Austin Taseski ‘21: Former soccer player and now soon to be father, Vinnie Vasilevski, the Romeo varsity soccer coach helps Romeo’s soccer program in many ways. With a placement of second in the MAC White in the 2018 season Romeo hopes to improve in many ways.
“So many different levels of players, different talent levels, different travel teams, different types of coaching to kids were given,” Vasilevski said.
Vasilevski attended Eisenhower High School and soon after continued playing soccer in college with multiple universities and also played professionally in Europe.
After he stopped playing professionally, he began coaching soccer.
“When your done playing soccer, obviously I still play on my own, but when your coaching it’s still a competitive atmosphere,” Vasilevski said. “The trophies to play for keep me motivated, I always want to be the best at something.”
He decided to coach Romeo because of the atmosphere and the small community feeling. The chance to coach a gritty and hard working Romeo soccer team created too big of an opportunity for one to pass up.
“Romeo is local, its nearby and there is a lot of good young players coming up and I think it’s a great community,” Vasilevski said.
Vasilevski holds many expectations for the 2019 season and he hopes that with the players available, he plans to do his best possible to bring Romeo back to the top with a MAC White championship and maybe even a run in districts and regionals.
“I had a lot of expectations this year for the team, we pretty much had a core group of sophomores two years ago that are now seniors that are all starters. And now they are starting for the third year in a row. So expectation was to win the conference,” Vasilevski said.
Vasilevski loves coaching so much that he wants to coach forever.
“I will probably coach forever, I enjoy it.”
In the midst of reviving the Romeo Soccer program, Vinnie Vasilevski looks to build on a successful 2018 campaign and start an era of success for the Bulldogs.