Mike is the Director of Player Development at the Plainview Old Bethpage (NY) Soccer Club. He has more than twelve years of coaching experience. He also owns Alliance Athletics Inc, which provides private soccer training and runs youth camps. Mike holds his USC Advanced National Diploma, USC Director of Coaching Diploma, US Youth National Youth License, and NASM Certification. He is a 2008 graduate of Bucknell University, where he played four years of club soccer. Mike returns for his 3rd summer as a Master Coach.
Emily is an Assistant Coach at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA. She is also working on her D coaching license and is also coaching U10 and U12 girls at club TYSA which is located in Tucker, GA. Prior to joining the coaching staff at Oglethorpe, Emily spent time as an assistant coach at Young Harris College (“YHC”) in Georgia and as an Assistant Coach at Richard Bland College in Petersburg, Virginia. She also spent two seasons as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Louisiana Monroe (D-I) (“ULM”) where she earned a master’s degree in exercise science, focusing on sports management. Emily played semi-professional soccer in the WPSL for Peachtree City MOBA in 2018 and for the Orlando Kicks in 2017. She played for 4 years at YHC, where she scored 19 goals, including 5 game-winners. 2022 will be Emily’s second summer at the Academy.
A native of Brazil, Leo played professionally in Brazil and collegiately at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. He currently coaches for the Connecticut Football Club (CFC) and owns LGSoccerFit, a supplemental training company for female players. Leo has coached at the youth, collegiate, and professional levels and holds a USSF D and Goalkeeping Level II license. Coach Leo will join us in 2022 for his second summer as a Master Coach.
Vanessa is currently the Associate Head Coach at Tusculum University in Greenville, Tennessee, her alma mater, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in sport management with a minor in coaching and had a successful playing career as a goalkeeper. She compiled a 9-6-1 record with a 1.18 goals-against average in 17 starts. Her career goals-against average ranks as the eighth-best in program history. Before joining the Tusculum staff, Vanessa spent three years as an assistant coach at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and two years as an assistant coach at the University of Louisiana Monroe. She received a United Soccer Coaches National Diploma in 2017. She also has regional and state goaltending diplomas. Vanessa returns to Berky in 2022 for her second summer as a Master Coach.
Amanda, who has over 12 years of college coaching experience, is currently the Head Women’s soccer coach at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia. Amanda played at Hawaii Pacific University and had semi-pro training in Utah. She holds a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Utah and a Master of Science in Special Education from Western Governors University in Utah. 2022 will be Amanda’s first summer at Berky.
Deanna is the Assistant Coach at Illinois College. Prior to joining IC, Deanna spent two years as an Assistant Coach at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. Deana has her BA in Psychology from Purdue University, where she played for 4 years on the women’s soccer team. 2022 will be Deanna’s first year at Berky.
Marlon, a former French professional soccer player, is the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at the University of Bridgeport (CT) and is also MLS Next Coach at Beachside (CT) Soccer Club. Marlon is a graduate of Young Harris College in Georgia, where he was part of a program that captured two Peach Belt Conference tournament titles and won an NCAA Southeast Regional Championship. In 2017, he earned First Team All-ECC and Third Team All-East Region honors. Marlon holds a USSF D License. 2022 will be his first summer at Berky.
Jayme is the Director of Coaching for the Fort Collins Soccer Club/Arsenal Colorado. Jayme has over 23 years of coaching experience at the youth, ODP, and collegiate levels. She holds her NSCAA Premier Diploma, USSF B License, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma Certificate. Summer 2021 was her first with Berky as a Master Coach.
Salma, a former midfielder for the Egyptian Women's National Football Team, has played in multiple international matches, World Cup Qualifiers, and in the African Cup of Nations Tournament. Salma currently coaches youth soccer on Long Island (NY) and works as a Director for Special Olympics - New York. Salma graduated from Hofstra University in 2012 with a BS in Education and later earned a Master's in Human Resources from Mercy College. She is the third-leading scorer in the history of Hofstra women’s soccer. 2022 will be Salma's second summer at Berky.
Stephanie Schafer is the current head women's soccer coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. She has coached WPI through seven winning seasons and NEWMAC tournament appearances as well as receiving 2016 NSCAA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year and 2016 NEWMAC Coach of the Year accolades. Schafer also spent five seasons with the Boston Breakers serving as the Senior Team Coordinator, Equipment Manager, Team Manager, and Director of Operations. A native of the Philadelphia area, Riley-Schafer played collegiately at Division I Temple University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in sports and recreation management with a minor in business. In 2013, she graduated from Wagner with her master's in secondary education. 2021 was Stephanie's first summer as a Master Coach at BSA.
