BMHS Men's Soccer: Welcome

Monday, June 18
Welcome to Bishop McNamara High School (BMHS) Mustangs Men's Soccer!




The BMHS Mustangs play in the highly competitive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) in the Washington, D.C. , area.  Click on "Schedules" for game information and "Locations" for directions to fields and come out to support the team!


Saturday, August 17
Junior Varsity Roster

Jarret Poindexter

Frank Godfrey

Spencer Kelson

Nathan Payne

Anthony Bautista

Everett Clay

Leonard Harris

Ryan Smith

Steven Kuykendall

William Harrod

Christian Scott

Jamari Winston-Peay

Joshua Eddy

Philip Graden

Trevor Oby 

Saturday, August 17
Fall 2013 Varsity Roster

Gus Rourke

William Jefferson

Gabe Jenkins

Jacques Dupre

Travis Arnold

Nick Dougherty

Chris Leader

Tyler Exum

Michael Howard

Alan Pracht

Jared Williams

Mark Ayres

Shawn Sookdeo

Robert Seiler

Xzaiver Rowell-Brown

Antwaan Thomas

Kegan Dasher

Christian Andre 

Monday, July 29
Tryout Schedule for Fall 2013 Soccer Season:

There will be a training session for all McNamara students interested in trying out for the fall soccer season. This week long training session will be conducted by Mr. Charlie Raphael at Bishop McNamara's Tyoka Jackson Field each morning beginning Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. The best news of all is there will be no cost to BMHS students! I can not begin to tell you how STRONGLY I encourage everyone to take advantage of this week long training session.  

On Tuesday, August 6 Dr. Edward Wilson will be at BMHS from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm conducting sports physicals at a cost of $40 (see attached flyer).

The tryout schedule will be as follows:
Thursday, August 8 - at 6:00 pm a mandatory player and parent meeting. Please have the "Player Information Sheet", "Player Agreement", and "Player Application" forms filled out and signed (copies of the forms are attached to this e-mail). If you have not turned in your Health Physical to the School's Athletic Office please give it to Jessica Nash or put it in the box outside the Athletic Trainer's office in the Fine Arts Center. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN TRYOUTS UNTIL YOUR HEALTH PHYSICAL HAS BEEN TURNED IN AND APPROVED BY THE ATHLETIC TRAINER.
Thursday, August 15 - 8:00 am to 11:00 am tryouts at Bishop McNamara. Due to the fact we have limited time on the field I am asking all players to be there at 7:30 am prepare yourself and be ready to begin at 8:00 am.
Friday, August 16 - 11:30 am to 2:00 pm tryouts at Bishop McNamara. Same thing be there at 11:00 am. Team rosters will be posted by 5:00 pm.
Attached you will also find a calendar for the month of August 2013 with practice and scrimmage times and locations. Keep in mind your fitness goals and continue to work over the next three weeks to achieve those goals in an effort to be ready and prepared for the upcoming season. Good luck to all of you and enjoy the rest of the summer!

Coach DeGennaro

Sunday, November 11
Awards Ceremony 11/13; Team Dinner 11/16

Fall Athletic Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the gymnasium of the Fine Arts & Athletic Center.

 Soccer Banquet will take place on Friday, November 16 at Mama Stella's Restaurant from 6 pm to whenever! 

Wednesday, October 31
Gonzaga Nov 1

Great win today! We will wear all maroon tomorrow. We will play Gonzaga 
at 3:30 pm at Long Bridge Field #1, address is 475 Long Bridge Drive, 
Arlington, VA  22202. Early dismissal will be 1:15 pm bus leaves at 
1:30 pm.

Coach DeGennaro
Boys Varsity Soccer

Wednesday, October 31
Playoff Oct 31

Our first playoff game is Wednesday, Oct 31 at 4:00 pm at BMHS.  We will wear the all gold uniforms and early dismissal is at 2:45 pm.


Coach Degennar

Boys varsity Soccer

2012 Ornament
Tuesday, October 9
Christmas Shopping Made Easy: 2012 White House Ornaments


The White House Christmas Ornament makes a great gift and easy shopping.  For the past several years, I have crossed off many names on my Christmas list by making a tradition of giving this beautifully crafted unique ornament (2 sided).  AND BMHS has one of the best prices I have seen.  I order 10+ ornaments, enclose them with a Christmas card and mail to my family and my husband's family.  You are supporting the BMHS Scoccer program and shortening your Christmas list in one easy purchase.  See Judy Jenkins to order yours.  You won't be disappointed.



Wednesday, September 26
Team pictures for both JV and Varsity will take place Thursday at 3:15 pm. Varsity will wear their gold home uniforms.

