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Board of Directors

Executive Board

Benjamin Ziemer

President

A founding member of NorCal Premier Soccer, Benjamin has coached at the club, collegiate and national levels and is currently head coach for Sacramento Republic's U18 men's team. His playing experience spans 10 years and includes US Amateur and International team(Germany) assignments. Benjamin holds a National 'A' license.

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Shawn Blakeman

VP Business Development

A founding member of NorCal Premier Soccer, Shawn is currently the Technical Director for Sacramento United and holds a National 'A' license. A former IMG Academy Staff Coach and Director of Coaching for the El Dorado United Soccer Club, Shawn began an 11-year professional career at age 17 with the San Jose Earthquakes, followed by a four-year stint in West Germany. He played professionally in the US until 1999.

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Paolo Bonomo

Vice President

A founding member of NorCal Premier Soccer, Paolo is currently the Director of NorCal PDP and holds a National ‘B' license. He started coaching over 20 years ago at the club level and worked as a Technical Director. He grew up in Italy where he played soccer up to age eighteen at a local club.

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RAC Elected Officers

Rick Fullerton

Mill Valley Soccer Club's Director of Coaching and Player Development, Rick played at Yale University and began his coaching career with UC Berkeley's men's team. Holding a National 'A' license as well as a NSCAA Premier and USSF national Youth licenses, Rick is a former Region IV ODP Staff Coach.

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Paul O'Brien

Currently Placer United's Director of Soccer Operations, Paul has played and coached both in the US and abroad, most recently with the Irish Women's National Team in 2015/16. Holding a National 'A' license as well as NSCAA Premier and Goal Keeping diplomas, Paul's administrative and coaching experience spans nearly 30 years.

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Tom Ginocchio

With over 20 years of youth coaching experience, Tom has been a Coaching Director for the past 11+ years and is currently the Director of Coaching for Impact Soccer Club. His background includes playing and coaching for Saint Mary's College of CA and US Amateur playing experience. Tom holds his USSF National 'B' coaching license, the NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma, as well as having his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in Finance.

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Albertin Montoya

Albertin Montoya is the current Technical Director and Director of Coaching of MVLA Soccer Club. He has coached at the club, collegiate, professional, and international levels, having served as the Head Coach of the Gold Pride of the WPS and the U17 Women's National Team. As the Head Coach of the Pride he was awarded the 2010 Soccer America Women's Coach of the Year Award and honored as a 2010 FIFA World Coach of the Year Finalist. In the club realm, he has led teams to both a USYSA National Championship and an ECNL National Championship. He currently holds the USSF "A" License.

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