Manta BOYS
2012 PINK

Head Coach: Steve Blatnica

Years Coaching: 20

GCSSCA Coach of the Year


Manager: Meghan Ruggiero

Awards & Achievements

• Ohio North Northern Division 2020 Fall Standings- 3rd Place
• 2021 Winter Session- 1st Place
• 2021 GAASA Spring Standings- 1st Place
• 2021 GAASA Spring Playoff Tournament CHAMPIONS
• 2021 US Club State Cup CHAMPIONS
• 2021 Soccer in the Sand Detroit RUNNER UP
• 2021 Kelly Dossey Memorial Classic CHAMPIONS
• 2022 President’s Day Cup at Spire CHAMPIONS
• 2022 Memphis Soccer Elite Spring Tournament CHAMPIONS
• 2022 Cincinnati Challenge FINALIST
• 2022 Kalahari Cup FINALIST
• 2023 Cleveland Indoor Classic CHAMPIONS
• 2023 Great Lakes Spring Challenge CHAMPION
• 2023 Nike Cup Challenge FINALIST


Charlie G.

Giovanni R.

Andrew B.
Hudson B.
Chase S.
Andrew R.
Nolan S.

Will R.

Caleb W.

Easton B.

Benjamin L.

Nico D.
Camden B.

Brandon B. 

Nolan M. 


Manta United is the newest youth soccer club in Northeast Ohio and will begin in the fall 2020 Season. Manta United will initially field boys and girls teams ages 2005 (U14) and younger, with a true focus on development of young players. Manta makes its home on a multi-field outdoor complex in Strongsville as well in its own Manta field house for indoor and year round training opportunities.

Manta’s founder, Tony Catanzarite, is the men’s head coach of Walsh Jesuit High School and has put together a Manta club coaching staff with many years of experience at the youth, high school, and college levels.