Former Trainees
Winston Buddle, Founder/Director has personally trained several players using his “Golden Touch Philosophy.” Some of these players have been selected to join state, regional, national, collegiate, and professional teams. Read about a few of our talented athletes below.



Edson Buddle

Son Edson Buddle
Edson Buddle competed professionally for more than a decade in Major League Soccer and abroad in Germany. Buddle also competed internationally for the United States Men's National Team, including as a member of the 2010 FIFA World Cup team in South Africa. In 2014, Buddle became Major League Soccer's eighth player to score 100 goals. As of 2019, Buddle is the 11th leading scorer in league history.



Edson Buddle

Currently Iona College

Luca Fava

POSITION Defender
HEIGHT 5-8
WEIGHT 150
CLASS Sophomore
HOMETOWN Eastchester, NY
HIGHSCHOOL Eastchester   

 • All-League and All-Section honoree in high school   
• 22 goals scored 15 high school games   
• Leading scorer at 2016 IMG Cup   
• Leading scorer at the 2015 Disney Showcase for Golden Touch United   
• Leading scorer for Golden Touch

Luca Fav


Stephanie Smith

Currently University of  Albany

Position: Defender

Height: 6'4"
Weight: 186
Year: Freshman Albany
Hometown: Hastings, N.Y.
High School: Hastings on Hudson
Quick Facts: Bourgeois arrives at UAlbany following a stellar high school career with Hastings High School.
At Hastings, he was a 2017 High School All-American, two-time All-State selection,
and three-time All-League honoree leading his team to two sectional championships.
He played club soccer for the New York Golden Touch Academy.


Heliot Hamill

Current Duke University

Eliot Hamill

Goalkeeper
HEIGHT: 6'2"
WEIGHT: 175
YEAR: Freshman
HOMETOWN: Scarsdale, N.Y.
HIGH SCHOOL: Edgemont High School
Club Soccer; A member of Golden Touch United 2007 -2018 and most recently competed for
NY Golden Touch United Four-time captain and team most valuable player …
The captain and starting goalkeeper for Golden Touch
Golden Touch 2007-2018


Charles Altcheck

Currently Utah Royals

Midfielder

5’5”

Born: 5/6/1985

Hometown: Larchmont, NY

College: Duke University

NWSL: Houston Dash Current

Kansas City FC

Portland Thorns

Washington Freedom

INAC Kobe Japan 2011-13

Second-team All-ACC selection as sophomore

Participated with U.S. U-21 National Team in the spring and summer of 2006

Ranks tied for seventh on Duke’s career charts for assists

Eleven assists in 2004 ranks as tied for second most in Duke single-season history

  

Kyle Martino

Currently TV soccer analyst for NBC Sports

Kyle Martino

Midfielder
5’10”
144 lbs.
Born: 2/19/1981
Hometown: Westport, CT
College: Virginia
NBC Sports ------Current
L.A. Galaxy—2007-2009
MLS Columbus Crew—2002–2006
US U-23 Olympic Team (2004)
Men’s Senior National Team
US U-20 Youth World Cup Team
US U-18 National Team

  
Benny Feihaber

Currently Yale University

High School: Two-time all-league selection at Horace Greeley High School… Scored 13 goals and added six assists over his final two seasons… Helped lead Horace Greeley to a pair of league championships and 34 victories in three years… Team captain as a senior… Also played tennis and was a two-time all-league selection and team captain.
Club: Played for Golden Touch, which was ranked No. 9 in the country by GotSoccer… Helped lead club to a pair of EDP 1st Division North championships.










  

Currently North Carolina State

Stephen Elias

Forward
5‘8”
169 lbs.
Born: 05/20/1997
Hometown: Rye, NY
College: North Carolina State -
West Ham United Academy of Football – London, England 2012--2013
U-14 & U-15 US Boys National Team
Albertson Soccer Club – 2012--2013
FC Westchester – 2009--2012
New York Red Bulls - 2011
Beachside Soccer Club - 2009
Winston Buddle Personal Trainer -- Current



Zaire Bartley

Midfielder
6‘
175 lbs.
Born: 03/05/1998
Hometown: Bronx, NY
HS Graduation Year: 2016
JA U-17 Team CONCACAF Championships
MLS Academy New York Red Bulls’
Winston Buddle Personal Trainer


Current: Boston University

Libby Closson

Defender
5’8”
125lbs.
Born: 04/24/1997
Hometown: Scarsdale, New York
2007-2015 NY Rush Priots 1997
Disney,Wags,CASL,MSC, Tournament and State Championship
2013-2015 U.S. Soccer Academy Trainee