Meet Our Professional Soccer Coaches Around the Country

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OL Reign - Tacoma Pro Soccer Coach

Jasmyne Spencer

Jasmyne is a Long Island native and former All-American at the University of Maryland.

She is currently a member of the OL Reign of the NWSL. Jasmyne has been playing in the NWSL since its inception in 2013 and has made 124 appearances over her 8-year career.

She has also played abroad in Denmark, Cyprus and Australia.

Jasmyne is also the founder of Jas it Up, a sustainable lifestyle brand, whose mission is to uplift communities, empower youth, and protect the kids she will be coaching.

Book a virtual session with Jaycie below!

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Former OL Reign - Virtual Pro Soccer Coach

Jaycie Johnson

Jaycie has been playing soccer since she was 4 years old. In high school she was All-American and scored a total of 207 goals her 4 years playing with the team. In 2013 she was Missouri Gatorade Player of the year.

Jaycie attended college at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She was a 4 year starter, captain for 3 years and All-American in 2017. She broke an NCAA record her freshman year for being the only freshman to score 4 goals in one NCAA tournament game. She has been called into US National Team Camps, and went to the U-20 camps and U-23 camps and has won the Nordic Cup twice with the Team USA.

Jayce was also drafted to play in the NWSL in 2017 to North Carolina, and got traded to play for Seattle the last 3 years. In her career she has overcome 3 ACL surgeries going to show that if you put your mind to it anything can be achieved! Outside of soccer she enjoys being outdoors, on the water and most importantly has a love for dogs.

Book a virtual session with Jaycie below!

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Former Portland Thorns - DC Pro Soccer Coach

Emily Kruger

Emily grew up playing for competitive soccer clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was the starting goalkeeper at UC Berkeley from 2010 to 2013, and has played professionally for 3 years - both abroad as well as in the National Women’s Soccer League with the Portland Thorns Football Club. Emily retired in 2016 and had spent 3 years working with coaches around the world through Coaches Across Continents. Currently, Emily is a coach with the Alexandria Soccer Association, coaching U11 girls travel teams, U10-U17 travel and recreational goalkeepers, 3rd-5th grade recreational after school programs and a recreational level clinic for women.

Emily is thrilled to bring her extensive experience to the Girl Boss Sports team and looks forward to helping so many powerful women.

Book sessions with Emily below!

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OL Reign - Tacoma Pro Soccer Coach

Julia Ashley

Julia currently plays as a defender for OL Reign.

Prior to that she played for Adelaide United, and Linkopings FC, and collegiately for the North Carolina Tar Heels. While she was with the Tar Heels she was second-team All-ACC as well as named to the 2017 All-ACC Academic Women’s Soccer Team.

Book a virtual session with Julia below!

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OL Reign - Tacoma Pro Soccer Coach

Madison Hammond

Madison Hammond plays for the OL Reign of the NWSL.

Before signing her first professional contract, she played four years at Wake Forest University where she captained the team for two years. Madison spent high school coaching shooting and technical sessions as well as small camps and group training. She loves spending time with younger generations, in hopes of inspiring young girls to continue pursuing their dreams on the field.

As a Native American and Black woman, Madison is the first and only Native athlete who plays in the NWSL, and hopes that her time in professional sports will serve as a gateway to give back to Native and underrepresented communities to increase representation in top sports leagues in the country. There is a growing need for more people of color to have role models to look up to, and Madison hopes that Girl Boss Sports will help her give back to communities through mentorship and coaching.

She graduated from Wake Forest with a degree in English and a minor in Spanish. She is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Fun fact: she enjoys writing and started her own blog, 'Our Daily Bread' in 2020.

Book sessions with Madison below! Photo Credit: OL Reign

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Washington DC Pro Soccer Coach

Sam Staab

Sam grew up playing soccer in Southern California area for a few different San Diego teams. She was recruited to go across the country and play at Clemson University where she was the starting center back from 2015 – 2018 where she earned all ACC honors each year and was an academic and athletic All-American in 2018.

After Clemson she was drafted to the Washington Spirit where she has been the starting center back for the last two years along with coaching young soccer stars as well. Sam is exited to bring her experience on and off the field to the GBS team and help young women unlock their full potential – personally and athletically!

