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Jonelle Filigno is a two-time Olympian and was a forward on the bronze-medal winning women’s team in London. Filigno recorded one goal during the tournament, the game winner of a 2-0 quarter-final match against Great Britain.
Filigno earned her first international appearance as a 17-year-old in January 2008, and floated between the senior and under-20 team, before being named to Beijing Olympic team.
At the 2010 CONCACAF Championships in Mexico, she scored four goals and three assists, and started the tournament as a bench player before earning a spot in the starting line-up, including the match that sealed Canada’s 2011 World Cup qualification.
Twice she has represented Canada in World Cup play – in 2011 at the Women’s World Cup in Germany and in 2008 at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
From Mississauga, Ontario, she is Canada’s two-time Under-20 Female Player of the Year.
Defender Carmelina Moscato made her Olympic Games debut for Canada in London and was a member of the bronze medal winning women’s team.
At just 16 years of age, Moscato made her Canadian U-20 national team debut in 2001. She went on to capture a silver medal at the 2002 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship, playing all six matches and helping Canada reach the final before losing to the United States.
Moscato was a member of two FIFA Women’s World Cup teams (in 2003 and 2011).
At age 23, she accepted an assistant coaching job at the University of Louisville, but after two years she realized her playing days were not over, and rejoined the national team in 2009.
She won a W-League title in 2004 with the Vancouver Whitecaps and made a return to the club in 2009.
Her university playing days ended with four Big Ten titles and two appearances in the NCAA Final Four with Penn State University. She’s also played professionally for clubs in Italy and Sweden.
As the longest serving player in Canadian soccer history, Karina Leblanc has proudly represented Canada in three Pan American Games having earned a gold medal and a bronze medal, four FIFA Women’s World Cups and two Olympic Games, including the 2012 London Olympic Games where she helped lead Team Canada to its historic bronze medal win.
Born to parents from the small Caribbean island of Dominica who immigrated to Canada, Karina grew up in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. She is an alumni of the University of Nebraska where she became one of the most decorated goalkeepers in the school’s history. Karina is currently retired from professional soccer as the former starting goalkeeper for the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League and the Canadian Womens National Team. Karina is currently a Unicef Canada Ambassador and has recently participated in broadcasting with her commentary for the Womens National Team during the Olympic qualifier in Texas.
Canadian Soccer Association Coaching B License in 2006
Canadian Soccer Association Coaching A License in 2009
Served as a regional coach with the Ontario Soccer Association
Served as a coach in Canada Soccer’s women’s national youth program starting in 2012
Served on Canada’s coaching staff when the team finished second at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship
Served on Canada’s coaching staff at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Japan 2012
Assistant Coach Canada’s Women’s U-17 Team at the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup Costa Rica 2014
National U14-17 Rex Manager
Current Regional EXCEL Talent Manager – East / Canada Soccer
BOYS SESSION COACHES
Caldwell began his professional career with Newcastle United F.C. in the 1998-99 season. During his six seasons at Newcastle, Caldwell went on three separate loan spells with Blackpool FC, Bradford City A.F.C. and Leeds United. Caldwell signed with Sunderland A.F.C. ahead of the 2004-05 season and remained for two seasons. He scored the game winning goal against Leicester City to secure Sunderland’s promotion to the English Premier League on April 25, 2005. Caldwell went on to sign with Burnley F.C. in January 2007. Caldwell captained Burnley to promotion into the English Premier League by winning the 2008-09 Football League Championship playoff trophy. Caldwell spent one season at Wigan Athletic F.C for the 2010-11 season. He later signed with Birmingham City in July 2011 and spent two seasons at the club before joining Toronto FC.
In May of 2013 Caldwell signed on loan with Toronto FC and made his debut May18th 2013. Caldwell went on to sign with Toronto FC and over 2 1/2 seasons improved the teams goals-against average from 1.5 to 1.0 goal per game. On July 13th 2013, Caldwell became TFC’s sixth team captain. After a successful professional career, Caldwell retired in July of 2015 but remains part of TFC’s front line staff.
Caldwell earned 12 caps for the Scottish National Team during his career. He made his debut on April 25, 2001 during a 1-1 draw away to Poland. He last represented Scotland on February 9, 2011 a 3-0 victory over Northern Ireland during the 2011 Nations Cup.
Toronto born Mannella, 20, was named captain of the KIA Toronto FC Senior Academy Team. He appeared in 11 matches, scoring two goals and logged 945 minutes this year in the inaugural League 1 Ontario season. Mannella originally joined the KIA Toronto FC Junior Academy Team in 2009 at the age of 15.
Gianni Cimini enters his second season as head coach of the U-10 and U-11 Kia Academy Teams, and his third as head coach with the U-12 team. Cimini is currently in his fourth season with the Kia Toronto FC Academy.
Prior to joining the Academy, Cimini served as technical director at the Woodbridge Soccer Club where he helped take the club to highest Provincial and Regional rankings. Cimini also spent time as regional assistant coach with the Ontario Soccer Association.
As a player, Cimini attended Philadelphia University of the Atlantic Soccer Conference (ASC) where he earned first Team All-Conference awards in 2004 and 2005. Prior to Philadelphia University, Cimini was a member of the U-17 and U-18 Canadian National Team.
Cimini holds a USSF “A” License (United States Soccer Federation), an NSCAA National Diploma, as well as a NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma. In addition, Cimini holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto.
University of Maryland All American / 3- time all ACC first team member
Former Professional Keeper (NSL)
Goal Keeper Of The Year (NSL)
3-Time All Star (NSL)
Head Coach Toronto Supra (CPSL)
Former Head Coach U of T Varsity Blues / 2-Time OUA Silver Medals and a CIS Silver Medal
Former Goal Keeper Coach with Toronto FC
Canadian Mens National Team Coach at the 2015 PanAm games
Current Head Coach York University Lions / Mens Soccer Program
Led Lions to the 2015 mens national championship and a total of four national championships under his tenure
League1 Coach of the Year 2015
Coach Of The Year (Ontario Youth Soccer League)
Current Technical Director Vaughan SC
- UEFA ‘A’ Licensed
- PhD in Physical Science
- Semi Pro Football Career in England
- Began coaching youth soccer at 18 years old in England and then in New Jersey (USA)
- Started a successful community soccer coaching business in England while attending University which resulted in a job with Liverpool FC.
- Worked for Liverpool F.C. of the English Premier League for two years as an official club scout and Development Centre Coach.
- Five years coaching in Canadian Inter University Sport (CIS) as the Head Coach at Carleton University in Ottawa
- Has educated players and coaches at every level both male and female for over 20 years
- Eight years with the OSA’s Player Development Department, providing leadership and support to Club Head Coaches across Ontario, overseeing Regional and Provincial Elite Development / Talented Pathway.
- Recently added to the CSA staff as Assistant Coach for the Women’s U20 Canadian National Team, attended CONCACAF 2015 in Honduras winning a silver medal narrowly missing out on the gold with a 1-0 loss against the USA in the final. Qualified for the World Cup 2016 Papua New Guinea
- Current role as Manager of High Performance for Western Ontario, overseeing the High Performance League and Regional Excel Program (Old NTC- National Training Centre)
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