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The Boys Varsity Soccer Team at Covenant Christian Academy competes in the

Massachusetts Bay Independent League in Division 1.




Varsity Boys Soccer Results



Varsity Boys Soccer Roster


Meet the Coach


Christopher Carlson

Boys Varsity Soccer Head Coach


Chris Carlson has been involved with the game of soccer since he was very young. He enjoyed a long playing career that included three varsity playing years at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School and he served as team captain during his senior year. Chris went on to play soccer at Gordon College under then coach, Derek Potteiger.  Chris was a member of the team for four seasons, during which time the team experienced two first place conference finishes during the regular season, a conference championship, and the only two visits to the NCAA National Tournament in program history. Chris has been coaching the beautiful game since he was in high school, starting first with the Hamilton-Wenham Youth Soccer Association late elementary and early middle school teams and later serving as a player-manager during his final season at Gordon due to injury. Chris also worked as the Assistant Head Coach of the boy’s soccer program at Ipswich High School for the 2016 season. 



My goal for this team is to create a system able to prepare participating players to compete and succeed at a collegiate level if they desire to do so. For a team to be competitive in New England soccer, they must be aiming forward and reaching for “The Next Level.” It is possible to create a good high school program that can win games, but without steps in place to develop and encourage players to better themselves there will eventually come a plateau. A truly great program is one that is hungry to keep climbing higher and higher, and I want to make your boys and CCA a truly great program.


This hunger and the level of play that can accomplish this goal begins with the team’s attitude. Note that it is not the attitude of a player, or of a coach, but of a team. First and foremost, everybody must be All In. Being All In means every person at every level, from coach to player to parent to AD, is putting forward their best effort to better the person to their left and to their right in every action they take. This is only possible by holding one another Accountable to that goal of constantly improving. The final aspect of the attitude this team needs to embrace is Faith that we will find our way together. No matter the odds, no matter the circumstance, members of this team look to the person beside them and say “I am with you heart and soul.” The Lord has given us all great gifts; the ability to run and jump, feel joy in competing, and playing this beautiful game in a sportsmanlike way. No matter who we play, where it is, or who we have on the field, this team is together heart and soul playing for the Glory of God.