Our 2022 Soccer Staff
Meet the Coaches
Our coaches are committed to teaching and serving as role models for our athletes. Our coaches break down into 4/5 training groups, each of which will be led by a master coach and supported by 1 head coach and 2-3 assistant coaches.
- Master Coaches are professional coaches with 10+ years of coaching and advanced diplomas/certifications. Due to their professional commitments at universities and clubs, master coaches typically spend 1-3 weeks with us.
- Soccer Coordinators implement and oversee the Academy’s soccer curriculum. They assist in training, mentoring, and developing the soccer staff, and they manage group assignments, player evaluations, and session plans.
- Head Coaches spend the entire summer at BSA. They have at least one summer of Berky experience or have other extensive coaching experience. They are committed to honing their craft and maintaining continuity on the field and traditions off of it.
- Assistant Coaches play college soccer and co-lead a cabin of 8-10 girls with another counselor. These rising coaches develop their coaching ability during our week-long orientation and throughout the summer.
Caryn MacKenzie (aka: C-Mac)
C-Mac is currently the Director of Athletics and Middle Schools Girls Soccer Coach at The Stanley Clark School in South Bend, Indiana. In 2021 C-Mac was the first woman to be inducted into the Indiana Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame. C-Mac has coached soccer at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels. Most notably, she was the head women’s soccer coach at Saint Mary’s College for four seasons. She also coached the U-17 Fire Girls’ premier team with the Jr. Irish club. C-Mac holds her National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma in coaching. C-Mac has been coaching at Berky since 2011, and 2022 will be her 8th summer as a Master coach.
Jeb is currently both the Assistant Director of the FC Boston Scorpions Soccer Club and the Head Coach of Fitchburg State University’s women’s team. While coaching soccer is Jeb’s primary passion, he also holds a Ph.D, and is an Associate Professor at Salem University. Jeb has both his NSCAA Advanced Regional and USSF D coaching licenses. 2022 will be his 6th summer at BSA.
Katie played soccer and ran track at the University of Indianapolis, where she was a 3-year captain. Following her graduation in 2015, Katie spent two seasons with the F.C. Pride’s WPSL team. Katie previously served as the Director of Operations for Women’s Soccer at Samford University, where she also earned a Masters in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. She currently teaches second grade at Kansas City International Academy and coaches for Global FC, which provides underserved youth in the Kansas City area with quality soccer opportunities. 2022 will be Katie’s 7th at BSA, and her fourth as a Master Coach.
Alex is currently Head Coach of the Cedar Falls (Iowa) High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team. Formerly, she was the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. As an undergraduate, she captained the soccer team at Cornell College in Iowa. During her 4 years there, Alex played in every one of her team’s games. 2022 will be Alex’s 4th summer at BSA.
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.
Celia is the director of the Girls Program at Park Slope United in Brooklyn, NY. She is also a freelance writer and journalist covering women’s sports. Celia was a two-time captain of the University at Albany Soccer Team (D-1). In her senior year, she led the team to its first America East Championship. She played semi-professionally for the U-23 Boston Aztec team and was a Boston Breakers (NWSL) Reserve Team member. 2022 will be Celia’s second summer at Berky.
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.
2022 will be Maggie’s sixth summer at BSA and her third as a Master Coach. Currently, she is the Assistant Coach for Fitchburg State Women’s Soccer. Maggie is a 2018 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University where she played soccer and lacrosse.
Bonnie has over 15 years of coaching experience across all levels, from youth recreational and club soccer through women’s professional soccer with the Chicago Red Stars and the Washington Spirit. She has Premier and Director of Coaching Diplomas from the NSCAA and holds a USSF “B” License. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has a Master of Science degree in Human Movement and Corrective Exercises from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.. Bonnie played for Penn State University (D-1), where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She ranks second in the NCAA women’s soccer record book with 104 career games played and registered the first hat trick in Penn State women’s soccer history. Bonnie has also played professionally with the New York Power (WUSA), the Chicago Red Stars (NWSL), New Jersey Wildcats (W-League), and Sky Blue Soccer (W-League). 2022 will be Bonnie’s second summer at Berky.
Inty Andre Arteaga
Inty is both the Women’s Assistant Coach at Catholic University in Washington D.C. and the Head Coach of the Boys Academy program for the Arlington (VA) Soccer Club. Inty holds a USSF B License, NSCAA Level 1 Goalkeeper License, and a UEFA B License. He played at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia from which he graduated with a degree in finance. Previously, he worked for the New York Red Bulls Training Academy, where he was named coach of the year in 2018. In addition, Inty coached at Eastern New York Soccer Association Olympic Development Program (ODP), 2022 will be Inty’s second summer as a Master Coach.
