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William Vanzela
William  Vanzela

Goalie Coach

William Vanzela returned for his second season as the Blue Jay goalkeeper coach in 2016.

This past season, he coached junior Bryan See to one of the best season's in program history. See led the Centennial and ranked fifth in the nation in save percentage (.880) and eighth in goals against average (.486). His goals against average and save percentage rank as the third best in school history. HIs nine shutouts are also tied for ninth in program history.

Vanzela has spent the past four seasons with the Baltimore Blast of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL). In his first season with the Blast, he was named MVP of the 2012-13 playoffs. He also named Player of the Month in February 2013 and earned All-Rookie Team honors after ranking second in the league in points against average. The following season, Vanzela was named the league's Goalkeeper of the Year with a league-best .833 save percentage. In his third season with the Blast, he earned a repeat selection as League Goalie of the Year with a 2.83 points against average. Last season, Vanzela led the Blast to the 2015-16 MASL championship while posting a 2.65 points against average.

A dual citizen of Brazil and Italy, Vanzela was a member of Italy's World Cup-winning National Futsal team in 2011. He was also named Best Goalkeeper at the 2011 Futsal World Cup.

Vanzela also serves as the goalkeeper coach at McDonough, which won the 2015 MIAA A Championship, and the Baltimore Celtic Soccer Club. He coached at the Baltimore Bays Chelsea Academy for three seasons, and spent two years at Loyola Blakefield, which won the 2014 MIAA A Championship.