166 New St
Cambridge, MA 02138
President: Logan Wangsgard
Vice President: Darren Johnson
Treasurer: Jan Falkowski
Coach: Darren Johnson
Assistant Coach: Fran Taylor
Recruiting Coordinator: Paul Fomenky
Team Captain: Brad Rawson
Vice Captain: Dave Kodack
Kit Managers: Adam Palencia, Andy Vesper, Brad Rawson
Home Field Coordinator: Steve Keppel
Training Field Coordinator: Paul Fomenky
Sponsor Liaison: Adam Palencia
Webmaster: Brian Thopsey
Match Reporters: Brad Rawson, Darren Johnson
Club Historian: Jan Falkowski, Logan Wangsgard
Social Media Coordinator: Joe Adu
Community Affairs Coordinator: Brad Rawson
Activities Coordinator: Mike Howard
External Advisers: Mike Gove, Ramo Badohoun
Boston Cambridge Somerville Eleven began in the mind of Logan Wangsgard, looking to play for a competitive club in the area but finding it tough to join mid-season decided to start a new club. After a lot of name ideas and crest designs the club began to take shape with a name that pulls together 3 of the great urban cities in the metro area. The idea of the Eleven comes from teams like London XI and Copenhagen XI.
The London XI was an association football representative team, specially created to take part in the 1955-58 edition of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, the precursor of today's UEFA Cup. It was decided to create a team especially for the tournament, using the best players from each London-based club. Membership of the team varied considerably between matches. BCS XI strives to have the best players in the metro area and the best eleven on the field.
Things really began to roll when Tom Allen moved to the area from Salt Lake City. Logan and Tom got to work improving the club details and getting things to be official. In early 2009 the club was admitted to the Bay State Soccer League and so the club began. With a lot of work from Tom, Logan, Mike Gove and Darren Johnson, BCS XI came together deciding on uniforms, new team members and our home field, Dilboy Stadium in Somerville.
The 2009 season saw ups and downs through injury and roster changes. We worked hard, especially with player/coach Darren leading the way, to improve in the 2nd half of the season, which saw many fewer losses and a much higher goal tally. However, the rough stretch early on in the season was too much to overcome in the 2nd half and we did not reach our goal of promotion, finishing mid-table at a respectable 5th out of 10.
In 2010 the XI got off to a good start, but again had some issues with consistency throughout the season. However, those problems were put to bed early in the second half of the season, where we went unbeaten in 11 and finished the season on a 6 win streak. Much of this success stemmed from the organizational changes. Club officer elections were held during the Summer break and everyone really chipped in to strengthen the club on and off the field. Despite beating the 1st place team twice in our final two meetings it wasn't enough to win the division, however we are thrilled to have locked up promotion to Division 3 with a few games left in the season. 2011 looks to be the best year yet for the XI.
The XI in 2011, worked hard to start the season off right, and the first game in Division 3 was just that, a solid win. However, the next game was a sign of things to come, a year plagued by baffling results, mistakes, and beauty at times. 3 losses in a row took BCS into the 1st round of the McKenzie Cup facing off against Kendall Wanderers C team, a comfortable 3-0 win away got team spirits back up. The next weekend was a rematch with Kendall in a league fixture, which the XI won by another 3 goal margin. The team rode those encouraging results onto another win against pals Independiente FC but came crashing back down after a disappointing loss the next week in the 2nd round of the Cup. The XI played well, and the final scoreline flattered Mass United a bit, however the Div2 side showed the class that took them to the top of their own league table earning them promotion to Div1 for 2012. The rest of the season saw ups and downs, though the new Summer signings were definitely a highlight. Dave Kodack and Brian Menna helped solidify the midfield while Gage Newman bombed up the flanks from his outside back position to help out the attack that was bolstered by 2011 Golden Boot winner Fran Taylor. These signings will make the squad stronger for 2012 where the XI will be pushing for promotion and definitely hoping to avoid another 6th place finish.
The 2012 season ended with promotion to Division 2 and was by far the most successful season yet. Details to come.
2013 The first year in Division 2 and it was tight. Such a competitive division on any given day any team could win, lose, or draw. Despite good form here and there, the consistency just wasn't there and BCS struggled but finished a respectable 6th.
2014 Was more of the same. Second year in Div2 saw the XI start out with some fresh young faces that would surely propel the team toward another promotion. But, alas due to jobs, friends, and school many of the new recruits didn't last the year and BCS limped to the end of the season battered and tired, but ultimately glad to finish mid-table once again and avoid the relegation spots, of which there were now 4, two automatic and 2 in a playoff with Div3 sides.