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Lakeland Jr. Soccer Club

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Jan, 2023

Executive Board Bio's


Richard Devine - Is Co-President of Lakeland Jr. Soccer.  He and his wife have lived in Wanaque for 22 years and have two sons. Both sons have played both Rec and Travel from kindergarten through eighth grade (U9 - D2).  They now attend college and high school (PCTI).  Richard has been the head coach of multiple Rec and Travel teams for each of the past ten years.  His teams have won several flight championships.  In addition to his role with Lakeland Jr. Soccer, Richard is still heavily involved with Wanaque Rec Soccer - recruiting and training referees, coaching several teams, and helping run the snack stand.  Richard, and his oldest son, both hold USSF referee certifications.  In Richard's spare time, he is the Field Supervisor for a Large Commercial  HVAC Service/Industrial Company but still somehow finds a way not to be on call during soccer games. 

Amin Zahr - In addition to being Co-President, Amin is also Co-Treasurer.  
Amin, graduate in the top 1% of his class, with a degree in economics and finance, from Baruch College in Manhattan, where he was the school's star volleyball player.  He got his MBA from NYU and went on to work at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.
Wait, wait, that's not Amin's bio, it's George Santos' and this is Remy just having a little fun.  This article will be updated shortly with Amin's true bio.

Vice Presidents & Directors of Coaching:

Gary Marks, Jr - In addition to being Co-Vice President, and Director of Coaching, Gary is one of our two League Contacts. Gary has lived in Wanaque for 14 years with his wife (lifelong Wanaque Resident) and has 3 children, 2 of whom are currently in the Wanaque Travel soccer program. Gary has coached in the Wanaque Rec and Travel programs since 2014, and holds 5 USYS/NJYS coaching licenses. When not at the soccer field Gary is a Librarian and Professor at William Paterson University. 

Jeff Vogel - 
In addition to being Co-Vice President, and Director of Coaching, Jeff manages our web sites.
Jeff and his wife have lived in Ringwood for 16 years and have two children.  Their daughter played both Rec and Travel for Ringwood and is currently playing high school soccer at PCTI and Club for Stateline.  His son has played Rec, Travel and Club and is currently playing U13 and Club for Stateline.  This will be Jeff's 9th year coaching Rec and/or Travel and his second year on the Executive Board.  Jeff is also a licensed USSF referee.  In addition to soccer, Jeff is also able to fit in a day-job running an IT company.


Michelle Sterzel -

Amin Zahr - Please see above


Christine Berger - Christine  has lived in Ringwood for her entire life and currently resides in Erskine Lakes with her husband and two sons. Christine's dad, Bryan Ward, was one of the founders of the Ringwood Rovers soccer club which started as a men's team and quickly grew first with youth boys teams, followed by the addition of the girls teams. Player development, safety, and fun have always been the goals of the organization. Christine played for the Ringwood Rovers Soccer Club through middle school and has many fond memories as well as life-long friendships from this time. Both of her sons play or have played in the program. Christine is certified to coach but her energy has been put into scheduling all of the home games for the club since 2018.