Book sessions with Sam below!

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Utah Royals - SLC Pro Soccer Coach

Taylor Leach

Taylor is originally from Toledo, Ohio and played club soccer with the Cleveland Internationals. She was recruited and played for the University of South Carolina as a center-back from 2010 – 2014. During this time, she was captain and earned All-SEC honors.

After college she went abroad and played professionally in Sweden for Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC for almost 4 years. She decided to return stateside and signed with the Utah Royals FC this year.

Her offseason usually consists of coaching young talent in the Ohio area. She is very excited to be able to share her knowledge of the game with young players to help them achieve their goals.

Book a virtual session with Taylor below!

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OL Reign - Tacoma Pro Soccer Coach

Carly Nelson

Today we welcome one of our new pro-coaches, Carly Nelson. Carly just got signed again by the OL Reign in the NWSL transferring from the Utah Royals FC. She started her career as a professional soccer with the OL Reign in 2020. Before that she played 4 years at the University of Utah where she led them to the best team performance in program history the last 2 years.

Carly personally trained goalkeepers through college hosting technical, fun and competitive camps for youth and teenagers. She loves giving her time to younger generations because she understands the value of mentorship and how essential it is to have role models to look up to and follow. She strives to be the role model she needed to have when she was growing up.

As a member of the LGBTQ+, Carly is passionate about being an advocate for the youth who fall into that community, As she continues her career in the NWSL she hopes her time as a professional female athlete will allow the LGBTQ+ youth to be empowered to stay true to themselves. She hopes that she can help them see the rare gifts and talents they bring into the world. She also stands as an advocate and safe space for the youth to look for when the support needed is not provided.

She graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in positive psychology. Currently she is writing a book to bring more awareness to the struggles and challenges of members in the community. She is seeking to influence more inclusivity with the LGBTQ+ and rid the inaccurate stigma and negative conversation surrounding it. She is from a small town called Lindon, which can be found in the heart of Utah.

Book sessions with Carly through the link below!

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Chicago Red Stars - Virtual Pro Soccer Coach

Zoey Goralski

Zoey grew up playing soccer in Naperville, Illinois since the age of 5. During her high school and club career, she was a two time All-American and selected to the U15, U17, and U20 National Team player pool.

Zoey attended UCLA, where she won a NCAA National Championship with the Bruins. In her first year, she was selected to the All-Freshman Pac-12 team. In 2017 she was called into camp with the U23 National Team. She was also named to the 2017 College Cup All-Tournament team where she captained them to the College Cup in her final season. Zoey finished her college career having played in 88 of 90 games in her four year career, while having 4 years of Pac-12 All-Academic honors and a degree in Physiological Science.

During her offseason, Zoey goes back to where she started and helps coach her high school soccer team as well as another club team in the area.

Zoey currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars after being drafted by them in 2018. She has currently tallied 402 minutes for the Red Stars. Outside of soccer, she enjoys reality tv, reading, and relaxing outside!

Book sessions with Zoey below!

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NC Courage - Pro Soccer Coach

Addisyn Merrick

Addisyn played soccer at the University of Kansas where she started each of her 4 years there. She broke the record in 2019 for most minutes played as well and received Big 12 Defense Player of the Year.

She was drafted to North Carolina Courage this year and fulfilled the starting spot in her first tournament with the team.

Addisyn grew up coaching youth camps in high school and continued to help throughout college, and also did a few one on one sessions with individuals. Growing up with 7 siblings made her love being around kids and helping them grow she is excited for the opportunity to help coach them!

Outside of playing soccer you can find Addiysn baking, cooking, and doing puzzles of all sorts. She loves to be around friends and listening to music.

Book sessions with Addisyn below!

Meet Our Washington Soccer Coaches

Field Coaches

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Lynnwood & Edmonds Coach

Isa Whallen

Lynwood area, you’re lucky! Isa is our coach for Lynwood, Shoreline, Edmonds, and Mountlake Terrace. She’s a baller and a well travelled big brain!

