The Saint Raphael Academy girls soccer team has enjoyed a lot of success in years past due to an array of talent among the different classes. In 2008, the team clinched the Division III State Championship, the first in the team's 11-year history, by defeating heavily favored North Smithfield in the semi-finals and undefeated Tiverton in the finals. In 2015, the experience of the upperclassmen combined with a strong incoming freshman class enabled the team to capture the Division III North crown, going undefeated in the regular season.
2018 Girls Soccer Schedule
The complete varsity and junior varsity schedules can be found at the RIIL website. Sports schedules may also be downloaded there.
Dates, times and locations subject to change. Check frequently for any changes.
Home games are played at McKinnon-Alves Soccer Field, Monticello Place, Pawtucket
Head Coach: Andre Martins
Assistant Coach: Danny Martins
Coach Martins is a first-generation American, with his roots in St. Michael, Azores, Portugal. Coach Martins’ coaching career started when he was 20, when he received his USSF “E” license while coaching the Fall River United U19 Men’s team. Coach Martins has coached in various organizations such as Portugal Verde Soccer Academy, Fall River United, and Santa Clara Futbol Club. He has also coached at Somerset-Berkley Regional High School as the girls JV coach and as an assistant with the women’s team at Salve Regina University.
Coach Martins is currently a head coach of the Taunton Eagles Senior Men’s team in Taunton, Massachusetts, and at Bruno United FC with the U13 and U9 girls teams; he often assists with the U18 women’s team as well.
Coach Martins holds multiple diplomas from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, including the National Diploma. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Bridgewater State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in soccer coaching from Ohio University. Coach Martins is a physical education teacher at Saint Raphael Academy and is fluent in Portuguese.