COACHES

Dan Milton

Daniel Milton is currently the First-Assistant Coach with the Franklin Pierce University’s women’s soccer team and has been with the program since 2019. In his most recent season at Pierce, the women’s soccer program went 9-4-4. 

Milton joined the Ravens coaching staff after completing his collegiate playing career with Southern New Hampshire University. While at SNHU, Milton maintained a 0.78 goals-against average while captaining the program in his final two years. In his first year, Milton captured a Northeast-10 Conference tournament championship. Prior to his collegiate career, Milton was a goalkeeper at Blackpool Football Club, as he made three appearances on the bench for the first team in the English Football League Championship. During this time he was an active member on the Canadian National U17 squad that qualified for the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup. 

Daniel is the Director of Coaching at Hampshire United Soccer Club, and oversees all of the girls teams. 

Ruben Resendes

Ruben Resendes, Hampshire’s Director of Boys is the head coach of the Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer program. In the 2020-2021 season, his third with the program, he led the team to their first NE10 Championship title in 10 years, as the team finished with a 20-1 record (11-1 In-Conference), outscoring opponents 53-7, and earning a trip to the NCAA tournament. Prior to joining Franklin Pierce, Resendes  was head coach at Dean College, and as top assistant at UVM, having started his coaching career at Emmanuel College, and his alma mater SNHU.  Ruben has coached for Hampshire, and at one time led the club’s Early Development Program.

As an undergraduate, Resendes was a four-year standout. He was named the NE10 Rookie of the Year in 2009, and followed up with three straight All-NE10 selections in his sophomore through senior seasons, including First Team nods in 2011 and 2012. Resendes was also a three-time All-Region selection during his career, including consensus First Team All-Region honors as a senior, when he started all 23 games in the midfield and capped his career with an All-America Second Team selection as well. During his career, the Penmen qualified for the NCAA Championship in all four seasons and advanced to the national quarterfinal on three occasions. Resendes went on to play one season professionally in Iceland’s top division with UMF Tindastoll.

Mark Smith

Mark Smith played soccer at Phillips Academy Andover and started his youth soccer coaching career in 1993 in Waltham, MA. He has coached soccer in NH for the Amherst Soccer Club, the Nashua World Cup Soccer Club, the Inti Soccer Academy, and the Hampshire United Soccer Club. Since 2011, he has served as Hampshire’s Early Development Program (EDP) Travel Director, serving the U9 and U10 player pool. In addition, since 2017 he has coached BU11 and BU12 teams in the club’s competitive program winning the BU11 NH State Championship in the Spring of 2019. Coach Mark holds USSF National C, USSF National Youth, NSCAA Director of Coaching, and NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1 coaching licenses.

Ariel Texeira

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.

Ellie Monteiro

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.

Ed Royer

Ed is a New England Revolution Academy Coach and holds a U.S.S.F. ‘C’ License.  Ed is an Assistant Coach and the Director of Player Development for Men’s Soccer at New England College. Ed is also the Administrative Director for the New Hampshire Olympic Development Program (ODP). 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.

Russ Matthews

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.

Molly Dix

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.

Dimitri Elias

Dimitri Elias grew up playing soccer for Hampshire United from a young age. He went on to play Varsity Soccer at Souhegan High School where he was a stellar defender. Dimitri went on to play football and lacrosse at Anna Maria College, before transferring to Franklin Pierce University where he also played football and made it back onto the soccer field with the club program. Dimitri started coaching at Hampshire United in the Spring of 2015 and has been coaching year-round for the club since 2017.

Sarah Barret

Sarah Barrett grew up in Massachusetts playing soccer, played at Wheaton College and still plays competitively today. Over the years Sarah has coached a range of ages from 3-14. One of her favorite all-time jobs was working for her incredible youth soccer coach at his camps during middle school, high school, and college school vacations. She has enjoyed coaching for the ASC/HU club since 2017 with the Early Development Program, non-travel as well as travel. She is also on the Board of Directors for Hampshire United. Each fall she also helps to coordinate the Amherst Rec soccer program and coaches tot soccer for the Rec Department.

John Linton

John Linton played competitive soccer throughout his childhood years at the club and high school levels. John started coaching in 2011 with the Cainhoy Athletic Soccer Club in South Carolina and from 2014 for Amherst Soccer Club and Hampshire United. John has coached teams up to U12 and is active with Hampshire’s Early Development Program and as a member of the Board of Directors.

Elisabeth Larson

Liz grew up playing soccer in Massachusetts on a variety of town, club, school and ODP teams – most likely against Sarah Barret, a fierce rival in a neighboring town. Liz played Division III for Wellesley College where she was received Academic All-American honors her final two years. She has coached for HU and the Amherst Rec Department since 2009 and is also on the Board of Directors for Hampshire United.

Stuart Emerson

Coach Stuart Emerson grew up around coaching and sports, was a three sport athlete throughout High School (Soccer, Wrestling & Volleyball), Senior Male Athlete of the year and Volleyball League MVP. His soccer career started before he can remember and continues through his players today. He is “a big fan” of the United’s philosophy and coaching approach and thoroughly enjoys watching and helping his young athletes grow and learn the game. Coach Stuart has coached various sports and ages of athletes in addition to soccer, including baseball, and volleyball. During the day he can be found coaching software engineers and projects at BAE.

Megan Camello

Meghan Camello grew up playing soccer for Amherst Soccer Club and Hampshire United from a young age. She went on to play varsity soccer at Souhegan High School and was a part of Souhegan’s two state championship winning teams in 2011 and 2013. Meghan played for Seacoast United during her high school years and helped lead her team to two appearances in the President Cup’s Eastern Region Tournament. Meghan has enjoyed coaching for ASC/HU club since 2014 with the Early Development Program.

Shawn Burke

Shawn Burke grew up in New Hampshire playing competitive soccer during his childhood at both the club and high school levels.  Over the past four years, Shawn has coached a variety of youth sports ranging from Baseball and Basketball to Soccer.

Shawn has been coaching in our EDP Travel program for the past 3 years.