LS/MS Score Big at President’s Day Soccer Workshop

Feb 22, 2017 | Have Fun, Lower School News, Middle School News, MS Athletics, US Athletics

President’s Day, Monday, February 20
As a result of the overwhelming turnout for Middle School spring soccer tryouts, coaches Theo Economos (Varsity Boys) and Gavino Asteghene (Varsity Girls) generated a soccer workshop on President’s Day, a school Holiday, for Mount Vernon students (boys and girls) in grades 1 – 8.
Novices and advanced players were invited to join varsity soccer players and members of the MV coaching staff to improve all aspects of their game. The coaches developed a program to incorporate the skill sets a top performing player needs, while keeping it both simple and enjoyable.
Coach Economos shares, “What truly makes soccer such a beautiful game is that it is so simple, yet, in order to be mastered, commands the highest levels of fitness, skill and composure. If you are passionate about the game and want to improve, train with us and we will make you better.”
Coach David Song shares, “As the Middle School boys coach, I was excited that players from my own team and the girls team attended with excitement and motivation to improve their individual skills and to bring their talents to help the team. The experience was even more special because they had the opportunity to work with Varsity coaches Theo Economos and Gavino Asteghene.”
Theo Economos – Varsity Boys Soccer Coach:
Coach Economos spent the last five years building the Girls Varsity Soccer program at Johns Creek High School. At JC, he amassed an overall record of 56-23-3 and a conference record of 38-11. His team earned a Top 10 finish in the state from 2012-2016 and finished the 2016 regular season ranked #2 in the state at AAAAAA. Coach Economos was invited twice to coach at the North Fulton/Cobb County All Star Classic. Coach Economos considers the move to Mount Vernon an easy one, due to the overwhelming potential he sees at the School. He looks forward to future success and is eager to help make a name for Mount Vernon Soccer.
Gavino Asteghene – Varsity Girls Soccer Coach:
Over the course of his 30 year career, Coach Gavino has had the opportunity to coach many successful boys and girls teams. In 1999 and 2012, Gavino was named “Coach of the Year” by the GSSA. Gavino is the founder and Director of the Atlanta Calcio Academy and Empoli Academy and currently coaches the ECNL Atlanta Fire U15 Girls. He is proud to be a part of this Mount Vernon Soccer Program and believes that we will achieve much success.