ROMA FC STAFF AND TEAMS

Roma FC Executive Director

Steve J Rotondi  

Player History

  • Played Rec for OTYA (Olympia Terrace Youth Association) 3 years  Was recruited to play for HF Soccer Club where I played for 5 years. Captain 2 years.  
  • Recruited by Marion Catholic HS and played on Varsity squad all four years. Marion Catholic HS Captain Sophomore year.
  • Played Intermural Soccer at SIU  
Coaching History
  • 2003-2008 New Lenox Rec Soccer for 5 years
  • 2008 started ROMA FC 
  • 2008- present- ROMA FC President and Staff Coach
    E License Certified, Concussion Assessment Certified, Positive Coaching Alliance  

Director Of Coaching

Ryan Decker

Player History

  • 1986-89- Naperville Lightning Travel
  • 1990-94- Naperville North HS Soccer- 2 yr Varsity Athlete
  • 1990-94 Chicago Sports Club (Chicago Magic), 1992, 1993, 1994 IYSA State Champions, 1994 Midwest Regional Champion, 3rd place finish 1994 National Tournament
  • 1995-98 Lewis University- 1998 GLVC Champions, 1998 Captain, 1998 named to the NCAA Div II All Midwest Regional team.

Coaching History

  • 2003-2011 Lincoln Way East HS Assistant Coach Boys  Soccer, Regional Champions 2005                                                                                   
  • 2003-2016 Lincoln Way East HS  Assistant Coach Girls Soccer, Regional Champions 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2014 Sectional Champ-2004 
  • 2011-2019 Lincoln Way East HS Head Coach Boys Soccer,   Regional Champions 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018                                                  Sectional Champions 2011 (1st in program history), SWSC Conference Champions 2012, 2019
  • 2018-Present ROMA FC Staff Coach
  • 2019- Present ROMA FC Director of Coaching            

          D License Certified, Concussion Assessment Certified, Positive Coaching Alliance  

Contact: ryan@romasportsclub.com 

Roma FC Coaching Staff                                                

Frank Butera

Playing History

  • 1990-94 Victory J Andrew High School, 1994 All Conference Honors   

Coaching History

  • 2010-Present ROMA FC Staff Coach 

      E License Certified, Concussion Assessment Certified, Positive Coaching Alliance  

Adrian Ciotta 

Coaching History

  • 2013- 2018- 12 seasons MYAA Travel Soccer U7-U8-U10-U12-U14: Boys Team (Won 6 Tournaments); U10-U12: Girls Team (Won 1 tournament); U14: Coed Team (won 4 Tournaments); U10 – U12-U14: Coed Teams MUFC –Indoor League (1st and 2nd place – 2 consecutive years)
  • 2019-Present Staff Coach ROMA FC

       E License Certified, Concussion Assessment Certified, Positive Coaching Alliance  

Ed Garcia,   

Player History

  • 1977- 1993 Club soccer 
  • 1986-1987  AA Stagg High School 

Coaching History

  • 2007-2013- TFSC Staff Coach
  • 2014-Present- ROMA FC  Staff Coach      

    E License Certified, Concussion Assessment Certified, Positive Coaching Alliance  

                                                   

Meaghan Grady 

   

 Player History 

2007-2013- Windy City Pride

2010-2013- Lincoln Way East High School – 3 year Varsity Athlete

2014-2017 Milliken University Womens Soccer

Coaching History

2014-2019 Lincoln Way HS Soccer Assistant coach

2019-Present ROMA FC Staff Coach

      E License Certified, Concussion Assessment Certified, Positive Coaching Alliance   

Salvatore Nicosia 

Player History

  • 1990-2000- Italian youth/amateur soccer 3 season victories. 2 regions final, 1 region victory

Coaching History

  • 2000- Italian Youth Soccer U12
  • 2017-Present- ROMA FC Staff Coach

      E License Certified, Concussion Assessment Certified, Positive Coaching Alliance  

Philip Obiala 

         

Player History

  • 1988-92- Brother Rice High School , 4 year varsity soccer, 1992 Captain
  • 1988-92- Chicago Sports Club (Chicago Magic)
  • 1992-1993- Eastern Illinois University Soccer
  • 1994-1995 St. Xavier University Soccer

Coaching History

  • 2018- 2019 MYAA Youth Soccer 
  • 2019-Present ROMA FC Staff Coach

      E License Certified, Concussion Assessment Certified, Positive Coaching Alliance  

Boun Saysongkham

Player History

  • 1987-88- Prairie State Games
  • 1988-89- Chicago Magic
  • 1989-1992- TKO (Windy City Pride)
  • 1988-1992- Rich South High School
  • 1992- Eastern Illinois University Soccer
  • 1993-96 Bavarian FC, Toledo Ohio

