People

Some of the stellar staff at CSS

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  • Our staff are exceptional—just ask our past campers!   Camps are only as good as the people running them, and our past campers say our staff are the number one reason they come back each year. Charles and Brian methodically train and groom young men and women to become part of the CSS family. Most of our staff start off as junior counselors or group counselors and then grow into the role as group leaders. Ultimately, a few group leaders are hired to become camp leaders such as Marissa Goodhue, Joe Abrantes, Doug Lyons and Chris D’Amico.  CSS has a seasoned staff, who care about what they do and enjoy their days at camp as much as the campers. Staff consistency helps deliver strong programs moving from one camp to the next, and from summer to summer.
  • Our organization is staffed with people who share an ability to connect with kids.
    Whether it’s a shy kindergartener experiencing their first camp day, or a high school standout soccer player looking for elite coaching, Champion’s staff provide an experience that will support, motivate, and inspire children to have fun and learn something along the way.
  • Our soccer camp staff are former high school and current college standout players, many of whom Brian and Charles have had the pleasure to coach on their respective high school teams.

Bios for some of our longer-tenured staff are included below:

Coach Charles Goodhue hoists the D3 State Championship Trophy

Charles Goodhue

Co-Founder, Co-Owner, Co-Director: Charles co-founded Champion Soccer School after graduating Wayland High School in 2002. After co-captaining Wayland High School Boys’ Soccer to their first ever State Championship (2001), he was recruited to play at Brandeis University with teammate Brian Bisceglia-Kane. As a Brandeis outside midfielder, Charles was third on the team in scoring his Junior year and […]

Brian Bisceglia-Kane

Co-Owner, Co-Director: Brian’s love for soccer began at age six when he was the leading scorer of his team, The Dinosaurs (coached by his Dad).  Brian continued playing through his youth, captaining both his high school (Doherty Memorial High School) and college (Brandeis) teams.  Brian also played on the Olympic Development team when he was […]

Chris D’Amico

Camp Leader: Chris joined Champion Soccer School after graduating from Wayland High School in 2012. At Wayland, Chris played on four soccer teams, which reached the state tournament, and was a three-year starter and two-time DCL All-Star. His senior year, Chris was a captain and helped to lead the team to an appearance in the […]

Doug Lyons

Camp Leader: After his time as a camper, Doug became a member of the Champion Soccer staff in 2012 once he graduated from Wayland. At Wayland Doug was a three-year varsity starter and a two time Dual-County League All-star. His senior season Doug helped lead the Warriors as a co-captain to their best playoff run […]

Emma Nichols

Goalkeeper Coach: Emma joined the Campion Soccer School staff in the summer of 2013 after completing her first year at Vassar College.  Emma graduated from Lexington High School in 2012 where she was a member of the varsity soccer and ice hockey teams.  Her senior year, Emma helped the Minutemen to an undefeated league record […]

Daniel Bekenstein

Camp Leader After attending Champion for many years as a camper, Dan joined the CSS staff after graduating from Wayland in 2012. At Wayland, Dan played soccer for four years and was a member of the Warriors 2011 tournament run to the Division II North Final alongside several other CSS camp leaders. After completing an […]

Alec Foster

Group Leader: Alec joined Champion Soccer School in 2013 after his sophomore year attending Wayland High School. During his time at Wayland, Alec played three years of Varsity soccer missing his freshman year due to injury. As a senior, Alec was a captain of the 2014 division III State Championship team–Wayland’s second ever boys soccer state championship. Alec […]

Marissa Goodhue

Camp Leader, Admin: Marissa started working at Champion after graduating from Nashoba Regional High School in 2009. At Nashoba, Marissa served as a team captain, and helped the team to a highly coveted national ranking. Marissa also spent four years playing with Nashoba United Soccer. One of Marissa’s favorite soccer memories was when she traveled […]

Daniel D’Amico

Group Leader: Daniel joined Champion Soccer School in 2014 after his sophomore year of high school at Wayland High School. At Wayland, Daniel played three years of varsity soccer as an outside midfielder.  He helped the team to its second State Championship (2014), which he considers one of his favorite soccer memories, including scoring a […]

Nick Woolf

Goalkeeper Coach (2009-2013): Nick joined the Champion Soccer staff in 2009. After graduating from Winchester High School, where he played against (and beat) several Champion staff members and was a two-time All-League goalkeeper and Boston Globe All-Scholastic alongside co-captain Ben Bratt, Nick was recruited to play at Tufts University with fellow Champion Soccer staff member […]