9U Girls Academy
Hometown/first soccer experience: Born and raised in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Started playing soccer for Brookfield at age 4. I continued my career playing club at Brookfield then once I got to high school I switched to Elm Grove. I played Varsity all 4 years at Brookfield Central High School, then played college soccer at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. To this day, I continue to play in soccer leagues around the area.
Family: I grew up in a family of 4. My mom Debbie, my dad Dan and my brother Daniel. I have 3 pets, a chocolate lab named Luco, yorkie-poo named Daisy-loo, and an orange cat named Leo.
Years of Coaching: 5. Started doing private lessons with young kids and worked my way into PSU.
Favorite Team and why?: Women’s US team because I like way they play and how they are so close together like a family.
Favorite Player and why: Alex Morgan because I love her foot skills and the way she portrays herself on and off the field.
Coaching Education: I have my F coaching license and plan on working my way up!
Why did you start coaching? I did not want to stop my soccer career after college, so coaching was a perfect fit. I have a passion for educating young kids about the game.
Coaching Role Models/Mentors: My dad is one of my role models when it comes to coaching. He was a high school and college football coach for many years. I have learned great tips from watching him and how to handle different situations.
Favorite Coaching Memory: One of my favorite coaching memories is being undefeated with my U9 girls. I loved watching each player grow and develop their skills.
What are your hobbies outside of soccer? I love working out, staying active, being outdoors, taking my dogs for walks, and hanging with friends and family.
Favorite Book: Twilight series
Did you play other sports growing up? I played competitive volleyball all throughout High School.
What is something people may never guess about you?: I am 100% Italian