Hannah is the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Previously, Hannah worked at the New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire where she taught French and was the Girls Varsity Soccer Coach. Hannah graduated from Dickinson College (PA) in 2018, where she played 4 years of Varsity Soccer. This will be Hannah’s 4th summer at the Academy. She served as an Assistant Coach in 2018 and a Head Coach in 2019. In 2021. Hannah was one of two Soccer Coordinators, overseeing all on-field programming. 2022 will be Hannah’s first 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.
Grace joins us for her first summer. She is currently the head women’s soccer coach at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. Previously, she was the head coach at Finlandia University in Houghton, Michigan, and an Assistant Coach at Austin College (TX). Grace holds her USSF “D” License, Premier and Goalkeeping Level 2 Diplomas from United Soccer Coaches, and is an NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach of both Soccer and Strength and Conditioning.
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.
Isa, who hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil, joined BSA as an Assistant Soccer Coach in 2018 and returned in 2019 as a Head Coach. In 2021, she oversaw all on-field programming as one of two Soccer Coordinators. In 2022, Isa will be the sole Soccer Coordinator. After playing and graduating from Hannibal-Lagrange University in Missouri with a degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Isa spent two seasons there as a Student Assistant Coach.
2022 will be Gabby’s 4th year at Berky and her second as a Head Coach. Gabby recently graduated from the City College of New York with a degree in English and Theater. Gabby played four years of Varsity Soccer, earning CUNYAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and All-Star awards in 2017-18 and 2019-20. Currently, Gabby is teaching kindergarten in Boston.
2022 will be Manu’s second summer at Berky and her first as a Head Coach. Manu is originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil but recently graduated from the University of Bridgeport. During her college career, Manu won 2 NCAA National titles. She will be taking on a GA coaching role with Smith College in the fall.
Haleigh will be returning for her second summer as a head coach. Haleigh is currently a head coach at Manhattan Soccer Club and holds her USSF “D” License. Haleigh attended school at Mercer University, GA, where she graduated with a double Major in Communications and Media Studies. Haleigh is currently a P.E Teacher at Pioneer Academy in Wayne, NJ. Haleigh was one of USC 30 under 30 award recipients this past year, comprising 15 male and 15 female coaches leading the way in developing soccer players and enhancing the game.
Hadyn returns to Berky for her second summer and first as a Head Coach. A senior neuroscience major at Monmouth College in Illinois, she played 15 games for the Fighting Scots this season. In 2019, she received Midwest Conference all-academic honors. Her 2020 season was canceled due to Covid. Haydn was an All-State player at Kirksville High School in Kirksville, Missouri, where she also helped coach the Boys Varsity team.
Lucy will be returning for her second summer at Berky, but this will be her first as a Head Coach. From Bristol, England, Lucy is currently a senior at Lewis University in Illinois, where she has been starting goalkeeper for the past three seasons, pursuing a degree in Business Administration.
2022 will be Rafaela’s first summer at Berky. Originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Rafa is a junior at Bethel University in Tennessee where she is a Defender on the women’s team. In 2021, Rafa earned Academic All-Conference honors.
This will be Jodie’s first summer at Berky. From Hartlepool, England, Jodie currently studies Physical Education and Sports coaching at York St John University. She previously played for Hartlepool United and has recently turned her focus to youth coaching. She holds her FA Level 1 coaching certificate.
A former camper, Sonya returns for her second summer as an Assistant Coach. Sonya played at a highly competitive youth level in her home state of Colorado. She is a sophomore at Notre Dame University where she continues to play recreational soccer and is pursuing a degree in politics and law.
Haley will be joining us for her first summer at Berky as an assistant coach. Originally from Superior, Colorado, Haley currently plays at Illinois College in southern Illinois where she is a sophomore, Secondary Education major.
Grace is a Junior at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. She is a member of the women’s soccer team. An Ohio native, Grace was a multi-sport high school athlete, running cross country and track in addition to playing soccer. She earned all-district honors in soccer, was a national honor society member, and received NSPA All-American honors. 2022 will be Grace’s first summer at Berky.
Rachel will graduate this year with a nursing degree from Colby-Sawyer University in New Hampshire. Rachel saw substantial action in all 3 of her seasons with the Chargers. In 2019, she was named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Academic team. 2022 will be Rachel’s first summer at Berky.
Dionne graduated with a degree in Sports Development and Coaching from Plymouth Marjon University in England, where she played for the University Team. Currently, Dionne is an active youth soccer coach, but in the fall she hopes to return home and start to train to be a PE teacher. 2022 will be Dionne’s first summer at Berky.
