LONG ISLAND SOCCER ACADEMY

STAFF

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BRETT WAXER

ACADEMY DIRECTOR

ABOUT

 

Coach Waxer is a Physical Education Teacher at Syosset High School.  Coach Waxer earned his bachelor’s degree at East Carolina University and played 4 years of NCAA Division I Mens College soccer for the ECU Pirates. Waxer was a finalist for the CAA Freshman of the year and earned 2nd team CAA All-Conference Honors his senior year.  After graduating, Waxer spent one season as a Graduate Assistant coach at ECU where he was primarily responsible for working with the teams defensive concepts. Waxer joined the Syosset Braves Family in 2001 and started coaching at the middle school levels.  In 2005, Waxer took over the Boys Varsity Soccer Program and has been proud to see his team make it to the post season play each season. Since 2005, the Braves earned 1 Nassau County Championship and reached 3 Nassau County Finals, 6 Semi-Finals and 4 Quarter-Finals. 

 

In 2014,  Long Island Soccer Academy was created.  Coach Waxer and the rest of the staff at Long Island Soccer Academy are happy to see the success of the camp over the years and now offer 2 weeks over the summer and a 10 weeks clinic throughout the winter. 

EDUCATION

  • East Carolina (Exercise Sports Science-BA)

  • Hofstra University (Health Education-MA)

 

AWARDS

  • 1999 - NCAA Division 1 - 2nd team All-Conference - CAA (Colonial Athletic Association)

  • 2011 - Nassau County Class AA Conference Coach of the Year

  • 2012 - Nassau County Class AA Conference Coach of the Year

  • 2012 - Newsday -Nassau County Coach of the Year

  • 2017 - Nassau County Class AA2 Conference Coach of the Year

  • 2017 - Paul LeSeur/Nassau County Coach of the Year

  • 2018 - Nassau County Class AA1 Conference Coach of the Year

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TYLER ARNONE

HEAD TRAINER

EDUCATION

University of Michigan (2014) Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

Hofstra University (2020) Masters Health Education 

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013)

  • USSF D Coaching License - US Soccer

  • USSF 4v4 Coaching License - US Soccer

  • USSF 7v7 Coaching License - US Soccer

  • USSF 9v9 Coaching License - US Soccer

 

COACHING CAREER

  • Syosset Soccer Club Youth Coach 2017-Present

  • Bethpage Soccer Club Youth Coach 2017-Present

  • Real Salt Lake Academy Teams 2015-2017

  • Detroit City FC Youth Coach 2011-2014

  • University of Michigan Soccer Camps Head Coach - 2011-2014

  • Long Island Rough Riders Youth Coach 2010-2015

 

COLLEGE CAREER

 

University of Michigan

  • All Big Ten 1st team - 2012, 2013, 2014 (1 of 4 players in University of Michigan history to be named All-Big Ten in three seasons)

  • Big Ten Midfielder of the Year – 2013

  • All American – 2013

  • All-Great Lakes Region First Team – 2013

  • First Team All Big Ten Tournament Team – 2013

  • Team MVP - 2012 & 2013

  • Team Captain 2013 & 2014

  • First Team All-Senior Class - 2014

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Major League Soccer

  • Participated in the 2015 Major League Soccer Combine and Draft – 2015

  • Signed professional contract with Major League Soccer Real Salt Lake - 2015-2017

  • Made 50+ appearances with reserve team Real Monarchs

  • Team Captain of Real Salt Lake Reserve Team 2016

  • Scored 3 goals as a professional soccer player with 10 assists - 2015-2017

  • Played in an international friendly with Real Salt Lake vs Inter Milan – 2016

  • Played in an international friendly with Real Salt Lake vs Deportivo Saprissa - 2016

 

University of Michigan

  • All Big Ten 1st team - 2012, 2013, 2014 (1 of 4 players in University of Michigan history to be named All-Big Ten in three seasons)

  • Big Ten Midfielder of the Year – 2013

  • All American – 2013

  • All-Great Lakes Region First Team – 2013

  • First Team All Big Ten Tournament Team – 2013

  • Team MVP - 2012 & 2013

  • Team Captain 2013 & 2014

  • First Team All-Senior Class - 2014

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NICKY COSTA

ACADEMY COACH

COLLEGE CAREER

 

Costa played four years of college soccer at the Adelphi University between 2010 and 2013. Costa was a standout at Adelphi University making his collegiate debut against Division I Syracuse University. Costa was named Most Valuable Player his Junior Year in 2011, Adelphi's last year as a Division I program. His senior year Costa competed in the Division II North East 10 Conference. Costa finished his Senior year leading the North East 10 in assists with a total of 9 and tallying 2 goals.

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER 

 

Following his senior year and graduating from Adelphi University, Costa played with New York Cosmos B in the NPSL during their 2015 season. Costa made a total of 12 appearances during the NY Cosmos B inaugural season.[2]

 

Following a year with New York Cosmos B, Costa signed his professional contract with United Soccer League side Arizona United on March 23, 2016. Costa made his professional debut against Los Angeles Galaxy 2. He would go on and suffer yet again another injury to his shoulder, re-dislocating his shoulder forcing him in and out of the starting line up for the remainder season.