Potomac Soccer Association

Girls Coaches

Jesse Balsamo
GU14 Blue 03

 

·        Coaching Credentials - NSCAA National Diploma

·        Coaching Experience – Current MSYSA ODP B2003 Assistant Coach; Current Our Lady of Good Counsel HS JV Boys Assistant Coach; Current Washington Spirit Super-Y Girls Head Coach;

GU14 White 03, GU15 White 02

Coach Theo Botchway has over 23 years of youth coaching experience and currentlyholds USSF ‘B’ National License. A former Maryland State ‘D’ License instructor,former Springbrook High School Junior Varsity coach, former Clinician and Trainerfor Montgomery Soccer Inc. Awarded full four year collegiate scholarship andreceived numerous honors including All-Academic Team Award, NCAA All AmericanHonorable Mention and All Mid-Atlantic Defensive Team Awards. A combination ofacademic and athletic ability and sportsmanship led to my selection to Who’sWho in American Universities and College.

Coordinated the District of Columbiadivision of the National Youth Sports Program (Soccer Component) for fouryears. Played competitive semi-professional level soccer for various WashingtonArea teams. As a founder, Technical Director, and Head Coach of BurtonsvilleUnited Soccer Club (BUSC) successfully coached several area youth teams (NCSL,WAGS etc.) to city and regional titles. Served as MLS agent for several Africanplayers and International Soccer Advisor. 



Ryan Defibaugh
GU13 Blue 04, GU15 Black 02

·        Coaching Credentials – USSF E License

·        Coaching Experience – Former Mount St. Mary’s University Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach; Former Penn State University Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach; Former McDaniel College Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach; Former Thunder Soccer Club Head Coach

·        Playing Experience – McDaniel College (2x All-Centennial Conference selection, All Mid-Atlantic Region selection)

·        Education – McDaniel College, BA in Exercise Science and Physical Education and MS in Sports Administration



Ben Eveler

GU12 White 05

My youth soccer career started in York Pennsylvania where I was able to play for PA Classics Soccer Club and Red Lion Area High School. After playing four years of varsity soccer for Red Lion I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to continue my soccer career at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD where I would major in Exercise Science and Physical Education. At McDaniel I had a great opportunity to lead as a four-year starting center back and two-year captain of the team, which has helped me greatly in my current role as a Physical Education teacher and Girl’s soccer coach at the McLean School of Maryland. Before working at the McLean School of Maryland I worked for Carroll County Public Schools while also helping to be a volunteer assistant coach for the McDaniel College Men’s Soccer team and coach Steve Corrieri. In this role I helped in the recruiting process, training plans, and game day planning for the team. I currently hold my United States Soccer Federation “E” Coaching License and my National Soccer Coaches Association of America: Junior Level V Diploma. My goal as a coach is to develop each individual player to the best of their ability and to promote all of the great aspects of soccer so my players continue to play this wonderful game throughout their lifespan.



John Hill
GU8 PDA, GU9 Blue 08, GU9 White 09

·        Coaching Credentials – USSF D and National Youth Licenses; NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 2 Diploma; Coerver Youth Diploma

·        Coaching Experience – Former MSC Academy Head Coach


Willy Kabwasa
GU17 White 00, GU19 Blue 98

Steve Knapman

GU15 Blue 02, GU16 Blue 01

·        Coaching Credentials – USSF A License

·        Coaching Experience – 20 yrs, Youth and Semi Professional

·        Playing Experience – Youth 10 yrs, Professional 6 yrs


Dave Kovack
GU17 Blue 00
Dave has been coaching for 25 years in our area, almost all with Damascus Soccer Club, and a few years with Bethesda Soccer Club. He has been the Damascus Soccer Club Director of Coaching since 2000. Additionally, he has been running college recruiting seminars for about the past 10 years, and met with individual players to create specific plans. Started playing organized soccer in 1970 and was a player in MSI in their first year. Played at Peary High School, UNC-Wilmington, and several local amateur teams. Dave currently has the following coaching qualifications;

USSF C License, NSCAA Director of Coaching, Dutch Youth Certificate, Coerver License

NHFS CIC and AIC Certification


Becky Pantzer
GU11 Blue 06, GU9 Blue 05

Coach Pantzer played 2 years at Monroe Community college winning two Regional Championships and a National Championship in 2001 and obtained a physical education degree.  Moved on and played 2 years at University of Clarion of Pennsylvania and got a degree in Business Management with a minor in coaching and sport management.  Attended Bemidji State University in the Sports Studies Master program and served as the Graduate Assistant of NCAA Compliance and the assistant Women's Soccer coach.

