Clark Athletic Center Field ..... Home of UMASS-Boston Soccer Clinics
The Clark Athletic Center Field serves as the home to UMass Boston soccer program. This past summer the field underwent a major renovation, receiving a brand-new natural grass surface. The field was leveled and extends to the edge of the surrounding track. With the new improvements, Clark Athletic Field is one of the top grass playing fields in the state.
Jake Beverlin was named the head mens soccer coach at UMass Boston in February. With his appointment he became just the sixth head coach in the programs history.
Beverlin came to UMass Boston after serving as the head assistant mens soccer coach at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown since 2009. Having coached and competed at all levels both in the United States and in Europe, Beverlin will be tasked with making the mens soccer program one of the top teams both in the Little East Conference and in Division III.
While at Bunker Hill, he played a major part in helping the mens team to a combined record of 36-4-3 over the last two seasons, and the programs highest NJCAA national ranking in 2012 (2nd).
It was also in 2012 that Beverlin played a major part in leading the Bulldogs to the programs first-ever appearance in the final-four of the NJCAA National Tournament, as well as leading them to a new program best for wins in a season with a 19-3-1 record.
Andrew Branton joined the mens soccer coaching staff in February and will coach alongside first-year head coach Jake Beverlin this fall.
Currently serving as the Jr. Boys & Girls (U12-U14) Technical Director for Aztec Soccer (Beverly, Mass.), Branton comes to UMass Boston with a wealth of knowledge having coached at the club, college, and professional levels.
Branton, who is a native of Royal County of Berkshire, England, started his coaching career at the age of 17 by earning his FA Level One Coaching Certificate (English Football Association) in the summer of 2001. From there he went on to coach in the Northern Premier League, as well as with the Leeds United AFCs youth development center and academy, and the East Yorkshire Girls Football Association.
Adrian Dubois enters his first season as an assistant coach on the mens soccer team. A former NCAA Division I player, Dubois will help train and mold an entirely new team in the 2013 season under first year head coach Jake Beverlin.
Prior to his arrival at UMass Boston, Dubois served as the assistant coach at the University of California, San Diego, where he and his fellow coaches were awarded the 2012 Coaching Staff of the Year by the California Collegiate Athletic Association. While on the west coast, Dubois was responsible for running training sessions, recruiting, and implementing game and practice plans during each of the three seasons he coached at UC San Diego.
When not on the bench as a coach, Dubois has been playing in the professional circuit for over three years. Most recently he signed his second professional contract with the Los Angeles Blues of the Professional United Soccer Leagues. Prior to signing that contract, Dubois played three seasons with the San Diego Flash of the National Premier League Soccer.
Alex Fisher is currently in his first season as an assistant coach for the UMass Boston mens soccer program.
Fisher, who is a 2012 graduate of Lesley University, was a four-year member of the Lesley mens soccer team. During his playing career, Fisher helped the Lesley to the programs first NECC Tournament title and the programs first trip to the NCAA Division III mens soccer tournament in 2011. In 2010 and 2012 he led the Lynx to the ECAC New England tournament as well.
On top of his coaching responsibilities with the Beacons, Fisher is also serving as the head coach for the Scorpions Soccer Club, boys under-11 premiere team. He is also the project coordinator for the USL-PDL side Real Boston Rams Soccer Club.