Marina joins us from Madrid, Spain, for her 1st summer as an Assistant Coach. Marina has played high-level youth soccer for many years and has her eyes set on playing in college. She currently plays for the youth club of Rayo Vallecano, a Spanish professional football team based in Madrid.
This will be Gia’s second summer at Berky and her first on staff. Gia plays high-level Youth soccer in her home state of Illinois. Gia currently has her eyes set on playing college soccer, and she has several exciting options available.
Rosie joins Berky for her first year as an Assistant Coach. Rosie plays for Blackpool FC and is an experienced youth coach with her FA level 1 certificate. Rosie currently studies at the University of South Wales, where she is working towards a degree in Sports Coaching and development.
This will be Ally’s 6th summer at camp and her first as a staff member. From Briarcliff, NY, Ally currently attends Syracuse University. She is studying Health and Exercise and plays club soccer.
This will be Alex’s 7th summer at Berky and her first as a staff member. In addition to helping coach, Alex plays for Asphalt Green Soccer Club in New York City. She will graduate this year from the United Nations International School.
Ria joins Berky for her first year as an Assistant Coach. Ria is from London and currently trains with Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club. She is also an experienced youth coach with her FA level 2 certificate, Ria is also a qualified referee for the Football Association (FA). She currently studies and New City College, where she is working towards a diploma in Sport Coaching.
Freya, who is from Cardiff, Wales, plays for the Cardiff City Women under 19’s team and coaches local youth soccer. She will be joining us for her first summer as an Assistant coach.
Niamh joins the Berky team for her first summer as an Assistant Coach. From Glasgow, Scotland, Niamh currently plays for Motherwell FC U19’s. She also coaches with the Queens Park FC community program. She currently studies at Glasgow University, working towards a law degree.
Catherine joins the Berky team for her first summer as an Assistant coach. From Liverpool, England, Catherine currently studies Sports Recreation at LLS Online College. Catherine plays midfield for both Alder Womens, and Steven Gerard Academy and has extensive experience as a youth coach.
Bethany plays soccer at Whitworth University (WA) where she is pursuing a degree in Nursing. Bethany earned first-team All-Wesco recognition as a senior at Stanwood High School and was a two-time team captain. 2021 was Bethany’s first summer as an Assistant Coach.
Jiajun, a former Berky Camper, will be joining the Suffolk University (Boston) soccer team as a freshman in the fall of 2021. Jiajun competed for Sturgis East High School in the Cape Cod – Islands Lighthouse League and was named to the league’s all-star team. 2021 was Jiajun’s first summer as an Assistant Coach.
Mikayla, a sophomore sports marketing major at Monmouth College in Illinois, appeared in all but one of the Scots’ games during her freshman year. She closed out the season by scoring the winning, shootout goal in overtime at the Midwest Conference Championship, advancing her team to the NCAA Division III championship. Her 2020 season was canceled due to Covid. Originally from Council Bluffs Iowa, Mikayla has been playing competitively from a young age and has coached for her high school team during the summers. 2021 was Mikayla’s first at Berky.
Kaitlyn joined us for her first summer at BSA as a head coach in 2021. She is currently a Senior at Westminster College, PA, where she played for the Varsity team for her first three years. Due to injury, Kaitlyn has spent her final year as a volunteer head coach for the team. In the fall Kaitlyn will join Xavier University Women’s team as the Director of Player Analysis/Operations, while pursuing a Master’s in Coaching Education and Athlete Development. She also currently serves as a coach for the Cincinnati United club program.
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.
Ebony is the Women’s Soccer Coach at Schreiner University in Texas. Before joining Schreiner, she served as an Assistant Coach for Susquehanna University and Barton College. She holds a USSF E License, USC Level 3 Goalkeeper License. Ebony played 4 years at UT Permian Basin (D-2) where she was named an All-Conference Goalkeeper. 2021 was Ebony’s 2nd summer at BSA.
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.
Jeff returned for his 7th Summer at BSA in 2021. Jeff is the Associate Head Coach for the MIT women’s soccer team. In his six years with the Engineers, the team has won four NEWMAC regular season titles, as well as NEWMAC Tournament Championships in 2017 and 2018 and has reached the NCAA tournament four times. In 2017, the United Soccer Coaches Association named MIT’s coaches New England Coaching Staff of the Year for Division III Women’s Soccer. Jeff served as Head Coach of Team USA Women’s Soccer for the European Maccabi Games, which were held July 28-August 7, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. Jeff holds his USSF D license and NSCAA National and Advanced National diplomas.
