Meet The Coaches

We are proud to have the best coaches in youth soccer.

Rachel Fortes

Rachel Fortes

Coach & Program Coordinator

My name is Rachel or Coach Rachel and I hail from Silver Spring, MD. Soccer has always been a part of my life so I am so excited that I get to teach something I love to the next generation of soccer stars! When I am not coaching, I am working as the Admin Program Coordinator for Soccer Shots MPD! In my free time, I love hanging out with my family and my dog, Milo!

Natalie

Natalie

Coach

Hi! My name is Natalie and I am a Junior at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am a Biology major and am currently aspiring to pursue a pHD program in the future. In my free time, I enjoy going on walks, hanging out with friends, and playing soccer. My favorite animal is a lion and my favorite color is green. I live in College Park during the school year and my hometown is in Elkridge, Maryland.

Kieron

Kieron

Coach & Intern

Hi! My name is Kieron and I am a current student at the University of South Carolina with a degree in Sport and Entertainment Management. As a former athlete, I have always had a deep connection with sports and what’s better than connecting with kids with something that you love! I am also currently working as a Marketing Intern for Soccer Shots Montgomery County.

Alex

Alex

Coach

Call me Coach Alex, from Lanham, Maryland. I like to power down watching my favorite show Dragon Ball Z and I power up with chicken and PBJ, not at the same time but they are both great. I am teaching soccer to your little ones but still got some learning to do studying Kinesiology and Human Development at University of Maryland College Park. The smiles on all the kids faces pushes me to inspire, motivate, encourage and be a supportive voice for them. My number one color is blue.

Jonathan

Jonathan

Coach

Jonathan is from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He lives with his Mom, Dad, and siblings. Jonathan attended University of Baltimore College and majored in Biology. His favorite food is fried chicken and his favorite color is black. Jonathan’s will watch any TV show and he enjoys reading Everyone Poops. If Jonathan could choose any place to go on vacation, it would be Japan. What Jonathan is most looking forward to with coaching for Soccer Shots is being able to motivate the kids to have fun while playing soccer.

Kendall

Kendall

Coach

I was born in Long Beach, California and grew up playing organized soccer from the age of 4 until I graduated high school as Captain of our team. I didn’t start watching soccer until high school (mostly because there weren’t many televised games in the US, and the internet was in it’s younger days), where some friends influenced me to become a supporter of FC Barcelona. Andres Iniesta quickly became my favorite player for his astounding skill on the ball, team play, and sporting attitude. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, where soccer was our biggest sport, I stayed close to the game by working as a referee for intramurals as I earned by BA in Psychology. I currently work in Montgomery County in the behavioral health field. My favorite food is Mexican food, which I am sure to get every time I visit California.

Gabriel

Gabriel

Coach

Hi! My name is Gabriel and I am from Brazil. My hobbies are playing soccer, traveling and watching movies. I am currently enrolled to a college starting in the fall and I am going to study Business Management. I really love playing soccer! I played for some of the teams in my city in Brazil, but I couldn’t play for the professionals because of my age. Coaching soccer is a great opportunity to pass along my experience and have fun with the kids!

Megan

Megan

Coach

Hi! My name is Megan Rawlings, and I am from Silver Spring, MD. I have been playing soccer since I was six years old and have played on a club team and my high school soccer team. Aside from Soccer Shots, I have worked as a summer camp counselor and have volunteered as a Girls on the Run coach and a teacher’s assistant at a bilingual preschool. In addition to soccer, I love running, reading, and playing the flute. I cannot wait to work with all of our future soccer players!

Angelique

Angelique

Coach

Hello! My name is Angelique Noel, and I live in Silver Spring, MD. I moved here Brooklyn New York when I started high school. I have played and coached in many sports. Track and field, basketball, soccer and football. I played soccer in College while I was attending UMBC. I coached a county team for a little while in Montgomery County right after I graduated. I have worked with children for many years in day cares and in martial arts. I love being able to be that positive role model for the young ones. Coaching soccer again is something that I am really looking forward too.

Katy

Katy

Coach

Hello! My name is Katy.  I was originally born in Russia, but now I reside in the Bethesda/Silver Spring, MD. I attended George Washington University and studied American studies. Afterwards, I decided to become a personal trainer. I started off at Soccer Shots in 2015 and took a break in between seasons to become a Pre-K teacher! 

Joao

Joao

Coach

Hi my name is Joao, but I go by the name of John! I am from Portugal and speak Portuguese and English. I love to play soccer and have been playing since I was 7 years old. I currently attend the University of Maryland and am majoring in Kinesiology. I plan to be a physical therapist and some hobbies of mine are playing FIFA, and teaching kids how to play soccer.

Liz

Liz

Coach

Hello! My name is Liz! A fun fact is that I have a twin sister and we have both played soccer since the 6th grade. I was born in Olney, Maryland but I have lived in Silver Spring all my life. I am a Behavioral Therapist and I enjoy working with kids. Bonus Fun Fact: I love to Dance!

Mark

Mark

Coach

My name is Mark and I graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Biology. I am currently pursing my masters in Anesthesia at Case Western Reserve. I enjoy watching sports, going to events, running and cooking. I thought Soccer Shots would be a great opportunity to work with kids and get them excited for soccer. I also believe coaching is my stress reliever.

Neshonia

Neshonia

Coach

Hello! My name is Neshonia and I am from Pennsylvania. I went to Howard University and studied Political Science. My hobbies consist of traveling all around the world and working with non-profit organizations and schools. I love working with kids and I am going back to pursue my masters degree in Higher Education.

Arnold

Arnold

Coach

Hello! I am Coach Arnold. I grew up playing travel soccer all throughout the east coast. I am also a coach for Fusion in Potomac MD. I enjoy coaching kids, I love soccer, I love kids, and I love coaching! I grew up in Montgomery County, Gaithersburg MD. I will be attending Montgomery College and pursue my studies in the exercise science field.

Brianna

Brianna

Coach

Hi my name is Brianna, I am studying to become a teacher in early education and I came across soccer shots when I wanted to learn about how I could help kids. I’ve played soccer since I was in 1st grade all the way till 12th grade.

Kyle

Kyle

Coach

My name is Kyle Saunderson. My passion for soccer started at the age of 4 years old and I’ve played all the way till Division 1 soccer at UMBC. Soccer has been a big part of my life and I want to help kids grow and have love and passion for the game as I do. 

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