HistoryVMS was the first high school soccer program in the Vail Valley. The program start in 1900, hosting athletes from Battle Mountain as well as VMS. The program, created by long time boys and girls soccer coach, Bob Bandoni, began to have success at the state level in the mid 2000’s. The team had state tournament appearances from 2005 - 2011. The program has had a number of athletes play at the college level, from Division III to Division I.
Team PhilosophyThe philosophy of both the girls and boys programs is for our players to enjoy the process of competing, developing the skills of empathy, integrity, hard work, and to learn more about themselves and others through the game of soccer. Our coaching staff and players work together to determine team goals and set expectations each season. In connection with the academic standards of VMS, the soccer program is determined to create hard working, honest, respectful individuals. From the coaches perspective, the main goal of the soccer program is to give VMS student athletes an outlet to play the game they love, learn more about soccer and themselves, and have a great time together throughout the process.
Coach’s InformationHead Coach: Ted O’Reilly
This year marks Ted’s 6th season coaching high school soccer and first season as the varsity coach for VMS. After graduating from the University of Connecticut, O’Reilly took over the boys junior varsity program at Buckingham Browne and Nichols (BB&N) in Cambridge, MA. Over the next four years at BB&N, O’Reilly coached throughout the soccer program, working with the middle school, junior varsity, and assisting the upper school men’s program. Ted O’Reilly is also the athletic director at VMS, and in addition to soccer, runs the strength and conditioning program and coaches basketball.
Assistant coach, Erin Jackson, is coaching at VMS for the first time this spring. Erin is a 2013 graduate of The University of New Hampshire. Jackson played goalkeeper on the UNH varsity women’s soccer team from 2009 - 2012, and was a co-captain during her senior year.
2014 Girls Soccer Schedule
|Saturday, March 8||Colorado Academy||Away||2:00 pm|
|Wednesday, March 12||Vail Christian||Home||3:00 pm|
|Saturday, March 22||Moffat||Away||1:00 pm|
|Tuesday, April 1||Aspen||Home||4:00 pm|
|Thursday, April 3||Coal Ridge||Home||4:00 pm|
|Saturday, April 5||Rangely||Away||1:00 pm|
|Tuesday, April 22||Grand Valley||Away||4:30 pm|
|Thursday, April 24||Roaring Fork||Home||4:00 pm|
|Saturday, April 26||CRMS||Home||1:00 pm|
|Monday, April 28||Roaring Fork||Away||4:00 pm|
|Tuesday, April 29||Vail Christian||Away||4:00 pm|
|Friday, May 2||Basalt||Home||4:00 pm|