Anna grew up playing soccer and other sports from grade school through high school. Her passion for health and wellness along with education sent her pursuing degrees in both Kinesiology and Educational Leadership. She spent 14 years working in public schools as a teacher and athletic director. She has traveled from coast to coast, but recently returned home to Kansas where she enjoys reading, being outdoors, lifting weights and spending time with her family.
Coach Emma is originally from New Jersey, but has since moved to Missouri to attend Kansas City University where she will be working towards her masters in Biomedical Science. Soccer has always been apart of her life, beginning at the age of five. Coach Emma hopes to share her passion with kids. When she isn’t playing soccer she can be found at the dog park with her dog, Buck, cooking, or enjoying the outdoors with friends!
Coach Hannah is a native Kansas Citian who started playing soccer when she was five years old. Growing up, she played on several club teams and for her high school team. Coach Hannah received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas, and she is currently pursuing her MBA from UMKC. Coach Hannah enjoys attending and listening to musical theatre, watching soccer and college basketball, and spending time with her two dogs, Copper and Izzy.
Coach Laura grew up in Bogotá, Colombia where she started to play soccer in one of the best Soccer Clubs in the city, Goal Start (with Coach Jay as her head Coach –Now, both of them work with Soccer Shots!). Coach Laura played at Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado for 2 years, winning Player of the year Award twice in a row with the region 9 of the NJCAA. She is now following her career at MidAmerica Nazareth University with a Scholarship to get her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and posterior getting a certification as a Athletic Trainer. Coach Laura also enjoys painting, biking, and listening to music. She hopes to play professional soccer in the future.
Coach Taylor is originally from Pineville, Louisiana. She began her soccer career at an early age. She played soccer for 15 years for her schools and club teams. She attended Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, as a NCAA Division III student-athlete. Where she double majored in History and Political Science with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Aside from soccer, she is also a Kickboxing Trainer for 9Round Fitness.
Coach Maddie is very excited to be coaching with soccer shots. She spent a lot of time doing a variety of different sports growing up including: dance (10 years), cross country (8 years), and soccer (12 years). Soccer was a huge part of her life growing up and she can’t wait to share her love and passion for the game. In her spare time Coach Maddie loves drawing, singing, and traveling. She even knows how to stand on her head!
Coach Emily is from Kansas City , Kansas and has played soccer since 4 years old. She first started playing on an all boys team. She played club soccer and high school soccer. She is currently at MidAmerica Nazarene University continuing her academic and athletic career. She is currently undecided. She has huge passion for helping others and working with kids. Emily enjoys spending time with family, listening to music, and watching movies.
Coach Nicole was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. She grew up playing soccer on the streets and the first club she played was with boys, she couldn’t play games with them just practice because it was a boys team only. At the age of 11, she moved to Kansas to play with her first ever girls team called Extreme Club. ”It was a fun experience playing with other girls” Said Coach Nicole. She kept playing in clubs and also high school. After she graduated from high school she attended to Allen Community College, now she transferred to MNU to pursue her soccer career. She is now a junior and she is looking forward to next fall season at MNU. Things she enjoys to do is go to the beach and play soccer at the beach, listen to music and play futsal. ”If I could go pro with futsal in the future it will be a big goal for me”.
Coach Brooke was born and raised in Overland Park, KS where she grew up playing soccer all around the Midwest. She attended Wayne State College in Wayne, NE, as a NCAA Division II student-athlete, and was a captain her senior year. She recently graduated and moved back to the KC area. In her free time she enjoys traveling, watching sports, cooking, and playing with her dog. Coach Brooke is looking forward to sharing her passion for soccer and teaching valuable life lessons!
Coach Alex grew up in Bonner Springs, Kansas, and graduated from Bonner Springs High School. Soccer has always been a big part of his life. Alex started his soccer career at the age of 7. Now, he is a freshman at the University of Saint Mary and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, in line with a physical therapy track. Coach Alex is very grateful to be a part of the men’s soccer team while he spends time at USM. Alex is hoping to share his love of the sport with the kids and allow them to learn positive life lessons while playing a great sport.
Coach Morgan grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and attended Blue Valley North High School. She is currently playing soccer for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she also studies Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. Coach Morgan enjoys spending time with friends, listening to music, playing chess, and eating ice cream. She hopes to teach kids the love of soccer while instilling valuable life lessons.
Cassie began playing soccer 15 years ago, and it has always been a focus in her life. She has always enjoyed the sport as she was raised in a soccer focused family. Despite playing numerous sports, Cassie always stuck with soccer and excelled. She was inspired to appreciate the sport of soccer by her coaches at an early age and she is excited to introduce the passion, excitement, and overall love for the sport. She is currently studying cognitive science and neuroscience in university. Her love for soccer partnered with her studies in behavioral science are a perfect fit for Soccer Shots.
Coach Kevin grew up in Overland Park, Kansas with his one older brother, one younger sister and one family dog named Shadow. He started playing soccer at the age of 5 and even played at the academy level receiving numerous college offers! He received his USC coaching license and has been coaching for 2 years. Coach Kevin also loves to train daily, play pick-up soccer games with friends, play FIFA and also watch soccer matches in his spare time. He plans to attend K-State University with a major in Biomedical Engineering. His main goal is to become a professional coach and continue to work with children and adults of all ages.
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