Saturday, September 22
Practice Monday @ WM; Game Saturday @ 6:00 pm CU

Practice Monday is after school at Walker Mill, the bus will leave at
3:45 pm. One change to next week's schedule is the game on Saturday,
Sept 29 will be played at 6:00 pm and the location is changed to
Catholic University.

Sunday, August 19
Directions to Practice Field Walker Mill Regional Park

Walker Mill Regional Park, 8840 Walker Mill Road, District Heights, MD 20747

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 15B (Central Ave) west to Ritchie Road. Make a left onto Ritchie Road and follow to Walker Mill Road. Make a right onto Walker Mill Road. Park is located on the left.

From Washington, DC, take Central Ave east past the Addison Road Metro station to Ritchie Road . Make a right onto Ritchie Road and follow to Walker Mill Road. Make a right onto Walker Mill Road. Park is located on the left. 

Tuesday, August 30
Good Luck Mustangs!

Good luck to the 2011-12 Mustangs in the coming season!

Wednesday, May 23
Looking Forward to the 2012 Fall Soccer Season

First I would like to thank Coach Nolte for his years of service to this soccer program. I have seen this program come a long way in the eight seasons I have been a part of it. I am grateful he had the confidence to bring me onboard eight years ago and I have enjoyed coaching under his leadership.  
As I mentioned at the parents meeting it is both an honor and a privilege to be your coach. I have high expectations for the upcoming season as our rising Senior class has the potential to provide tremendous leadership. However, with that leadership comes responsibility. I will rely heavily on the Seniors, especially over the summer, to encourage participation in the workouts and additionally make sure they are productive and efficient.

The coaching staff with contact information is as follows:

Luigi DeGennaro - Head Varsity Coach
(301) 736-8846 (w)
(703)915-8323 (c)

Marty Spain - Asst. Varsity Coach
(703) 855-1079

Brian Dougherty - JV Coach
(240) 486-0608

Paul Leader - JV Coach
(410) 977-1989
The current workout schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 3:15 to 4:30 pm. There is a mandatory player meeting on Thursday, May 24 at 3:15 pm. The meeting will be brief therefore please make every effort to attend as we will discuss the upcoming summer workout schedule. There will be no scheduled workout on May 24. 

Coach DeGennaro
Boys Varsity Soccer

Mustangs Playing in College, 2011-12 Season

-- Max Allegro '10, Kings College

-- Mayowa Alli '10, Bucknell University

-- Joey Gorirossi '09, Seton Hill University

-- Nik Holder '11, Kings College

-- Ryan Leslie '10, Virginia Wesleyan College

-- Matthew Michael '10, Kings College

Good luck in your upcoming season!

Saturday, March 27
2010 College Soccer Commitments

Congratulations to the following Mustangs players who will continue their soccer careers at the college level!

-- Max Allegro, Forward, has committed to Kings College in PA.

-- Ryan Leslie, Midfielder, has committed to Virginia Wesleyan College in VA

-- Matthew Michael, Defender, has committed to Kings College in PA

Wednesday, November 18
2009-10 WCAC All-Conference Selections and Other Awards

  • Max Allegro -- WCAC All-Conference 3rd Team, Gazette 2nd Team All-County 
  • Mayowa Alli -- WCAC Player of the Year, WCAC All-Conference 1st Team, MVP, Gazette Player of the Year and 1st Team All-County
  • Daniel Artin -- WCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention
  • Greg Carbott -- WCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention
  • Ryan Leslie -- WCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention
  • Jeff Meekins -- WCAC All-Conference 3rd Team, Coach's Award
  • Matt Michael -- WCAC All-Conference 3rd Team, Coach's Award, Gazette 2nd Team All-County

Wednesday, October 28
Mustangs Head to WCAC Semi-Finals

The Mustangs advanced to the WCAC semi-finals with a quarterfinal win over Archbishop Carroll in penalty kicks, after two overtimes left the score knotted 1-1. In the first half, Ryan Leslie slotted a solid pass to Greg Carbott, who put the Mustangs ahead 1-0 with a hard hit shot out of reach of Carroll's keeper.  Carroll answered back late in the game with the tying goal on a break away.  The two teams played to a draw in overtime and went to penalty kicks to break the tie.

Dan Artin, Carbott, Leslie, and Max Allegro netted penalty kicks for the Mustangs in the PK shootout.  Keeper Jeff Meekins made a terrific save on Carroll's first PK and Carroll's fourth kick sailed high to give the Mustangs the 4-2 edge in the shootout and the victory.