Isa currently plays for the Guam Women’s National Team. For the past ten years, she has evolved in the RCL Division 1 under top nation programs, travelled to Europe to play and has coached teams and individual players in Washington and California.

Her favorite female soccer player is Homare Sawa from Japan. A total legend, named best player at the 2011 World Cup! Her favorite style of play is from Barcelona because of the way they string passes together.
Funny facts, Isa loves playing the ukulele in her spare time. She is on a full academic scholarship at the University of Washington, majoring in Indigenous Anthropology and Aquatic Fisheries Sciences. And her favorite passion besides soccer, is traveling the world!

Book sessions with Isa below!

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NE Seattle Soccer Coach

Liz Han

Liz started playing at the age of 7, and although she was dragged to her first practice, she quickly fell in love with the sport and is greatly thankful for that.

She played club soccer for Seattle United all through middle and high school until she was eventually recruited by Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and received a degree in neuroscience and a minor in biology.

Playing soccer in college was one of the best decisions of her life, as she was able to continue her love of playing while also building a strong community among fellow student athletes. At Macalester, she got to experience first-hand the strength of some incredible female coaches who pushed her as a player, and leader, on and off the field. During her time with Macalester she also played about every position on field, aside from keeper, which gave her the opportunity to learn the different aspects of each position. Her first job in high school was with Lil’ Kickers, a soccer and developmental program for young kids. Through this job she coached kids from as young as 18 months old to 10 years old.

Outside of soccer you can find her working mind solving puzzles, hiking, and exploring parks around Seattle. Post-grad she is planning on pursuing a career in physical therapy and is planning to apply to grad school in the next couple of years. Liz is excited to meet the kids that she will be coaching and to help create the best soccer experience she can!

Book sessions with Liz through the link below!

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Queen Anne Soccer Coach

Kayla Shim

Kayla has played soccer for over 20 years and has been coaching kids for 10 years and counting. Growing up in Sammamish, WA, she played soccer competitively for school and Eastside club teams. She graduated from Oregon State University and continued to play for the college team and coach kids in the area. Kayla played center-mid predominantly, but also played left midfield and defense.

For Kayla, coaching is an irreplaceable opportunity to take her love for the game and instill that in others. She loves coaching because soccer has played a huge role in the person she is today. She loves empowering and connecting with kids, and truly believes in being a positive role model to help young athletes develop their skills on and off the field. Kayla cannot wait to coach and inspire the athletes in your life.

You wanna train with Kayla around Queen Anne? Click on the link below.

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Greenlake Soccer Coach

Olivia Kaplan

Olivia grew up playing soccer in Woodinville for North Shore Select Club (NSC) as a center defensive midfielder where she played for 5 years.

At the University of Washington she enjoyed playing co-ed intramural and Seattle rec league soccer. Currently she is the assistant coach for U11 girls with the NSC team and tries to get some touches on the ball whenever she can.

Oliva loves soccer because it allows her to practice having, and encouraging a growth mindset.

When she is off the field she is a part-time research biologist and a part-time barista. Her hobbies include reading, being outdoors, and hanging out with her friends.

Olivia is SO excited to get to know you and do what she can to help you grow!

You wanna train with Olivia around Greenlake? Click on the link below.

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Queen Anne Soccer Coach

Mache Mason

Mache is one of our coaches in Queen Anne, Ballard, and Fremont.

She grew up in Dallas, TX where she started playing soccer at the age of 7 and has played competitively since middle school continuing through her senior year in the position of outside defender and outside midfielder. Currently she lives in Seattle and plays soccer in her free time on coed teams. She loves soccer because it is a great team sport and workout!

Outside of soccer you can find her hiking with her dog Matey, reading, piecing together puzzles, and watching cooking shows.

Book sessions with Mache through the link below!

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Kitsap Soccer Coach

Mandi Marquardt

Mandi is our coach in Kistap County. She is a certified personal trainer. She plays midfield and goal keeper, sometimes on the same night. She also won a gold medal in figure skating at the Utah Winter Games, and a silver and bronze medal at the US Western Sectionals in 2011.

Fun facts: She stretched Lindsey Horan off of the field in the final minutes of the last 2019 Reign FC home game. She has been on the stretcher crew for 1.5 years, and a volunteer with the Reign for four seasons.
She also got a "Good defending" comment out of Ali Krieger!

