NEPA Ast. Director
Hi, my name is Jacob Rogovin. I grew up in West Caldwell, New Jersey, and started playing soccer when I was 4 years old. I played baseball and basketball as well. I studied Sport Management at Syracuse University, where I realized my passion for youth sports. In my free time, I enjoy playing sports, hiking and watching movies.
My name is Rebecca Straka. I just finished my degree from Penn State but I have been involved in the world of soccer since I was 5 years old. As I got older I not only played but watch soccer religiously. I now coach a U12 team and am excited for the amazing opportunity to teach and coach with Soccer Shots. I love being able to watch the excitement on the kid’s faces when they accomplish something for the first time. See you on the field!
Hey everyone my name is Olivia! I grew up in Milford PA and graduated from the University of Scranton with my bachelors in criminal justice. I have been playing soccer since I was 4 years old as a striker and center midfielder and coached for about 7 years at a soccer camp. I am currently a behavioral health technician and love what I do to help change lives! When I’m not playing or coaching I enjoy reading, listening to music and hanging out with friends and family! I am so excited to work with our Soccer Shot kids and be the best role model I can be!
Hi I am Coach Anthony and I’m from Archbald, PA. I started playing soccer for my local youth recreation league at the age of four and have loved the game ever since. Outside of soccer, one of my biggest interests are eSports, which I actually got into because of a soccer video game. One day, I aspire to teach the youth what I have learned from soccer and/or eSports.
Hi, I am Coach JJ and I am from Swoyersville PA. I graduated from Wyoming Valley West. I have been officiating Soccer for 5 years. I am excited to meet you all!
My name is Coach Ciara! I have played soccer for over twelve years. I played on school teams growing up, as well as in college. I am currently a preschool teacher, as well as working for Soccer Shots. I enjoy teaching children and helping lay the foundation for their future learning whether it be on the field, or off the field.
Hi, my name is Coach Alyssa. I grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania and started playing soccer when I was 5 years old. Growing up if you didn’t find me on the field I was more than likely on the court playing basketball. I went to school at Temple University where I studied Education focusing on Pre K- 5. Sports and children have always been a passion of mine. In my free time, I enjoy playing/ watching sports, being outside, shopping, and spending time with my family.
Hello, I’m Courtney. I am originally from the Schuylkill County area and have played soccer for (pretty much) my entire life. I love being outdoors, climbing, and I recently took up equestrian riding. I am in school to become a Medical Laboratory Technician at Penn State University. I look forward to meeting you and the future soccer stars here at SoccerShots!
Hi, my name is Coach Emily! I am originally from central PA, where I started playing soccer at age 5. After graduating from Clarks Summit University in 2022, I moved into the NEPA area to continue working with children with Mission Scranton– and now with Soccer Shots as well! I love to learn and have loads of fun while doing it. I also enjoy meeting new people and can’t wait to make new soccer friends!
Hi! My name is Santino Brigido, and I am one of the newest coaches at Soccer Shots! I am currently enrolled at Clarks Summit University, where I am pursuing a master’s degree in pastoral ministry, hoping to become a lead pastor someday. Additionally, I love soccer and have a huge passion for the game. As a goalkeeper, I play on the men’s soccer team at CSU, which happens to be my first fall playing with the team. I also love music and use my talent to serve my church often. I am incredibly excited to be a light to the upcoming generation and to work with children of various ages and skill levels across Northeastern Pennsylvania!
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