Torree is a High School teacher in Juan Capistrano, CA, and is an active coach for Pateadores Soccer Club in Orange County, CA. Torree previously served as an assistant coach at Holy Names University and Bethany College. She played collegiately for two years at Bakersfield College as a central defender, where she was a two-time captain and First Team All-Conference player. She finished out her career at Brigham Young University (BYU) Hawaii where she played center midfield and helped take her team to the NCAA tournament. She received her B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Athletic Administration and Coaching. Torree has a USSF “D” coaching license. 2021 was Torree’s seventh summer at the Berkshire Soccer Academy.
Bryony “Bobs” Fox
Bobs spent 2018 and 2019 at BSA as an Assistant Coach. She studied at Manchester Metropolitan University in England and played for her school’s team.
Alisha was an Assistant Coach in 2019. Alisha has extensive experience coaching youth teams. She has an FA level 1 certificate. Alisha played three years of semi-professional soccer for Newcastle United Women’s team joining the Hartlepool Women’s team in 2019.
Skyler, a Sophomore at Coker College in South Carolina, completed her first season of women’s soccer in 2018. Skyler is a multi sport athlete with a keen interest in Cross Country. Skyler was a three year captain of her High School Varsity soccer team. 2019 was her first summer at BSA
Lauren returned to BSA in 2019 for her first year as an Assistant Coach after spending two years as a camper. Lauren currently attends the University of Hartford as and Engineering student and is an active member of her schools’ club soccer team.
Kate graduated in 2019 from Lincoln Memorial University (TN). She started for the Lady Railsplitters in 2016 and 2017, but missed the 2018 season due to injury. She also participated as a sprinter on the Track & Field team and served as Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach for the J. Frank White Academy, a private school located on the Lincoln Memorial Campus. 2019 was Kate’s first summer at BSA.
Arshia “AJ” Jain
2019 was AJ’s fourth summer at BSA and her second as a Head Coach. She has played professionally in Qatar and on her university team in the United Kingdom. She has also coached high school and club soccer in Switzerland. AJ’s passion for the game of soccer is infectious.
Kate, a 2018 graduate of Cambridge University (England) returned in 2019 for her third summer at BSA and her first as a Head Coach. At Cambridge, she played on her university soccer team. She also has extensive refereeing experience. Kate is currently studying for her Master’s at the University of Liverpool.
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.
Sean Kelly spent 2017 and 2018 at BSA as one of our Master Coaches. Sean is currently the Director of Developmental programming for Viking FC and the head coach of Tenafly High School’s girls soccer team. Sean currently holds an NSCAA level 1 Diploma.
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.
Rachel, a student of the University of Edinburgh in the UK, has spent her last three summers at BSA. She is currently studying towards her bachelors in Applied Sport Science, and playing soccer for the university team.
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.
Hannah plays at the highest level in Northern Ireland, for the Sion Swifts Ladies. She coached at BSA in 2016 and 2017.
Cassandra is a Sophomore at Wofford College in South Carolina. A Three-year letterman at Dorman High School, Cassandra helped team to a State Quarterfinal finish in 2015 as Team Captain.
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.
Martha played soccer and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 2015, she was named to the All-American Second Team and was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year. She added an NSCAA All-Central Region First Team selection and was tabbed as a member of the All-NCCSIA First Team.
Nicole was a 4-year starter for the Springfield College Pride women’s soccer team. In 2015, her junior season, she served as a tri-captain under Coach John Gibson, starting all 21 games and scoring 10 goals. The National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) honored Nicole with their 2015 All-American Athlete Award. Nicole helped lead Springfield College to 3-straight NEWMAC Conference Championships.
Allie played four years of varsity soccer at Smith College, where she is majored in economics and minored in exercise and sport sciences. As a freshman at Smith, she led her team in goals scored and total points. She has since transitioned to the center back position and her team made it to the conference quarterfinals in 2015 while allowing one goal or less in 12 of their 18 games. She is originally from Ludlow, MA where she played for Cathedral High School and helped lead the team to a Western Mass Division I Championship game. She captained her high school team for two years and was named an All-League and All-Western Mass player her junior and senior year.
Charlotte played soccer at East Carolina University, where she graduated from the Honors College with a major in sports management. Named team captain and an all-state selection during her junior and senior years of high school, Charlotte also received all-region and all-conference recognition each season and was the team’s top scorer during each campaign. She possesses a United States Soccer Federation `E’ Coaching License and is currently pursuing her D license. She has traveled to Nicaragua to coach teams as well as coaching in her hometown of Wilmington, NC and in Greenville, NC.
