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About BSC Buddy Camp

Our Story

BSC Buddy Camp was founded in 2013 by Jacob Cohen, a travel soccer player from Philadelphia, PA. When volunteering at the Variety Club of Philadelphia, Jacob observed that many of the children he was working with demonstrated a real enjoyment of the game of soccer and felt that, like him, these kids would likely enjoy the opportunity to receive more specialized training. At the same time, he felt that many of his soccer friends would get a great deal of satisfaction and enjoyment out of helping other kids. With the help of the Ukranian Nationals Soccer Club, the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association, and with many of his teammates as volunteers, Jacob was able to hold his first summer of camp.

After three successful summers, Jacob looked to expand the camp to the Washington, DC metro area. In reaching out to some family friends in DC, Jacob was connected to Hale Lieberman, a soccer player who, like Jacob, was 15 years old at the time. Hale had volunteered with Special Olympics in the past, and thought that the camp was an awesome idea. He brought the idea to the staff of Bethesda Soccer Club, who were generous enough to offer the sponsorship of field space and equipment.

Following a fantastic inaugural week of camp in 2016, Buddy Camp was held for one week each summer through 2019, growing slowly each year. After losing the summers of 2020 and 2021 to the COVID-19 pandemic, Buddy Camp returned for its fifth and sixth summers in 2022 and 2023, respectively. 

Coaches

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Nancy Rohrman

Coach Rohrman has an outstanding coaching resume and playing career that spans over 20 years. Nancy has been a part of numerous State and Regional Championships at the club level, while developing and  producing players who have gone on to represent State and Regional ODP Teams, as well as US Youth National Teams and the US Women’s National Team.

Nancy has been an instrumental part of Bethesda’s success through the years. As a member of the coaching staff of the Fury, she helped the side to eight straight State Championships, three Regional Championships, and the 2000 USYS National Championship.

As a player, Nancy competed at the University of Hartford, where she was named All-Conference, All-Region, NCAA All-Tournament, and Conference Player of the Year, while guiding the Hawks to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Final Four her senior season.  Upon graduation, Nancy was selected to be a member of the United States Women’s National Team that participated in and won the gold medal at the 1993 World University Games. She was a member of the US Women’s National Team for two  years, and competed in four US Olympic Festivals, winning one gold medal.

At the club level, Nancy featured for SA United from Virginia, which won three consecutive National Amateur Championships. She was also a member of the Maryland Pride of the United States Women’s Interregional Soccer League, and was a key figure in their National Championship run in their inaugural season (1996). In 2008, she played with MYSC in the WPSL and was named Conference Player of the Year, after guiding them to the playoffs in their first year in the league.

Nancy currently holds a USSF National ‘B’ Coaches License and is a member of the Ohio North Soccer Association Hall of Fame and the University of Hartford Hall of Fame.

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Jeff Rohrman

Coach Jeff Rohrman has been involved in coaching for over 30 years at the youth and collegiate levels. He is currently a girl's travel team coach for Bethesda Soccer Club. Jeff was previously the Boy's Varsity coach at Sandy Spring Friends School, where he coached 39 All-Conference Selections (18 First Team) and 5 Conference Players of the Year while accumulating a 65-11-3 conference record, as well as a 92-25-5 overall record. Jeff has served in various soccer leadership positions at several elite travel clubs during his career, including Bethesda, Rush, Potomac and SAC. During his time in club soccer, Jeff has worked with State and Regional ODP programs, and has helped develop numerous players who have gone on to play collegiately, professionally and with various US National Teams.

 

As a college coach, Jeff served as the Head Coach at the University of Wisconsin, where he coached 17 Big Ten All Conference Selections, 4 NSCAA All-Regions selections, 2 MLS draft picks, 1 NSCAA All-American, 44 Academic All-Big Ten honors, 11 All Big Ten Freshman selections, and 16 Big Ten Player of the Week Selections. 


Prior to his work at Wisconsin, Jeff served as the top assistant at the University of Maryland. While at Maryland, Jeff was instrumental in helping build and establish Maryland as the premier college program in the United States.  During his tenure, the program recorded a 94-50-6 overall record, made 6 NCAA Tournament appearances, won the ACC Conference Championship in 1996, and made the College Cup in 1998. He coached 6 NSCAA All-Americans, 18 ACC All-Conference Selections, 11 MLS players, 5 Hermann Trophy Finalists, 1 ACC Conference Player of the Year, 1 ACC Tournament MVP, and 1 National Freshman of the Year. 

 

Jeff also worked as an assistant coach with the women's program at the US Naval Academy, and served as the Head Coach at Bethany Lutheran College.

 

As a player, Jeff was a two time High School All-American, as well as a two time All-American at Bethany Lutheran College (MN). At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Jeff was an All-Region and All-State selection. Upon graduation, he was selected to play in the US Olympic Festival in 1986, and went on to play professionally with the Milwaukee Wave of the AISA, and Real Santa Barbara of the WSL. 

Staff

Jacob Cohen

Founder

Jacob Cohen founded BSC Buddy Camp (formerly Jacob’s Soccer Camp) in 2013 in Horsham, PA, before expanding it to Bethesda, MD in 2016 alongside Hale. Growing up, he played club soccer for FC Montco and FC Delco, as well as at Wissahickon High School. Following his graduation from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in April 2022, Jacob moved to New York City to work in consulting at KPMG.

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Hale Lieberman

Camp Director

Hale is 23 years old and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business in December of 2021 with a degree in finance. During his time in Pittsburgh, Hale played outside back for the Men’s Soccer team as well as serving as a member of the Western Pennsylvania Special Olympics Planning Committee. During his playing career, the Tartans clinched an NCAA tournament berth and were ranked as high as 11th nationally. Following his graduation, Hale began work at Greenhill & Co. in New York City.

In the spring of 2018, Hale graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Maryland. Before graduating, he captained the Men’s Soccer Team to their first ever 4A state championship as well as playing Basketball and Volleyball for the Barons.

Hale also spent 13 years as a player for Bethesda Soccer Club and served on the club’s Player Advisory Committee.

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Lane Lieberman

Media Manager

Lane recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.A. in graphic design and advertising. Currently, she is pursuing her M.A. in service design and plans to continue her career in design strategy following her graduation.   

 

In Savannah, Lane has been a part of the SCAD Women's Soccer team which broke many school records in her time there including in climbing to a national rank as high as 5th, winning the regular season title, and winning their conference tournament for the first time in history. Lane also was an all-conference selection in 2022. Before college Lane played for Bethesda Soccer Club for 11 years. 

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