Boys’ Soccer


Program Overview

Head Coach Marco Balsamo made his Poly debut in 2019, ushering the program into a new era by utilizing a methodology that mirrors those of top collegiate and professional programs. He is supported by an outstanding staff of internationally experienced coaches. Balsamo’s goals for the Poly players are to improve the team’s technical, tactical, and fitness skills. Poly Prep competes in the Ivy Prep League and against strong local non-league competition. With his team advancing to the 2019 NYSAIS Quarterfinals, the future is bright for the Poly Boys’ Soccer.

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

Marco Balsamo
Head Coach

Business Phone: (917) 640-8481
Education: St. John’s University, BS

A Brooklyn native, Coach Balsamo grew up playing locally before he went on to captain the U.S. Youth National Team at the Danone Nations Cup in Paris. He then played for the USL’s Brooklyn Knights at the age of 15. In 2013, Balsamo teamed with his father to launch FA Euro New York, a soccer club and organization devoted to developing elite collegiate and professional players in the mold of the renowned European academies. FA Euro’s USL 2 Team trains and competes at Poly Prep, using it as one of its home facilities. “Using our proven methodology, we provide a truly professional environment where our student-athletes can develop into great players but more importantly, great people,” he says.

Career Highlights:

  • Honors as an Athlete US Youth National Representative
  • Team Captain Danone Nations Cup (Paris, France)
  • 6x Eastern New York State Soccer Association (ENYSSA) Cup Champion
  • United Soccer League Two Team Captain

Executive Director and Co-Founder of FA Euro New York Soccer Club
FA Euro New York Soccer Club Coaching Highlights:

  • 4x USL Super Y League National Champion Finalist
  • IMG Cup Boys Invitational, Under 17 Division Champion 2018 (Bradenton, Florida)
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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