Meekins was sharp in goal for the entire match, supported by outstanding defensive play from Mayowa Alli, Matt Michael, and Jorden Howard.  Steven Czecka, Matt Cullen, Andrew DeGennaro, Kyle Lauermann, Leslie, Allegro, and Artin controlled the midfield while forwards Matt Malecki, Nik Holder, and Carbott put pressure on the Carroll keeper throughout the match.

The Mustangs take on the DeMatha Stags in the semi-finals at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 30, at Trinity College. GO MUSTANGS!!!

Friday, October 23
Mustangs Win Senior Game vs St. Mary's Ryken to Close Out WCAC Regular Season

The Mustangs defeated St. Mary's Ryken 2-1 on Senior Day to finish the WCAC regular season with an 8-6-4 record.  Seniors Max Allegro and Matt Malecki each tallied a goal for the Mustangs in the first half, with assists by Seniors Daniel Artin and Matt Michael.  Seniors Ryan Leslie, Greg Carbott, Kyle Lauermann, and Matt Cullen also came up with big plays in the midfield and on the attack throughout the match.

Senior keeper Jeff Meekins was brilliant in goal, stopping 6 tough shots from a formidable Ryken offense.  Seniors Mayowa Alli, Keith Payne, and Michael and Junior Jorden Howard lent superb defensive play to hold Ryken scoreless for most of the match.  But with under a minute to play, Ryken was awarded a free kick from about the 30 yard line and fired a perfectly placed shot out of Meekins' reach to tally their only goal of the match.

The Mustangs currently sit in 4th place in the WCAC and await the outcome of the Carroll vs O'Connell match tomorrow to see if they'll face Carroll at home or away in the quarterfinals of the playoffs.

Congratulations to all of our seniors on a great 4 years as McNamara soccer players!  As we head into the playoffs, GO MUSTANGS!

Tuesday, October 20
Mustangs Get Decisive Win Over Ireton

Max Allegro led the Mustangs with a hat trick and Matt Malecki added a goal to give the Mustangs a 4-0 win over Ireton.  Ryan Leslie, Andrew DeGennaro, Matt Michael, and Greg Carbott had assists.  Keeper Jeff Meekins led the defensive effort, earning his 6th shut-out of the season.

For complete details, see the article by DC Sports Fan:

Saturday, October 17
Mustangs Defeat St. John's in Homecoming Match

After defeating the St. John's Cadets 2-1 in Friday's Homecoming match, the Mustangs enter the last week of WCAC regular season play in 6th place.  Greg Carbott led the Mustangs offense against the Cadets, netting both goals.  His first goal came in the early minutes of the match off of a strong pass from Ryan Leslie to give the Mustangs a 1-0 lead.  The Cadets tied it up in the second half on a free kick just outside the box.

The Mustangs fought hard for the go-ahead goal throughout the second half, with quality shots on goal coming from Max Allegro, Matt Malecki, Nik Holder, Dan Artin, Mayowa Alli, and Matt Michael.  But with 5 minutes remaining, Alli's through ball found Carbott streaking towards the goal.  Carbott's finely placed shot gave the Mustangs the victory and extended their WCAC record to 6-6-4.

Keeper Jeff Meekins was tough between the pipes despite the adverse weather conditions.  He got solid defensive support throughout the match from Matt Cullen, Josh King, Michael, and Alli.  Andrew DeGennaro, Kyle Lauermann, and Stephen Czecka also made key plays in the midfield and on the attack to contribute to the win.

Wednesday, October 7
Mustangs Defeat Eagles 3-2

The Mustangs defeated the defending WCAC champion Gonzaga Eagles for the second time this season, taking a quick 2-0 lead in the first half.  Max Allegro netted the Mustangs' first goal off of a strong free kick from Mayowa Alli.  Greg Carbott tallied the second goal with Matt Malecki earning the assist.  Late in the half, Gonzaga drew a foul in the box and netted the resulting PK to narrow the Mustangs lead.

In the second half, Gonzaga scored a quick goal to tie the game.  But with 8 minutes remaining, Chris Martinette brought the ball up the sideline and sent a well-timed cross to Malecki, who buried his shot for the game winner.

Keeper Jeff Meekins again kept the Mustangs in the match, making 10 great saves to earn the win.  He was supported by superb defensive efforts from Matt Michael, Josh King, Jorden Howard, and Alli.  Ryan Leslie, Andrew DeGennaro, Daniel Artin, Stephen Czecka, Matt Cullen, and Kyle Lauermann made key plays in the midfield and on the attack to assist in the win.

