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BALTIMORE, MD - Baltimore Kings staff announced on Friday that the club will launch a U-23 Women's Team in the Summer of 2016 and the hiring of Luca Farina (Head Coach) and Gabe Kuhn (Associate Head Coach) as the team's first coaches. The U-23 Women's Team will compete in the EDP Women's Summer League.
Luca Farina, a Perry Hall native and 2009 graduate of Calvert Hall, is currently in his second season as the Head Women’s Club Coach at Stevenson University. Prior to Stevenson he served for two seasons as the Assistant Varsity Coach and Head Junior Varsity Coach at Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville, Maryland.
Farina graduated from Mount Aloysius College in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He was a four year starting midfielder for the Mounties and captained the team in his senior season. Farina was also a four-time AMCC Academic All American and is ranked 3rd in school history for most games played.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Baltimore Kings organization. The U-23 Women's Team will give young women planning to play in college or currently playing in college a great opportunity to prepare for their upcoming season. The players will receive a high level of training and play games against competition similar to what they will face in the fall. I am looking forward to get started, as we have already received great feedback and support from local colleges.“
Gabe Kuhn will be joining Farina on the U-23 Women's Coaching staff, and will be going into his second season as an Assistant Men's Coach at McDaniel College in Westminister, MD. He also coaches with the Maryland Olympic Development Program (ODP) U-12 Boys Team.
Kuhn was an All-MIAA and All-Harford County performer as well as team captain at John Carroll High School before transferring to Fallston High School for his senior year. Going into his senior year, Kuhn was previewed by the Baltimore Sun as a "Player To Watch" and ended up leading his team to the State Finals and a #5 ranking. He picked up 1st-Team All-Harford County and 1st-Team All-UCBAC honors and was nominated to the Maryland All-State Team.
At Harford Community College, Kuhn garnered NJCAA All-Region and All-State honors and was named to the All-Maryland Tournament Team. The team won the regular season championship and was ranked as high as #12 in the country in NJCAA.
Kuhn then transferred to Cabrini College where he was named
1st-Team All-Colonial States Athletic Conference, 2nd-Team All-Region ECAC, ECAC All-Star Team, and team captain in his senior year. In 2012 Cabrini won the CSAC, advancing to the NCAA D-III Tournament.
Stay tuned for upcoming tryout announcements. For more information about the team or to be considered for a spot on our U-23 Women's Team, please fill out a contact form.
Baltimore Kings Pro Soccer Club is a new pro soccer club in Baltimore, MD. Founded in 2015, the club is operated by Baltimore Pro Soccer, LLC. The club is home to teams and year-round soccer programs for players of all ages and skill-levels.
Our mission is to develop and showcase disciplined, technical, and possession-oriented players that have a passion to improve.
The Baltimore Kings Pro Team will operate as an independent, event-based club and will play their first professional game in the Summer of 2017.