Coach Lionel attended the University of Connecticut from 2009 to 2011 where he was part of the men’s soccer team that won the conference championship and was ranked number 1 in the nation several times. After graduating, he was picked up by the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers after attending the senior combine. Lionel went on to play for 4 seasons with the Strikers, earning a trip to both the Finals and Semi-Finals. In February 2016 he joined Miami FC in their Inaugural season. Lionel has been coaching for 8 years, beginning with the Elite Summer Camp at Ray Reid Summer School. He then went on to coach at Hollywood Wildcats, Coral Springs United and Pope John Paul II High School. Lionel earned his USSF “F” and “E” licenses and is working on his “C” license. He is also currently the assistant coach for the St. Thomas Aquinas Men’s soccer team.