Saturday, October 3
Mustangs Win Big over Paul VI

Keeper Jeff Meekins earned his 4th shut-out of the season, saving a penalty kick and coming up with some other tough saves throughout the match, as the Mustangs rolled past Paul VI with a 3-0 victory.  Matt Michael, Mayowa Alli, Jorden Howard, Keith Payne, and Josh King also helped to anchor the defense with superb play.

Greg Carbott, Max Allegro, and Ryan Leslie led the offense, tallying a goal apiece for  the Mustangs, while Andrew DeGennaro and Leslie each earned an assist.  Matt Malecki, Daniel Artin, Stephen Czecka, Nik Holder, Kyle Lauerman, Chris Martinette, Kyle Martin, and Ryan Scanlon also lent excellent play in the midfield and on the attack to ensure the win.

Friday, September 25
Mustangs Tie Carroll

The Mustangs tied Carroll 1-1.  Carroll scored early in the match and were up 1-0 at the half.  Ryan Leslie scored the tying goal for the Mustangs in the second half with Matt Michael earning the assist.

Thursday, September 24
Mustangs Earn Win over Don Bosco

The Mustangs defeated Don Bosco 5-0 in a non-league match on Wednesday.  Greg Carbott netted the Mustangs' first goal with the assist credited to Max Allegro.  Ryan Leslie's finely placed penalty kick increased the lead to 2-0 at the half.

In the second half, Allegro started off the scoring with a hard shot past Don Bosco's keeper.  Minutes later, Leslie sent a great cross to Nik Holder, who tallied his first goal of the season with an excellent shot.  Leslie earned his second assist of the day on a fine pass to Matt Malecki, whose strong shot deflected off the opposing defender and sailed into the net.

Forwards Andrew DeGennaro and Chris Martinette also put pressure on the opposing defense throughout the match.  Matt Michael, Steven Czecka, Kyle Lauermann, Carbott, and Leslie controlled the game early from the midfield, while Ryan Scanlon, Kyle Martin, and Holder took over in later minutes, executing great second half play; Martin also had two solid second half shots on goal.

Keeper Jeff Meekins earned his third shut-out of the season, with Keith Payne, Josh King, Mayowa Alli, and Jorden Howard turning in superb defensive play.

Thursday, September 24
Mustangs Tie St. Mary's Ryken

The Mustangs tied St. Mary's Ryken 2-2 in an intense match to extend their league record to 3-4-2 and put them in 4th place in the WCAC.  Matt Michael netted an early goal for the Mustangs off of a solid pass from Ryan Leslie.  But Ryken quickly answered back, scoring on a free kick, to knot the score at 1-1 at the half.  In the second half, Max Allegro tallied a goal for the Mustangs with Michael earning the assist.  But again, Ryken answered right back to tie the score.  Despite several quality drives by both teams late in the match, the game ended in a tie.

Also playing strong for the Mustangs on the attack and in the midfield were Andrew DeGennaro, Matt Malecki, Chris Martinette, Greg Carbott, Dan Artin, Steven Czecka, Kyle Lauermann, and Nik Holder.  Mayowa Alli, Jorden Howard, Josh King, and Keeper Jeff Meekins played excellent defense.

Wednesday, September 16
Mustangs Defeat St. John's

The Mustangs extended their WCAC league record to 3-4-0 with a 3-2 victory over St. John's.  St. John's took an early 1-0 lead until Matt Michael tallied a strong shot for the Mustangs off of a good pass from Steven Czecka.  St. John's again took the lead, but Max Allegro answered right back for the Mustangs, heading in a well-placed shot off of a throw in from Josh King to knot the score at 2-2 at the half.

The second half remained dead-locked due to strong play by both defenses.  Then with 6 minutes remaining, Dan Artin slotted a nice pass to Michael, who scored his second goal of the match and the game winner!

Keeper Jeff Meekins was solid throughout the match, supported by excellent play from defenders Mayowa Alli, Jorden Howard, Michael, and King.  Ryan Leslie, Greg Carbott, Nik Holder, Kyle Lauermann, Matt Cullen, Czecka, and Artin controlled the midfield, while Matt Malecki, Andrew DeGennaro, Chris Martinette, and Allegro were tough on the attack throughout the match.

Thursday, September 10
Mustangs Win vs Gonzaga!

After playing an evenly matched first half to an 0-0 draw, the Mustangs came out hot in the second half versus the Gonzaga Eagles.  Early in the half, Ryan Leslie sent a perfect cross into the box, where Kyle Lauermann and Andrew DeGennaro were both well-positioned to score.  Lauermann received the cross and sent a solid shot into the net to put the Mustangs up 1-0.  Later in the half, Dan Artin sent a free kick from about the 40 yard line to Max Allegro in the box . . . Allegro directed a header just past the Gonzaga keeper to extend the Mustangs' lead to 2-0.

