Section V Boys Soccer
Hall of Fame Class of 2022
from Pittsford Mendon High School Brian Amick was a 3-year varsity letter winner at Mendon HS. It became evident very early in his career
that he was a natural born goal scorer. He
had the innate desire to score goals and when the ball was in a scoring
position, he would go to goal with passion and vengeance.
After playing one year on the JV team he started his varsity
career as a sophomore. In his first year
he scored 14 goals and added 2 assists. Eight
of his goals were game winning goal’s including the state qualifying game and
the state semifinal game. The goal against Long Islands Hauppauge HS would become
the most memorable goal of the New York State Tournament. It was scored with 4 minutes 8 seconds left on
the clock on a field that was earlier covered by 2 feet of snow. People
never thought the game would be played but, due to the hard work from the
people hosting, they turned the field into a playable surface. At the end of the
year his teammates voted Brian the teams Most Improved Player. Not a bad start
for a player that only scored 4 goals in the previous year on the JV team.
statistics continued to improve throughout his last two seasons. He started
every game scoring 70 goals 15 assists and 24 game winners. In three years, he
helped lead his team to 54 victories 9 defeats and 3 ties. In his three years the
team was able to capture 1 Monroe County championship, 2 Section V
Championships and 2 NYS Championships. At the end of his HS career, Brian held
or shared 6 of the team’s individual offensive records. Individual honors include making the Monroe
County All-League Team, the D&C All Greater Rochester team twice. Brian
went on to make even higher honors by being selected to the New York All-State
from High school Brian enrolled at Geneseo State College where he completed 4
years of successful play. He is now a successful business man in the state of
Georgia where he resides with his own family.
from Webster Schroeder High School
graduated from Schroeder in 2013. He began his career playing midfield and by
the end of his time with the team he played striker. Sean joined the varsity
team his sophomore year and helped his team to a Co-Championship at sectionals,
after not advancing on penalty kicks. The following season, Sean scored
ten goals and helped bring the team to a sectional championship and state
finalists. During his senior year, Sean scored 22 goals and 10 assists
throughout the season where he again helped lead the team to another sectional
championship. One of Sean’s favorite memories during his senior season was when
he scored a hat trick against the Spencerport team, to send Schroeder to the New
York State Class AA tournament for the second year in a row. Their team ended
up making the final four in the state tournament. At the end of his senior
season, Sean was named AGR player of the year, Section V Large School Player of
the Year, and received All-American Honors. The Webster Schroeder Athletic
Program provided Sean the opportunity to pursue a passion in which he was able
compete and grow. It provided him the opportunity to build meaningful
relationships with his teammates, many of whom still support him today. Sean
wants to thank all of Webster Schroeder, especially head coach Dave Urbanksi and Assistant Coach Dave Coin for all of the
support they provided him since he joined the Schroeder soccer program back in
middle school. His coaches helped provide guidance and direction to allow
Sean to become more successful each year, and he often thinks back on these
experiences with a sense of pride and joy. Sean is grateful to his teammates
that supported him on the field, and those that continue to now that he’s no
longer on it. Sean would also like to thank his family that have supported him
tremendously. His parents and grandparents never missed a game, and they are
here in the stands again almost 10 years later to support him in receiving this
Congratulations to Sean Loucks.
from Brighton High School
Tyler Martin Hill from Brighton High School
(class of 2004) – Tyler was a three-year starter on the varsity soccer team.
Tyler was a captain both his junior and senior years. During his three years
playing varsity, Tyler achieved Most Valuable Player, Most Valuable Defensive
Player and Most Valuable Offensive player for Brighton. Tyler was a decorated
player both defensively and offensively throughout his time at Brighton. Tyler
made the transition from Sweeper/Stopper his sophomore and junior year to Striker
his senior year. Tyler was a Bird’s Eye
Player of the Week for Section V multiple times. Tyler was a (3x) All County
player. Tyler was a (2x) All Greater Rochester selection. He was also a (2x)
Section V All tournament player, a (2x) NYS All-State Selection, a (2x) NSCAA All
East Region selection and (2x) Nominated NSCAA All American selection. In 2002, Tyler’s Junior year, he led his 15th
ranked sectional seed to a sectional finals’ appearance. His team beat the 2nd,
3rd, and 7th ranked teams to get an appearance in the sectional finals where
they lost, but he was awarded the MVP Tournament Player. This is the first and only time a # 15th
ranked team has ever made it to a Section V Sectional Finals appearance. In 2003, Tyler led his team to a Sectional
Title and was voted the 2003 D&C Co-Player of the Year. Tyler wanted to
thank his high school coach, Chris Daily, for never giving up on him on and off
the field. In return, Tyler is beyond delighted to be able to retire Daily’s coaching
career his senior year with giving him the one thing he chased his whole life,
a sectional title. Tyler is now living a
happily married life with Brighton alumni Emily Hill (Jacobson). His motivation and drive are no longer sports,
but his two sons, Brody Hill (12) and Ryder Hill (8).