She speaks French and Lithuanian fluently, in addition to her native american english and love dogs and sloths!

Thanks so much to Mandi for her communicative enthusiasm in willing to advance the game for women in sport!

Book sessions with Mandi below!

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Fremont & Ballard

Nicola Zanchi

Nicola grew up playing soccer competitively in Atlanta, GA and New Orleans, LA. She traveled
extensively for regional premier league soccer in the United states and abroad. She attended college at Washington University where she played Club Team and in the NIRSA National Soccer Championships all 4 years.

Currently she continues to play on coed recreational teams indoor as well as outdoor. Outside of soccer she can be found working as a communications manager and hiking and camping. Nicola is excited to mentor young players and share her love of the game.

You wanna train with Nicola around Freemont or Ballard? Click on the link below.

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West Seattle Soccer Coach

Maddie Harris

Maddie has been playing soccer since she was a little girl. She began playing in club soccer and continued to play through middle school and high school in Minnesota. She attended Warren Wilson college in Asheville, NC where she continued to play for the next 4 years and anchored the team as a center back tallying many accolades as well as growing as a player and a coach. Before moving to Seattle Maddie coached and worked with youth of all ages at the YMCA, Warren Wilson College, Highland Football Club, and many other organisations.

Maddie is currently working as a Volunteer Programs Coordinator at AmeriCorps for the Low-Income Housing institute (LIHI), a nonprofit in Seattle working with people experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her cat, Libby, running with her best friend, and reading.

Located in West Seattle, Maddie can coach youth of all ages and positions, with a focus on defensive mindedness and working with the tenacity to win the ball back. She cannot wait to coach her kids' success!

Book sessions with Maddie below!

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Maple Leaf Soccer Coach

Jess Allen

Jess started playing at the age of 4 where she quickly became a player that all parents and coaches kept an eye on. In high school she was the only Freshman to make the varsity squad. After her Freshman year she moved to Florida where she tried to keep her sports going but unfortunately fell into a slew of injuries (4, to be exact) on her left knee that had doctors telling her it was best to just stick to biking and swimming.

When she moved back to Seattle in her mid 20s, she sought out a trainer to help her get back into the shape of her younger years. Her trainer helped her lose 70lbs, regain her strength, confidence, and most importantly the ability to play sports. She is a prime example that you should never give up regardless of your circumstances, and if you put your mind to it you can get back to where you were before.

Generally, you can find Jess on the flag football field throwing and catching balls, and occasionally popping up on the turf to play soccer. She has a passion for women’s soccer and supports them through her Facebook page for the USWNT. Soon she plans on bringing a platform to fans of women’s soccer that carries information from all the women’s leagues in the world.

Book sessions with Jess through the link below!

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Queen Anne Soccer Coach

McKenzie Eader

Growing up in Issaquah McKenzie began playing competitive soccer in fourth grade and continued into her senior year in the position of center defender and center midfielder. McKenzie loves soccer because it has taught her the importance of hard work, teamwork and it just brings her joy. Currently she is living in Seattle but still plays and coaches soccer for fun.

Outside of soccer you can find her hiking, traveling, and living life to the fullest (and riskiest!) having gone bungee jumping, skydiving and EVEN swimming with sharks! She cannot wait to share her experience and be on the field with you!

You wanna train with McKenzie? Click on the link below.

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Federal Way Soccer Coach

Jackie Gassner

Jackie has played soccer since she was 4 years old and was one of the founding members to her soccer college team. Jackie moved to Tacoma, WA 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO and has fallen in love with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Outside of soccer you can find her enjoying puzzles, reading, playing outside, and tending to her pet cactus, Walter.

Jackie has experience coaching kids from 2 years old to high school, along with a few peers.

Book sessions with Jackie below!

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Newcastle Soccer Coach

Annacy Dyer

Annacy was born and raised in the Bay Area and moved to Washington in 2019 with her husband and daughter. She played soccer competitively through high school and went on to play at UC Davis while working towards her bachelor’s in human development.

