Meet The Coaches

We are proud to have the best coaches in youth soccer.

Coach Kendall

Coach Kendall

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Kendall is a veteran on Soccer Island and is one of our Coach Trainers. She is currently in grad school at Messiah University to become an Occupational Therapist. When growing up, she played soccer and competed in gymnastics & diving. Coach Kendall likes to hike, kayak, and be outdoors. She is outgoing, compassionate, and creative and a special talent she has is that she can walk on her hands. Her favorite food is any chocolate dessert because “chocolate is the best.” Coach Kendall brings joy to Soccer Island with every session and is passionate about positively impacting and inspiring lives through soccer!

Coach Emma

Coach Emma

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Emma is from Harrisburg, PA. She graduated from Messiah University with a Bachelor’s of Social Work degree and is currently studying to get her Master’s of Social Work from Millersville University. In her spare time, Coach Emma loves to play games, spend time with family, watch movies, and enjoy being outside! She loves working with kids because of their energy and excitement. Emma played soccer for years while growing up and is looking forward to sharing her love of the game with her friends on Soccer Island!

Coach Alexis

Coach Alexis

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Alexis attended Bloomsburg University for her undergrad and is currently in law school. Coach Alexis has worked with children throughout her year playing soccer with camps in high school and college. She loves the real-life application that happens through sports! Some of her hobbies include snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with her dog Izzy! When she was 6 years old she wanted to be a judge when she grew up. Her favorite childhood snack was ice cream. Coach Alexis can’t wait to impact children on Soccer Island!

Coach Ben

Coach Ben

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Ben is from Hershey, Pa and currently attends Clarkson University where he is studying Global Supply Chain Management. He is also a member of the varsity baseball team there. Coach Ben has been active in his work with children Hershey High school, Hershey Country Club Swim Team, and the Joy of Sports Foundation. His favorite sports team is the Washington Nationals and his favorite movie as a child was The Sandlot. Coach Ben is looking forward to completing an internship with Soccer Shots and coaching children on the field.

Coach Hunter

Coach Hunter

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Hunter attends the University of Pittsburgh and is majoring in statistics. She has played soccer for most of her life, and wants to make a positive impact on young children. A talent that Coach Hunter has that many people don’t know about is that she can play the guitar. Her favorite food is pasta because it comes in many different forms, and her favorite movie as a child was The Little Mermaid. She has experience tutoring younger children as well, and has always enjoyed working closely with kids! Coach Hunter is look forward to meeting new soccer friends on soccer island!

Coach Emma

Coach Emma

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Emma is from Mechanicsburg, PA and has had a love for soccer her entire life. She started her soccer journey right here at Soccer Shots! In her free time, she loves to hang out with friends and watch TV. She also loves to babysit children and animals. When Coach Emma was 6 years old she wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up. Her favorite food is ice cream because, she says, “who doesn’t like ice cream?” She is so excited to be coaching at Soccer Shots to be able to make an impact where she started!

Coach Lyndee

Coach Lyndee

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Lyndee is a veteran with Soccer Shots and is currently working to become an Occupational Therapist. Growing up she played soccer, softball, and basketball. She enjoys playing soccer, running, going to the gym, hanging out with friends and family, and taking Zumba classes with friends. Coach Lyndee’s favorite sports team is the Pittsburgh Steelers and her favorite childhood movie was Madagascar. She is excited to continue at Soccer Shots because she loves soccer and can’t wait to teach children soccer skills and life skills on Soccer Island!

Coach Colin

Coach Colin

Director of Coach Training & Development

Coach Colin is originally from Mt. Airy, Maryland but moved to Harrisburg in 2021 from Johnson City, TN. His background includes working in youth ministry to plan and implement programming, recruit and train volunteers, and develop curriculum. Colin is a fan of all sports, but his first love is baseball. He loves the Baltimore Orioles, Buffalo Bills, and Washington Capitals the most. Colin is excited to work at Soccer Shots and to recruit and train high level coaches who will make a huge impact on the lives of kids and families!

Coach Ellie

Coach Ellie

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Ellie has lived in Hershey, Pa her whole life. Growing up, she played basketball, field hockey, and softball but now is focused on basketball as her main sport. Coach Ellie loves listening to music, playing with her dog, Simba, and spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite place to be is the beach, but she loves to travel and explore new places. She is so excited to be a part of Soccer Shots, because she loves working with children, and believes there are so many life lessons that can be taught through sports!

