Yesterday Montverde Academy’s Varsity Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer teams were featured in the Daily Commercial, a newspaper serving Lake and Sumter Counties. In the article,”Montverde soccer teams hit on winning formula,” sports columnist Paul Jenkins wrote of how both Eagles Varsity Soccer team’s coaching staff place a special emphasis on helping student-athletes achieve focus on the field – and especially in the class room: “Winning matches is often the last thing on Mike Potempa’s mind these days. The boys soccer coach at Montverde Academy is focused on so many other things that winning doesn’t really enter the picture. Instead, he focuses on how his players are doing in class. How they comport themselves around campus and out in the world. How they are doing in training. How they are setting themselves up for the future….Both coaches (Potempa for Boys’, Aristodemo for Girls) face challenges unique to the student body at Montverde Academy. With students from all over the world, the soccer programs have to blend all different styles into one cohesive unit that can play the same style.” To read the entire Daily Commercial article, please visit HERE.
MVA’s Lady Eagles Varsity Soccer team was 19-0-1 last season, and were the #1 ranked girls high-school soccer team in the nation according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. MVA Boys’ Varsity Soccer Eagles were 23-0-0 last season and completed their season ranked #1 in the United States by Top Drawer Soccer.com, and continued to maintain the nation’s longest-ever high-school winter soccer winning streak (Year 1: 26-0-1, Year 2: 23-0-4, Year 3: 25-0-1, Year 4: 23-0-1) – an incredible 117 victories under fourth-year MVA Head-Coach/SIMA Director Mike Potempa.