SDA Welcomes Soccer Coach Jessica Iorio and Assistant Coach Anne O’Brien

     St. Dominic Academy is proud to welcome Jessica Iorio as Head Soccer Coach for the 2020 season. Jessica is the eighth coach in team history which began in 1987. She is the fourth alumnae to direct the team. Iorio, a 2002 SDA graduate, was a four-year standout who made an impact on the team from her first days at the Academy. As a player she was described as determined, talented and proactive. She was a key member of St. Dominic Academy’s three-year HCIAA championship teams, who defeated Holy Family in 1999-2000 and Bayonne in 2001. She scored the winning goal in 2000.

     Following her time at SDA she was a four-year player at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut where she earned a degree in Finance and a soccer scholarship her junior and senior year. Jessica began her coaching career in 2006 working with and organizing a host of youth girl soccer clubs. The Bayonne native and current Jersey City resident coached Holy Family for 5 years prior to their closing in 2013. Her record with the Falcons was 52-49.

     The assistant coach for the Blue Devils will be Anne Dalton O’Brien a name familiar to Hudson County soccer followers for her fine work at SDA Ms. O’Brien, a 1965 graduate of the Academy, was asked to pitch in for the team’s second year and forged quite a resume at SDA. After humble
beginnings, the team at Anne’s direction greatly improved. She is the SDA leader in years served (18), wins, games coached, and most every other SDA soccer school record. O’Brien guided the Blue Devils to the three consecutive HCIAA titles from 1999-2001. Anne had a record of 169-139 with five ties. She has stayed active at her alma mater serving on numerous committees and alumnae boards since she left the program in 2005.

     The Blue Devils will be in good hands with the staff of Head Coach Jessica Iorio and Assistant Coach, Anne O’Brien.