Growing up with two brothers in Lima, Peru, Coach G has been kicking a ball since as long as he can remember. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX, where he played in the central midfield for the collegiate soccer team and earned his degree in finance and economics. He is a native Spanish speaker, and counts healthy cooking, as well as eating, among his hobbies. Coach G is grateful for the positive experiences the beautiful game has given him and wants to pass this on to the youth of the great city of Seattle.
Born and raised in Houston Texas, Victor went on to play at the University Of St. Thomas where he helped the program win its first conference title. While attending university, he earned a BBA in finance. Son of Fortunato and Esperanza Falcon, immigrants of Hidalgo Mexico, Victor grew up with four siblings and two dogs named Pele and Chelsea. Victor was introduced to the game of soccer at an early age. He pursued Division I club soccer in Houston throughout his youth. Victor is excited for the opportunity to positively impact the lives of young soccer players, just as coaches once impacted his.
Hayley, who is also a Houston native, moved to the Seattle area in 2016. Although she was not a soccer player, she spent majority of her youth playing volleyball and swimming competitively. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2009 where she met Coach G and they have been together ever since! Together, they have a son named Tiago and a daughter, Nolie – who you may see around the fields from time to time! Her passions include doing anything creative, taking care of her plants, practicing yoga, hiking, cooking healthy meals and working out. She is so excited to be a part of the Soccer Shots Seattle family!
Growing up in Texas, Alexis played club soccer throughout her adolescence sporting the number 9 on her back in honor of her childhood idol, Mia Hamm. Alexis went on to Northern Arizona University to study social and behavioral sciences. She has been living in the Pacific Northwest since 2019 and is still discovering new and beautiful places to explore with her partner and their scruffy dog, Sprout. On weekends, you can find Alexis reading books, drinking too much espresso, taking long walks, or tending to her very temperamental houseplants. She is incredibly thankful to link arms with Soccer Shots in their endeavor to positively impact the youth of Seattle.
Jovany was born and raised in Washington, and has always had a passion for sports. Throughout his time in high school, Track & Cross Country became his main focus, while Soccer was always something that he played recreationally. He would eventually earn his associates degree in Business administration through Cascadia Community College and afterwards decided on pursuing a career in Soccer. Jovany is really excited to make an impact in children’s lives through Soccer Shots, attempting to mimic for them the same positive experiences he had with the sport growing up. Jovany also speaks Spanish as his family immigrated from Veracruz and Michoacán, Mexico. During his free time he enjoys long-distance running, watching movies, and spending time with his wife and their poodle-Yogi, who watches soccer with him on weekend mornings.
Soccer has been reliably consistent for Alejandro when other things weren’t. Early on, his parents instilled in him and his younger sister the love of the game, and it stuck. From playing in the streets of his homeland in Monterrey, Mexico, to winning his conference title in his youth club in San Antonio, TX; from leading his high school varsity team in Chicago, IL, to finding any opportunity to play while at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, the beautiful game has always been with him. Always a transplant, he moved to Seattle in April of 2022 to begin working with the Soccer Shots team hoping to inspire the same joy in the game that has been with him all along. In his free time he loves to play soccer, go dancing with his friends, and spend time outside enjoying fruit, music, and yoga on a picnic blanket.
Meg’s love of soccer began in her hometown of Abilene, TX, where she grew up playing from kindergarten through high school, with her favorite position being either sweeper or center-back. She took a break from the game when she moved to San Marcos, TX, to study International Relations at Texas State University for four years. After her college career ended, Meg was encouraged by her family to include soccer in her life again, so she began working with the Soccer Shots franchise in Austin, TX, where she coached for two years. During this time, Meg discovered her love of sharing her favorite game with children and the joy of watching as both their soccer and life skills grow throughout the season. In the summer of 2022, Meg decided to move to her favorite place in the world, Seattle, to be closer to her sister and have more opportunities to engage in her favorite hobby, hiking. When she’s not out on the trails, Meg loves reading, painting, and playing with her husky mix, Ember. She is excited to be on the Soccer Shots Seattle team, where she can continue the job she loves while exploring the opportunities of the Pacific Northwest!
Growing up in Missouri watching the United States Women’s National Soccer team is when Jacqui fell in love with the beautiful game. She played several sports growing up and was fortunate to play college soccer at Culver-Stockton College where she earned her BA in Media Communication. Jacqui had the opportunity to cover the USWNT in an Olympic send-off game while working as a journalist after graduating. Most recently she served in the Peace Corps as a Literacy Advisor in Jamaica. During that time she shared her passion for soccer with her community and students and was motivated to get back involved in the sport. With Soccer Shots, she has the chance to give back to the sport she loves and grow the game domestically. In her free time she enjoys watching sports, reading, baking, going to concerts and traveling.
Coach Adan was born in Los Angeles but has spent most of his life in Washington State with his three younger sisters. He discovered his passion for soccer at a young age while living in Jalisco, Mexico with his grandmother. Soccer quickly became a huge part of his life, and he continued to play and excel at the sport throughout his childhood. Coach Adan even played competitively in college, but eventually, decided to pursue a career in criminal justice. Currently, he is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity at Boston University, where he’s focusing on developing his skills and knowledge. Coach Adan is passionate about using his skills to make a difference in the world and to help create a more justice equitable society. Outside of his studies, Coach Adan enjoy spending time with family and friends, staying active through exercise and outdoor activities, and exploring new cultures through travel. He firmly believes in the value of having a well-rounded approach to life, and strives to embody this philosophy in all aspects of his personal and professional life.
Coach Matthew hails from New Ulm, Minnesota, or as it’s fondly referred to back home, “MinneSNOWta.” He embarked on his soccer journey at the age of 15, instantly falling in love with the game and the rich tapestry of global cultures woven around it. He started his college soccer career at North Iowa Area Community College. Following the attainment of his AA degree, he made the decision to continue his collegiate playing career at St. Cloud State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.With his studies completed, Coach Matthew invests a significant portion of his time in soccer. His Saturdays are often dedicated to following matches of Everton FC, Minnesota United, and the Seattle Sounders. Additionally, he relishes spending time outdoors with his partner, exploring their newfound home in Seattle, and playing video games with friends from his hometown.
Coach Alexa grew up in Southeastern Wisconsin, where she learned to play soccer from her two older siblings. She continued to play throughout high school and in intramurals at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she earned a BA in Theatre Arts and Political Science. She moved to Seattle in November 2022 to work at the Pacific Science Center but changed course to pursue an opportunity with Soccer Shots. She has worked as a camp counselor and swim lesson teacher for years and is excited to bring the skills learned in those jobs to Soccer Shots. In her free time, she enjoys woodworking, longboarding, participating in trivia with friends, spending time with her cat, Charlie, and, of course, playing soccer!
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