Josée started her soccer career with the Gloucester Hornets, playing from U-10 to U-13, before joining the Ottawa Fury Elite Soccer Club. During her four years with the Ottawa Fury youth teams, she garnered many accomplishments. She was a member of the U16 Ottawa Fury Girls team that won the Super Y-League New England Championship, qualifying for the SYL North American Championships. She was named top scorer in both 2005 and 2006 as well as team MVP. She was also named to the first team All-North American Super-Y-League Finals team and was invited to the Olympic Development Training in Florida. Josée obtained a full soccer scholarship at an NCAA Division 1 school, Kent State University (Ohio) and was selected to the All-Conference freshman team. In her last year, she helped Kent State win the MAC conference outdoor track and field team championships, as a walk-on to finish her university career. She also played semi-pro soccer for the Laval Comets in the now defunct W-League. Completing her university studies with a 3.8 GPA, she helped Kent State attain the 10th best overall soccer team average for all division 1 teams throughout the US. She majored in exercise physiology and is currently a teacher. She has experience coaching boys and girls teams including her high-school school soccer teams.
"As we strive to add more female role models, I am thrilled to add another female mentor to our coaching staff and one with Josée's background, experience, understanding of the game, commitment and passion. As we strive to find the best development leaders for all our players I am very pleased to have Josée join the Gloucester Hornets family. Josée has been assigned to be the Lead Coach for our 2007 Girls program as well as help with various other programs. Welcome Josée!" - Jay Da Costa - OGHS Lead Technical Director
Mario De Roia:
Mario has recently moved to Ottawa from Toronto where he accumulated an extensive coaching profile. A Humber College graduate (Diploma in Child and Youth Worker) and continuing education at Ryerson University (BA Social Work), Mario has a great deal of experience working with kids. Most recently he was a Technical Staff Coach from Kleinburg Soccer Coach (Toronto) working with both boys and girls teams. Mario also has experience coaching at the OPDL level with Richmond Hill Soccer Club (2004 Girls) as well as leading soccer school programs, development camps and more. Mario holds a Canadian National B License & United States Soccer Federation National B License.
"I am excited to announce the addition of Mario to the Gloucester Hornets organization. Mario has an extensive coaching background with experience at all ages, levels and genders. He continues to add to his knowledge by expanding his coaching certifications. I have been in contact with Mario for some time now and I am happy that he is now arrived in Ottawa and we are eager to have him work with our members. He adds the 3rd National B coaching certification to our organization. Mario will be the Lead Coach for our 2005 Girls - as well as aiding in other development areas. Welcome Mario! - Jay Da Costa - OGHS Lead Technical Director.