Bronx, N.Y. – (August 8, 2022) – Fordham men’s soccer head coach Carlo Acquista announced the addition of two staff members for the upcoming season, as Matt Sloan has been added as a volunteer assistant coach, while Fabio Reato has been named volunteer director of operations.
Sloan is a familiar face, having spent the past two seasons at Fordham, serving as a team captain in each of those years. In his first season, he helped the Rams win the 2020-21 Atlantic 10 Championship and was selected as the Most Outstanding Player at the Championship. He earned First Team All-Southeast Region honors from United Soccer Coaches for the 2020-21 season and followed that by receiving Second Team All-Atlantic 10 honors in the fall of 2021. A two-year member of the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, he is currently finishing his master’s degree at Fordham in Humanitarian Studies.
Prior to Fordham, Sloan played in 46 games over three seasons at American University, where he was a three-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and Dean’s List member.
“I’m very excited for Matt to transition from player to volunteer assistant coach this year,” said Acquista. “Matt has always been knowledgeable, passionate and driven as a player, and those tools will assist him in becoming a leader amongst the team.”
Reato is a former professional soccer player in Italy, playing for AC Pavia and FC Forli over a four-year career, which was cut short due to injury. A 2022 graduate from Columbia University with a degree in Financial Economics, he has been a private soccer coach for two years and most recently interned for AXIS Capital after being a business analyst for One Factory SRL in Milan, Italy.
“Fabio’s international playing experience, passion for development, and player performance make him a unique find. We are excited and privileged to have Fabio join our staff,” said Acquista.