Class of 2016-17

David Baker
David is currently a Managing Partner at North American Management, a Boston based Wealth Management firm with $1.5 billion in assets under management. David is a life-long New Hampshire resident and resides in Portsmouth NH with his wife Wendy and three teenage sons, Ian, Declan and Graham.  All three boys have participated in Seacoast United programs with son Ian now at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ pursuing Computer Science degree, Declan a sophomore at Portsmouth High School and still active playing for Seacoast U17 and Graham a Freshman at Portsmouth High School active in the High School Marching Band.  David played high school soccer at Orford High School in Orford, NH as well as at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford CT.  He played college soccer at Babson College in Wellesley MA, where he graduated in 1985 with a BS Finance/Investment. David has been involved as a Board Member at Seacoast United since 2006 and transitioned in 2011 to become Chairman of the Seacoast United Foundation when Seacoast United Soccer Club split into For-Profit and Non-Profit entities.  

Jim Dedeus
As a young boy living in Portugal, like any young boy, he lived for the game. At 15 years old, he came to the United States and immediately was approached to play for the Portuguese American Soccer Club and began playing in a league with very strong 18-30 year old players from foreign countries. He played in that league until his late twenties.

After the playing days were over, Jim coached three years at Londonderry Middle school, winning 2 state champions as well as six years at Londonderry High School winning two state championships and being inducted in the Londonderry Hall of Fame. At the same time, he was part of the Goal Keeper staff at SNHU where he helped for five years.  Jim was also a head coach for the NHODP for 5 years and for two years in a row, his ODP teams were undefeated.

Jim moved on as goalkeeper coach at Franklin Pierce University, coaching the women’s team, where he helped the team win 1994 NCAA Div2 National Title, while training Finland’s National Teams goalkeeper. For his efforts at FPU, he was inducted into their Hall Of Fame.

In 1995 Jim and his partner John Motta were awarded the USL Division 3 Pro Team to NH, as the NH Phantoms. Jim was the GM running the team and bringing in top players from the US and foreign countries. The team always qualified for league playoffs and made it to the USL final four twice. After 10 years of the Phantoms involvement with USL, Jim was inducted into the USL Hall of Fame. 

After the Division 3 Pro league was dissolved, the Phantoms team moved to the PDL, and has been playing under the Seacoast United banner, where they continue to be a force in the league in the USL reaching the final four this year. 

After the early years with SUSC and the Phantoms, Jim stepped back from the game, and now enjoys watching the Phantoms as well as his three grandsons playing the game he grew up playing. For his efforts/dedication to the game, Jim has also been inducted in the NE Soccer Hall of Fame.  

Greg Gilmore
Greg was born in Dover, NH in 1989.  After graduating from Southern Vermont College in 2012, he started coaching club soccer in NH and a local varsity high school team.  After winning two state championships at the club level, he returned to SVC in 2016 to take over the Men's Soccer Program on a full-time basis. In his second season there, the team returned to the playoffs on their home field for the first time since he was a player there in 2011.  He lives with his dog, Sika, and wakes up every Saturday morning to cheer on Leicester City, something he was doing before 2015.  Greg is also a few months away from finishing his MBA through Southern New Hampshire University

Rachel Hill
Rachel Hill was born in York, Maine and grew up in Rollinsford NH. She loved athletics and before high school competed in Gymnastics, Soccer, Baseball, Lacrosse, Basketball and Track. Because she had two brothers she often found herself on boys' teams growing up. 

She attended Somerswoth High School where she continued to be very involved in athletics competing in soccer, basketball and track and was selected 1st Team All-State in all three sports and All New England in soccer.  In basketball she scored over 1,000 points, set 4 school records in track and broke the NH record for most goals in a high school career in Soccer.

Rachel started playing soccer with ROSO Soccer Club and in high school played with Seacoast United Soccer Club where she was on two Super Y National Championship Teams, and for four years competed with the NH ODP Team, USYSA Region 1 Team and the US U14 GNT, U16, U20 and U23 WNT. She played for the US National Team in the U20 Women’s World Cup and in the U23 Nordic Cup.

