-seat granite-topped work area with several electrical outlets and jacks for the microphone and music; all protected by an awning. The Stadium speakers are located on top of the scoreboard. There are several handicap parking spaces adjacent to the entrance to the Stadium in addition to more than 200 spaces spread between two parking lots for the outdoor athletics complex. More parking is available on the GA campus by crossing the Wissahickon Creek by car and returning by foot on the brick pathway. Germantown Academy has hosted many lacrosse and soccer tournaments and was the home to the first coed Inter-Academic Athletic League Track and Field Championships in 2012.
- 200 x 380’ artificial turf field
- Regulation track surface with 6 lanes, regulation size field events and easy on-and-off sideline access
- Field is lined for football, soccer and lacrosse
- Bleacher seating for 850 spectators
- Handicapped accessible
- Concession stand
- Restroom facilities
- Two team gathering rooms (prior approval required)
- Training room with sink, ice machine and treatment bed
- Electronic scoreboard with multi-sport capability
- Sound system
- 10 seat granite-topped work area with several electrical outlets and jacks for the microphone and music
- Parking for 200+ cars, with another 450+ parking spaces within walking distance
The 2017 Fall sports are finished, but it is time to recognize the student-athletes who performed at a high level during the season.
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