Congratulations to Tyler Hill.
from John Marshall and Bishop Kearney High Schools Scott was a four-year player on the varsity of
John Marshall HS and the Bishop Kearney soccer teams. His accomplishments by year in school are as
1978 John Marshall
II City Champion
Section V AA Soccer Tournament Semi-Finalists
season; 13 goals
- Division I City Catholic Champions
- Section V AA Soccer Tournament Semi-Finalists
- 13-2-2 season 15 goals
I City-Catholic All-Star Team
Fall 1980 Captain John Marshall High School
- Section V AA
Soccer Tournament Semi-Finalists
- 8-7-1 season; 18 goals
Fall 1981 Senior / Striker position for Bishop
Kearney High School.
- Section V AAA Soccer Tournament
Division I City Catholic All Star Team
- 11-6 season;
34 goals school record
- 80 Goals in 4-year
Varsity High School Soccer
1981 Selected NSCAA (National Soccer
Coaches Association of America) All America Team-Bishop Kearney High
1981 Selected Adidas All American Team -
Bishop Kearney High School.
1981 First round selection in the
Professional Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) College Draft for the Buffalo
Scott and his family currently reside in Webster.
to Scott Grillo.
Fleming Kjoeller from Pittsford Mendon High School
In 1989 Pittsford Mendon soccer knew that they would field a very good
team. They were returning 4 starters and 7 other key players from a team that
finished 18-2, sharing the sectional title with Greece Arcadia.
foreign exchange student enrolled at Mendon in the late days of October and
wanted to try out for the team. After watching the team go through the early drills,
everyone knew they were going to be a great team.
Fleming opened the season by scoring 4 goals
against a very strong McQuaid Jesuit team.
A feeling of greatness was fulfilled as the team finished the regular
season undefeated at 16-0. The wins kept coming throughout the post season. The
team went through 4 sectional games by a 16-0 margin then continued through the
state tournament with 3 more wins by a 13-0 margin. The team
finished the season with a 24-0 record. Their
ultimate honor came when they were selected the Number 1 High School in the
country by the National High School Soccer Coaches Association/Gatorade soccer
poll. In this one wonderful season Fleming finished with 31goals, 19 assists,
with 8 of the goals being game winners. He played 1,270 minutes of a possible
1,920 minutes. This means he scored a goal every 41 minutes he was on the
soccer field. Fleming’s coach said, “I always had the feeling when coaching
Fleming that if he had the ball in the box the results would be very positive.
He seemed like he could score at will.”
At the end of the season Fleming was selected to
the All Greater Rochester first team, the NSCAA First Team All-State, the NSCAA
All -Region team and the NSCAA All-American team. Three of his teammates were
also selected to the NYS All State Team.
After high school Fleming played 4 years
at Division 1 Hartford University and upon return to Denmark played
professionally with several teams.
Congratulations to Fleming Kjoeller.
from Fillmore HS - Fillmore Central School, 1971-74
Quite simply, Steve Burke was one of the greatest
athletes in Fillmore Central School history. He was a four-year starter in
baseball, and led his teams to two Sectional Titles, batting an incredible .545
average his senior year. But it is for his superior soccer prowess and for the
influence his abilities had on the enduring soccer culture of excellence at FCS
that we recognize him in the Section V Soccer Hall of Fame. From 1971-74 he
played varsity soccer. His combined teams’ record for his varsity career were
42- 8-3 and only a 3-2 overtime loss to 70’s Section V Superpower Red Creek
robbed him of a Sectional title and a trip to the State Tournament.
Nevertheless, he was a team and Allegany County MVP for two years and he lives
on in the top echelons of the FCS Boys’ Soccer Record Book. He is 5th in goals
scored in a season with 31, and his 70 career goals topped the charts for two
decades; now he is 3rd. He is also 3rd in Most Points in a Career with 170, and
2nd all-time in Most Points in a Season with 170. When the majority of even elite Section V
soccer players’ careers are winding down, Steve’s was just beginning. From
Fillmore, he traveled to national NAIA juggernaut Wheaton College, where he was
named MVP his freshman year and named to the Illinois All-State Team. For the
next three years, he returned to play for his father Doug Burke, who in his own
right is an NAIA Hall of Fame Coach for Houghton College. As a Highlander,
Steve was twice more named team MVP and also selected for the New York
Collegiate All-state team. As the MVP of the National Tournament, he led his team
to the NCCAA National Championship. His playing career culminated in being the
#1 Draft Pick of the Buffalo Stallions of the MISL. But even then, Steve was just beginning an
unparalleled college coaching career. At
Judson University he would build one of the most successful NAIA men’s soccer
programs in the country. He coached his teams to 20 Conference Championships
and 7 trips to the NAIA National Tournament Finals. His 6 National
Championships in the NCCAA are the most ever by one coach, and he is the
all-time leader in wins in NAIA soccer history with 556. Sixteen times, he was
the District Coach of the Year, and 3 times was named the NCCAA National Coach
of the Year. He has been the Man of Character from Judson University and is
already a member of the Halls of Fame of Judson University, Houghton College,
and Allegany County as a representative of his alma mater Fillmore Central
School. He even earned the respect of the referees by being named a Merit Award
by the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association.
