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Gulliver Schools soccer
Gulliver Schools announced Matias Asorey, former assistant coach for Florida International University men’s soccer team, is the new Gulliver Preparatory School varsity boys’ soccer coach.
Asorey was assistant coach five years at FIU, his alma mater where he received his bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology with a minor in criminal justice. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Sports Fitness at FIU.
Previously, Asorey coached at Felix Varela High School, where he led Varela to a 2007 soccer state championship. In 2008, he was later named High School Coach of the Year by the Miami Herald.
While a student at FIU, Asorey was named Atlantic Soccer Conference Player of the Year two consecutive years as he led the team to NCAA tournament appearances in 2001 and 2002. A four-year letter winner at FIU (1999 through 2002), Asorey was a 2002 first-team All-South Region selection of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Originally from Argentina, he attended Miami Sunset High School. He led the Knights with 64 goals and 57 assists in four years. He was selected to the Miami Herald All-Dade boys’ soccer team as a junior and senior and left Sunset as the school’s all-time leading scorer.
OBYFA Parks of the Week
The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance, presented by Sports Authority, visited six sites as part of its Park of the Week Program. It recognizes select football parks around South Florida each Saturday during the fall.
The Park of the Week schedule included a visit to the Key West Junior Football League (George Mira Field) and the Dick Conley Memorial Youth Football League (Dick Conley Harris Park), as well as the JT Saints and Liberty Square Colts (Range Park), Helping Hands Bulls (Partners Park), Opa-Locka Hurricanes (Sherbondy Park) and Moore Park Generals (Moore Park). At each stop during its Park of the Week program, Orange Bowl members, ambassadors and staff distribute promotional items and discounts from official Orange Bowl YFA sponsors and present each park with a commemorative plaque and a financial contribution for park improvements.
Now in its 14th season, the Orange Bowl YFA, presented by Sports Authority, serves more than 16,000 youth football players and cheerleaders in nine youth football leagues from north of Lake Okeechobee to Key West. It has invested approximately $5 million in youth sports across South Florida since 1999. The Orange Bowl also supports locally-based festivals and events, including those that provide participatory opportunities to youth worldwide, such as Junior Orange Bowl, Orange Bowl Sailing Regatta Series, Orange Bowl Paddle Championships and the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships.
For 78 years, the Orange Bowl has been one of South Florida’s leading civic organizations, driving tourism and economic development as well as supporting scholarships and community athletic facilities. Inspiring thousands of student athletes every year, the Orange Bowl’s activities help foster youth confidence, celebrate student achievement, engage the community and enhance the South Florida economy.
The Orange Bowl YFA additional sponsors include American Airlines, Florida Blue, Doctors Hospital, Frito-Lay, FSFlorida/Sun Sports, Hampton Farms, Marathon Petroleum, Urbieta Oil Co., MetroPCS, Nike, POWERADE, Sun Life Stadium & The Miami Dolphins, The Miami Herald, Toyota, Sparkling ICE and Wells Fargo.