Lusitana Sports FC will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors to aid in their pursuit of a post-secondary education, with a minimum amount of $500.00 and a cap of $1500.00 for a single scholarship. The number and amounts of scholarships will be dependent on the quantity and quality of applications received. Lusitana Sports FC has a Scholarship Selection Committee that reviews all applicants and selects the recipients. All information will be kept confidential.
Victor Oliveira club president hires director of coaching Luis Faria former women’s assistant coach at Brown University from 2004-2016. Faria has coached 26 All-Ivy student-athletes during his time with the Bears, beginning in 2004, with those student-athletes totaling 44 All-Ivy awards. He has helped guide Brown to a pair of 10-win seasons during his tenure including a 10-5-2 record in 2011 and a 10-6-1 mark in 2013.
Faria came to Brown after spending six years at Johnson & Wales University, serving as an assistant coach for the women’s soccer team from 1998-99, and as the head coach from 2000-03. He guided the team to its first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament appearance. While at Johnson & Wales, Faria also served as an admissions officer. Prior to his time at Johnson & Wales, Faria was an assistant coach for both men’s and women’s soccer at Bryant College (now Bryant University) from 1995-98. In addition, Faria has coached at Pincince’s Soccer School since 1995 and served as a recreation leader for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections from 1994-2001.
A member of the Rhode Island Stingrays from 1995-97, Faria also played semi-pro soccer with the Lusitana Sports of the LASA League from 1984-95. While with the Lusitana Sports, Faria was a two-time Player of the Year and three-time scoring champion in the LASA League.
Luis is currently a Revolution Academy RDS Staff Coach
Lusitana Sports FC is excited to announce its new partnership with the New England Revolution Academy. The partnership will expose Lusitana Sports FC players and staff to the Revolution Academy’s training methodology.
Lusitana FC coaches and players will get to directly work with the highly ranked Revolution Academy coaching staff. Throughout the year, players will get exclusive training opportunities with the Revolution Academy training staff.
“I am tremendously excited to be working with such a wonderful organization like the New England Revolution,” Luis Faria, Lusitana Sports Director of Coaching, said. “It’s a great opportunity to have our young players and coaches be exposed to the newest training methods and philosophy.”
“The Revolution Academy is extremely excited to partner with Lusitana Sports FC, a club with a great history and has a tremendous vison for its club, players and coaches, the Revolution Academy is thrilled to help Lusitana achieve these goals”, Deven Apajee, Revolution Academy Director.