CPSC – Coach
Born and raised in New York’s Chinatown, Lex developed his soccer experience within the Tri-state area which soon brought him around the country and eventually around the world. Lex started playing soccer in Downtown Soccer League which brought him to inner city clubs such as Manhattan Kickers SC and Manhattan Soccer Club before joining the nationally ranked Long Island Club, Merrick Magic-Redstorm. Lex was an integral 5 year member of the NY State Olympic Development Program and Region 1 ODP Team.
Lex started his university career as a “Scarlet Knight” playing at Rutgers University before he transferred to Long Island University where he captained the “LI Blackbirds.” During college Lex played for the Southern Texas powerhouse Laredo Heat and captured a PDL National Championship. Upon graduating, Lex was award the Scholar Athlete of the Year Award for his performance on and off the field.
After graduating, Lex moved to Asia and played professionally in the first divisions in different countries: Tai Chung FC in Hong Kong’s BMA 1st Division, Kaya FC in Philippines’ United Football League and Lang Ieng in Macau’s Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol. Lex’s international career eventually lead to his representation for the Philippines Men’s National Team, having registered 11 caps for the country.
Upon completing his oversea playing career, Lex returns to NYC and Chelsea Piers. Having played at Chelsea Piers since it opened, Lex is extremely happy to reconnect with a special place that has expanded it’s soccer program into a unique competitive club.
“I remember playing at the first winter league at Chelsea Piers when the facilities first opened. It was an exciting time as there was nothing else like it. Decades ago fiber glass walls and artificial field turf arenas were only seen on TV. We felt like 10 year old pro’s. Being able to coach at Chelsea Piers bring back a lot of great memories, and I hope we can continue to provide the proper development for generations to come.”