MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE – August 18, 2022 – To kick off their new soccer season, the Board of Directors of the Delaware Union Soccer Club is pleased to announce that Nick Papanicolas will be promoted to Technical Director effective September 1, 2022.
Jeff Martino, Board President of Delaware Union Soccer Club, believes the Club will positively transform the future of youth soccer in the Middletown Delaware area. “Under Nick’s leadership, we hope to accelerate player development, enhance competitiveness, expand marketing and fundraising opportunities, and unite the club with a new transformational vision,” he said. “Nick brings a wealth of experience and is well respected throughout the region.”
Nick has demonstrated success from his early days as a Delaware State Soccer Champion player to his current position as the head coach of the nationally ranked Wilmington University Wildcats. Since 2004, he has led the Wildcats with over 200 wins, 6 championships, and sent 11 athletes to play professionally, becoming the most decorated soccer coach in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Nick shared his thoughts with the board and said, “I would like to thank President Jeff Martino and the Delaware Union Soccer Club Board for offering me this opportunity. I am looking forward to working side-by-side with the Board, the staff, and coaches, to help grow the game of soccer in our community and the region.”
Eric Johnson, Board Member and Assistant Treasurer, said, “We feel Nick’s passion and drive for the game will be a tremendous asset for long-term success of our coaching staff and Delaware Union. This is exciting news for the Middletown area and for Youth Soccer Training and Development and opens amazing doors for College and Professional aspirations for our youth.”
Delaware Union Soccer Club is developing a revised and aggressive five-year strategic plan that will involve new facilities, new sponsors/partners, a new level of competitiveness, and new branding and marketing plans while maintaining the club’s affordability for its athletes and families.
About Delaware Union Soccer Club
Delaware Union Soccer Club fosters an environment and provides programs where players grow to be better members of society through the game of soccer. The Club puts every resource they have into the players and their families to allow for their proper growth and development. The mission is to create a community of staff and volunteers to provide opportunities for players to reach their highest potential at any level of the game through commitment, passion, and respect. The Club is a Players First™ Club and is guided by a four-prong philosophy and commitment to excellence in all soccer operations and youth development and advancement in the Middletown, Delaware area. https://www.delawareunion.com/
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Gaylord C. Neal III, PhD
Board Member | Manager, Fundraising & Sponsorships