United Soccer Coaches welcomes new 30 Under 30 class

Kansas City, Mo. (August 8, 2017) – United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) announced today the 2017-18 class for the association’s 30 Under 30 Program, featuring 15 men and 15 women selected from more than 300 applicants.

BIOS: Click here to meet this year’s 30 Under 30 class

Men Women
Dean Atkins (Jersey City, NJ) Ashley Armstrong (Orem, UT)
Ronnie Bouemboue (Indianapolis, IN) Casey Blades (Cypress, TX)
Edward Cartee (San Antonio, TX) Amanda Casares (Arlington, VA)
Sean Chetcuti (Ann Arbor, MI) Sierra Doherty-Cardenas (Pueblo, CO)
Tony Dulak (Lynchburg, VA) Erin Grand (Durham, NC)
Alex Hargrove (Salisbury, MD) Robin Hart (Santa Rosa, CA)
Eieri Jordan-Salivia (Kalamazoo, MI) Leigh Howard (Lewisburg, PA)
Artur Jozkowicz (Santa Monica, CA) Kelly Lawrence (Syracuse, NY)
Sam Kirschenbaum (Norfolk, VA) Jennifer Leaverton (Rego Park, NY)
Ruairi Lynch (Morristown, NJ) Sarah Lowdon (Gainesville, FL)
Calvin Mai (Minneapolis, MN) Erica Marshall (North Providence, RI)
Chris McBride (Hammond, LA) Brooke Mayo (Christiana, TN)
Neil Oyston (Wenatchee, WA) Kelsey Passaglia (Cary, IL)
Bediako Swan (Huttonsville, WV) Molly Poletto (Melrose, MA)
Thomas Woody (Hillsborough, NJ) Megan Snelling (Monroe, LA)


Launched in 2013, the 30 Under 30 Program is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity designed to support up-and-coming members of the coaching profession who are 30 years of age or younger.

Each participant receives an educational scholarship which provides registrations for the United Soccer Coaches Convention and an Advanced Diploma course of the coach’s choosing, as well as a travel stipend to cover costs for attending these events. In addition, members of the 30 Under 30 Program are matched with a mentor dedicated to fostering their growth in the game and expanding their coaching network.

United Soccer Coaches highlights both current and former members of the 30 Under 30 Program throughout the year across a variety of platforms, including Soccer Journal, the United Soccer Coaches Podcast and the association’s official social media channels. To learn more, visit UnitedSoccerCoaches.org/30under30.