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John Mark Andrade
Camp Director & Associate Head Coach

John Mark Andrade is in his eighth season coaching at Providence College. Andrade spent his first four seasons as an assistant coach and was promoted to the position of Associate Head Coach on Dec. 12, 2012. Prior to coaching under Head Coach Craig Stewart, Andrade spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach for Chaka Daley.

During the 2014 season, Andrade assisted the Friars to their most successful season in program history. Andrade helped the team win its first BIG EAST Championship title in program history, as well as appear in the NCAA College Cup for the first time. Additionally, the team had a program record 16 wins. On March 22, 2015, Andrade was inducted into the Soccer Rhode Island Hall of Fame.

In 2013, Andrade helped coach the Friars to the BIG EAST Championship final for the third time in program history. Providence also earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament, where Andrade helped the team advance past the first round by defeating the University of Pennsylvania in a penalty shootout.

All-in-all, Andrade has helped the Friars reach the NCAA Tournament in four of his previous six seasons with the Friars. Prior to the 2013 and 2014 NCAA appearances, Andrade assisted the Friars under then head coach Daley to host a first round NCAA match in 2009 and 2010 and the Friars advanced to the second round each year.

Andrade, who served as the head coach at Dean College for one year, came to Providence with a wealth of soccer experience. In 2008, he guided the Bulldogs to a 10-5 record and the Region XXI Regular Season Championship. Andrade also served as a professor in the Sports Management program at Dean.

Andrade, who was the 1997 Gatorade & Umbro Rhode Island Player of the Year, has been the president of Bayside F.C. in East Providence since 2006 and has served as the head coach of the Rhode Island Olympic Developmental Program since 2005.

Andrade, a two-year All-State performer and a 1997 NSCAA All-American at East Providence High School, was a four-year starter at Syracuse University. He earned All-BIG EAST accolades in 2000 and 2001 and All-Northeast Region honors in those same years. In addition, he served as team captain in 2001 and was named team MVP in 2000-01. Andrade graduated from Syracuse with a degree in Consumer Studies in 2002 and then moved to Portugal where he played professionally in the first division for Maritimo F.C. and the third division for Fafe F.C.

Andrade currently resides in East Providence with his wife, Jenny, and sons, Markos and Niko.

Craig Stewart
Head Coach

Craig Stewart enters his fifth season as the head coach of the Providence College men’s soccer team and is the fourth head coach in school history. Stewart, who spent the previous three seasons as the head coach at Division II power Franklin Pierce University (Rindge, N.H.) before taking over at Providence, succeeded Chaka Daley. Under Daley, Stewart previously served as an assistant coach at Providence from 2006-08.

Last season, Stewart coached the Friars to a BIG EAST Semifinal game for the third time in four years, where they fell, 2-1, to Creighton and finished with an 8-7-3 overall record. He also guided five athletes to All-BIG EAST honors. Junior leading goal-scorer Mac Steeves (Needham, Mass.) earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors, junior Julian Gressel (Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany) earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors and three freshman were named to the All-BIG EAST Freshman Team, including Klisman Sousa (Sal, Cape Verde), Tiago Mendonca (Faro, Portugal) and Brendan Constantine (Glastonbury, Conn.). Additionally, Stewart coached Steeves to 2015 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I All-Regional honors.

During the 2014 season, Stewart guided the Friars to their most successful season in program history. Providence captured its first ever BIG EAST Championship title after defeating Xavier, 2-1, at PPL Park on Nov. 16. Following the BIG EAST Tournament, the Friars earned an NCAA tournament berth for the eighth time (second consecutive year) and its first First Round bye in program history. After a 3-0 win over Dartmouth in the Second Round (Nov. 23) of the NCAA Tournament, a 1-0 win over UC Irvine in the Third Round (Nov. 30) and a 3-2 win at Michigan State in the Quarterfinal (Dec. 6), the Friars advanced to the College Cup for the first time in program history. At the College Cup, despite a 3-2 double overtime loss to UCLA in the second semifinal game, Steeves was named the 2014 College Cup Most Outstanding Offensive Player. Steeves became the first player in the 31 seasons that a Most Outstanding Offensive Player of the College Cup has been selected (including each of the past 18 seasons) to earn the honor while playing for a team that did not advance to the Cup final. In addition, the 2014 team also set a record for the number of wins in a season (16).

