The Geneva boys soccer program has a clear objective to balance an athlete’s commitment to their faith, academics, and passion for the sport. A strong history of alumni success and support suggests the program improves both the performance and lives of its athletes, while creating bonds that transcend beyond the game and years. After back-to-back undefeated seasons in regular district play (2015 & 2016), a district championship, regional appearances, and earning a #1 ranking in the state 1A class standings for two consecutive years, Geneva boys soccer welcomes the discovery and development of the next group of rising athletes. Many players begin their soccer journey in Geneva’s youth sports program, progress to the coed fall-season middle school team that competes in the Central Florida Metro League, and finish their high school soccer career at the varsity level.
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Eddie Jimenez grew up in Miami, Florida, playing for Kendall Soccer Club where he won three state Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) championships and the world-renowned youth international tournament The Dallas Cup in 2006. He was part of the Florida Olympic Development Program (ODP) from age twelve–fifteen, representing the state of Florida in the ODP regional and national tournaments. At fifteen, Eddie began his international career when he was invited to represent his country of Puerto Rico at the U-17 World Cup qualifiers held in Trinidad and Tobago. Upon graduation from high school, he was offered a soccer scholarship to Villanova University just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After one year at Villanova, Eddie decided he wanted to be closer to home and transferred to the University of Central Florida where he became a starter in the midfield for the Knights. As an integral part of the UCF squad, he was able to achieve great success, reaching two consecutive second round NCAA tournament appearances in 2010 and 2011.
After graduating from the UCF with a degree in interpersonal communications, Eddie was offered a contract to begin his professional soccer career with the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League. After about six months into his career, he was called up to the full senior Puerto Rican national team to compete in the Concacaf Gold Cup qualifiers.
After his playing career, Eddie came back to Orlando and began his coaching career at Florida Kraze Krush. He has a strong passion for developing players of all ages and really understands the work it takes to become an elite level soccer player. His philosophy on player development is simple: players who want to improve have to understand that only through hard work and dedication can one be successful in this sport. As a coach, he sees it is his job to create a performance environment where players feel challenged and are pushed to improve daily. Eddie is a strong advocate of developing a strong fundamental base of personal technique and skill so that as players mature and the game becomes faster, they are able to better adapt to any game situation thrown their way.
Eddie is excited to be a part of The Geneva School coaching team, to continue to mature as a coach, and have the opportunity to work for a prestigious institution that shares his moral and religious values and virtues.
Inspiring students to love beauty, think deeply, and pursue Christ's calling.
January 20, 2021
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