Sarah graduated from SUNY Oneonta in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. She played four years of collegiate soccer and was captain her senior year. She began her career as a center back and ended it as a striker. Sarah was named to the Mayor’s Cup All-Tournament team and the SUNYAC All-Academic Team for her senior season.
Rachel is currently the assistant women’s soccer coach at Marietta College in Ohio. She graduated from Wilmington College with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, where she was a four-time all-conference defender. In each of her final three seasons there, she earned All-Ohio honors. Rachel has coached youth soccer for many years and has done internships with Fast Twitch Performance Enhancement & with Cross-Fit. She is currently pursuing her coaching career and hopes to be a college head coach one day. 2015 was her first summer at BSA.
Georgia played four years at Gettysburg College. She helped lead her 2015 team to a 12-3-3 record, losing in the Semis at Conferences. In Spring 2015, Georgia studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, where she was involved in an extensive research program on Grassroots Soccer, which helps children learn about HIV awareness and other life skills through soccer.
Jessica graduated from 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 graduate of Geneseo State University, Alexa holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Mathematics. Originally from Mineola, NY she attended school in Geneseo and played four years of college soccer as a Geneseo Knight—her first two years as a center back and the last two as an attacking center mid. She was the captain during her senior season and trained with the Croatian national team during the UEFA Euro Cup Qualifiers.
Rachel majored in Psychology at Yale. She was captain of her high school soccer team and was awarded Alabama Player of the Year and MVP her junior year. In her freshman year at Yale, she was awarded the Rookie of the Week award, played every minute of seven Ivy League games in goal where she was third in the Ivy League in save percentage (.814) and saves per game (4.07), and received the Captain’s Cup award, given She’s played for Alabama FC in the WPSL, been named to the All-South team, and was Goalkeeper of the Year for her region.
Hannah is an Assistant Varsity Coach at her Alma Mater D. C. Everest High School, where she earned All-Conference honors and the WIAA Scholar Athlete Award. In 2014, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences and Bio-medical Physics. At USF, she played 4 years of Division I soccer as a goalkeeper and spent her free time coaching youth soccer players.
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.
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.
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 is an Assistant Soccer Coach at Louisiana Tech University where she played her college soccer. She earned numerous accolades there including Academic All-WAC honors, was named first-team all-Louisiana in 2009 and 2010.
Meghan played Division II college soccer at Mississippi College, where she studied Sport Management. Meghan coached local youth club teams while she was at school and hopes one day to become an Athletic Director.
At Middlebury College, Ivy played for the women’s soccer team and studied Economics. She grew up in Virginia, where she played on the regional ODP team.
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.
Ashley was the Assistant Coach at Park University in Missouri. Previously, she served as the assistant coach at Emporia State University, where she earned her Master’s degree. She attended and played for Park University during her undergrad career. Ashley spent some time coaching youth soccer after college, and then was recruited to play for Kansas City’s new semi-professional team, The Kansas City Shock, where she started at forward in their first season. Ashley also played professionally in Greece for Glyfada Women’s Futbol Club. After returning to the states, she worked for the NSCAA before starting graduate school.
Laura graduated from Western Carolina University in 2014. She started 18 games as a senior. 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. Laura is now a teacher and coach in Asheville, North Carolina.
Jackie played collegiate soccer at Boston College, where she played center mid for the Eagles for 4 years.
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Laura is the assistant women’s soccer coach at Rose-Hulman in Indiana. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Coaching from Indiana State University. She played her college soccer career at the University of the Pacific, a Division I school in California.
2018 was Phoebe’s first year at BSA. She resides in Solihull, England, where she studies at the University of Nottingham. She was part of both the Aston Villa and English youth development squads. Phoebe helped with BSA’s Goalkeeper track in 2018.
Kayla is a currently studying for a Masters in Athletic Counseling at Springfield University. Kayla was a four-year starter at MCLA leading the team as a captain in her senior year. 2018 was her first year at BSA.
Estafania is from Alcala de Henares, Spain, and spent her first summer at BSA in 2018. Having played collegiately in Spain for 4 years, and on a Semi-Professional level, Estafania has spent the last 5 years focusing more on growing as a coach and helped develop a female academy in her home town.
Mel is from Originally from Makakilo, Hawaii and spent her first summer at BSA in 2019. Mel is as an Assistant Coach for the women’s soccer team at Waldorf University (Iowa). Mel played 49 games over three seasons at Waldorf (2013-2015) scoring eight goals and assisting on seven others. In July 2020, she completed her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership with a focus in Sports Management. She is also a National Sports Performance Association (NSPA) Certified Speed & Agility Coach. She has her USC Level 1 Goalkeeping Diploma.