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!
Hi! My name is Stephanie and I am currently studying occupational therapy at the University of Scranton. Soccer has always been a huge part of my life, I started playing when I was 4 years old and just finished playing my last season. In my free time, I like to work out, hang out with friends, or watch movies. I used to coach soccer when I was in high school, and am glad that Soccer Shots gives me another opportunity to coach again! Can’t wait to see you all out on the field!
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, my name is Coach Kelly and I’m originally from Ocean City, MD. I grew up going to the beach and playing soccer for many years. I graduated from the University of Tampa with a degree in Marine Biology and I’ve also done some pretty cool stuff with sharks. I love working with kids and I’m excited to be a coach for Soccer Shots! I know we are going to have a JAW-some time!
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!
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