She spent 7 years teaching at high school level while coaching the girls’ soccer team and also has experience with younger club teams in California. Currently she coaches with MIFC. With her educational, coaching and playing background she brings a unique perspective of experience to every player she coaches.

Book sessions with Annacy below!

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Ballard Soccer Coach

Haley DeMarco

Haley grew up in the Boston area playing soccer for over 18 years. Soccer provided the perfect balance of having fun playing outdoors and learning how to work hard, which have become two important pillars in her life. Playing competitive soccer on club teams taught her much more than just soccer skills. Her female coaches helped to instill the meaning of “healthy competition”, which was a great concept to learn at a young age!

Since moving to Seattle, Haley enjoys keeping soccer in her life playing recreationally and coaching. Outside of soccer, she is also a ski instructor and a licensed acupuncturist. Have sports related injuries? Haley is passionate about sports medicine and keeping athletes in their sport for as long and as safe as possible.

Book sessions with Haley through the link below!

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Ballard & Greenlake Soccer Coach

Claire Fenton

She attended California Lutheran University where she got her coaching license and has been playing co-ed soccer and futsal ever since. She has been lucky enough to be able to coach both of her children, and other kids over the years. Claire enjoys helping kids find that same joy that she found playing soccer and everything else that goes along with it: friendships, confidence, strength, ability to learn from mistakes, feelings of success, and the best part of all to have fun!

If she can play some small part in their journey, then that to her is a rewarding and amazing gift!

Book sessions with Claire through the link below!

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Kirkland Soccer Coach

Anna Broaddus

Growing up Anna began to play soccer in the 4th grade and continued into high school. Currently she plays soccer for various teams in a recreational adult league, mainly as a defender or a midfielder. She loves the camaraderie that comes from playing on a team and the opportunities to have fun while still being active.

Outside of soccer she grew up playing and coaching basketball, as well as snowboarding.

Book sessions with Anna through the link below!

Goalkeeper Coaches

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Kitsap GoalKeeper Soccer Coach

Mandi Marquardt

Mandi is our coach in Kistap County. She is a certified personal trainer. She plays midfield and goal keeper, sometimes on the same night. She also won a gold medal in figure skating at the Utah Winter Games, and a silver and bronze medal at the US Western Sectionals in 2011.

Fun facts: She stretched Lindsey Horan off of the field in the final minutes of the last 2019 Reign FC home game. She has been on the stretcher crew for 1.5 years, and a volunteer with the Reign for four seasons.

She also got a "Good defending" comment out of Ali Krieger!

She speaks French and Lithuanian fluently, in addition to her native american english and love dogs and sloths!

Thanks so much to Mandi for her communicative enthusiasm in willing to advance the game for women in sport!

Book sessions with Mandi below!

Meet Our "Virtual Only" Soccer Coaches

Field Coaches

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Virtual Soccer Coach

Jennifer Christmas

Jennifer has played soccer since she was 6 years old. Starting in recreational, going to club and eventually playing in her college league, she considers herself an avid student of the game. “I was always a great student in school so it is not a surprise that I would apply the love of learning to the beautiful game of soccer. I will jump out of my seat watching a player make just the right touch to beat someone, or the patience to contain in defense under pressure. It’s those small details that are practiced continually that make exceptional players.”

Jennifer is not new to coaching or working with youth. In college she served as a youth counselor at Texas MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Leadership camps and was selected as a trainer for incoming camp counselors. She served as a boys’ soccer coach for Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School in Florida, and recently started to coach again Austin, Texas.

She was a former member of St. Mary’s University’s Division II soccer team; Jennifer has continued to play both competitive and recreational outdoor and indoor soccer as well as coed futsal. Although she is a more seasoned player in her current league, she has enjoyed altering her skill set you remain competitive. Jennifer manages and serves as a captain on the Round Rock women’s soccer team while playing on defense and formerly was a volunteer board member of the team.

Jennifer cannot wait to start coaching with you! Book sessions with her through the link below!

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Virtual Goal Keeper Soccer Coach

Anna Shaw

Anna is originally from the Pittsburgh area, but has called Portland, OR home for the past 6 years. She brings over two decades worth of playing experience and five years of coaching experience to the GBS team.

