Brianna Russell, known by many girls and many of you, as ‘Coach Bre’ has been coaching soccer since 2006. She has coached various levels and ages in San Francisco. She played collegiate soccer at Sacramento State University on the NCAA Division I Women’s team. While in the Peace Corps, Bre started the first Women’s regional soccer team in the country of Vanuatu, the women were ages 15-22. The team played in four National tournaments taking 3rd, 2nd, and 1st placements. She currently holds her USSF Coaching “D” license and the NSCAA National Diploma. She is also an active member of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and is the Head Coach of the Women’s Varsity Soccer team at University High School.
Shannon is a lifelong soccer player, and has found a space even more rewarding than on the field- on the sidelines as a coach. Sports and teams have been a central, motivating force and support system for Shannon over the years, so she has made it her mission to provide team based youth development for the next generation to learn life skills and healthy habits in the same vein. Shannon has coached inner-city youth teams in Oakland, West Contra Costa, and San Francisco for 10 years. She holds her USSF "E" coaching license and is currently the Program Manager for Girls Leading Girls.
Katie Awerkamp is the Head Coach of the Academy of Art University Women's Soccer team since 2014. Awerkamp had previously been part of the women's soccer coaching staff at Quincy University for the past six years. After graduating from Saint Joseph's College, she earned her Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership from Quincy University in 2011. As a student-athlete, Awerkamp finished her career with 297 saves.
Natalie played for the San Francisco State University women's collegiate team. After college, she continued coaching High School in Southern California. Then she joined the US Peace Corps and served in Belize, where she coached a local high school team and played for a women's team. Currently, she is finishing her Masters degree in Behavioral Health at USF. She hopes to use physical activity and athletics as a tool to each young girls how to be strong, independent women in pursuing their goals and dreams. She holds her USSF "E" coaching license.
Allie's soccer career started across the Bay with the Mustang Soccer Club. There she helped them win three state titles and one Surf Cup Championship. She continued playing at Pomona College and was named League MVP her senior year. Allie now players with the Lamorinda Club women's soccer team. She is excited to share her joy and passion for soccer with the next generation of competitive female players. She holds her USSF "E" coaching license
Sari Lin began her soccer career when she was six years old with the Sereno Soccer Club in Phoenix, AZ. She won the first of seven State Championships at age 11. For many years, her ’90 Sereno Golden Eagles were ranked nationally in the Top 10. Sari was recruited to play at Belmont University, a D1 school in Nashville Tenn. She holds her USSF "E" coaching license.
Maria was born in Neiva, Colombia. She plays for the Golstar Soccer Club and for the Women’s Colombian Soccer National Team, with whom she participated at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan. She is currently studying Animation and VFX at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and plays on the Academy of Art University Women’s Soccer Team.
Hannah has played soccer her whole life through college at San Francisco State University. She holds her US Soccer Federation F license and coaches at the Julie Foudy Sports and Leadership camp for girls every summer. She loves coaching and hopes to inspire the next generation of women athletes and leaders!
Kelsey is from Huntington Beach, CA and has played competitively since 2nd grade. She played all four years on the San Francisco State University Women’s Soccer Team and is pursuing sports marketing.
As a North Bay Area native, Megan has been playing soccer since age 3. She played competitive soccer throughout her childhood and college. In addition to Megan's love for soccer, she also has a deep passion for leadership and working with youth. She is currently earning her Masters in Organizational Leadership and previously worked for as a Youth Activities Manager for a major cruise line for three years. She now works for an educational nonprofit called Challenge Day where she leads social and emotional workshops in middle and high schools across the USA and Canada. Megan is excited to combine her soccer experience and extensive knowledge of leadership, mentorship and character building into assistant coaching with Girls Leading Girls. She holds her USSF "F" coaching license.
Morgan began her soccer career at the young age of 6 playing in Portland, Maine. She was the captain of her high school soccer team for 2 years and helped lead them to a Maine State Championship. Morgan then went on to play Division 3 soccer at Bowdoin College as an outside midfielder. While at Bowdoin College Morgan helped bring her team to the NCAA tournament 2 years in a row. She was also the recipient for the Common Good Award on the Bowdoin Women's Soccer Team. Throughout her life, Morgan has worked at a variety of different soccer camps, working with kids ranging from 3 years old to 14 years old, and helping them discover the powerful impact of soccer and working on a team. She holds her USSF "F" coaching license.
Theresa has been playing soccer since age 9. She started playing competitively with the Firehawks at age 12 and hasn't stopped playing since. During high school Theresa coached under 8s and under 12s in AYSO and after college started coaching at the high school varsity level. Soccer has always been a huge part of her life, she holds her USSF "F" coaching license.
Amani grew up in the States, but for the past five years lived in Cairo, Egypt, her father’s country of origin. There, she was confronted with the limited options of playing for females and began arriving in random spots all over the city with a ball. Her realization of the strong need to empower girls and women to play led her to begin coaching in Cairo. Amani has worked in the Education Field opening Community Centers and Schools, as a Director, Curriculum Developer, and Teacher for the last 15 years. She is currently working on a personal project to bring Literacy onto the Pitch. She is thrilled to be given the opportunity to help girls build the confidence to strive for their passions both on and off the field. Amani grew up playing soccer as a child. She continued playing through high school competitively, and until this day plays recreationally. She holds her USSF "F" coaching license.
Laticia is from San Diego and has played soccer since the first grade. She also pursued track and field in middle school and at the University of San Francisco. She is currently a middle school teacher at Everette Middle School in SF.
Emily is from So-Cal and has played since she was four years old. She is currently a student at SF State University majoring in Kinesology. She holds her USSF "F" coaching license.
Libby Zazzera has been playing soccer since the age of 6 and has not stopped since. A native of Northern California, Libby has her degree in Recreation Parks and Tourism with an emphasis in Community Development from San Francisco State University. Libby believes that soccer is the gateway to a healthy lifestyle and personal development. She is excited to be able to give the next generation of young women this opportunity. Libby works as a Program Manager at a local non-profit, San Francisco City Guides. She holds her USSF Class Coaching License.
Lisa graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2014 and is now a Behavioral Therapist for children with social disorders. She started playing soccer at eight years old.
Carli Thomas, a Healdsburg native, started playing soccer at 4 years old and ended up playing club soccer for four years at UC San Diego. Carli is currently an Assistant Athletic Director for Development at the University of San Francisco.
Current student at UC Berkeley
Siena is a senior at Sacred Heart Cathedral high school and Varsity soccer player. She holds her USSF "F" coaching license.
Isabella is a senior at Urban High School in SF, she has played soccer on a boys team growing up as child and has been playing soccer for the last 13 years.