After graduating with a Masters from Bemidji State I was the assistant at Mount Union College for one season and then was hired as the Head Women's Coach at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA for 6 years.

In addition to coaching at SVC during my 6 year tenure I served as a head and assistant coach for local club teams (u15-u18) as well as the Head Coach for PA WEST ODP programs for 6 years.  I also will serve as a Regional Coach at Region I camp this summer.


Mars Rabara

GU13 White 04

·        Coaching Credentials – USSF D License; NSCAA Advanced National and Goalkeeper Level 3 Diplomas

·        Coaching Experience – Former Our Lady of Good Counsel HS Boys Varsity Assistant Coach, Former Potomac Cougars 93 Assistant Coach; Former Potomac Cougars FC Assistant Coach; Various summer soccer camps

·        Playing Experience – Hood College (CAC Player of the Week, CAC Player of the Week Honorable Mention, All-Tournament Team selection)

·        Education – Hood College, BA in Management with a concentration in Finance and Accounting

 

Jason Travis  
GU14 Black 03, GU17 White 00
Jason has a USSF C License. 

Coaching Experience: 
Former Head Coach – Stafford Revolution 99G Travel U13 Girls White (2013 Liberty Cup Champions, 2012 Atlantic Cup Finalist, 2012 Hunt Fall Classic Finalist), FC Bethesda Comets U12 Boys, Stafford Revolution RA U10 Girls (2012 Virginia Soccer Festival Finalist), DJK Seugast B Jugend (U16 Travel Boys), Lawton United 97 Travel Boys, TV Jahn 1895 B Jugend (U16 Travel Boys) 

Playing Experience: 
Former Professional Player in Germany - 1FC Schweinfurt 05, TV Jahn 1895, SV Ramsthal, DJK Seugast
Former College Player - Florida State College at Jacksonville
Former Jr High/High School Player - Fletcher Jr/Sr High School
Former Youth Player - Jacksonville University Jaguars Travel, Beaches Kyx Travel
 

 

Coaches Name: Ben Eveler

Potomac Team: U-11 Girls Black

Email: bge002@connections.mcdaniel.edu

About Ben Eveler: My youth soccer career started in York Pennsylvania where I was able to play for PA Classics Soccer Club and Red Lion Area High School. After playing four years of varsity soccer for Red Lion I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to continue my soccer career at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD where I would major in Exercise Science and Physical Education. At McDaniel I had a great opportunity to lead as a four-year starting center back and two-year captain of the team, which has helped me greatly in my current role as a Physical Education teacher and Girl’s soccer coach at the McLean School of Maryland. Before working at the McLean School of Maryland I worked for Carroll County Public Schools while also helping to be a volunteer assistant coach for the McDaniel College Men’s Soccer team and coach Steve Corrieri. In this role I helped in the recruiting process, training plans, and game day planning for the team. I currently hold my United States Soccer Federation “E” Coaching License and my National Soccer Coaches Association of America: Junior Level V Diploma. My goal as a coach is to develop each individual player to the best of their ability and to promote all of the great aspects of soccer so my players continue to play this wonderful game throughout their lifespan.

Coaches Name: Ben Eveler

Potomac Team: U-11 Girls Black

Email: bge002@connections.mcdaniel.edu

About Ben Eveler: My youth soccer career started in York Pennsylvania where I was able to play for PA Classics Soccer Club and Red Lion Area High School. After playing four years of varsity soccer for Red Lion I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to continue my soccer career at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD where I would major in Exercise Science and Physical Education. At McDaniel I had a great opportunity to lead as a four-year starting center back and two-year captain of the team, which has helped me greatly in my current role as a Physical Education teacher and Girl’s soccer coach at the McLean School of Maryland. Before working at the McLean School of Maryland I worked for Carroll County Public Schools while also helping to be a volunteer assistant coach for the McDaniel College Men’s Soccer team and coach Steve Corrieri. In this role I helped in the recruiting process, training plans, and game day planning for the team. I currently hold my United States Soccer Federation “E” Coaching License and my National Soccer Coaches Association of America: Junior Level V Diploma. My goal as a coach is to develop each individual player to the best of their ability and to promote all of the great aspects of soccer so my players continue to play this wonderful game throughout their lifespan.