Outside of soccer you can find her on the football gridiron with the Oregon Ravens, finding her next outdoor adventure with her wolf dog Anka, or buried deep in a stack of books.

Her soccer career consisted mainly in the position of goalkeeper, culminating in a successful college career for the point Park University Pioneers in Pittsburgh, PA.

She is incredibly passionate about giving her players the experience goalkeeper coach that she always wished she had while growing up. Anna is a huge proponent of developing her players to be great athletes, great sports, and great people outside of the pitch.

Book sessions with Anna through the link below!

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Virtual Soccer Coach

Sarah Wolfer

Sarah grew up in Newberg, OR where she lettered in soccer and track and field a total of 7 times. Sarah went on to play soccer collegiately at the Division 2 level at Barry University in Miami, FL from 2008 to 2012 and then in the WPSL with the FC Surge for a couple years before moving back to the Pacific Northwest in 2015. Sarah switched sports in 2018 and is now a professional athlete with the Phoenix Red Tails professional women's tackle football team which is part of the Women's Football League Association. She has been coaching children and adults of all ages, genders, and backgrounds for 16 years across a variety of states and settings.

Sarah played striker and outside midfield predominantly but has been coaching all positions (except goalkeeper) and is ready to help the athlete in your life take the next step on her journey toward successfully meeting her goals. With the added benefit of being a mental health professional, Sarah is able to instil mental skills in the athletes she works with, in addition to the technical and tactical skills necessary to compete. Sarah believes that "you can be what you can see" and being a good role model for the next generation of female athletes is at the heart of everything she does.

Book sessions with Sarah below!

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Virtual Soccer Coach

Sonest Furtado

Julia currently plays as a defender for OL Reign.

Prior to that she played for Adelaide United, and Linkopings FC, and collegiately for the North Carolina Tar Heels. While she was with the Tar Heels she was second-team All-ACC as well as named to the 2017 All-ACC Academic Women’s Soccer Team.
Sonest is born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii. She played club soccer for Leahi Soccer club. She got recruited by the University of Hawaii as a Striker and went on to play from 2014-2017. She got First-Team All-Big West Selection.

After college she was able to attend a preseason with the Houston Dash. Later that year she ended up in California playing for the LA Galaxy Orange County in the UWS league (United Women’s Soccer). She played there for 2 years and won a National Championship title in 2019. This helped her ink a deal to play professionally overseas in Sweden for Asarums in a little town called Karlshamn.

In her free time Sonest loves reading books and hanging out at the beach. She's a new soccer coach for a local Hawaii team. She is enthusiastic about helping the youth and love sharing her knowledge of the game.

Book a virtual session with Sonest below!

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Virtual Soccer Coach

Tanner Hiner

Tanner has been surrounded by soccer her entire life. She often jokes that it is a religion in her family as almost everyone of her aunts, uncles and cousins have played. Her first memory of soccer is sitting in the back of her mom’s car watching her brother play and wanting to be out there too, not really knowing what that would entail.

Finally at the age of 5 she got to join in the fun and fell in love with the game. This passion created a life full of hard work, love and dedication to the beautiful game. While soccer was her main sport she also decided to play basketball and run track, not just to stay busy but to be a well rounded athlete.

“Soccer taught me many things in life. When you think you have nothing left to give, trust there’s always a little more if you dig a little deeper. My heart was always left on the field because I gave a 110% every time whether it was a practice or game. Soccer isn’t just a sport, it’s a way of life. The lessons and skills you learn are often transferable into everyday life.”

Book sessions with Tanner below!

Meet Our Football Coaches

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Portland & Virtual Football Coach

Leah Hinkle

Leah Hinkle is a former Linebacker who played for Team USA in 2010 and 2013 and took home TWO GOLD MEDALS!

Leah has also been a football coach for several years starting with the NFL experience in 2011. She now works for the Clackamas Education Service District and USA Football as a Master Trainer. In 2017, after a successful fourteen year playing career, she hung up the cleats. She now shares her experience and enthusiasm for the game with youth, high school, and women tackle football players in Portland, Oregon as the General Manager and tackling coach of the Oregon Ravens.

