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Tim Larocca Added to Coaching Staff

January 4, 2011 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Western Mass Pioneers News Release

LUDLOW, Mass., January 4, 2011 â€" The Western Mass Pioneers are pleased to announce that Tim Larocca has joined the Pioneers coaching staff. Larocca, who played for the Pioneers in 2008, brings firsthand knowledge of the skill needed to play in the USL, alongside the sense of pride wearing the Pioneers shirt brings.

"I'm pleased to have the privilege of being back with the Pioneers," Larocca states, "this time in a coaching capacity. Working with Joe will certainly be a valuable experience for me and for all of the players involved. I am excited to have the opportunity of helping guide the 2011 Western Mass Pioneers' organization back to the forefront of the nation's elite clubs."

Head coach Joe Calabrese is also happy to have Larocca on staff. "I know firsthand Tim is an excellent field coach and teacher of the game. He has a tremendous track record of success both as a player and coach. We are excited about the opportunity to work along side of each other with the Western Mass Pioneers organization. We look forward to reestablishing the Western Mass Pioneers as an elite club in the PDL during the 2011 season."

Local soccer fans remember Larocca from his playing days at East Long Meadow High School and Western New England College. He also holds a United States Soccer Federation "A" License, and a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. Below is a sample from Larocca's bio.

- 2009-Present Assistant Coach, Western New England College Men's Soccer program

- 2010-Present Developmental Academy Staff, Oakwood Soccer Club

- 2009-2010 Director of Coaching, SoccerPlus

- 2007-2009 Assistant Coach, Utica College Men's Soccer program

- 2008 Western Mass Pioneers player, USL-2 league

- 2006 Albany Admirals player, PDL

- 2006 NSCAA All-America, Western New England College

- 2004-2006 Three-time NSCAA All-New England player, Western New England College

The Western Mass Pioneers will be hosting try-outs in January at Soccer City Indoor Soccer Facility in Wilbraham, MA. More information and try-out times, please contact the Western Mass Pioneers Soccer Office at 413-583-4814 or by visiting their website at

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