Coach Francesco Notaristefano
New Rochelle F.C. Girls Premier Soccer Program Director
Coach Francesco Notaristefano is the Head Coach of New Rochelle High School Girls’ Varsity team. He was instrumental in building NRFC’s girls’ program into a successful premier program with numerous championships in the last five years including the prestigious Paris World Cup in France in 2016.
Coach Francesco has been coaching in New Rochelle for 13 years and believes in a disciplined yet creative approach to playing with a keen focus on player development and fitness. The team always comes first, where a positive, inter-personal and dynamic team energy is a priority. Many of his former players are playing at the college level now including Amherst College and Brandeis University.
Coach Francesco won the 2017 CSR Responsible 100 Award by City & State Magazine, The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle Be Great Educator and Coach of the Year 2017, and Section 1 League B Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2019. In his time in New Rochelle, he has traveled with his teams to compete in Italy, France, England, Spain, Switzerland and Austria.
During his five years coaching the NRHS girls varsity team, Coach Francesco has had the privilege of coaching three league players of the year and two Elite 11 players, while as a team winning two league championships, three sectional semifinalist appearance and going undefeated in the Class AA league in 2019, which competes against the largest schools in the section.
Coach Francesco is a NCSAA nationally certified coach.
NRFC Premier Teams
FALL 2020: 2009/2010 Girls Premier (NEW TEAM FORMING)
- Accessible, affordable, professional and close to home option. Costs still TBD (2x practices per week during fall and spring; Winter 1x, league games, NYS Cup games. Tournament entry fees are extra)
- Top of the line field availability for practices and games.
- Community support for your local club through various community partnerships and programs.
- Developmental structure to help grow each player's skill.
- Uniformed system of play developed by coaches to guarantee player’s individual success.
- Access to local resources and mentors
- ZERO Risk registration due to COVID-19 restrictions with full cancellation
2004 NRFC Girls Valiants Premier Team
- Ranked #6 in NY State East – statewide rankings
- 2019 Tournament Champions: Needham Memorial Day Tournament, Needham Mass.
Played in Gillette Stadium, Boston, MA as one of only 10 selected for the honor of playing on a professional field during the tournament
- 2018-2019 NY Cup Semifinalists
Winter 2020 Tournament Champions
- Various indoor tournaments – three championships
- Fall 2019 GU16 NYCSL League Champions (playing in a division a year up)
- Spring 2019 GU16 NYCSL League Runner-up (playing in a division a year up)
2005 NRFC Girls
- Compete with top teams in area
- Top of their league in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
- 2018 Yorktown Labor Day tournament runner up
- Won numerous winter tournaments
2007 NRFC Girls
- Ranked #26 in NY State East – statewide rankings
- NYCLS Premier League Fall 2019 - Runners up
- CT Rush Tournament Fall 2019 - Winners
- Yorktown tournament Fall 2019 - Winners
- NYCSL Final Four - Semi finalist
- NYCSL Premier League Spring 2019…winners undefeated
- 2019 Armonk Indoor 5-Week Super League - Winners
- Yorktown Tournament Fall 2018 – Winners
2008 NRFC Girls
- Ranked #27 in NY State East – statewide rankings
- Yorktown Tournament Fall 2018 - 1st place
- NYCSL State Cup 2019 - Quarter Finalist
- NYCSL Premier League Spring 2019... 1st Place
- Yorktown Tournament Fall 2019 - 2nd place
- NYCLS Premier League Fall 2019 - 2nd Place
- Winter 2020 Tournament Champions
Various indoor tournaments – three championships