LMVSC TRAVEL SOCCER COACH OF THE MONTH

 Kenza Alaoui

Soccer has allowed me to travel and play competitively across the U.S. and Europe, it has provided me with an opportunity to attend an excellent college where I played NCAA soccer for 4 years, and most of all it has given me a community of coaches, teammates, and friends that are responsible for shaping the person I am today. I believe fully in sharing my experiences to enable other young soccer players with the same opportunities that I was given. I love this game and I am committed to inspiring the next generation.

COACHING GOALS (Long and short-term):

Short term: Teaching my players soccer knowledge in addition to fine-tuning skill and technique.

Long term: Developing competitive athletes that are even better people.

FAVORITE PART ABOUT COACHING AT LMVSC:

Getting to work with talented young athletes that are passionate about their sport and driven to take their game to the next level.

 

MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES AS A PLAYER:

Scoring a perfect free kick against Wellesley to win the game (College)

 

Beating our rivals Good Counsel in WCAC semi-finals with the comeback to final score of 3-2 (High School)

Playing and scoring 3 goals at Nationals in Tennessee (club)

 

MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES AS A COACH:

Coaching 02 Boys in an indoor soccer game against our rivals. It was just a phenomenal game and well-fought win by the team.

 

COACH AND/OR TEACHER THAT MADE THE MOST IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE:

Dave Greene – my club coach for several years at Bethesda Soccer Club. A great mentor and an incredible coach.  

 

NON-SOCCER INTERESTS:

I enjoy scuba diving in the Caribbean and conducting scientific research with an emphasis on marine conservation. I also love watching movies!

 

MAJOR IN COLLEGE:

Studied Biological Sciences at Smith College (B.A.)

In Graduate School, studied Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University (M.S.)

 

COACHING LICENSE: USSF National ‘D’

 

COACHING BACKGROUND (Years experience, teams coached, awards, etc.):

  • Bishop Ireton Women’s Varsity Assistant Coach (Present)
  • Former Smith College Futsal Club Coach (2017-2018)
  • Former LMVSC 02 Boys Developmental Academy Assistant Coach (2010-2014)

 

PLAYING BACKGROUND (Years experience, teams played, awards, etc.):

 

  • Smith College Women’s Soccer, NCAA Division III – 4 years (Captain)
  • LMVSC CCL Pro23 – 2 years (Captain)
  • Bishop Ireton HS Women’s Varsity Soccer – 4 years (Captain)
  • LMVSC Patriots ’94
  • DC Elite Soccer (Super Y) U18
  • Bethesda Soccer Club Freedom ’95 ECNL
  • SYC Xtreme U15 ECNL
  • Washington Freedom (Super Y) U14
  • Bethesda Soccer Club Threat U12-14, U16 (Captain)
  • LMVSC Patriots ’94 U10 – U12
  • ODP VA Academy
  • 2012 Washington Post/WCAC All- Met Honorable Mention
  • 2012 WCAC Semi-Finalist
  • 2011 WCAC Finalist
  • 2011 USYS Nationals – Finalist
  • 2010 VA State Cup Champion
  • 2010 – USYS President’s Cup Semi- Finalist and Top Scorer
  • 2009 – San Marino Cup (Italy) Semi- Finalist and Top-Scorer

 

 

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