2021 Steel City Assist Coach and player Scouting
2016-2017 Joliet Jr College Girls Assistant Coach
2009 - Lincoln-Way West High School assistant varsity coach
1999-2003 - Bremen High School varsity coach; conference champs 1999, 2000 and 2001; regional champions 1999, 2001, and 2003
1993-2010 - Chicago Magic SC boys coach U8 thru U19. Coaches many State Championships and National champs during my time there.
1992 - Lincoln-Way Central High School sophomore boys coach; conference champs
1992 - Lincoln-Way Central High School sophomore girls coach/varsity assistant coach; girls final 8 in State
1989-1992 - Praire State Games girls coach
1988-1992 - Lincoln-Way Soccer Club boys and girls coach
Holds a "D" License
1988-2012 - Metropolitan Soccer League and National Soccer League with several teams
1988-1992 - University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC); captain 1991-1992
1986-1995 - Prairie State Games for blue-gray area
1984-1988 - Lincoln-Way Central High School; captain junior/senior years; all area/all conference/all sectional/all state; first Lincoln-Way team to win conference and regionals; undefeated junior and senior years until state playoffs; first Lincoln-Way player to play Division 1 and received full scholarship
1982-1988 - Lincoln-Way Soccer Club
Click here to contact Mark Powell.
2016- Present / Owner/Head Coach of Ladies Steel City F.C & Steel City F.C
2019-2021/ Head Freshman Coach Joliet West H.S
2019-2021/ Assistant Boys Coach Joliet West H.S
2015-2016 / U16 Head Coach for Future Stars F.C
2010- Present / Specialize in private 1v1 training and group sessions. Building motivation with skill and mental strength.
Holds "E" Licence
Working to Finish "D" Licence
Human Kinetics- Coaching Principles
Human Kinetics- First Aid
Human Kinetics- Illinois H.S Association
United Soccer Coaches- Sports psychology and individual mental skills.
United Soccer Coaches- Certificate in Individual& Pair Defending
1996-2000 Joliet Township H.S
Captain all 4 years, Lead in Assists
1998-2001 La Garita Reserve
1995- 2000 La Garita Juvenil (CLASA)
1995-1995 Chicago Magic
1993-1996 Juventus Soccer Club
1992-1993 Joliet Park District
Current - Coach at Legacy SC
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2010-Present - Legacy SC
2010-Present - Private training during spring and summer
2007-2011 - Olivet Nazarene University: Captain 2010
2003-2006 - Rich South High School: All Conference and All Sectional 2005 and 2006; Captain 2006
2005-2007 - Chicago Magic SC under Mark Powell
2001-2005 - Homewood Flossmoor SC
1998-2001 - Park Forest Wings
Click here to contact Nigel Dillard.
2019-2021 Aurora University Men’s Soccer Graduate Assistant; Conference Champions 2019, Apart of staff where head coach received Coach of the Year Award for the conference 2019.
2018 - Aurora University Men’s Soccer Volunteer Assistant
2016-2018 -Lincoln-Way Central Summer Camp Counselor.
Holds a USSF Grassroots License
2021- Steel City Semi-Pro Captain
2017-2019- Aurora University; First Team All-Conference, All-Region, Conference Player of Year, Academic All-American, Academic All-Region. Second most assists in single season school history.
2015-2017 - Eastern Illinois University (DI)
2012-2015 - Lincoln-Way Central High School; captain junior/senior years; All-Area, All-Sectional, All-State
2013-2015- Legacy Soccer Club
2011-2013- Chicago Fire Youth Academy
2006-2011- Chicago Magic Soccer Club
Click here to contact Jake Lysik
2017 – CurrentLegacy SC
2010 – 2016Fury FC, Orland Park SC, Lemont Raiders
Certifications:USSF “E” License
Awards:2017 Carl Sandburg HS Athletic Hall of Fame
1995 Moraine Valley CC MVP & Top Goal Scorer
1995 Region IV All Regional First Team
1993 High School State Champ
I started playing soccer at age 9 for AAC Eagles based out ofChicago. I spent over 25 years playing with the Eagles from their youth program, moving up to their reserves and first teams(Semi Professional) in the Metro League. I concluded my competitive travel soccer days playing with the AAC Eagles for their over 32 team when I was forced to take time off due to aknee injury.
CurrentRetired from competitive soccer and joined theAFGL Tour (American Footgolf League) in 2019, currently playing for Angel City Footgolf Club out of Los Angeles.
After CollegePlayed with various teams in leagues ranging from Metro league (AAC Eagles, LITHS, Vikings FC, Lightning), National Soccer League (Lemont FC) to NW Indiana Soccer League(NWI Fusion), Hallmark & Tinley Men’s leagues
CollegeAurora University & Moraine Valley CC
High SchoolLyons Township HS & Carl Sandburg HS
Click here to contact Dan Nakoneczny
• 2021- Current - Legacy SC
• 2018- 2021- Berwyn Blazers FC U8 to U12
• 2020- Inter FC/ Bridgeview Park District
• 2014- 2021- Berwyn Recreational Department’s Soccer League
• 2014- 2021- Berwyn Park District Soccer Program
• 2001-2005- Prosser Career Academy High School
• 1998-2001- Local Youth Leagues in the ChicagolandArea
• 1997-1998- Chicago Park District
2021: New Lenox Legacy SC Head Coach U9 Boys
2012: New Lenox Legacy SC Head Coach U17 High School Girls
2010 – 2012: New Lenox Legacy SC Head Coach U8 – U11 Girls
2010 – Current: Little Legacy Program Coordinator/ Coach – New Lenox
2009 – 2010: Lincoln-Way Soccer Club Head Coach U9 Boys
2005 – 2008: Robert Morris University – IL Nationals 2005/2006
2001 – 2005: Crete Monee High School – 4 Years Varsity, Sectionals, All-Conference 2002/2003, 3 Years Undefeated in Conference 2002 - 2005
2005 – 2009: Various teams in CLASA
1991 – 2005: Park Forest Wings – NISL Premier League Platinum Division, Emerald Cup Finalist – Limerick IRE 2001, San Diego Surf Cup CA 2003, Tampa Bay Sunbowl FL 2003, National Indoor Championship IN 2003, Region 2 National League Statewide 2003/2004