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2012-13 Soccer

Soccer 2011

Coach: Rich Chilcoat
Assistant Coach: Ben Otterson
Semester: Fall

The Penn State York men’s soccer team enjoyed a very successful fall campaign winning the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) regular season championship, a conference player of the year, four All Conference selections, and four All-Americans.

For the past five seasons the Penn State York men’s soccer team has been consistently been among the teams to beat in the PSUAC. This season was no different. The only difference was the team was without the outstanding depth which it had been so accustomed to having. Despite this challenge the team moved forward and enjoyed another fantastic season with a 7-1 conference record and the regular season championship.

Conference play proved to be challenging as the Lions earned hard fought victories on the road at Penn State Hazleton and Penn State Brandywine before yielding their only conference loss at rivals Penn College. Regular season success was rewarded with the #1 seed in the PSUAC tournament and after taking a commanding 2-0 lead at home, York conceded 3 unanswered goals, 2 by the way of penalty kicks, and lost their first home match and thus their season came to an early and untimely end.

Despite the sudden ending, the season’s success was acknowledged by both the PSUAC and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). Aldin Avdic was named the PSUAC’s player of the year after scoring 16 goals with 1 assist in Penn State York’s 13 matches. Trey Chilcoat scored 10 goals with 5 assists in his freshman campaign and Adam Beck scored a pair of goals with a program record 11 assists and were named first team All-Conference. Dan Lynd earned second team honors after converting to goalkeeper early in the season and boasting a 0.62 goals against average.

After spending most of the season nationally ranked in the top 10 and topping out at #4, the USCAA named Avdic, Chilcoat, and Beck first team All-Americans. Dan Brinkley was named honorable mention All-American after scoring 5 goals with 2 assists splitting his season between midfield and defense. Scott Barrera and Mihir Jadhav earned Academic All-America honors for their success on the field and in the classroom.

This season the coaching staff at Penn State York expanded to include former players Tim Weikert and Joe Dizio. Much of the credit of Lynd’s success should be attributed to his goalkeeper training with Dizio. Weikert was instrumental in York’s stat keeping, played a leadership role in training and earned his first career win as interim coach at Penn State Schuylkill.

In addition to player acknowledgement, head coach Rich Chilcoat was named PSUAC Coach of the Year for the third time in the past four seasons. This honor is very special as he was selected by his peers within the conference and would not be possible without the support of Dizio and Weikert and the continued partnership with Coach Ben Otterson. Since arriving at Penn State York, Otterson has played a key role as Coach Chilcoat’s first assistant and has played a significant role in York’s unprecedented 5 year run.

2012-13 Soccer Roster
MiscJersey #NamePositionHeightClass-Yr.High School
20Aldin AvdicStriker6'3"SeniorNortheastern High School
7Joey BellingerForward5'11"FreshmanKennard-Dale High School
16Austin Gibbons5'7"FreshmanRed Lion Area High School
9Izaiah GrahamForward5'11"FreshmanHempfield High School
6Eros LinarezHolding Center Mid CDM5'9"FreshmanElizabeth High School
15Daniel Nelson5'9"FreshmanHenry E. Lackey High School
14Gio RamirezMidfield5'7"FreshmanGarden Spot High School
0Luis RezendeGoalkeeper6'0"FreshmanAmerican School of Belo Horizonte - Brazil
18Eric SwartzDefender5'9"FreshmanDallastown, Pennsylvania
5Jonathan TaylorMidfield5'8"FreshmanDover Area High School
3Steven Ziegler Midfielder5'5"FreshmanKennard-Dale High School

Wins: 5| Losses: 6| Winning Percentage: .455

2012-13 Soccer Schedule
August 22, 201212:00 p.m.York College AwayScrimmage
August 25, 201211:00 p.m.Penn State HarrisburgHomeScrimmage
August 27, 20124:00 p.m.Mount Aloysius HomeScrimmage
August 28, 20121:00 p.m.Briarcliffe College HomeScrimmage
August 31, 20123:00 p.m.Lycoming College HomeScrimmage
September 4, 20127:00 p.m.Wesley College (DE) AwayL7-1
September 8, 20121:00 p.m.Penn State Wilkes-Barre HomeW3-1
September 15, 20121:00 p.m.Penn State Hazleton HomeL6-0
September 18, 20125:00 p.m.Christendom (VA)AwayPPD
September 22, 20121:00 p.m.Penn State Scranton AwayW4-0
September 29, 20121:00 p.m.Penn State Beaver HomeL4-3
October 3, 20124:00 p.m.Penn State Mont Alto AwayW9-0
October 6, 20121:00 p.m.Penn CollegeHomeL6-2
October 13, 20121:00 p.m.Penn State Schuylkill HomeW5-1
October 16, 20124:00 p.m.Penn State Brandywine HomeL2-1
October 20, 20121:00 p.m.Penn State New Kensington HomeW5-4
October 22, 20122:00 p.m.HazletonAwayL5-2

United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) -  All-American

  • Aldin Avdic
  • Trey Chilcoat
  • Daniel H. Brinkley
  • Adam M. Beck

United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) - Academic All-American

  • Scott D. Barrera
  • Mihir L. Jadhav

Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) - All Conference

  • Aldin Avdic
  • Trey Chilcoat
  • Adam M. Beck
  • Daniel J. Lynd

Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) – Coach of the Year

  • Rich Chilcoat
Rich Chilcoat

Coach: Rich Chilcoat
Assistant Coach: Ben Otterson
Semester: Fall


Attended Loyola College of Baltimore and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)


  • Landscape Industry in sales and currently is the national sales manager for Davey Commercial Grounds Management where he manages and trains a team of salespeople across the country as well as work to develop relationships with clients on a regional and national basis.
  • In 2012 working with the Maryland Chamber of Commerce to mentor small and medium size businesses to improve their sales and customer loyalty
  • Played semi-professionally with Sunburst Soccer Club and won state and regional open-cup titles before retiring from competitive play to focus on coaching.

Coaching History:

  • Head coach at Penn State York since 2002. As coach, the team was a conference finalist in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) and in 2009 was the PSUAC Conference Champion. In 2009 and 2011 the York team won the PSUAC regular season championship and from 2008-11 has been nationally ranked in the top 10 of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).
  • Head Coach F.C. York ’94 Elite U-17 girls’ premier season since 2009.  Team is ranked in the top fifteen in Pennsylvania.
  • Head Coach F.C. York ’95 Elite U-16 boys’ premier tem.  Team is ranked in the top 5 in Pennsylvania and were State Cup Champion Semi-finalists in 2010 and 2011
Playing Experience:
  • 1984-1987, Goalkeeper Susquehannock High School, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. Two-time-time Y.C.I.A.A. county champion
  • 1987-1990 ,Goalkeeper Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1991-1993, Goalkeeper Sunburst S.C., Allentown, Pennsylvania. Open Cup Regional Finalist 


  • 1987 York County Interscholastic Athletic Association (YCIAA) Player of the Year
  • 1987 All York County selection
  • 1987 All-State selection; third team
  • 1987 All-American selection; regional
  • 1990 All-Conference Academic selection; first team
  • 1996 United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) “C” License
  • 1997 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Regional Diploma
  • 1999 NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma
  • 2004 NSCAA National Diploma – Distinction Selection
  • 2007 NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • 2008 Penn State University Athletic Association (PSUAC) Coach of the Year
  • 2009 NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • 2009 PSUAC Coach of the Year
  • 2011 PSUAC Coach of the Year 

Additional Experience

  • 2002-Current, Penn State York Soccer Camp Director
  • 2003-Current, F.C. York Youth Academy Founder and Trainer
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