Coach Morgan

Coach Morgan

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Morgan grew up in Old Town, Maine and is currently living in York, PA. She was first introduced to soccer when she was five with a local club and continued playing all the way up through high school. Back in Maine, Coach Morgan worked with children as a substitute teacher. After having that opportunity, she knew that working with kids was truly her passion, and she is excited to continue her journey with Soccer Shots.

Coach Jess

Coach Jess

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Jess is in graduate school at Messiah University studying occupational therapy. She brings experience working in various settings with children including serving in her church childcare ministry, coaching middle school volleyball, and working as an instructional aide for children with learning disabilities. In her free time, Coach Jess enjoys hiking, biking, and playing games with friends and family. Coach Jess is looking forward to building relationships with children and families through coaching Soccer Shots.

Coach Matt

Coach Matt

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Matt is originally from Oxford, Pa and grew up playing soccer, baseball, wrestling, and running track. He graduated from Immaculata University with his bachelors in exercise science and now attends Messiah University where he is going to get his Doctor of Physical therapy degree. In his free time Coach Matt enjoys hiking and hanging out with friends. Coach Matt is very excited to start his first season with soccer shots and get to meet all of his new soccer friends!

Coach Tori

Coach Tori

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Tori lives in Hellam, PA and she can roll a soft pretzel with her eyes closed with her hands behind her back. She went to Eastern York High School where she played soccer, basketball, track & field, and volleyball. Coach Tori has coached basketball for 9 years at Eastern York and she’s excited to coach at Soccer Shots to get back to what she loves, helping young athletes learn a new sport while also learning teamwork, confidence, and life skills.

Coach Kenzie

Coach Kenzie

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Kenzie has been with Soccer Shots for 5 years! She started here in Harrisburg/York before moving to New Hampshire where she coached and spent time as a Director for the North Shore & New Hampshire franchise – now she is very excited to be back in PA. In addition to coaching, Kenzie has a lot of experience working with young children. She has been substitute teaching for more than a year now, and before moving to PA, she was working at a nature-based school for children. Coach Kenzie has been playing soccer competitively and recreationally since age 5. When she isn’t on soccer island, she can be found spending time with her golden retriever, Moose, hiking, traveling and reading. Coach Kenzie always looks forward to helping each of her soccer friends grow their confidence both on and off the field while having lots of fun. Here are some of Coach Kenzie’s favorite things: Favorite Soccer Player – Mia Hamm & Air Bud; Favorite Hobby: Traveling; Favorite Color: Purple; Favorite Food: Soft Pretzels; Favorite Season: Fall

Coach Grace

Coach Grace

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Grace is from Mountaintop, PA. She played soccer throughout her childhood and recently graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Supply Chain Management and Management Information Systems. In her free time she is training for a half marathon and likes to cook and bake. She also has a corgi named Penney. Coach Grace is excited to work at Soccer Shots because she loves soccer and hopes the kids will love it as much as she does!

Coach Ashley

Coach Ashley

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Ashley is majoring in Early Childhood Education and Special Education at nearby Shippensburg University, and she’s a multi-sport athlete who loves working with children. Coach Ashley especially loves seeing the many moments when children learn something new, and she knows Soccer Shots provides those moments every week!

Coach Amber

Coach Amber

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Amber loves being around children and their positive energy. She is currently enrolled at Penn State University and has an amazing teenage son who will graduate next year. She currently works for the American Lung Association. One of her favorite sports is track & field and in high school she was a sprinter and relay runner. She has 12 years of experience working with children in a preschool and home setting as a parent educator.

Coach Hannah

Coach Hannah

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Hannah was born and raised in Harrisburg, PA. She grew up doing gymnastics, soccer, skiing, and cheerleading. Currently Coach Hannah volunteers at the STHS fashion design program as a former student. Coach Hannah is excited to be a part of Soccer Shots and work with kids to help them get moving and have fun!

Coach Ashley

Coach Ashley

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Ashley is a Senior at Shippensburg University. She is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Early childhood Education: PreK-4 and Special Education: PreK-12. When she is not coaching soccer, she works at an Elementary School as an Aide when she isn’t at school and she works at a summer camp! Coach Ashley has lived in Hershey, PA her whole life. She started playing soccer when she was 5 and gymnastics when she was 2. She played soccer and gymnastics all the way through high school. Even though she doesn’t play anymore she is excited to share her love of soccer with your child. Coach Ashley looks forward to helping your child grow both on and off the field!

