Scorpions Club History
The first Scorpions team was created in July of 1998 at the South Middle School in Braintree. Recently hired at Braintree High School Fred Marks wanted to improve the Braintree program by creating a local club that Braintree players could enter to advance their development.
Although located in close proximity to powerhouse South Coast Girls and other strong clubs Sporting Cristale, KICS, Blazers, Crusaders and South Shore Select the Scorpion teams soon dominated all local competition and statewide competition as well. Teams coached by Fred Marks and Ryan Puntiri soon won USYSA State Cups and many local tournaments.
Scorpions merged with South Coast Girls (Duxbury) and later with Elite Soccer Academy (Hopkinton). Scorpions were either first, or among the first, to hire full time club employees.
Many more State Cups were won, 5 Regional Championships and a National Championship 0-1 loss followed. Tournament Championships at National level tournaments Jefferson Cup, WAGS, PDA, Disney, Players Cup etc. followed.
Many of the players on these teams entered HS and then college, becoming members of teams at Harvard, Boston College, UCLA, UMass-Amherst, Holy Cross, Boston University, Maryland, Northeastern, Providence, Coastal Carolina, Elon, etc..etc..
Scorpions Alum Samantha and Kristie Mewis have become members of the full US National team. Both Kristie and Sam were drafted in the top 5 of the NWSL in 2013 and 2015. Amy Caldwell, Lauren Berman and Mackenzie Meehan have also all participated with their U.S. Youth National Teams.
Around 2010, under club President Fred Marks and then Director of Coaching Keith Caldwell, Scorpions became members of the nationally prestigious Elite Club National League (ECNL) and have been solid members of that league since.
Scorpions entered into a short lived partnership with local professional team Boston Breakers that ended in 2015.
In 2015 Scorpions merged with FC Greater Boston to become FC Boston. The girls teams still use the nickname Scorpions on their shirts, the boys still use the Bolts nickname.
In 2016 the Scorpion U14s won the US Club Soccer National
Cup (Super Group) under coach Mo Keita.
FC Boston Directors & Staff
|Fred Marks||Girls Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sydney Stoll||Girls Operations, ECNL Liaisonemail@example.com|
|Farid Issa||East Director, NEP Liaison (Girls)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Danielle Gordon||East Asst Director (Girls)||email@example.com|
|Nick Rugnetta||MetroWest Director, NPL Liaison (Girls)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mo Keita||North Asst. Directoremail@example.com|
|David Noel||Central Mass Girls Director, Website Director (Girls)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Gillis||Central Mass Girls Director, NEP Liaison (Girls)||email@example.com|
|Evan Burokas||Central Mass FT Staff, JA Director (Girls)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tumi Gugushe||Boston Director (Girls)||email@example.com|
|Darren Burke||Director of Goalkeepers (Girls)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Casey Brown||ECNL Development Directoremail@example.com|
|Bob Meals||NPL Liaison (Girls)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jeb Booth||MetroWest Girls Asst. Directoremail@example.com|
|Lisa Reardon||Uniform Coordinator, Girls Registrarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Smith Utubor||Treasurer/Controller (Girls/Boys)||email@example.com|
Fred Marks, Brett Rodman, Lisa Reardon and Steve Fiorella represent the former Scorpions club on the 8 member FC Boston Board with Jon Price, Brian Ainscough Elliott Pratt and Mark Thomas appointed from the former FC Greater Boston club.