Dirk joined the Eastern Illinois University women’s soccer coaching staff in July 2019 after serving as a volunteer assistant for both the men’s and women’s programs from 2015-2018. Dirk is a former Executive Director of the Eastern Illinois Soccer Club. He holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma and Goalkeeping Level 1 License and has a USSF C coaching licenses. He holds Bachelor's and Master’s Degrees from EIU. 2021 was Dirk’s 1st summer at BSA.
Tasha is the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. Prior to LMU, she served as head coach at both Hannibal LaGrange University (Mo.) and Central Baptist College (Ark.). She also served as the head coach of the WPSL Little Rock Rangers (Ark.) from 2015-17 and as a graduate assistant at Central Arkansas. 2021 was her first summer at Berky.
Becca is in her second year as head coach at Ohio Wesleyan University, her alma mater. Becca served as an assistant coach there from 2016-2018. She also served as an assistant coach at Rhodes College in 2015 and spent two years as a graduate assistant coach at Smith College, where she earned her master’s degree in Exercise and Sports Studies. In addition to collegiate experience, Becca has spent time at the club level coaching U-11 through U-15 age groups. Becca graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. While at OWU, she was a two-year captain, three-time All-Conference player, and Team MVP. She was also named to the North Coast Athletic Conference All-Decade Team. Becca spent two years working full-time for the Berkshire Soccer Academy and coached at BSA from 2013 to 2016.
From Madrid, Spain, Vicky returned to BSA in 2018 for her fourth year and her first as a Master Coach after serving for two years as a Head Coach. Vicky graduated from Southern Connecticut University with a Major in exercise science, earning All-New England Honoree and All-Northeast-10 Conference selection in her two seasons with the Owls.
Molly played four years of Division I collegiate soccer at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Molly captained her team during her Junior and Senior years and was a three-time First Team All-Conference player. She was also invited to train at the Canadian National Training Center, Most recently, she played for the Victoria Highlanders W-league team. 2019 was Molly’s third summer at BSA.
Chelsea was a high-impact player at the club level in Canada, and was also a member of both the Ontario Provincial, and Canadian National programs for 4 years. From 2007 to 2009, she played for the University of Louisville (NCAA Division 1) on a full scholarship, and from 2009 to 2011, she played for Niagara University (NCAA Division 1), again on a full scholarship, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in French. After graduation, Chelsea played semi-professionally in both Canada (W-League) and in England (FA Women’s Premier League). In 2012, after retiring from playing, she began coaching club soccer (Oakville Soccer Club). She currently holds a C License through the Canadian Soccer Association, and a National F License through the United States Soccer Federation.
Katie served as our Soccer Director and Resident Master Coach during summer 2018. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Katie played collegiately as a Midfielder for 4 years at Eastern Kentucky University. After graduation, she served as an Assistant Coach at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, before becoming an integral part of the coaching team for the Excel program in Nova Scotia at both a Regional and Provincial Level.
Lori's highly successful professional and international career spanned 13 years. She attended the University of Virginia, where she was a standout player winning Conference Player of the Year 2 years running, joining Mia Hamm as the only player to receive that distinction. Lori was drafted 4th overall by the San Diego Spirit of the Women’s United Soccer Association. Lori made 31 appearances for the US Women’s National Team, which included representing her country at the 2011 World Cup and the 2012 Olympic Games. Currently, Lori serves as Strength & Conditioning Coach for the NWSL’s Washington Spirit and coaches at the US Soccer Fantasy Camps. 2019 was Lori’s second summer as a Master Coach.
Gary is the head women’s coach at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY. He began playing at a young age in Buckinghamshire, England and continued through his collegiate years at Aylesbury United FC and Buckinghamshire Chilterns University. Gary began coaching in England and eventually traveled to the US to join Ashley’s Soccer Camp and Soccer Domain Academy where he coached various travel teams, academies and camps. He is currently the Athletic Director at Nord Anglia International School of New York. Gary holds an Advanced National Diploma, a National Diploma and a Goalkeeping Level One Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and holds a United States Soccer Federation “F” Coaching License. He was a Master Coach in 2018.
Gabriella is in her third year as the Assistant Coach for the Women’s program at her alma mater, Texas Southern University, and also coaches for the Total Football club in Houston, Texas. Gabriella played 4 years at TSU. Her team’s made the Conference Tournament in all 4 years, and was twice named SWAC Player of the week and her team’s Offensive MVP. Gabriella has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. 2018 was her second year as a master coach.