Coach Elena

Coach Elena

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Elena is originally from Hershey, PA and has played soccer since she was in kindergarten and continued to play all throughout high school. She has also participated in basketball throughout middle school and high school. For Coach Elena, playing sports throughout her whole life has helped her grow so much as a person. As a coach, she is very excited to be able to help your kids grow as well by having fun, making friends, and learning the sport of soccer!

Coach Mat

Coach Mat

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Mat grew up in both Africa and the United Kingdom and he achieved his childhood dream of becoming a scientist. Coach Mat is a chemist at Eurofins. His love for soccer runs deep and helping pass along the passion for the beautiful game to the children is his number one goal. His favorite soccer team is Arsenal F.C. Coach Mat loves to coach and is looking forward to passing along his knowledge to his Soccer Friends!

Coach Marissa

Coach Marissa

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Marissa grew up in Camp Hill and started playing soccer for West Shore. She kept playing club and school soccer for 14 years! Between the months of August and May she teaches Pre-Kindergarten. Anytime she gets in between she spends outside – which is why she is so excited to work at Soccer Shots! Coach Marissa loves that she can mix having fun over the summer and still interacting with children. If Coach Marissa could have any super power it would be time travel so she could see into the future. She can’t wait to see your children on Soccer Island!

Coach Ashley

Coach Ashley

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Ashley grew up in York, Pennsylvania and started playing soccer when she was five years old. She played through high school and played club soccer at Millersville University where she received my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Athletic Coaching. She is currently pursuing my masters degree in education at Penn State University. Coach Ashley is also entering her fourth year of teaching elementary school. She also helped coach Girls On The Run this Spring for third and fourth grade girls. Coach Ashley enjoys reading books on the beach, going to the gym, playing soccer with her dog, and running. She is very excited to work with Soccer Shots and see this beautiful game bring more young people together!

Coach Izabel

Coach Izabel

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Izabel is from Lancaster, PA but currently resides in Etters, PA. She developed a love for soccer at a young age while playing in her princess dress under her uniform. She started playing soccer when she was five and played club throughout middle school, high school, and Division III for Penn State Harrisburg. She also played basketball through middle school and high school. Coach Izabel enjoys photography, painting, and being outdoors. She has a rescue cat named Luna. She is excited to work with Soccer Shots because it has always been her dream to coach kids and help them fall in love with the sport. She loves their energy level and the enthusiasm they bring.

Coach Matt

Coach Matt

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Matt is originally from the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania. He is currently enrolled at York College of PA studying Recreation Leadership with a youth and family emphasis. He grew up trying to find a sport that really fit, so he tried everything, but the one that really stuck was baseball. Coach Matt enjoys being outside and hanging out with friends and he loves a good cheeseburger! He is excited to get started at Soccer Shots because he believes every child should have sports in their life to have fun and make new friends!

Coach Natalie

Coach Natalie

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Natalie is from Mechanicsburg and is enrolled at Shippensburg University dual majoring in early education and special education. She grew up playing soccer and doing gymnastics. Coach Natalie loves to travel and spend time with family. Her favorite place she has traveled to was Guatemala. Her favorite childhood snack was goldfish and capri sun.  Coach Natalie is excited to have fun with the kids on Soccer Island and foster the growth of their minds and soccer skills!

Coach Julia

Coach Julia

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Julia was born and raised in Hershey, PA. While growing up she loved playing sports and played basketball, softball, ran cross country and danced. In her spare time Coach Julia loves spending time with her friends and watching Disney movies. Her favorite is The Princess and the Frog. In the fall, Coach Julia will be going to Albright College to study Early Education. A skill she has that most people don’t know about is that she can jump rope really well. Coach Julia is excited to work at Soccer Shots because she loves working with kids and having fun playing sports.

Coach Paulimar

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Paulimar lives near Hershey PA. Growing up she played soccer, basketball, softball, track and field, swam, and enjoyed skiing and snowboarding. In addition to Soccer Shots, she currently works at Hershey’s Chocolate world as a tour ride attendant. Her favorite food is Chick-Fil-A because “it is the best chicken and I like how polite the employees are and how the business is run.” Coach Paulimar is a college athlete at Goldey Beacom College where she plays soccer and majors in Business Administration. She is excited to work at Soccer Shots because she wants to make a positive impact in children’s lives and teach them how to play soccer.

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