Hometown: Normal, IL
Currently Resides: Bloomington, IL
College: Illinois State University
Playing experience: High School (NCHS) and Club
Like most about soccer: The competitive environment, the opportunities for individual success within the team concept, the relationships developed due to experiences with the game.
Favorite Soccer Player: Carlos Bocanegra, former USMNT captain who has understood the value of unselfish, classy play wherever he has played. Boca has always been a versatile defender with outstanding leadership abilities, and an important component in the building of the USMNT program.
Coaching Philosophy: The game should be fun! As coaches, we should strive to develop individual skills while building teams and increasing understanding of team dynamics. We should create instructional competitive environments that will build leadership skills and increase players’ problem-solving abilities. Above all, we should promote the development of positive relationships within the game.
Other information: Varsity Girls’ Soccer Coach at Normal Community High School (since 2001)
Former Assistant Womens’ Coach at Illinois Wesleyan University (2006-2011)