Coaching Credentials: • USSF ‘A’ • USC Advanced National Diploma • Franz Hoek Director of Coaching Certificate
Coaching Experience: • Over 20 years in club soccer in Coaching and Director roles • 6 years Head Coach at Colorado Mesa University • Current NorCal PDP State Coach
Notable Coaching Achievements Coached multiple ECNL Divisional Conference Championships, USYS National Championship team, various State Cup and other tournament Championships (Coach San Juan SC, 2004-2008; ECNL Director and Coach 2014-2019) • Co-Founder, Girl’s Director of Coaching and Coach, Colorado West Select Soccer Club (2011-2014) • NCAA Tournament Selection, 4 Conference Playoff selections and over 80 student-athlete award recipients for athletic and academic achievements at the conference, regional and national levels (Colorado Mesa University 2008-2013)
Playing Experience: • Santa Clara University: NCAA National Champions 2001; 2002 National Finalists; 1999 National Semi-Finalist; 2000 National Quarter-Finalist • Semi-Professional in Switzerland
Favorite Professional Soccer Player(s): Michelle Akers, Heather O’Reilly, Julie Ertz, Kelley O’Hara, Steven Gerrard, Mo Salah
Enjoy About Coaching: I love being a part of a player’s journey as they develop in every facet of the game and in life. I also love helping players achieve their goals and dreams, whatever they may be. For those who aspire to play in college or beyond, I am very passionate about assisting them in this process.
Enjoy Doing in Free Time: Playing Pickleball and spending quality time with my Weimalab, family and friends.
Any Other Notable or Fun Facts: I am the Chair of the NorCal Women’s Committee and am passionate about improving and promoting all aspects of girl’s and women’s soccer, including increasing and retaining the number of women in leadership positions within the game.
Coaching Credentials: • NSCAA Advanced National • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Diploma • USSF Grassroots
Coaching Experience: 13 years
Notable Coaching Achievements: • Alhambra High School Varsity Men’s coach • Amador Valley High School Varsity Women’s Assistant • Dougherty Valley High School Varsity Women’s Assistant • RAGE Excellence in Coaching Award
Playing Experience: • Sonoma State • Sonoma County Sol NPSL • San Ramon FC NPSL • Diablos Professional Futsal
Favorite Professional Soccer Player(s): Rose Lavelle and Xavi Hernandez
Enjoy About Coaching: What I enjoy most about coaching is the idea of creating a competitive learning environment so that players have the ability to become the best players they can.
Enjoy Doing in Free Time: I am a teacher, so I love learning new things! I especially enjoy cooking and golfing!
Any Other Notable or Fun Facts: I hold a master’s degree in the arts of teaching from Saint Mary’s College and teach the 5th grade in Martinez.
Family: I grew up in San Ramon with parents Frank and Rene. I am the oldest of three children. I have a younger sister named Colby and a younger brother named Parker.
Coaching Credentials: • USSF ‘C’ • USC Advanced National Diploma
Coaching Experience: • Youth Level 14 years • College: 4 seasons: 2 seasons at NCAA DI level and 2 season at Community College level • Current NorCal Region 3/4 and State PDP Coach
Playing Experience: • Semi-Professionally and Professionally in the USA (Various WPSL and W-League teams across the States) • Two different clubs in Swedish Norettan • 1st Division Bundesliga in Germany • Wake Forest University
Favorite Professional Soccer Player(s): Kristine Lilly, Tiffeny Milbrett, Philip Lamb
Enjoy About Coaching: I have always enjoyed being part of a team and as a coach, that is still an aspect I love! When you are working for something more than yourself, I believe you can become more than you thought possible and a team environment helps provide that. Contributing to development is also extremely rewarding. Most people don’t see the amount of work that goes into getting from point A to B. Being part of the day-to-day effort, overcoming obstacles, celebrating the successes, and ultimately helping guide players to their potential is another special part of coaching I enjoy.
Enjoy Doing in Free Time: Mountain biking and other outdoor adventures, seeking out new experiences and DIY projects.
Any Other Notable or Fun Facts: I tend to read magazines from back to front.
Team(s) Coaching at RAGE: 11v11 (U16-19) AGC, 2006 (U17) ECNL
Coaching Credentials: • USSF ‘A’ • USSF ‘Y’
Coaching Experience: 25 years, including Club, High School and WPSL
Notable Coaching Achievements: Assisting with placing our players into collegiate programs, including 23 players in our biggest class.
Playing Experience: • Real Colimas Colorado League, Team Captain; 2000 League Champions/1998-2001 • Puebla Denver Latin League, Team Captain 1995, 1996, 1997; League Champions/1 • Guadalajara Colorado Division 1/1993-1995 • Club Buenaventura Semi-Professional Team Paraguay, Striker 1990-1991; League Champions/1990-1991
Favorite Professional Soccer Player(s): Alex Morgan and Leo Messi
Enjoy About Coaching: I want kids to learn a sport that will not only make them a good athlete but will make them a good leader on and off the field. I believe soccer gives the opportunity to help build character, discipline, commitment, and the responsibility that an athlete can carry throughout their life. When working with the youth, it is about the ability we have as coaches and parents within a community to bring out the highest playing potential, and in doing so, they become one step closer to achieving their own dreams and aspirations. I love connecting with the needs of youth soccer players of today.
Enjoy Doing in Free Time: I believe every girl has a voice that can change the world, starting with her own. The most impactful way to create change and break the cycle of poverty within any community is to EMPOWER and EDUCATE girls, and that is what I have set out to do. One community, one girl at a time! My goals are centered around empowering the next generation of female student-athletes to rise up, make a difference, and become strong leaders in their own communities. I accomplish this through my work with Girls Soccer Worldwide.
Any Other Notable or Fun Facts: I was in the Argentina Army.
Team(s) Coaching at RAGE: 7v7 and 9v9 team Goalkeeper Director, 2011 (U12) Premier, 2005/2004 Select
Coaching Credentials: • NSCAA Advanced National • USSF ‘D’
Coaching Experience: 16 years
Playing Experience: San Jose State, Goalkeeper 2005-2007
Favorite Professional Soccer Player(s): Briana Scurry
Enjoy About Coaching: I enjoy helping players set goals & reaching them. I love being able to connect with players and help them learn valuable skills (discipline, integrity, resilience, respect) that will help them in all areas of their lives. I also just love soccer – I love playing and watching; I love the creativity players have and the teamwork that they build.
Enjoy Doing in Free Time: I love to read, go hiking, going to the beach & of course playing soccer.
Any Other Notable or Fun Facts: I love to teach and have been tutoring since 8th grade. I have lived in 3 different states in the last 4 years. I have 5 brothers and sisters.
Family: My husband, Mike, also works in sports sales and operations at UOP. I have three kids Mikey (5.5), Matthew (4) & Emily (1).