Leah is available and ready for virtual private football lessons with anyone and everyone. In addition, she speaks English and Spanish fluently.

We GUARANTEE you will level up after working with her! Check out the link below to book your lesson with Leah!

Meet Our Team

Administrative Team

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CEO & Founder

Sarah Wolfer

Sarah started this company because she is passionate about women supporting women, leadership, and the many benefits of sports – and here at Girl Boss Sports she was able to combine all three! She has been a soccer coach for 16 years now and has consistently found a lack of female coaches no matter the geographic region where she has coached. Research shows that this is not just an issue in the sport of soccer, but across most others as well! This is an area Girl Boss Sports makes a difference in through recruiting passionate female coaches and athletes and providing training and ongoing development for all Girl Boss Sports coaching staff.

Sarah has also found that every time she coach a girl’s team, she is able to connect on a deeper level with the athletes as she understands the unique experience it is to be a female athlete growing into a young woman. It is this knowledge and experience that she is excited to share with other female coaches and athletes through the reach of Girl Boss Sports. Sarah is also a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) which has given her knowledge around learning theories, child development, and mental health that have increased her skills in the coaching realm as well.

Currently, Sarah also plays for the Oregon Ravens Professional Tackle Football Team. As a current professional athlete herself (and former semi-professional soccer player), Sarah is able to relate to the athletes she works with on a different level.

All of this combined with her 26 years of experience playing the beautiful sport of soccer have led her to where she is today – making an impact on the world by changing the life of one girl at a time.

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Director of Strategic Partnerships

Casey Nelson

Casey Nelson is an Oregon State University graduate where she majored in Animal Science and minored in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. She competitively showed horses in the local and state circuits during high school and college and while at OSU, she was part of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team where she went on to compete at the IHSA National Championship.

Casey has always been an avid supporter of the US Women’s National Soccer Team. She loves to travel to watch the USWNT and has gone to over 12 of their games. She is also a huge supporter of the Portland Thorns and has been a season ticket holder for over 4 years.

Casey is up for the challenge to use her 6 years in the public service sector to help Girl Boss Sports further the fight. She is excited to help Girl Boss Sports make a difference by helping support girls in sports by finding them role models, coaches, and support systems so that they can succeed in all aspects of life.

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Social Media Manager

Hannah Chung

Hannah joins the Girl Boss Sports team as the Social Media Manager. She hopes to embrace the power of story as the instinctual way in which people process information. Using universal storytelling principles to create meaningful content across various platforms. Hannah wants to inspire young females to follow their dreams. There is a need of exposure. Stories should be told in order to make an impact on the next generation of female athletes.

Hannah has recently finished graduate school at the University of Washington with a Master of Communication in Digital Media. Her focus is to become competent in superb storytelling practices that engage both online and offline audiences to effect change.

In Hannah’s spare time, she enjoys volunteering for different organizations. One of her favorite roles as a volunteer would have to be working on the stretcher crew for OL Reign. This entails being on standby during matches, ready (with a stretcher) to carry any injured players off the field. Hannah always tells people that as long as she doesn’t have to do her job, she’s doing a good job.

Equality and inclusion should be a given in our society. Unfortunately it isn’t. Hannah. believes Girl Boss Sports is a leader in leveling the playing field. She is constantly inspired by what Girl Boss Sports does and is excited for what the future holds for this awesome organization.

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Marketing Director

Sylvie Aibeche

Sylvie has had successful career as a business consultant and a marketing executive for more than 10 years across many industries. She wants to spend her life with purpose and have an impact on the world and decided to bring her strong business background to Girl Boss Sports to help women’s sports to thrive, empower the future generation of women, and set up positive female role models for girls but also for boys.

Sylvie created Stronger Together a Marketing and Branding agency to help develop women’s sports by giving solid tools and more exposure to female athletes and teams and to help companies such as Girl Boss Sports to change the status quo. Sylvie is also the website & graphic designer, videomaker and content creator for Girl Boss Sports.

