Director of Girls, Hampshire United
Ariel Teixeira had a standout four-year career with the SNHU women’s soccer program, which the program was lucky to transition into a role for her as an assistant coach in 2013. A four-year starter for SNHU, Ariel, a Warren, R.I. native, finished her career with 25 goals and 25 assists for 75 points, placing her seventh in program history in assists and 10th in career points. Just the third four-time All-Conference recipient in program history, Teixeira garnered Northeast-10 First Team honors in each of her final three seasons and was named an NSCAA Third Team All-American as a senior. Teixeira was also a three-time NSCAA First Team All-Region selection as well as a member of the NE-10 All-Academic Team as a senior. A three-time First Team All-State selection at Mount Hope HS, Teixeira tallied 17 goals and eight assists as a senior en route to leading the Huskies to a Division I state title. Ariel is the Director of Girls for Hampshire, runs the non-travel Early Development Program, and coaches several teams on the girls’ side of the club. She was recognized as NH Coach of the Year for travel soccer in 2020.
Elie Monteiro was named the third head coach in Southern New Hampshire University’s women’s soccer program in 2014. He returned to his alma mater after 12 successful seasons as head women’s soccer coach at former Northeast-10 rival UMass Lowell. In 12 seasons at UMass Lowell, Monteiro built the River Hawks into a perennial contender in the Northeast-10 Conference, while in his final season (2013) he guided UML’s transition to the Division I ranks and the America East Conference. Between 2005 and 2011, UML made five NCAA appearances, culminating in an 11-6-4 mark and an appearance in the East Region title game in 2011. A two-time NE-10 Coach of the Year, Monteiro was honored in 2005 and again in 2009. He started his collegiate coaching career as an assistant with the women’s program at Franklin Pierce University from 1997-99, helping guide the Ravens to a pair of Division II national championships. A two-year standout for then-New Hampshire College in 1994 and 1995, Monteiro helped the Penmen to a 30-6-2 record and an NCAA appearance in 1995. Elie coaches the high school age girls for Hampshire United.
Coach Girls and Boys Hampshire United
Ed is a New England Revolution Academy Coach and holds a U.S. Soccer ‘C’ License. Ed coached in Florida for 15 years with several clubs including Tampa Bay United and the Chargers Soccer Club. Ed coached the Chargers to the Florida State Commissioner’s Cup and the Club Director’s League Championships in the 2018-2019 season. Ed was awarded Coach of the year in 2017-2018 and the 2018-2019 seasons. In addition to coaching, Ed was the Director of Recreational Soccer as well. Ed holds a Law Degree and a Master of Science in Sport Management from the University of Florida and is a college professor of Sport Management at New England College.
Coach Girls Hampshire United
Russ Matthews spends significant time on a soccer field as a coach, ref, and parent. His 17 years of coaching started as a volunteer coach with the Milford community Athletic Association (MCAA), for which he led as co-director of soccer for 3 years and was one of the first travel coaches for Milford FC. Russ has been coaching with Hampshire United for 8 years, coaching both boys’ and girls’ teams from U11 -U18. He currently is the girls Milford High School Varsity. In his 7 years, he has reached the playoffs 6 times and taken the team to the Div. 2 state finals in 2018 and the semifinals in 2019. In 2018 Russ was named “Large High School Coach of the Year” for the state of NH by the US Soccer Coaches Association and the same year the NH Telegraph gave him the same honor for the Souhegan Valley Region.
Coach and Director Early Development Program (Non-Travel) Amherst Soccer Club Co-Director Hampshire United President Amherst Soccer Club
Molly Dix grew up playing soccer in Northern Virginia before moving to Vermont. She played for the U18 VT Olympic Development Program team and was the starting center midfielder for the VT Lions Cup Team (NH all-stars vs. VT all-stars). She played her college soccer at the University of Rochester where she was part of back-to-back NCAA national championship teams. She had the assist in the 1-0 win that gave Rochester their first-ever team national title. Molly has coached in VT, NC, and at various ages for Hampshire. She currently helps administer and coach the EDP non-travel program. She is also on the Board of Directors for both HUSC and Amherst Soccer Club.