Soccer

Villa Maria Soccer proudly competes in one of the most challenging leagues in PIAA AAA soccer in Pennsylvania. The Athletic Association of Catholic Academies (AACA) boasts 6 of the top AAA High Schools in the State of Pennsylvania. Villa Maria Academy High School Soccer has made the District 1 playoffs for the last 14 years.

2020 Varsity Soccer Schedule 2020 JV Soccer Schedule

Villa offers varsity and JV programs in which players from both teams cheer for, and are excited for, the success of each team. Both teams have had winning records over the last 14 years. Players from the varsity team regularly are selected for local and regional All Star teams.

Villa soccer has a long-standing winning culture. This culture was born out of a desire by all players to respect the game, their opponents, the officials, their coaches, their fans and themselves. Our players work hard for each other and believe in each other. This blend of hard work, positivity, and respect has been the key to our success.

It is the mission of Villa Maria soccer to encourage players to compete to their highest God-given ability, show respect to all, and have fun along the way.

Gary Christopher

gchristopher@vmahs.org

 

Coach Christopher has been coaching at Villa since 2006. His teams have had winning records during each of those 14 years. He is nationally licensed through US Soccer. In addition to coaching at Villa, Coach Christopher has coached at a number of local clubs including FC Delco, Penn Fusion, Vincent United, and Lionville over the last 20+ years.

Coach Christopher played at Elizabethtown College, where he was a captain and all-league and all-conference defender. Additionally, Coach Christopher is an athletic performance coach who specializes in increasing athletes’ speed and agility for their sport.

He has been married to his college sweetheart for 37 years, and they have one daughter, Jordan (VMA ’09).