Mater Dei Prep Names New Boys’ Soccer Coach
Mater Dei Prep
538 Church St
MIDDLETOWN— Mater Dei Prep is proud to announce Mr. Anthony Sherlock as the new boys’ head soccer coach and Mr. Ralph Troisi as the new assistant coach. Mr. Sherlock comes to Mater Dei Prep with a full semi-pro career and a successful season as the middle school head coach at Ranney School in Tinton Falls, NJ. Mr. Ralph Troisi is currently the club president and coach of the Hazlet United Soccer Association and a former member of the Christian Brothers Academy soccer team in Lincroft, NJ.
"I am excited to coach varsity soccer at Mater Dei Prep. I look forward to meeting the players and getting practice started. I am grateful to Lance Bennett for the opportunity and I am lucky to have Ralph Troisi as the assistant coach. I'm confident it’s going to be a great season," said Coach Sherlock.
Before moving to coaching, Mr. Sherlock had a notable playing career with the semi-pro team Galway United in the League of Ireland. While playing in Ireland he reached the FAI Cup final which is Ireland’s equivalent to the FA Cup in England.
Mr. Sherlock also competed in the semi-pro North Eastern League with FC Goya and in the Long Island League with Hota Bavarian. Throughout his career Mr. Sherlock has competed against several top English teams and international players.
After his successful soccer career, Mr. Sherlock went on to run the Atlantic Highlands Recreation soccer program for five years. Mr. Sherlock brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the young athletes of Atlantic Highlands and Ranney. Lance Bennett, Mater Dei Prep’s athletic director, believes that Mr. Sherlock’s knowledge and experience will benefit the members of the Mater Dei Prep boys’ soccer program and take them to new heights.
“When a coach has coached on multiple levels and has played at a very high level, his experiences will help serve the program by continuing to progress higher level athletes as well as develop inexperienced players. We feel that Coach Sherlock, as well as his assistant Ralp Troisi, will be a dynamic combination for the Mater Dei Prep soccer program,” said Athletic Director, Lance Bennett.
For more information about the Mater Dei Prep boys’ soccer program, or about other programs the school offers, please call 732.671.9100 or visit materdeiprep.org.