Sylvie started playing soccer as a kid in the south of France. She was the only girl among boys, but despite that she was the most physical player on the team. She was made team captain during all her career due to her tremendous leadership ability. She remembers her dad telling her to choose another sport as there was no future for girls in soccer, but she decided to follow her passion nevertheless. Since then, she has faced even more adversity as a woman playing football, a sport that is also typically seen as one solely for men.

In 2012, Sylvie fell in love with American football, has played 10 seasons internationally and currently is a quarterback and safety for the legendary DC Divas. Sylvie is fuelled by all the positive impacts sports can have on people and society. She was a Head coach and Offensive Coordinator for high school football in Paris and was amazed by how the future generations of men are inspired and look up to female coaches. The future is bright!

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Director of Human Ressources

Jessica Stoffel

Growing up playing all different types of sports, from cross country starting at age three to soccer for 10 years, Jessica realized that there was a misrepresentation of women. With her strong passion in writing and Human Resources she is very excited to offer her experience to the Girl Boss Sports team to have a hand in changing this.
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Volunteer General Legal Counsel

Lisa Martinez

Lisa serves as general legal counsel for Girl Boss Sports, LLC on a volunteer basis. Lisa has a small diverse practice in Shoreline, Washington, that includes legal support for entrepreneurs, athletes, and small businesses in the sports industry. She is a volunteer soccer coach for two youth soccer teams and a volunteer coach for Girl Boss Sports, LLC.
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Director of Coaching

Katrina Guerra

December 2004 the Colorado State Rams took on Tennessee-Martin, led by 5’ 3” point guard Vanessa Espinoza. It may have just been another game for Vanessa Espinoza, but for one 14-year-old, it was the first time she had ever seen a female compete in a sport. That 14-year old girl got to watch an athlete that looked just like her dominate in a sport she loved, and her life was forever changed.

That 14-year-old girl went on to continue to play basketball through her high school career, lettered in softball, played flag football in college, and is currently the quarterback and captain of the Oregon Ravens Women’s Tackle Football team. She also never forgot the impact that the strong, female role models had made in her life, so she became a coach as well; for the first time as a junior in high school and continues to this day. It wasn’t until she started coaching girls that she realized the impact she could have on the future. She saw herself in the girls she was coaching and wanted to give them the best shot at success.

Katrina Guerra joined the Girl Boss Sports team because her passion for sports and empowering the future generation of female athletes is directly in line with the mission of the company. She has finally found a place where she could do something she loves with an amazing group of women that have the same passion. She cannot wait to see how she can be the positive change for girls and women around the world.

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Director of Equity and Inclusion

Erica Meacham

Girl Boss Sports will always strive to provide an environment where all girls and women feel welcome and encouraged to give their best while in or outside the arena! With that in mind we are proud to announce that Erica Meacham has signed on to our team and will be serving as our Manager of Equity and Inclusion! Erica comes to Girl Boss Sports by way of Sarah’s vast network of female tackle football players. She currently plays quarterback for Eugene Oregon’s Oregon Hawks. Erica’s love of sports and her passion to make sure that ALL women get the equal opportunity whether it’s coaching or playing, is what fuels her fire to tackle this position!

As an OUT and PROUD transgender athlete, Erica also serves as an Athlete Ally Pro Player Ambassador for Athlete Ally, an organization that is on a mission to end the rampant homophobia and transphobia in sport and to activate the athletic community to exercise their leadership to champion LGBTQIA+ equality. Having done numerous question and answer discussions with classes at universities in Oregon as well as serving as a guest panelist for the recent Pacific Northwest Coaches Summit that was held in the Tiger Woods Center at Nike’s campus in Beaverton Oregon, Erica has proven through her leadership and tireless activism that she is the right GIRL BOSS to lead our company in our quest to be the best experience for our athletes and coaches when it comes to equal opportunities and inclusivity.

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Social Media Analyst

Catherine Martinez

Cat provides GBS insight into their social media platforms to digest detailed analytics, assisting in the furtherance of efficient marketing. She has a background in entrepreneurship, sales, and social media marketing. In Cat’s free time you can find her attending women’s sporting events, playing sports, and enjoying the great outdoors. For more information on how to schedule a demo on the trademarked analytic tool she uses, contact Cat at catm@rivaliq.com.
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