Coaches

Vincent Caccavale

Vin played his youth soccer for Hicksville Strikers before joining Albertson Academy at U17. Vin attended the New York Institute of Technology on a full scholarship where he became a 2-time NSCAA All-American as well as a 2-time NSCAA Academic All-American. He was the first player in school history to achieve such honors. While at NYIT, Vin was also named to the First Team All-East Coast Conference four straight years, First-Team All-Region three straight years, and led NYIT to a conference championship in 2011. Vin sits in the NYIT record books 2nd in career assists and 5th in points. In 2014, Vin was named to the MLS Super Draft List but unfortunately wasn’t selected by a MLS franchise.

After graduating from NYIT, Vin went on to coach for two years at Bethesda Soccer Club and Player Progression Academy. In 2016, Vin became the Assistant Varsity Coach at St. John's College High School before heading to Australia where he played in the 2nd Division for Blacktown Spartans FC. Vin played with the Spartans for 2 seasons and returned home to coach at Achilles FC and St. John's College High School in 2018. Coach Vin helped the Cadets to their first DCSAA State Championship since 1986 and continues to develop players to play at the highest level possible.

 

Jesse Lauritsen

Jesse grew up in DC and played for Bethesda SC from U10-U19, for great coaches like Trevor Martin, Emile Mbouh, and Pete Mehlert. He met Sal at the age of 8 at Sal’s summer camp. Jesse trained with Sal for many years prior to Sal becoming the head coach of Wilson High School during Jesse’s sophomore year. Together they won two DCPS Championships, before Jesse went on to play 4 years of Division 3 college soccer at Oberlin College where Jesse worked his way into the line-up as a freshman and became a starter in midfield his sophomore year. After earning a starting spot, Jesse played every minute of every game and captained Oberlin his senior year earning First Team All-NCAC his Junior and Senior year. He returned to DC to coach with Sal at Achilles FC in 2018.

 

Stephen Harlan

 

 

Stephen grew up in the DC Metropolitan area and met Sal as a young player. Sal was his counselor at camps and Stephen got to know him and used his training to develop into a well-rounded youth player. Stephen played against Sal as a St. John's College HS player when Sal was coaching at Wilson HS (Coach Sal won those battles). He played his club soccer for Bethesda Soccer Club where his team won the State Cup in 2012 and made it to the Surf Cup semifinals that same year. Stephen finished his youth career playing at the Bethesda Development Academy. Following his graduation from High-School, Stephen went on to play college soccer at the Division I and Division III levels at Villanova University and Franklin and Marshall College respectively. Stephen will be coaching for Achilles FC and will be part of the coaching staff at St. John's College HS.