Currently, Steve and his wife Sharon are modeling
the servant-leadership that has been their lives’ mission by serving in a
Christian non-profit in Uganda.
Congratulations Steve Burke.
from Gates Chili High School.
Chris played his High School soccer at powerhouse
Spencerport HS where he graduated in 1982.
He is a member of the Spencerport Hall of Fame for his playing
years. He went on to study Technology
Education at SUNY Oswego where he was a four-year starter and a two-time All
SUNYAC team member. After college Chris
was hired the Gates Chili School District as a middle/high school Technology Teacher. He started his coaching career at the JV
level from 1987- 1991 and took over the Varsity in 1994 which turned out to be
a very successful transition. In his
first year as head coach of the varsity, Chris led the Spartans to a Section V
Championship, Western Regional Championship, and a New York State Championship.
He had a similar experience in 2003 as he led a number six seeded Spartans to an
unlikely Section V Championship. That
team continued its underdog ways and claimed the Western Regionals. They went on to win a thrilling overtime
victory to give the Spartans and Coach Mandarano
their second New York State Championship.
Coach Mandarano headed the Spartans from
1994-2004. In that time, they
accomplished three Number 1 Seeds in Sectionals allowing him to be named the
D&C All-Greater Rochester Coach of the Year two times, and multiple Section
V Coach of the Year Awards.
In-between his JV and Varsity coaching, he was an
Assistant Coach at RIT under legendary coach Doug May (1991-1994). That relationship is one that Chris treasures
and credits much of his soccer coaching knowledge to that experience. Chris was an Assistant Coordinator for
Section V Boys Soccer for many years and also coached in the Rochester Futbol Club as his daughters (Katie and Jenny) excelled as
players themselves. Chris and his very
supportive wife Kelly reside in Avon in their dream home Chris built himself.
Congratulations to Chris Mandarano.
from Fillmore HS.
Jamie Mullen, Fillmore
Varsity Soccer Coach, 1990-2021
A proud Fillmore
Central School Eagles player, captain, and county all-star in high school,
his soccer career at
Houghton College where he was a captain, chaplain, and three-year starter for
NAIA Academic All-American and District 1st-Team all-star honors. As a
he organized Fillmore
United, earning several Southern Tier Amateur Soccer League Titles, and played
the Rochester Soccer
League, 1st Division, earning titles with both the Geneseo Rangers and the Lima
Christians. His best
contribution to Section V Soccer, however, came as a coach for his alma mater
Fillmore Eagles from
1990-2021. In that span Fillmore ruled Allegany County Soccer, winning 25
Titles, and dominated
Class D Section V Soccer with 6 Sectional Titles, 4 New York State Semi-final,
NYS Final appearances.
His record of 465-98-43 places him #6 in the Section V Coaching Ranks in both
career wins (16th in
New York State) and winning percentage (82.6 %, 11th in NYS). He ranks #1 in
Allegany County Boys’
Soccer in both career wins and winning percentage. Ten times, he has been
named the Section V
Soccer Class D Coach of the Year (2x in basketball) and four times earned
School COY honors.
Twice he was awarded the Olean Times Herald Doug Burke Big 30 Soccer Coach of
the Year (named after
his beloved Houghton College soccer coach), and in 2008, was named the Paul
Vienna Allegany County
Coach of Year. A former Fillmore and Houghton College valedictorian, he takes
the most pride,
however, in one banner hanging in the FCS gymnasium; in 2005, besides capturing
Section V Championship
and an appearance in the NYS State Semi-finals, his team earned the #1 ranking
in academic average in
all classifications of New York State Boys’ Soccer. Besides coaching soccer,
Mullen led his teams to
two Section V Championships in basketball and titles in both Section V Singles
Doubles in tennis. He
was recently inducted into the Allegany County Sports Hall of Fame. Now
is still coaching
modified boys’ soccer and celebrates a slower pace of life with Darice, his
wife of 35 years,
who is both a Section V
and Allegany County Service Award recipient for her life-long support of
Congratulations to Jamie