Coach Ashlynne was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where she began playing soccer at age 2 and competitive soccer on a traveling team at age 7. She continued competitive soccer until her sophomore year of high school, and she played on her high school varsity team for four years, becoming a team captain during her senior year. Ashlynne also played for Wilmington College, a small division three college in Ohio, for one year before transferring to Seattle Pacific University. A lower back injury from high school recurred causing her to end her competitive soccer career. She is currently pursuing her B.S. in Exercise Science at SPU, and she plans to attend graduate school for physical therapy after completing her undergraduate degree. She has experience working with kids as a babysitter, a nanny, and a soccer camp counselor. Ashlynne enjoys being part of the Soccer Shots team because it combines her passion for soccer and kids.
Coach Dior was born and raised in Colleyville, Texas; a suburb outside of Dallas. She started playing soccer at the young age of 4. Coach Dior went on to play college soccer at USC Spartanburg for 1 year before transferring to Clayton State University in Georgia to finish up her collegiate soccer career. Along with her soccer career, she also earned a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. During her off season in college, she coached U6 and U8 soccer teams. In addition to coaching Soccer Shots, she is a certified personal trainer at Orangetheory Fitness. Coach Dior loves adrenaline rushes. She has been bungee jumping and white water rafting and hopes to sky dive, rock climb, and hike Mt. Rainier.
Britt grew up in Woodinville, Washington, and has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old. It started off by playing with his mom, parents, family & friends, but once he was old enough his mom began to coach him in a recreational league until he was 12. He continued on until the end of high school mostly playing in the recreational league, but played a couple years for Norshshore Select Club. As Britt went to Central and Western Washington University to obtain his bachelor’s degree in Recreation, he continued with his involvement in sports. Currently, Britt is continuing his education at Cascadia Community College by taking supplemental class with the plan to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist by the end of this fall. Britt is thankful to coach for Soccer Shots because it allows him to further his experience and love of working with children in the recreation field.
Coach Alan was born in Mexico but has lived most of his life in the state of Washington. He started playing soccer when i was about 12 years old with friends, and eventually played his first competitive soccer game his freshman year at Interlake High School. Alan went on to play for Issaquah soccer club’s premier side while still in high school. He has now played for two years with Bellevue College and is currently playing in a men’s amateur league in Seattle. Alan has plans to transfer to another school to continue playing soccer and receive a bachelors degree in psychology.
Coach Cody lives in Renton and is currently attending the University of Washington Tacoma. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Communications and right on track to graduate the Spring of 2018! He played soccer all throughout high school as a defender. Although he is no longer in high school, his love for soccer continues through supporting the Seattle Sounders and Chelsea FC. Other than supporting his favorite teams, Cody enjoys exercising/staying fit, living a healthy lifestyle, playing video games and talking about sports! His experience with children mainly comes from me spending time with his 15+ cousins! Being the only one without a sibling, Cody considers all of them brothers and sisters. He is by their side at all times and tries his best to help them steer their lives in a position direction.
Aris Coover was born and raised in Bellevue, WA where she grew up playing soccer through high school and into college. She attended Seattle University and played soccer on their Division I soccer team for 4 years before graduating with a B.S. in Sports and Exercise Science. Following her college career, Aris was hired by her former professor at his company POTENTRx where she was and Exercise Physiologist for 2 years before leaving to become a coach at Soccer Shots! Aris enjoys hanging out with her two cats and her two nieces (10 months and 3 years old) while she works hard to pursue her passion to become a personal trainer.
Coach Sahaj was born and raised in Renton, Washington. He started playing soccer at the age of 8 in a recreational league. He went on to join Impact premiere club, where he played with them until the end of high school. He also played 4 years of varsity at Lindbergh High School in Renton, and is currently playing for the Bellevue College Men’s soccer team. He hopes to attain a business associate degree and eventually transfer to a business school at a university. He values being a coach at soccer shots because it allows him to pass on the passion he has for soccer to the kids he coaches!
Coach Daniel was born in Bothell, WA. He was first introduced to soccer at four years old. He played three years of Varsity soccer at Cedar Park Christian High School, and currently plays goalkeeper at Northwest University in Kirkland where he has been a captain for three years. He has a degree in Accounting from NU and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business. Daniel spent this past summer playing semi-professional soccer in California for the SoCal Seahorses. He has five years of youth coaching experience and loves sharing his passion for soccer with young athletes.
Coach Julie was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon where she started her soccer career at age 5 in the American Youth Soccer Organization. She went on to join the local recreational teams until moving on to competitive club soccer in her middle school and high school years. Since then Julie has organized college intramural teams as well as city league teams to continue engaging with the sport, and loves staying active in any way possible! Julie received her Bachelor’s of Education in Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon in 2013 and has since been working in a therapeutic based residential treatment facility for children. Having moved to the Seattle area just recently, Julie is enjoying exploring the new area and meeting new people! She is currently in pursuit of her Masters of Social Work to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with certifications in Trauma Therapy.
Coach Jasmin spent the first 12 years of her life in Southern California where she played soccer and enjoyed the sunshine. Eventually, she moved to Spokane, WA where she played numerous high school sports including basketball, track & field, and cross country. After high school, she re-located to Portland, OR to attend Concordia University and soon graduated with her B.A. in Exercise and Sports Science. While attending Concordia, she played collegiate soccer, winning Conference Championships and a National Championship. After obtaining her B.A., she decided to make a change and move to the east coast! She traveled to Massachusetts to obtain her M.S. in Athletic Training from Bridgewater State University. During those two years, she had a variety of internships at high schools, colleges, sports rehabilitation clinics, and even at FC Dallas! She still loves playing soccer, loves to travel, and loves dogs!
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