Michael Megaloudis ‘98

Michael Megaloudis, son of Michael and Carmen Megaloudis, spent his early childhood in Astoria, Queens where he attended Immaculate Conception Elementary School.

He started playing organized soccer at the age of four when he joined Eleftheria Pancyprian soccer club in the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League. Michael represented the Cosmopolitan League select team, where he participated in numerous tournaments. Additionally, he was selected to be a team member of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) from 1993-2003. He was on the Regional Team from 1993-1997 and United States U-17 National Team from 1995-1996.

Michael attended Monsignor McClancy from 1994-1998. He was a 4-year varsity starter and set the goal scoring record during his senior year. Besides setting the scoring record, Michael served as a team captain as a senior. Michael was named to the CHSAA All-League team as a junior and senior. He was also recognized by various media outlets including the Daily News, The Tablet, New York Post and New York Newsday as a New York City All-Star.

After graduating from McClancy, Michael went to Stonybrook University on a soccer scholarship. Michael later played domestically with the New York Freedoms followed by international stints in South America and Europe. Michael trained with Atletico Trinidad de San Juan, Argentina, while representing the U-23 Olympic Development Team.

After his playing career, he ventured on to various professional development endeavors where he founded the Mega Cup Classic, an elite men’s tournament designed to provide a professional soccer experience while rewarding play. The success of his North Carolina based tournaments has led to the creation of Carolina FC, a high-level men’s team that continues to thrive and play against semi-pro and professional team.

In 2010, Michael would begin his professional coaching career and was named the head coach for Sevilla FC in Puerto Rico. The team participated in the Supercopa DirectTV.

In 2013, he began his youth soccer coaching career at Massapequa soccer club and in 2016 he became the sporting director for Auburndale Soccer Club in Queens, NY. He has achieved multiple NY state championships, nationally ranked teams, and placed his players into MLS Academies.

During his stint as an assistant coach at Nassau Community College (NCC), he assisted with leading the Lions to three NJCAA Region XV Championships, two NJCAA District titles and a pair of trips to the NJCAA Division III National Championship. Michael was recently named head coach of Nassau Community College (NCC) Women’s Soccer.