We are in the process of building a stellar staff for 2014. In the meantime, meet our amazing coaches from 2013.

Our dedicated Soccer Staff, consisting of 3-4 Master Coaches and 12-14 Assistant Coaches, come to the Academy from across the nation to coach in our unique environment. Our Master Coaches are licensed professionals who have dedicated their careers to youth soccer instruction. Our Assistant Coaches are former and current NCAA soccer players who are pursuing a career in coaching, teaching, sports psychology or sports administration. Every coach is committed to teaching and serving as a role model to our athletes.

Jeff Katz
Jeff is a 5th grade teacher at Baker School in Chestnut Hill, MA. He has over 15 years experience coaching youth soccer. During his time as the Brookline High School Boys’ Varsity Soccer Head Coach, the team has qualified for the state tournament seven consecutive seasons. Jeff was selected 2007 Bay State League Coach of the Year and 2008 EMASS Coach of the Year. In 2011, he received the Ron Divincenzo Award as Brookline High School Coach of the Year. Since 2005, he has been a Girls’ head coach for NEFC. He is currently the head coach of the U17 United girls and assists the Mass State Champion U18 Elite girls. Jeff has earned an Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA.
Sean McMannis
Sean is the head coach of the Bethany College women’s soccer team. He is going onto his 4th season, where he was named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Coach of the Year for 2013. Before that, he coached at The Master’s College and Crescenta Valley Soccer Club. Sean played at The Master’s College in California and then earned a Master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University. Sean holds an NSCAA Advanced National and A USSF “C” License. He currently lives in Lindsborg, Kansas with his wife and 2 daughters.
Sarah Dwyer-Shick
Sarah has spent more than ten years coaching at the collegiate level during which time she worked as a head or assistant coach at each of the three NCAA divisions and helped to start the program at South Dakota State University. In addition to collegiate and club coaching, she has worked with the World of Football Summer School in both Austria and Brazil and has taken the Eastern New York state team to the Agropoli Cup in Italy. Sarah now focuses on youth development in the New York area where she is the Division Head Coach for Eastern NY Girls North ODP and works with clubs from the AYSO to Premier level. She received her undergraduate degree from Smith College and her Master’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Denver. She holds the USSF Youth License, NSCAA Advanced National & Advanced National Goalkeeping Diplomas, and has been certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA since 2001.
Rebecca Madison

Becca is currently the graduate-assistant for the Smith College Women’s Soccer Team, where she is also earning her Masters of Science. She completed her undergraduate degree in Sport Management at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2012 where she was a three time All-Conference player for the Battling Bishops, and was named Team MVP in 2009 and 2010. Madison also helped coach the Delaware Lady Knights Soccer team and the varsity program at Charlevoix High School.


Georgia Ferguson
Georgia plays or watches soccer every day. She is currently studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, where she is involved in an extensive research program on Grassroots Soccer, which helps children learn about HIV awareness and other life skills through soccer. Previously, her college team ended with a 12-3-3 record, losing in the Semis at Conferences, but she led them with 7 goals this season. She is beyond excited to be returning to work with the girls at camp and is sure they will get her into better shape than ever before so that she can continue to lead her team in goals next year, and hopefully get a bid to nationals! She hopes to pass on her love of soccer to the girls at camp, while helping them grow throughout the summer in different areas of life.
Laura Greb
Laura graduated from Western Carolina University where she started 18 games as a senior this past fall. Majoring in Health and Physical Education, she is originally from Robbinsville, NJ where she played for the Princeton Soccer Club, and helped lead Robbinsville HS to a New Jersey State Championship. She was named NSCAA HS All-Region and Trentonian Soccer Player of the Year in 2009.
Jessica Lopez
Jessica is a senior at Wesleyan University in CT, majoring in History and Hispanic Literatures and Cultures. A two-time All-County player at Monument Mountain Regional, Jessica captained her high school team in her senior year and was also a starter and captain for Blackwatch FC NY and Westenhook United. She helped in the business startup process for The Fieldhouse, Canaan, NY, and has been involved in program development, coaching, and training there ever since. A diehard Arsenal and Real Madrid fan, she spent the spring of 2013 immersed in European football while studying in Madrid, seeing 14 live games all over the Iberian Peninsula. Her dream is to one day be a “no-name-assistant-coach-for-big-name-club” working on the sideline for one of those big name teams.
Lyndsey Oppenheimer
Lyndsey is currently a sophomore Blazer at Elms College in Chicopee MA, double majoring in Early Childhood and English. Lyndsey has a passion to teach and inspire future generations. Originally from Easthampton, MA, she lead the Eagles as their captain during both her junior and senior year. When Lyndsey isn’t in the classroom you will find her on the soccer fields. Lyndsey holds soccer very close to her heart.
Torree Soelberg
Torree played two years at Bakersfield College as a center defender where she was a captain and First Team All-Conference player both years. She finished out her career playing for Brigham Young University Hawaii where she played center midfielder and helped take her team to the NCAA tournament. Torree was the assistant coach for Bakersfield College this past year and now helps coach a U12 girls club team. She received her B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science. She is currently pursing her masters in Kinesiology.
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Terryn Soelberg
Terryn started her college soccer career at Bakersfield College. As a freshman she led not only her team but also the conference in goals. She then went on to play for BYU-Hawaii and as a senior led her team in goals. She made All-Conference three years, was captain for two, and was selected as a PAC West Fantastic 15 Player. She graduated with her B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science and plans on getting her masters in the same field. This past year Terryn served as an assistant coach for Bakersfield College and South Valley Thunder U12 Girls Soccer Club.
Rachel Ames
Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, Rachel has played soccer since age 3 and excels as goalkeeper. She will be a junior at Yale this coming fall, majoring in Psychology and hopes to either coach or have a career in the medical field after college. She was captain of her high school soccer team and in her junior year was awarded Alabama Player of the Year and MVP. She was awarded the Rookie of the Week award in her freshman year at Yale. During that same year, she also played every minute of seven Ivy League games in goal, was third in the Ivy League in save percentage (.814) and saves per game (4.07). She also received the Captain’s Cup award, given by the senior class to the freshman that represented the team well on and off the field. Last summer she played for Alabama FC in the WPSL and was named to the All-South team, and was the goalkeeper of the year for her region.
Ashley Maxwell
Ashley attended and played for Park University for four years, graduating with a BS in Psychology. After a time of coaching a younger girls team she was recruited to play for Kansas City’s new semi-pro team, the Kansas City Shock, where she played starting forward in their first season. Afterwards, Ashley played in Greece for Glyfada Women’s Futbol Club, and back in the States she now interns for the NSCAA. She will be bringing all of her newly acquired worldwide soccer wisdom and knowledge with her to camp!
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Diane Drake

