Former FC Copa Academy Standout Forward Returns In A Coaching Role
For Immediate Release - Thursday, December 3, 2020
Media Contact: Jef Thiffault, FC Copa Director of Club Development and Communications
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METUCHEN, NJ - FC Copa Academy today announced the hiring of Phoenetia Browne as a Staff Coach. Browne is an FC Copa alumna, who joins the club after spending the past three years playing at the professional level abroad in Iceland, Finland, France, and Romania. Browne led her native St. Kitts and Nevis to the Final 8 of the 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualification Championship for the first time in their history. Browne racked up an astounding 19 goals in 20 appearances for the Women’s National Team of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Browne joins FC Copa with over three years of coaching experience having worked with a number of teams abroad to launch her coaching career while playing professionally overseas.
“It is with great pride that we see Phoenetia return to the FC Copa family in this coaching role on the heels of an incredible playing career,” said FC Copa President and Executive Director of Coaching Roberto Aguas. “Phoenetia was an exemplary FC Copa player on and off the field, and we are delighted to see FC Copa serve as a platform for this proud alumna to continue her career in the game.”
“I’m thrilled to be back with FC Copa, having played here when I was younger. I'm excited to bring my professional playing experience overseas to the opportunity to work with this generation of FC Copa players. I am definitely looking forward to learning from the experienced Copa coaching staff,” said Browne.
During her time at FC Copa Academy, Browne was a member of a very successful FC Copa Furia squad for three years. After graduating from Rutgers Preparatory School, Browne went on to play collegiately at Columbia University and The University of Texas at Austin. Phoenetia holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering. Phoenetia also played with FC Copa’s U20/23 team as well as suiting up for the UWS side NJ COPA FC. Browne also represented Saint Kitts and Nevis in the U20 ranks, before serving as captain of the full international team.
Since its inception in 2004, FC Copa Academy has appeared in 26 state, 19 regional and 7 national finals & championships while having one of the highest college placement rates in the country, both soccer and academic, having placed over 360 students into over 170 collegiate programs and developed over 24 professional and national/international team players.
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FC Copa Academy is a professional soccer organization founded in 2004, which has appeared in 26 state, 19 regional and 7 national finals & championships. FC Copa has one of the highest college placement rates in the country, both soccer and academic, having placed over 360 students into over 170 collegiate programs and developed over 24 professional and national/international team players. A soccer family consisting of over 750 members from the ages of 5 to 19 that come from all areas of NJ, NY, and PA. FC Copa is a year-round soccer development program assisting players in reaching their greatest potential with three locations; FC Copa Rutgers (Middlesex County, NJ), FC Copa Millstone (Monmouth County, New Jersey) and FC Copa Brooklyn (Aviator Sports in Brooklyn, NY). The focus is on educating the complete player with a knowledgeable and caring staff. FC Copa Academy teams compete in premier level leagues, tournaments, showcases, and competitions locally, regionally and nationally. FC Copa Academy fields both boys and girls teams in each age group from U7 through U19 and beyond. In addition to the youth academy, FC Copa Academy provides a pathway into the college, semi-pro and professional levels via its New Jersey Copa FC collegiate programs (U20 and U23) and United Women’s Soccer team.