Select Director & U15 Girls

How were you introduced to soccer?

My parents introduced me to soccer when I was 7 years old. I started my soccer experience at Milwaukee Sport Club as a U10B player.

What is your playing experience?

  • MSC: U10-U15 State champions, USA Cup finalist and winner, Major’s Reserves, other various teams
  • Bavarian S.C.: U16-U19 State champions, Majors
  • Milwaukee Lutheran High School: Varsity, 2 year captain

What is your coaching experience and what licenses do you currently hold?

  • MSC
    • U10 boys and girls academy
    • U12-U18 boys and girls select
    • U15 Girls (current)
  • National “C” license

What is your coaching philosophy?

There first has to be a player’s love for the game and a desire to play. This is the cornerstone and foundation for any player. I believe in individual player skill, player discipline, player work ethic. Team formation and team strategy is most successful when players have good mindset for player accountability.

Individual player skill – good skill level allows a player to be successful on the pitch and allows that player to have fast decision-making ability with good execution.

Discipline – this is player knowledge of the game. Should a player make a run forward or drift back in support. Should a player make a move for square support? Should a player take on a defender or distribute? Should a player pressure the ball or fall back in support on defense?

Work ethic – having the energy and initiative to display good discipline. The manner in which players execute all of the above topics during a match.

What is your favorite soccer memory?

  • Favorite playing experience – winning the USA Cup as a youth player with MSC.
  • Favorite coaching experience – MSC U16 Girls defeating St. Louis Scott Gallagher 1-0 at their own showcase tournament under the lights on a Saturday night.