Varsity Boys Soccer
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|2||Alexander Farina||Grade 10|
|3||Bredt Leon||Grade 12|
|4||Shane Connolly||Grade 12|
|5||Connor Wetzel||Grade 11|
|6||Kevin Cui||Grade 12|
|7||Sean Lipschutz||Grade 11|
|8||Brandon Giampalmi||Grade 12|
|9||Jacob Grim||Grade 12|
|10||Kolby Palmer||Grade 12|
|11||Christopher Hackley||Grade 12|
|12||Brett Rabbiner||Grade 11|
|13||Tyler Weiss||Grade 10|
|14||Christian Combs||Grade 11|
|15||Jacob Lee||Grade 11|
|16||Eli Torrey||Grade 10|
|17||Stefan Lyntton||Grade 12|
|18||Joseph Cava||Grade 11|
|19||Maxwell Mateo||Grade 12|
|20||Nicholas Venziale||Grade 10|
|21||John Strauss||Grade 10|
|22||Henry Moyer||Grade 12|
|23||Colin Leon||Grade 10|
|31||Brendan Szczepkowski||Grade 11|
Kurt WetzelHead Coach
Kurt Wetzel '88 begins his second season as head coach of the Varsity Boys Soccer team in 2019.
In his first season, Wetzel guided a young GA team to a 3-14-2 overall record. The team placed two athletes on the All-League team.
Germantown Academy Athletic Director Josh MacArthur has announced the hiring of Kurt Wetzel as the new Head Coach of Boys Soccer. Wetzel is a 1988 graduate of Germantown Academy and has been a teacher in the Lower School for the past 15 years. Wetzel will provide general oversight to the entire 6-12 boys soccer vertically aligned program.
"I could not be more excited to have Kurt as our Varsity Boys Soccer Coach," said MacArthur. "Throughout the search process, Kurt differentiated himself with his thorough understanding of GA, his loyalty to our soccer program and genuine passion for teaching. As a current member of our faculty, Kurt brings immediate stability to our program. He has consistently proven himself by making life-long connections with many of our students, and I know he will develop similar relationships throughout our soccer community."
Wetzel has been coaching soccer at GA for various teams since 2003. He served as the boys varsity assistant from 2010-15, and the past two seasons, he has coached the boys junior varsity team. He has been a presence with the Whitpain Recreation Association Travel Soccer program, serving as coach for both boys and girls teams since 2009. Wetzel has also headed up the GA Summer Programs soccer camp as coach and director since 2003. He has been involved since 1993 as a player, manager and league president of the Germantown Academy Alumni Team in the Philadelphia Cricket League – the oldest soccer league in the country – and currently plays for the Colonial Soccer Club Over 30 team.
"I am honored to take on the responsibility of leading the boys soccer program," said Wetzel. "As a teacher and coach I have had the privilege of working with students in all divisions at GA over the last 15 years and my relationships with students and parents has allowed me to build a culture of honor and respect in the classroom and on the playing field. This new opportunity will allow me to continue my work in developing hard-working student-athletes who respect their teammates, opponents, and the game. I look forward to helping the athletes to become confident and collaborative young men on the field, while developing teamwork and leadership skills that will carry far beyond the playing field."
Michael TorreyAssistant 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