Congratulations to our Coach of the Month, Kenza Alaoui
Coach Kenza holds the USSF National D License, and has been coaching for the past nine years at LMVSC, Smith College, and as Bishop Ireton Varsity Assistant Coach. She has served as team captain at Smith College, LMVSC CCL Pro23, and Bishop Ireton Women’s Varsity program. As a youth player, she played on LMVSC Patriots ’94, Bethesda SC ECNL, Washington Freedom Super Y, and Virginia State ODP.
Her extensive playing accomplishments include:
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
Coach Kenza’s motivation for coaching:
“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.”
Coach Kenza’s favorite part of 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.”
Coach Kenza’s most memorable experiences as a player:
– Scoring a perfect free kick against Wellesley to win the game during college
– Beating HS rivals Good Counsel in WCAC semi-finals with the comeback to final score of 3-2
– Playing and scoring 3 goals at Nationals in Tennessee during club career
Coach and/or Teacher that made the most impact on her life:
Dave Greene – my club coach for several years at Bethesda Soccer Club. A great mentor and an incredible coach.
Kenza enjoys scuba diving in the Caribbean and conducting scientific research with an emphasis on marine conservation. She also loves watching movies!
Major in College:
Biological Sciences at Smith College (B.A.)
Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University (M.S.)
Mom: Lisa Alaoui – current Head Coach of Bishop Ireton Women’s Soccer, former LMVSC Coach (U10-U13 Girls 2004-2007; 02 Patriots Boys Academy 2010-2014; CCL Pro23 2014-2015), former Lee High School and Edison High School Women’s Soccer Coach, played midfield at the University of Arizona
Brother: Mehdi Alaoui – current midfielder for Bishop Ireton Men’s Varsity Soccer and current Assistant Coach of LMVSC 09 Girls White.
Grandmother: Robin Woo – huge soccer fan!
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