Jennifer is Mexican-American soccer player who debuted for Mexico in 2003 and represented her country in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Jennifer previously won a Mountain West Conference championship while attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she was an All-MWC First-Team selection.
Patrick Greene has been the Girls Director of Coaching at the Manhattan Soccer Club (MSC) since 2000. He also created the Youth Academy at MSC with former BSA director Liza Wittenberg. Patrick holds a plethora of coaching certificates including a NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma, NSCAA Premier Diploma, USSF/USYSA National Youth License, and USSF C License which is working on updating to a B license this fall. He is on the NPL Advisory Committee and has coached the Trinity Girls Varsity squad.
Sean is currently the Technical Director at Northbay Elite Futbol Club and former Head Soccer Coach at Holy Names University. From 2011 – 2014, Sean served as head women’s soccer coach at Bethany College KS and was voted the 2013 KCAC Women’s Coach of the Year. Sean has also been the head girls’ soccer coach at Maranatha High School and coached club soccer with the Crescenta Valley Soccer Club. Sean played collegiately at The Master’s College, winning a national title in 2001. Sean holds an NSCAA National Diploma and a USSF “C” License in coaching as well as a Master’s degree in Coaching & Athletic Administration from Concordia University. Sean coached at BSA from 2015 to 2017.
Terryn is an assistant coach for Santa Ana College. She has also coached at Bakersfield College and at the youth level with South Valley Thunder U12 Girls Soccer Club. She played her first college soccer at Bakersfield College, where she led her team and her conference in goals. She went on to play for BYU-Hawaii where she was named 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. Terryn has a USSF “D” coaching license. 2018 was Terryn’s fifth summer at BSA.
Sarah is the Division Head Coach for Eastern NY Girls North ODP and works with clubs from the AYSO to Premier level. She 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. She has also 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. 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. Sarah worked at BSA in 2014 and 2015.
Evan completed his undergraduate degree at Franklin Pierce College in 2006, while studying Elementary Education. He also has two Master’s degrees, one in Athletic Administration and an MBA, all of which he completed while coaching men’s soccer at Springfield College. Evan has coached numerous youth soccer club teams in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He is currently the Director of Athletics and an Enrichment Teacher at Boston Preparatory Charter Public School in Boston, MA. Evan holds his NSCAA Advanced National coaching license, and he coached at BSA from 2014 to 2016.
Dena is from Raleigh, North Carolina. Dena coached Division I women’s soccer at NC State University. Her playing career included being a 4-years as a starter at the University of Florida and a stint in a semi-pro league. Most recently, Dena received her Masters degree at NC State in Leadership and Non-Profit Management. Dena coached at BSA in 2012, 2015, and 2017.
Aileen has been the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Alfred University since March 2013. She's served as an assistant coach at Brandeis University, Rensselaer Polytechnic and Elmira College. Aileen was a four-year starter at Division I Rider University, serving as team captain her senior year and twice earning NCAA scholar-athlete honors. She holds a USSF 'B' license and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.
Kevon is the Head Women’s soccer coach at American International College in Springfield, MA. He has helped guide them to a 52-23-7 record over the past four years; with three NCAA tournament appearances and a trip to the national semifinals in 2013. He has over fourteen years of coaching experience at the club, collegiate, and state levels. He has a USSF B license and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. He played Division II soccer at AIC and graduated with a B.A. in Marketing. Kevon played professionally on the Springfield Legends in the PSAL and the Massachusetts Twisters of the AISL. He was also a member of the Trinidad and Tobago U-17 and U-20 National Teams.
Maria is a 3-time NCAA National Champion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science. After winning the 2012 NCAA National Championship, Maria played professionally in Italy for Napoli Carpisa-Yamamay Calcio Femminile.
Diane was the head coach of the George Mason University women’s soccer team from 2003 - 2014. Before that, she coached at Georgetown University and UNC Greensboro. 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.
Sarah is the Head Women’s Coach at Appalachian State in Boone, NC. She has many 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.
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 Master's 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.
Sarah is the head women’s soccer coach at Averett University. She previously coached at Shattuck St. Mary’s in Faribault, MN and Stony Brook University. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2012. At UF, she played four years of Division I soccer. 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 spent four summers coaching at BSA, first as an Assistant Coach, then as a Head Coach, and spent two summers as a Master Coach.