Also during the 2014 season, Stewart coached six players to All-BIG EAST honors. Brandon Adler ‘15, Phil Towler ‘15, Fabio Machado ’15, as well as then-sophomores Dominik Machado (Attleboro, Mass.) and Steeves were all named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team, while Daniel Neustadter (Mainz, Germany) was named to the All-BIG EAST Rookie Team. Upon conclusion of the BIG EAST Tournament, four Friars were recognized for their performances. Adler, Keasel Broome ’14, Markus Nagelstad ‘14 and Gressel were all named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament team. Naglestad also was named Most Outstanding Offensive Player of the Tournament, while Adler was named Most Outstanding Defensive Player. In addition, Stewart coached five players to 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I All-Regional honors, including Adler, Towler, Dominik Machado, Fabio Machado and Steeves, as well as coaching Towler to his first All-America honor. Towler became the fourth player in Providence College history to earn All-America accolades.

After the season, two of Stewart’s seniors were selected in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, including Broome and Naglestad. Broome was drafted fourth in the third round (46th overall) by the San Jose Earthquakes, while Naglestad was drafted second in the fourth round (64th overall) by the New York City Football Club.

In 2013, Stewart coached the Friars to their third BIG EAST Championship Final game in program history and led the team to an NCAA tournament berth for the seventh time. Stewart’s second year with the Friars saw the team finish the season with an overall record of 12-6-4, which included a BIG EAST record of 6-3-0. Providence qualified for the BIG EAST tournament and had an excellent post season, beating Creighton 2-1 in the BIG EAST quarterfinal and advancing past Georgetown in a penalty shootout in the semifinals. The Friars finished the tournament by earning runner-up to Marquette in the BIG EAST Final. The team’s success in the BIG EAST tournament helped earn the Friars an at-large selection to the NCAA tournament, where they advanced to the second round. The Friars were drawn away to the University of Pennsylvania in the first round of the tournament, where they took the game to a penalty shootout. In the shootout, goalkeeper Broome tallied two saves, while Gressel, defender Anthony Baumann ‘14 and Naglestad all converted from the spot to give the Friars a 3-1 penalty kick-advantage win, sending them into the second round.

During the 2013 season, Stewart coached three athletes to BIG EAST accolades. Gressel earned Second Team All-BIG EAST honors and was named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie team. Brandon Adler and Phil Towler earned BIG EAST Honorable Mention honors. Adler was also named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Northeast Second Team. Stewart helped Wilder Arboleda ‘13, Baumann, George Hodge ‘13 and Phil Ziegler ‘14 earn selection to the 2013 NEISL All-Star Game.

In addition to leading the Friars, Stewart currently serves as the Division I Representative for the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League (NEISL), as a New England Technical Scout for U.S. Soccer, as a Professional Match Evaluator (PME) for Major League Soccer (MLS) and as a U.S. Scout for the British Universities Men’s Football Team. Stewart’s work helped the Great Britain team claim the silver medal in the 2013 World University Games.

Stewart recorded his first career win behind the Providence bench on Aug. 31, 2012 when the Friars posted a 1-0 double overtime win at Bryant in the opening round of the 2012 Ocean State Soccer Classic - ensuring that the Friars advanced to the tournament’s championship game for a third consecutive season. Arboleda scored the game-winning goal at 109:07 to lift Stewart and the Friars to their first win of the year, marking the latest game-winning goal for the Friars since 2000.

Stewart’s first year leading the Friars was highlighted by a 1-0 Senior Day win over third-ranked Connecticut (Oct. 24) and a come-from-behind, 3-2 overtime win against Pittsburgh (Oct. 13). Stewart coached Arboleda to NSCAA All-Northeast Region and All-BIG EAST Third Team honors. Arboleda was the 14th Friar to earn All-BIG EAST honors in program history. Stewart also coached senior Marc Cintron, who became the fourth Friar to be selected in an MLS Draft as he was taken in the second round (34th overall) by the New York Red Bulls in the MLS Supplemental Draft. Eight of his players went on to earn 2012-13 BIG EAST Academic All-Star honors.

In 2011, Stewart guided Franklin Pierce to a 21-1-1 overall record as the team captured the Northeast-10 Conference regular season and tournament championships for the second consecutive season. The 21 victories set a single-season school record. In addition, the team earned a trip to the NCAA Final Four. Franklin Pierce also had its first unbeaten regular season record in team history as the Ravens went 16-0-1. For his efforts, Stewart was named NSCAA/Mondo East Region Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season. Franklin Pierce also excelled in the classroom as the team earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award with a 3.12 team grade point average and two of his players garnered CoSIDA Academic honors.

