Former Stony Brook Star Barbuto Named Lancers Assistant Coach

Brooke Barbuto
Brooke Barbuto

After a stellar high school playing career at T.J. Corcoran High School in Syracuse, Brooke Barbuto took her talents to Long Island and spent four years playing college soccer with Stony Brook’s Women’s Soccer Team.

Barbuto is now back in Northwestern New York as a player/assistant coach with the Rochester Lady Lancers of United Women’s Soccer.

During her time with the Seawolves, Barbuto was a four-year starter appearing in 72 games and finished her collegiate career with 17 goals and 9 assists. She garnered several awards while at Stony Brook including America East All-Rookie Team, All-America East first team, NSCAA All-Northeast Region first team, Soccer Buzz Magazine’s All-Northeast Region second team, America East Tournament All-Championship team along with Team Captain and Most Valuable Player honors in her Senior Year.

Following her time with Stony Brook, Barbuto played for the Buffalo Flash in 2009-10 and then moved to Iceland in 2011 to play with Haukar, where she had 9 goals and 9 assists.

She would then leave Iceland and ply her trade at spots in Europe and Australia. Highlights include:

  • 2012-2013: played with GBK in the Finnish First Division where she scored 34 goals and had 15 assists in 2012 and 2013.
  • 2014: played with Nice Futis in Pori, Finland, and totaled 26 goals and 10 assists and was named Most Valuable Player in her first season.
  • 2017: moved to Australia and played for Peninsula Power where she picked up the major silverware, winning Most Valuable Player honors in the National Premier League Queensland (NPL QLD) and NPL Women’s QLD and the Golden Boot by scoring 28 times in 20 matches to lead Power to the Premiership Championship double.

Barbuto’s coaching experience includes a two-year stint at Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo and she has also assisted with the U14 Syracuse Development Academy Girls.