Jane DeGrenier: Jane is the head coach and Director of Southeast Storm. She has two awesome kids that sometimes will eat your snacks at practice. She has been coaching for over twenty years. She has coached at University of Maryland, Richmond, National Cathedral School and directed Futures. She pretty much rocks. Check out her bio.
Ali Cavin: U-19 Head Coach and Technical Director for Southeast Storms Elite teams. She played at Penn State and works in the software industry in Washington DC when she isn’t jumping up and down on the sidelines. She brings a technical understanding to the game and excellent one-on-one instruction to her players. As a former striker, she specializes in elusive ball handling and shots. She also brings an incredible amount of enthusiasm and fun to the game.
Yumi Woest: Head Goalkeeping Coach. Yumi was a keeper in her home of South Africa. She has a great awareness around the cage and is excellent at inspiring young people, even though they occasionally cannot understand her accent. She is known for pushing her goalkeepers beyond limits and getting them to learn how to dive and stack. She will probably instagram you if you do something silly at practice.
Sarina Sawyer: Goalie and Defense coach. Coach Sawyer was a four year starting goalkeeper at Wellesley College. She likes holding her arms out in life and while coaching. She brings excellent goalie coaching and a love/hate relationship to the goalkeepers she works with as she forces them out of their comfort zones. She is particularly strong at fast footwork and helping goalies “move off home”. She works at the Sierra Club when she isn’t coaching or dreaming about going back to South America, where the picture below was taken.
Chrissy Lewis: Coach Chrissy owns Beyond Sticks and especially likes losing her voice while coaching all age groups. She received her Master’s degree in Sports Business Management at Georgetown in August of 2012. She was an NCAA Academic All-American and starter all four years at Vassar College. She captained her last two and received All-League honors while also serving as the NCAA National Chairperson for all Division III athletes. Coach Chrissy loves teaching tactical awareness and watching players improve. She is excited to be creating more playing opportunities in Northern Virginia through Beyond Sticks. Find her entire story here.