Diane Drake
2013 marked Diane’s 10th season as the head coach of the George Mason University women’s soccer team. Before that, she coached at Georgetown University and UNC Greensboro (where Liza Wittenberg played). Diane played at the University of Dayton in Ohio where she studied psychology, and then earned a masters in kinesiology from Louisiana State University. Diane holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” license, and an NSCAA Premiere Badge. She currently lives in Virginia with her son and daughter.

 

Sarah Strickland

Sarah Strickland
Sarah is the Head Women’s Coach at Appalachian State in Boone, NC. To date, she has amassed over fourteen years of coaching experience at the club, collegiate and national levels. She is a United States Soccer Federation “B” licensed coach. She played Division I soccer at George Mason University, graduating with a B.A. in psychology.

 

Sarah Chapman

Sarah Chapman
Sarah was a Gator for four years, playing Division I soccer at the University of Florida. Majoring in Criminology, she graduated in the spring of 2012. While in Florida, she served as the Assistant Director at the UF soccer camps, and was the head coach of a U-15 girls club team in Gainesville. She now coaches at Shattuck St. Mary’s in Faribault, MN.

 

Erica Lippett

Erica Lippett
Erica played Division I soccer at Drexel University for 2 years, before finishing her education and college soccer career at the University of Northern Florida. She holds a Masters degree in Sport Psychology from Georgia Southern University, where she also works as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the Women’s Soccer Team. She also has her USSF “C” license, and NSCAA Level III Goalkeeper Diploma.

 

Marcia Silva

Marcia Silva
Marcia is the Women’s Soccer Graduate Assistant at Southwest Baptist University. She played at Martin Methodist College in Tennessee, and was a two-time All-American. Marcia led her team to three NAIA national semifinals, including the NAIA national championship in 2007. A native of Valinhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Silva played three years on the Sao Paulo state team, and saw action with the youth teams of Corinthians FC and Portoguesa de Desporto.

 

Kate Incerto

Kate Incerto
Originally from Houston, Kate began her career at St. Edwards University, but graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Sport Management in May 2011. She played midfield for the Longhorns, and went on to play for the Boston Breakers in 2012.

 

Katie Crump

Katie Crump
Katie is currently a freshman at the University of Indianapolis in Indiana, majoring in Spanish Teaching with a minor in Special Education. She was a three-time All-Conference player at Yorktown High School in Muncie, Indiana, and holds numerous other school records in soccer and track.

 

Katherine Knapp

Katherine Knapp
Katie is a Secondary Education major at SUNY New Paltz in New York. Currently a sophomore, she hopes to be a Math teacher at the middle school or high school level. She is a midfielder for the Hawks, and is originally from Bayport, NY where she was named All-League in 2010 at Bayport-Blue Point High School.

 

Leslie Oskey

Leslie Oskey
Leslie is currently a Masters student at Smith College in Massachusetts completing a graduate degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies. Originally from Wisconsin, she finished her under-graduate degree there, then went on to Mount Holyoke College where she served as the Assistant Soccer Coach and Goalkeeper Coach for the Lyons. She has earned her NSCAA Level 6 Diploma.

 

Amelia Johnson

Amelia Johnson
Emmy is a senior at Northern Michigan University where she is a Biology major. She earned the GLIAC Women’s Soccer “Athlete of the Week” in 2010. Originally from St. Michael, Minnesota Emmy holds her National “E” Coaching License. An avid runner, she will complete her first marathon in June.

 

Kiva Gresham

Kiva Gresham
Originally from Albuquerque, NM where she played club soccer for RVFC and was named All-State and All-District four straight years at Highland High School; she graduated in 2011 from Louisiana Tech University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. As a Techster, she earned numerous accolades including Academic All-WAC honors, was named first-team all-Louisiana in 2009 and 2010. She has since returned to Louisiana Tech as the Assistant Soccer Coach.

 

Erica Taylor

Erica Taylor
Erica received her Master’s degree in Sports Medicine from Georgia State University in 2010. During her time at GSU, Taylor was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at The Westminster Schools, as well as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in GSU’s Kinesiology and Health Department. Taylor received her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Michigan State University in 2008. Erica has worked numerous camps, special events and NCAA tournaments. She has also had the opportunity to travel with teams from the United States Soccer Federation on training trips in the US and abroad. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association.