Congratulations to the North Park Matrix Girls 04/05 team for winning the 2019 Crown City Cup Championship.
Coach Toni is a US soccer D license candidate (course completed and licensing happening Feb. 2020). Currently, she is the head coach for the Girls 2005 NP Matrix team – playing in SDDA Flight II Presidio League (2019). This was a big jump for the team this season, coming from finishing near the top of the AA-A division in 2018. Even though we struggled to win this season, it was the right amount of challenge for our players and they were evenly matched. We plan to play in SDDA Flight II again for 2020.
Toni has a passion for soccer that was ignited in Wisconsin when she was 8 years old – playing on an all-boys team and since then she has been recruiting/encouraging and now coaching girls to play soccer! She is a former collegiate soccer player, a midfielder for University of Rochester, Div. III.
Her coaching style is player centered – positive, inclusive and supportive. Team cohesion is a critical focus and has been achieved through numerous team bonding events and activities including fun runs, beach soccer, Women’s National team viewing parties, potlucks, camping trips, hikes, etc. (see photos below). Furthermore, emphasis on player development involves not only soccer skills, but also psychosocial & emotional development.
Her goal is to be the best coach and role model possible for these young girls/women, in order for them to become great players and people! And of course, to develop a love and passion for the game of soccer!