 Coaching History

  • 1994- Morraine Valley Soccer – Assistant Coach
  • 2015- Present Roma FC Staff Coach

      E License Certified, Concussion Assessment Certified, Positive Coaching Alliance  

Joseph Seper

Player History

  • 2001-2008 No Limits Soccer Club
  • 2009-2010 Chicago Fire Jrs.
  • 2011-2012 Homer Soccer Club
  • 2013-2014 Lewis University
Coaching History
  • 2020- ROMA FC Staff Coach

    E License Certified Pending, Concussion Assessment Certified, Positive Coaching Alliance  

Adam Welp 

     

Player History 

  • 1994-97 Metro 74 (St.Louis) Soccer Club  Missouri State Champions ’95, ’96, ’97; 1996 National Championship Qualifiers; Team Captain
  • 1995-1996 – Missouri Olympic Development Team 
  • 1994 – 1997 – Lindbergh High School (St. Louis) 4-year Starter – 1994 State Champions; 1997 – 1st team All-Metro (St. Louis) 1st Team All-State (MO); Team Captain
  • 1998-2001- Lewis University; 1998 Newcomer of Year; 1998/2000 Conference Champions; 2-Year Captain
  • 2009 Lindbergh HS Hall of Fame Inductee
Coaching History
2015-18 MYAA Soccer 
2018- Present ROMA FC Staff Coach

    E License Certified, Concussion Assessment Certified, Positive Coaching Alliance  

Jack Young   

Coaching History

2013-Present- Lincoln- Way Central Girls Soccer Assistant Coach

2018-Present ROMA FC Staff Coach
          E License Certified, Concussion Assessment Certified, Positive Coaching Alliance  

     

 

 

Player Development Training (PDT) Staff

Ryan Decker

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick (Paddy) Hoepp

 
Player History
  • Bundesliga youth player at VFB Stuttgart & SV Darmstadt 98
  • All Region Collegiate Athlete
  • USL League Two Player
Coaching History
  • 2015-2016  Maranatha High School, Pasadena CA – Head Coach
  • 2015-2016- Providence Christian College, Pasadena, CA – Assistant Coach
  • 2016-2020- Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL – Associate Head Coach
  • 2016 – present- Hussars United, Des Plaines, IL – U13 Head Coach
  • 2017- present- Illinois Youth Soccer Association – ODP Head Coach
  • 2019-present- BVB International Academy, Naperville, IL – College Recruitment Director
  • 2020 – present- Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL – Assistant Coach
  • USSF C-License
 

Matt Laude

Player History

  • 2002- Lincoln-Way Soccer Club, Spent the summer in Europe playing some of the top club teams at our age group. Had a record of 4-2.
  • 2002-06- Lincoln-Way East, 2005 Regional Champions, 2006 named to the All-Sectional Team, named to the All-Conference Team, set the record for: most goals in a season, most points in a season, most goals in a career, and most points in a career.
  • 2006-10 Millikin University, 2006 Freshmen of the Year, 2010 name to the CCIW All-Conference First Team

Coaching History

  • 2010-11 – Lincoln-Way Central HS Assistant Boys Coach
  • 2010-16 – Lincoln-Way East HS Assistant Girls Coach, Regional Champions 2011, 2012
  • 2011-12 – Lincoln-Way West HS Assistant Boys Coach
  • 2013-16 – Lincoln-Way East HS Assistant Boys Coach, Regional Champions 2013, 2016
  • 2016-17 – Lincoln-Way Central HS Assistant Girls Coach
  • 2018-Present – Lincoln-Way West HS Assistant Girls Coach, 2019 Regional Champions
  •  2016-Present – Lincoln-Way West HS Head Boys Coach, 2019 Sectional Champions (1st in program history)

Pete Sinise

Goalkeeping Trainer

Chris Taborn  

      

  • Director of Tiger Goalkeeper Academy                                  
  • Head Goalkeeper Trainer at Olivet Nazarene College

 
Roma FC Administrative Staff

Nick McCauley- Facility Manager 

Contact: nick@romasportsclub.com

Michelle McCracken- Roma FC Adminstrative Assistant

Contact: michelle@romasportsclub.com

 

Roma FC Teams


Boys                                                                                            Girls                                  
                                                         
Roma FC 2003 Elite                                                   
Roma FC 2004 Elite                                                     
Roma FC 2005 Elite                                                             
Roma FC 2006 Premier                                                    Roma FC 2009 Elite                                                             
Roma FC 2007 Premier                                                    Roma FC 2011 Elite
Roma FC 2007 Elite
Roma FC 2008 Pre-Premier
Roma FC 2009 Pre-Premier
Roma FC 2009 Elite
Roma FC 2010 Elite
Roma FC 2010 Select  
Roma FC 2011 Elite
Roma FC 2012 Elite