In three seasons, Stewart led Franklin Pierce to a 51-8-6 overall record, two Northeast-10 Conference championships (regular season and tournament), two trips to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals and one trip to the Final Four. Stewart also coached four players who combined to win six player-of-the-year awards from either the conference or regional committees. In addition, he guided the Ravens to an undefeated record (24-0-2) in the Northeast-10 Conference during the last two seasons.

Prior to Franklin Pierce, Stewart served as an assistant coach at Providence College for three seasons (2006-08) under Chaka Daley. While at Providence, Stewart helped the Friars to consecutive NCAA Tournament berths and a trip to the 2006 BIG EAST Semifinals. Stewart spent the 2005 season as an assistant coach at Northeastern University. In addition, Stewart is currently the head coach for the U18 Boston Bolts Academy Team which is affiliated with US Soccer and Celtic FC. He also serves as an assistant coach for the British University Team which competes in the World University Games.

In addition to coaching, Stewart also played collegiate soccer at Franklin Pierce, where he earned a master’s in business administration and managerial leadership in 2004. At Franklin Pierce, Stewart was named NSCAA Division II All-American and Northeast 10 Player of the Year in 2004, as he helped the Ravens to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. Following his collegiate playing career, Stewart played professionally for the New Hampshire Phantoms and the Western Massachusetts Pioneers, both of the United States Soccer League.

Stewart was a product of the Newcastle (England) United Football Club youth system, spending almost 10 years at the club followed by stints with Sunderland AFC and Everton FC. Stewart then attended Loughborough University (England), where he was part of a BUSA National Championship team, earning a degree in Sports Science (2002). The native of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, earned his Football Association (FA) coaching license and served as academy coach at the Newcastle Football Development Scheme.

Stewart and his wife, Jessica, reside in Providence with their son Jack.

Dave DeMello
Staff Coach / Assistant Coach

David DeMello, who has played an integral part in Providence College’s resurgence, and enters his 16th season as the Friars’ assistant coach.

DeMello has helped the Friars to seven NCAA Tournament appearances in his career at Providence, including four out of the last six years. In 2014, DeMello helped the Friars win their first BIG EAST Championship title in program history, appear in their first NCAA College Cup and capture a Providence College men’s soccer program record 16 wins. On March 22, 2015, DeMello was inducted into the Soccer Rhode Island Hall of Fame. 

DeMello helped the Friars reach the BIG EAST tournament final and the NCAA Tournament in 2013. The Friars have recorded 10 winning seasons in the last 11 years, and have been to the BIG EAST Semifinals six times over that span.

DeMello will continue to work with all the day-to-day operations of the program, as well as assisting with recruiting and coaching.

A 1994 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, DeMello played four years for the Rams’ soccer team. During his junior season, he earned Atlantic-10 All-Conference honors as an outside defender and helped the team reach the conference finals.

After graduating from URI in 1994, DeMello played professional soccer for the Rhode Island Stingrays of the USL and served as the team captain for four seasons.

DeMello began coaching in 1994 as an assistant at UMass-Dartmouth. He spent three seasons with the Corsairs before becoming an assistant coach at Roger Williams University. DeMello worked for four seasons at Roger Williams.

A 1989 graduate of Bristol High School, DeMello earned All-State honors in his junior and senior years.
DeMello and his wife, Vicki, and their daughters, Taylor and Maya, live in Bristol, R.I.

Karl Spratt
Staff Coach / Voluneteer Goalkeeping Coach

Karl Spratt enters his fourth year as the men’s soccer volunteer goalkeeping coach. He also serves as the New England Revolution’s Director of Goalkeeping for the Revolution’s youth academy.

Spratt graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in sport and exercise development. Spratt also holds FA Goalkeeping coaching licenses, has earned NSCAA National and Advanced National Goalkeeping Diplomas and became an NSCAA National GK Staff instructor in 2013.

Spratt has coaching experience in both England and the United States. He has had coaching stints with a variety of English club programs, including Sunderland AFC and Darlington FC. At the collegiate level he has spent time as goalkeeper coach with the College of Holy Cross and the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

During the 2014 season, Spratt helped coach Providence goalkeeper Keasel Broome ‘13 to earn BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week once and was named to the BIG EAST Tournament Team. 

In addition to his work with the Friars, Spratt is entering his fifth season as the New England Revolution’s Director of Goalkeeping for the Revolution’s Youth Development Program.

Spratt’s playing career included time with the Manchester United youth academy and the England U-18 National Team developmental squad. He currently resides in Providence, R.I.