Jaro Zawislan, President:  Zawislan was an NCAA DI coach for over 16 years, most recently as head coach at Cornell University and previously as assistant coach at Creighton University, Stanford and Syracuse University.  A former NCAA DI collegiate player at Clemson University, Zawislan also played professionally in Europe and North America.  He has been part of eight NCAA tournament teams as either a player or a coach, including two Final Four appearances with Creighton and Stanford.

 

Matt Tantalo, Vice President/General Manager:  Matt Tantalo serves as General Manager and Head Coach for Syracuse FC. Tantalo, served as Head Coach of current conference rival NPSL Rochester River Dogz FC (now Rochester Lancers) in 2016. He has 20 years of college coaching experience in the NCAA holding the following positions; Assistant Men's Soccer Coach- Nazareth College (1998-2000), Head Men's Soccer Coach- Elmira College (2001-2003), Assistant Men's Soccer Coach- Syracuse University (2004), Head Men's Soccer Coach- Keuka College (2005-2015), and in current role as Head Men's Soccer Coach at Nazareth College (2016-). A former collegiate,  PDL and USL Pro League player, Tantalo holds an NSCAA National Diploma, USSF National "B" License, and a Master's Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University, Irvine. 

 

Joe Papaleo, Vice President, Soccer Operations:  Papaleo has been head coach at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse for 21 years, and has led the team to numerous regional and state titles.  As a player, he was an All American goalie at NCAA DI Syracuse University and played professionally across North America for 12 years.  Papaleo was inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 for his distinguished career as both player and coach. 

 

Corey Fonseca, Vice President, Operations:  Corey Fonseca has coached at the collegiate level for over seven years, most recently as head coach at Onondaga Community College. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland. Fonseca holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. 

 

L.J. Papaleo, Director of Sales & Marketing:  L.J. Papaleo is the head coach of the Fayetteville-Manlius JV Boys Soccer team, and he has also coached at the youth and collegiate levels.  An all-star player at Christian Brothers Academy, he went on to play NCAA DI soccer at Albany and Syracuse University.  Papaleo played professionally in Europe and for the Syracuse Silver Knights, helping take the team to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.




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