Gonzaga put pressure on the Mustangs late in the game, but intense play from Keeper Jeff Meekins and defenders Mayowa Alli, Matt Michael, and Artin thwarted the Eagles' attack.  Matt Cullen and Keith Payne also contributed tough defensive play at key points in the match.  Contributing to the win with strong play in the midfield and on the attack were Matt Malecki, Steven Czecka, Chris Martinette, and Nik Holder.

Next the Mustangs will challenge the DeMatha Stags at 4:00 p.m.  on Friday at Bishop McNamara.  Go MUSTANGS!

Thursday, September 10
Holy Cross Shootout

The Mustangs traveled to Akron, Ohio, over Labor Day weekend for the Holy Cross Shootout.  After falling in a tough match to Western Reserve Academy on Saturday, the team returned on Sunday to play a fantastic match against Archbishop Hoban.  The two teams played to a 0-0 tie at the half.  About 7 minutes into the second half, Mayowa Alli headed in a goal for the Mustangs off of Ryan Leslie's well-played free kick from near the corner kick spot. In an unfortunate scramble for the ball, an own goal slipped just past the Mustangs keeper, allowing Hoban to tie the score at 1-1.

With a few seconds remaining in the game, Mitch August slotted a good pass to Matt Michael.  Michael beat the defender and fired a strong shot from the 35 yard line that sailed past the Hoban keeper.  But the referee ruled that time had expired before the goal scored, resulting in a 1-1 tie for the match.

Jeff Meekins and Nik Holder were sharp between the pipes in both matches, supported by excellent defensive play from Matt Cullen, Keith Payne, Jorden Howard, Michael, and Alli.  Max Allegro, Andrew DeGennaro, Greg Carbott, Dan Artin, Steven Czecka, Chris Martinette, Kyle Lauermann, Kyle Martin, Ryan Scanlan, Christian Saravia, Anthony Saravia, William Shelton, Leslie, and August were strong on the attack and in the midfield throughout the tournament.

Wednesday, September 2
Mustangs Defeat Paul VI on the Road!

The Mustangs traveled to Virginia on Tuesday evening and earned a 3-2 victory over the Paul VI Panthers in a closely contested match.  In the first half, Mayowa Alli's long ball over the Panthers' defense found Matt Malecki, who tallied the Mustangs' first goal of the night.  PVI answered back to tie the score.  But before the half was over, Alli put the Mustangs ahead 2-1, netting a well-placed free kick.

In the second half, Matt Michael sent a long pass to Max Allegro, who slotted a crisp ball to Andrew DeGennaro.  DeGennaro connected with Malecki, who scored his second goal of the game to put the Mustangs up 3-1.  The Panthers narrowed the Mustangs lead, converting a corner kick late in the game, to make the final score 3-2.

Nik Holder and Jeff Meekins split time between the pipes and each came up with tough saves at key points in the match.  They were supported by great defensive play from Matt Cullen, Jorden Howard, Michael, and Alli.  Dan Artin, Ryan Leslie, Greg Carbott, Chris Martinette, Kyle Lauermann, and Meekins turned in excellent play in the midfield to contribute to the win.  Next the Mustangs will travel to Akron, Ohio, for the annual Holy Cross Shootout.

Monday, March 30
2009 College Soccer Commitments

Joey Gorirossi, 4-year Varsity starter and Captain (senior year) for the Mustangs, has committed to Chowan University (NCAA Division II) in Murfreesboro, NC.  He will play center midfielder for the Chowan Hawks and plans to major in History (Pre-Law/Social Studies Education).

John Leimbach, Varsity goal keeper and Captain (senior year) has committed to Stevenson University (NCAA Division III) in Stevenson, MD .  He will play keeper for the Stevenson Mustangs.

Thursday, August 27
Mustang Offensive Leaders -- 2009-10


WCAC Goals 

WCAC Assists 

Non-League Goals 

Non-League Assists 

Total Points 

Allegro        10          1            7             1       36
Leslie         3          8            2             6       24
Malecki         6          1            4             0       21
Carbott         6          1            1             1       16
Michael         3          4            0             2       12
Alli         1          3            1             0        7
Artin         1          3            1             0        7
DeGennaro         1          3            0             0        5
Holder         1          0            1             0        4
Lauermann         1          0            0             0        2
Czecka         0          1            0             0        1
King         0          1            0             0         1
Martinette         0           1            0             0        1
Updated 10/28/2009