Rachel attended University of Connecticut and was a starter on the women’s soccer team all 4 years, earning Conference Player of the year awards 3 years, All American as a Jr. and Sr., UCONN Female athlete of the year in 2017 and is one of the most decorated players in UCONN women’s soccer history becoming the second all-time leading scorer with 61 goals and fourth all time in career points with 140.  In addition Rachel was a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy as a Jr. and Sr.  She graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in Sport Management from UCONN.

Rachel was selected as the 14th pick in the 2017 NWSL Draft and played with the Orlando Pride notching 3 goals and one assist in her rookie season and is currently playing in the Australian professional Westfield W-League with the Perth Glory and is the current league leading scorer.

Eric Masi
Eric was a standout player and captain at every level at which he played; high school, club, college, and semi-pro.  He won a high school state championship and four club state championships.  Eric enjoyed oversees playing opportunities to England and Australia with SUSC as well as a month-long stint with Norwegian club Skied.  He was a four year starter and two year captain at UNH. Eric was twice named to the All-America East team and earned All-New England accolades in his senior year.  Eric scored the first ever PDL goal for the Seacoast United Phantoms, and in doing so became the oldest player to ever score a PDL goal.

Joseph Masi
Joe lives in York, Maine with his wife Jess and their two children Robert (age 4) and Evelyn (age 2).  Joe works at the New England Aquarium as a curator.  He played on the second Seacoast United team assembled in 1993 and continued with the club until aging out in 1997.  His Seacoast team won the state cup in 1997 and was also the first team to travel abroad.  Joe captained York High School to a state championship in his senior year.  Joe was three year starter at Stonehill College, captaining the team in his senior year.    

Michael Masi
Mike lives in York, Maine with his wife Kirsten and their two children Garrett (age 3) and Sydney (age 1).  Mike is a science teacher at York High School.  He played for Seacoast United from 1995-1999, captaining the team in his last three years.  Mike’s Seacoast team won the New Hampshire State Cup in 1999 and represented New Hampshire at the regional competition three out of his four years.  Mike won two high school state championships in 1996 and 1998, captaining the team in 1998.  Mike was a four year starter at Bates College captaining the team in his junior and senior seasons.  He was named Academic All-NESCAC in three out of his four years in college.  Mike enjoyed six successful seasons coaching the York High boys team from 2009-2015 before stepping down when his second child was born.  Mike has served on the board of the United Sports Foundation (formerly Seacoast United Foundation) for the past three years.  

Lynne Walker
Lynne Walker began coaching field hockey with Seacoast United when the program began in 1999. While at Seacoast, Lynne served on the Field Hockey Board and had the privilege of coaching players at both the U14 and U12 levels. Lynne also directed and coached the Exeter Indoor Field Hockey Program for 11 years. Outside of Seacoast, Lynne has coached field hockey at the Cooperative Middle School for the Exeter School District for the past 21 years. Her other field hockey coaching experience includes USA Futures Program, New England Premier Field Hockey College Showcase, and summer camp programs at UNH, Belmont Hill, and others within the Seacoast area. 

As an experienced educator at East Kingston Elementary School, her role expands beyond the classroom. She has taught for 33 years, including third grade and multi-age (grades 3 and 4). She is also involved as a director of the EKES Theater Program and has served on many curriculum committees.

Lynne and her husband, Chuck enjoy traveling throughout the year, especially to visit their family. They have two grandchildren in Hawai’i and will be welcoming another grandchild in New Hampshire in January.  In addition, Lynne enjoys quilting, gardening, hiking and snowshoeing. 

What Lynne has loved most has been the opportunity to coach and work with so many wonderful and caring people, including all of the kids, families, and coaches she has met through Seacoast United, Exeter Field Hockey, and in the New England area. The experiences she has had throughout the years are priceless. 

Patrick Walsh
Patrick Walsh is a principle in Ocean Properties LTD and Affiliates.  A family business involved in developing and management of Hotels and Resorts across the country.  Patrick resides in North Hampton NH with his wife Karen where they raised their four children, Caroline, JP, Emma and Neale. 

One of Patrick’s first interactions with Seacoast United was when Paul offered to help an American Dad trying to teach a sport he knew nothing about and held a practice for Patrick’s sons u-10 soccer team.  Through the years since then, both on a professional and personal level, the support and friendship between Paul and Patrick, Seacoast and OPL and affiliates has only grown and extends between the employees of each organization as well.