PolyAthletics

Boys’ Soccer

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Program Overview

Poly’s Boys’ Soccer program utilizes a methodology that mirrors those of top collegiate and professional programs. With support from an outstanding staff, Coach Matt Pavlich’s goals for the players are to improve the team’s technical, tactical, sportsmanship, and overall fitness levels. Poly Prep competes in the Ivy Prep League and against strong local non-league competition. The team advanced to the 2019 NYSAIS Quarterfinals and continues to gain competitive experience harkening a bright future.

Can’t make it to the pitch? Families and friends can stream Blue Devil soccer action via Locallive.tv and On-Demand video. 

Boys soccer game
Boys soccer game
Boys soccer game
Boys’ Soccer Highlights

2019 NYSAIS Quarterfinalists
2x NYSAIS Championships (2007, 2008)
4x NYSAIS Finalists (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014)
2013 Ivy Prep League Champions
Boys’ Soccer Coaches

Matthew Pavlich
Head Coach

Business Phone: (718) 836-9800
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Education: Vassar College, BA

Boys’ Soccer Head Coach Matt Pavlich joined Poly Prep in 2022. A lifelong student of soccer, he was a two-time Liberty League Academic All-Conference selection although he was a backup on the Men’s Soccer team. After graduation, he pursued a career in soccer, primarily as a coach, and has been part of championship high school programs at Riverdale (JV Coach 2012 and 2013) and Martin Luther King (Assistant Coach in 2016, 2017, and 2021). Matt has extensive club coaching experience, working with players and teams that have competed at the national level. He has also worked for sports data firm Opta, where he started as an analyst, before eventually contributing editorial work, alongside publishers and broadcasters,  covering men’s and women’s soccer all over the CONCACAF region. Matt has also written a series of analytical articles for the Major League Soccer website. He has called Brooklyn home for over a decade and is a candidate for the United Soccer Coaches “Premier” Diploma. He holds an Advanced National diploma and the USC Director of Coaching Diploma. He completed the Statsbomb “Set Pieces” Course (now discontinued) alongside numerous first-team coaches from the highest levels of the game. Matt is also a coach for Downtown United Soccer Club, where he firmly believes in the mission of “Soccer For All.”

Soccer Facilities

Poly soccer teams practice and compete at the Steinberg Athletic Complex.

Boys soccer facilities
Boys soccer facilities
Boys soccer facilities
Featured Athletes

Harry Sankey ’20

At Poly, Harry was a two-sport athlete and goal-scoring machine who thrived off competition. The forward flourished in his last two years on the field at before heading to Northeastern University to play with the Huskies.

Spencer Tuck ’20

Spencer was a three sport athlete at Poly Prep and a 2019 team captain. He is a strong-willed player who never gives up and leaves it all on the pitch and served as a role model for his teammates.
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