Coach Lauren grew up in Brownstown, Michigan and played club soccer for the Michigan Hawks. She played 4 years of D1 soccer at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a B.A. in Biological Basis of Behavior. She has always been fascinated with the intersection between the brain and the body and completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Science. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and has worked with middle schoolers, high schoolers, college athletes, and adults. She is an avid fan of the game and loves cheering for Chelsea in the premier league, as well as supporting the NWSL as a Seattle Reign season ticket holder. Working with Soccer Shots allows her to continue to be involved in the sport she loves, while also encouraging kids to be active and confident in themselves. When not studying or seeing clients, Lauren loves hiking with her dog, reading, or catching up on Netflix.
Sophia was born and raised in Issaquah, Washington and has been playing soccer since she was 5 years old. She played for Issaquah High School and was the varsity captain during her senior year, making it to the 4A WIAA state finals. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Physics, where she also played 4 years of varsity soccer and captained the 2016 team, making it to the NCAA DIII Final Four. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. Sophia has a passion for making an impact in young people’s lives and giving them the confidence to realize their potential – whether it’s to improve their soccer skills or to be a great friend and student.
Coach Alyssa grew up in California’s Central Valley, with three years spent living in Moscow, Russia with her family. She played soccer in rec leagues in California and Moscow, eventually becoming an assistant coach in the Modesto Youth Soccer Association. While earning her International Relations degree at UC Davis, she continued to play some intramural soccer and went on to become a volunteer at the San Jose Earthquakes’ home games. Alyssa recently moved to the Seattle area where she is pursuing her master’s degree in Russian Studies at the University of Washington. She has travelled extensively abroad and loves exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and her dog, Mr. Bultitude. In her spare time, she can be found reading, doing CrossFit, or hiking. Alyssa is excited to be involved in Soccer Shots because she enjoys sharing her love for the beautiful game and hopes to make a positive impact in the lives of the kids she coaches.
Coach Roy was born in Japan and moved near Northfield, Minnesota when he was 2 months old. He started playing soccer when he was four years old and continued playing until his senior year at Northfield High School. As a soccer player, he has been to many soccer camps and tryouts even during the harsh winter seasons of Minnesota. Once he has a children in the future, Roy hopes he can coach their soccer team too. Roy graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in August 2018 then moved to Seattle to start his adult life. He is working part-time as a software engineer. His other passions are playing the drums, guitar, piano and he wishes he could sing as well.
Allegra is originally from Chappaqua, NY and is currently a senior at the University of Washington majoring in International Studies with a focus on Human Rights, while minoring in Law, Societies and Justice. She has goals to be a Lawyer and work with the underprivileged community. She has played soccer since she was 5 years old and was the varsity captain of her high school soccer team. A fun fact, Allegra can wiggle her ears!
Earl was born and raised in Kalispell, Montana and loves being outdoors whether he is hiking, swimming, or playing soccer. He grew up playing soccer and currently plays soccer for Northwest University in Kirkland where he is enrolled in a five-year master’s program in International Community Development. After he graduates, he hopes to either go overseas or work for a local non-profit. Earl describes himself as a kid at heart and loves being goofy with kids! His favorite restaurant is Din Tai Fung and he supports Liverpool FC.
Hannah was born and raised in Snohomish Washington and currently attends Northwest University where she plays soccer. She is working on a degree in Communication and hopes to work for a non-profit after she graduates. She has a two younger siblings and two dogs. Before Soccer Shots, she worked with Adventure Soccer as a volunteer coach and looks forward to coaching here because of her love for the sport and desire to help teach the younger generation. She enjoys hot yoga, hiking, and staying active outdoors. One of her favorite memories is swimming in a cave in Mexico with blind fish.
Coach Sarah LOVES Chipotle! She grew up in Bothell, WA and just finished her first semester of college. She plans on finishing her program online, but in the meantime can’t wait to start coaching. She started playing soccer when she was four and played until high school. Now, she loves to do crossfit and hopes to one day become a certified coach and do crossfit with kids. She has three brothers and two sisters. Her brother Daniel coached with Soccer Shots in the past, and her brother Josh currently coaches with our team.
Coach Cierra currently studies Biology/Physiology at the University of Washington and plans on going to medical school to become a trauma surgeon one day. She loves Samurai’s Japanese Steakhouse and watching New Girl. Cierra has played soccer her entire life and played varsity soccer all four years at her high school. One interesting fact about Cierra is that she is a quadruplet and has three brothers! Cierra is excited to spread the same passion she had for soccer while she was a kid with our soccer friends!
Coach Tomas was born and raised in Washington State and he has played soccer since he was 9 years old. He has a real desire to share the passion of the sport with the younger generation and help them to grow in confidence and character. Tomas has been coaching soccer for over 6 years and has a real passion for teaching the game. Outside of Soccer Shots, he coaches for Titans FC and hopes to earn more coaching licenses and continue growing as a coach. When he isn’t coaching, Tomas loves to watch the Office, eat fried rice, and play video games!
Coach Giovanny LOVES salsa dancing! Born in raised in Mejin, Colombia, Giovanny has played soccer his entire life and hopes to coach at a college level soon. He has been supporting FC Barcelona since he was 11 years old and his favorite player is Lionel Messi. Growing up, he played futsal in Colombia for various clubs, played on a Premiere Development League team in Maine, and for Portland Phoenix’s U-2o squad. After, he played for Taylor University in Indiana for four years. When he isn’t playing soccer or coaching, Giovanny enjoys working out and going out to eat with friends! He hopes that his experience in coaching and desire to continue coaching will help the players he coaches at Soccer Shots to develop a love and passion for the sport.
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