Our 2013 soccer staff is already in formation, as it promises to be another terrific year at BSA! Some of our 2012 coaches are highlighted below.

Sam McIlvain is currently the Varsity Girls’ Soccer Coach and Director Of Girls Soccer Camps at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia. Sam holds a USSF “A” license and an NSCAA’s Premier Diploma. He played for Williams College, and then played overseas with Caisse de Depot in Paris. He also played for NY Hota Bavarian FC. Sam began his coaching career with the Manhattan Soccer Club, was the Varsity coach at Collegiate School in New York City, and was the Assistant Men’s Varsity Coach at Williams College. Sam has also coached at the Penn Fusion Soccer Academy, the Starfinder Foundation, and the Chestnut Hill Soccer Club.


Shane Cook is the Head Coach of the United FC Binghamton WPSL team. He is also the Director of Coaching at United FC in Vestal, New York. As the girls Varsity soccer coach at Chenango Forks High School he carried his team to three STAC East Championships and three Section 4 finals. He currently holds the NSCAA Director of Coaching, National and Advanced National licenses.

Katy Stigers is the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, VA. She holds her USSF “C” license, and has coached at every level, from age 3 through Division I college. She has a Masters degree in Urban Affairs from St. Louis University.

Michael Poropat has been coaching soccer for over 17 years. He currently holds his USSF “A” license, as well as a masters in Education. He lives in St. Louis, MO where he is the Associate Head Soccer Coach at Fontbonne University. Michael also works with the Region 2 Olympic Development Program.

Debora Pacchioni is originally from Brazil, where she represented her country on the National Soccer and Volleyball teams. She currently resides in Chicago, IL where she coaches youth soccer for the Chicago Magic SC and the Little Legends Soccer Academy. She holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, as well as a USSF “D” license. She has a masters degree in Sports Science and Pedagogy from Gardner Webb University.

Sarah Chapman was a Gator for four years, playing Division I soccer at the University of Florida. Majoring in Criminology, she graduated in the spring of 2012. While in Florida, she served as the Assistant Director at the UF soccer camps, and was the head coach of a U-15 girls club team in Gainesville. She now coaches at Shattuck St. Mary’s in Faribault, MN.

Erica Lippitt played Division I soccer at Drexel University for 2 years, before finishing her education and college soccer career at the University of Northern Florida. She holds a Masters degree in Sport Psychology from Georgia Southern University, where she also works as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the Women’s Soccer Team. She also has her USSF “C” license, and NSCAA Level III Goalkeeper Diploma.

Samantha Vilaboa is a rising senior at Williams College. This fall, she will lead the Women’s Soccer Team in her final collegiate season. She has spent this spring semester studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a pre-med and psychology major; and hopes to become a Radiologist or Pediatrician.

Shelby Finch was recruited as a goalkeeper on the Rollins College Women’s Soccer Team. Growing up, she played competitive soccer in California and Florida, on both club and ODP teams. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree in English, and hopes to earn a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing. She serves on the Executive Board of her sorority.