The Morris Catholic Boys Soccer program is steeped in history as a New Jersey soccer powerhouse. Under the guidance of famed Coach Wally Mueller, the MC Boys Soccer team began their Non-Public “B” state dominance in 1992 and 1993 winning their first 2 NJ State Championships. Coach Mueller followed that up with a further 8 state championships including 7 in a row from 1998-2005. Morris Catholic also won multiple Conference Titles and Morris County Titles during Coach Mueller’s reign. Following his retirement, the program went through its transitional growing pains and in 2017 the program burst back to life, capturing the NJAC Conference, Non-Public “B” North Sectional and Non-Public “B” State Championships again with the team finishing an impressive 18-2-1 and had one of its players break the NJ state assist record.
The MC Boys Soccer program is here to allow for all soccer players to have the chance to enjoy soccer, while offering a professional environment for our top players to develop and move on to play soccer at the next level. We gear our program to ensure all our players who want to play soccer in college have the chance to do that, and we enable our players to have the best platform to showcase their abilities.
- 2017 NJAC Conference Champions: Non-Public B
- 2017 NJAC State Champions: Non-Public B
- Drew Weaver '21 - 3rd Team All-County, Honorable Mention All-State, 1st Team All-Conference
- Ian Costa '22 - Honorable Mention All-County, 2nd Team All-Conference
- Alex Kaelin '22 - Honorable Mention All-County, 2nd Team All-Conference
- Peter Katz '22 - Honorable Mention All-Conference
- Marvin Cadena '20 - 2nd Team All-County, 2nd Team All-State, 1st Team All-Conference
- Michael Mezzina '19 - 3rd Team All-County, Honorable Mention All-State, 1st Team All-Conference
After graduating with a degree in Health and Physical Education, Coach Cleary became an assistant coach at Mountain Lakes High School in both sports. After four years, he took over the Girls' Soccer and Softball programs back at his hometown school in Parsippany.
The Girls' Soccer team made it to the state section finals four times in his seven years at the helm after not making an appearance for over 20 years. The Softball team won state section titles in 2015 and 2016, their first titles in 29 years. In 2017, the Softball team capped off a great three-year run with their first ever Morris County Championship. It was only the 5th MCT Championship in any sport in school history.
Coach Cleary has coached over 20 players that have played at the collegiate level, including 8 at the Division I ranks. He currently teaches in the Parsippany School District and has his Master's Degree in Physical Education and Coaching from Ball State University. He has received many Coach Of The Year honors, most notably the Daily Record Coach Of The Season for all Morris County sports during the Spring of 2017. His coaching philosophy includes creating a team-first atmosphere where student-athletes can build themselves on and off the field, with a focus on hard-work and respect for one another.
John Rotsides, Assistant Coach