Michael Alcaraz '15 completed his first season as the top assistant coach for the Manhattanville men's soccer team in 2018. Michael assisted Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom Coach of the year Steve DeMatteo in all facets of the program including but not limited to: recruiting, coaching, operations, alumni relations, fundraising and academic advising.
Alcaraz worked primarily with the Valiant attackers, who netted 48 goals on the season -- the most by the program since 2011 -- and earned six total MAC Freedom All-Conference honors, including midfielder Cody LaCava who was named MAC Freedom Rookie of the Year.
Alcaraz previously completed his first season as Assistant Director of Operations at the D-1 University South Florida. The Bulls finished the 2017 season with a record of 6-6-4, a 3-2-2 mark in the American Athletic Conference.
Prior to USF, Alcaraz won the United Premier Soccer League’s Western Conference title in 2016 as an assistant with the San Fernando Valley Scorpions. Alcaraz also has experience at the proessional level, having worked for New York City Football Club and the New York Red Bulls in of Major League Soccer as part of their gameday operations.
As a player, Alcaraz was a two-year member for the Valiants as a defender/midfielder, starting 23 of his 28 appearances, netting one goal and adding six assists. Prior to Manhattanville, Alcaraz was a two-year starter at Pasadena City College, where he was First Team All-Conference his sophomore year.
Originally from Burbank, California, Alcaraz currently resides in Purchase while pursuing his master’s degree in sport business management.