Thank You So Much For Supporting VSA Roma!

I cannot tell you how grateful that I — and the entire Villanova Soccer Academy family — am for your amazing outpouring of support for our fundraising raffle to help fund scholarships so players could be able to join the team for the now-underway 2021-2022.

Because of you, we were able to provide six full or partial scholarships. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Between donations and raffle-ticket purchases, the team raised well beyond my initial goal of $5,000, which will help fund those scholarships and add a tournament or two to the calendar. (We also bought a team bench with the donations!)

The list of sponsors is long, but since you are all part of the Roma family now, I wanted to should each and every one of you out. (I apologize if I missed anybody; please let me know so I can add you to the ring of honor. I only kept a running list of those I sold raffle tickets to.)



$500: Christopher Starner

$100: Chris Smith

Union signed jersey: Carrie Meersman

Wawa gift basket: Kyle Neary

Dave and Busters gift basket: N.A. Poe

Phillies tickets: Trina Hamalian

Union/Club America Tix: Katie Lavelle

Union/Cincy Tix: Leylani Sanchez

Bar Lucca gift card: Malachi K.

Bar Sera gift card: Erica Dougherty

Stone Rose Restaurant gift card: Joaquina Torres

Conshy Brewing gift card: Jaiden Marcial


Items donated to the raffle:

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Phillies

Dave and Buster’s (Plymouth Meeting)

The Wawa Foundation

Bar Lucca, Bar Sera, Stone Rose Restaurant (Brian Pieri)

Conshohocken Brewing Company


Our generous supporters, who are welcome to attend any VSA Roma game and watch with me:


Elfant Wissahickon Realtors (sponsorship badge on the away kits)


Cathy Burke/Irish Pub Atlantic City

Vince Marie/Maison XS

Michael Murphy/Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloonery


Mayor Lenny Desiderio, Sea Isle City/KIX McNutley’s

Al Schmidt/Saver of Democracy


@EstebanDAmur  (earliest non-business donor!)

Frank Falkenstein (HTHS 4 Lyfe)

Dan Fee

Susan Gregory

Kevin Hall

Dan Hickey

Rhea Hughes

Carrie Meersman

Daryl Morey/76ers

Chuck Peruto

N.A. Poe/Poe’s Sandwich Joint

Phil Sheridan

Andrew Stahl


Four Seasons Total Landscaping

Tumar Alexander

Benjamin Begeal

Meg Berry and Diego Rincon

Tony Brace

Lauren Cawley

Felice Chernoff


Justin Davis

Kelly Erb


Brendan Gian-Giasso


Mary and Brian Guckert

Scott Hearn

Jon and Julie Malcarney


Stephen McDonald

Mike McWilliams

Mich (@divegirldc)

Rick Navarro

Katie O’Riordan

Lawrence Bernard Reynolds

Bill Salmon

Chris Smith

Mike Smith

Christopher Starner

Lauren Vidas

The Right Rev. E.B. Webb

Joe Wehr

$10+ (in order of receipt; only last initial for speed-of-transcribing sake)

Greg J.

Carly G.

Stephen R.

Mary K.

Alicia H.

Connor H.

Pete G. (GCF)

James Y.

Mo M.

Lisa C.


Henry H.

Darice R.

Marty M.

Job I.

Sarah K.

Ryan W.

Christina C.

Milo L.

Chris S.

Cara Jo S.

Brian B.

Annie O.

Emily G.

Dan C.

John I.

Matt R.

Nick and Tina S.

Matt M.

Andrew I.

Les B.

Sharla F.


Todd and Jaimie S.

Kevin G.

David G.

Daryl T.

Taylor E.

Eric/Alyssa H.

Bob H.

Shannon McW

Tim B.

Paul S.

Ang S.

Steve H.

Mike D.

Carmel and Dale A.

Spencer S.

Mike F.

Eric B.

Brian R.

Nicholas V.

Roy B.

Audra M.

Bo Burnham’s Existential Dread (Quizzo team)

Jackie T.

Clifton C.

Stephanie M.

Erik S.

Pete R.

Brendan G.

Matt A.

Yuan V.

Steve B.

Christopher M.

Michael H.

Mary H.

Jared K.

Ed McC

Bob M.

Maury Compson

Kyle N.

Tim H.

Jimmy D.

Jason K.

Dylan T.

Jenn S.

Megan Z.

Alan C.

Danny B.

Jesse S.

Zainab J.

Steve K.

Jon V.

Ryan G.