Sarah Barrett grew up in Massachusetts playing soccer and still plays today in a women’s league. 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 soccer 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 programs, non travel as well as travel. Sarah has two sons in the program and lives in Amherst. Each fall she also helps to coordinate the Amherst Rec soccer program and coaches tot soccer for the Rec department.
Molly grew up playing soccer in Northern Virginia before moving to Vermont. She played for the U18 VT ODP team and was the starting center mid-fielder 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.
Dimitri grew up playing soccer for Hampshire United from a young age playing many different positions as he developed, even goalie. He went on to play Varsity Soccer at Souhegan Soccer where he mostly played outside back. Dimitri went on to play Football and Lacrosse at Anna Maria College for a year, before finishing his career at Franklin Pierce University where he also played Collegiate Football, while competing in their competitive club soccer team. Dimitri started coaching at Hampshire United in the Spring of 2015 and started Coaching year round for the club in 2017.
Lauren Keating played at Nashua North and was a 3 year starter/4 year member of women’s soccer team at Assumption College (NCAA DII in Worcester, MA) where she played goalie. Lauren was 2nd team all conference and all New England and won Assumption’s Female Scholar Athlete award as a senior (2011). Lauren also played lacrosse her senior year and graduated Manga Cum Laude with a degree in History and Secondary Education in 2011 and her Masters in Special Education in 2012.
She coached and taught previously in Springfield, MA (Middle School Boys) before coming to Lowell, MA and coaching at Lowell High School for 3 years while teaching in the city. Lauren currently is the Girls Varsity Coach and teaches Special Education at Nashua South.
John Linton played competitive soccer throughout his childhood years at the club, high school and travel 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 Soccer Club.
John has coached teams at the Youth level up to U12.
Russ has been active in coaching soccer for over 17 years. He started as a volunteer coach with the Milford community Athletic Association (MCAA), became the co-director of soccer there for 3 years and started and coached the first travel teams 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 head varsity soccer coach at Milford High School and has been there for 7 years. He lead the team to the Div 2 state finals in 2018 and the semi finals in 2019. In his time as a coach at MHS, his teams have reached the playoffs 6 of the 7 years he has been there. 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 had given him the same honor for the Souhegan Valley Region.
Edis Miftari enters his second season as an assistant coach with the Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer team and Head Coach with the Hampshire United U-13 Girls and U-15 Boys teams in 2019/2020.
As an undergraduate, Miftari spent two years at Iowa Central Community College, competing in Division I of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) from 2014-2016. In his time at Iowa Central, Miftari helped lead the team to a ranking as high as sixth in the nation and was a Second Team All-Conference selection.
Following his time at Iowa Central, Miftari transferred to Alderson Broaddus University, an NCAA Division II program in Philippi, W. Va. During his time in Philippi, Miftari helped lead the team to its first conference title in eight years during the 2016-17 season.
Miftari’s coaching experience began when he was a part of the coaching staff at the Texas A&M Soccer Camp in College Station, Texas, which is regarded among the best camps in the country. Camp sessions were engineered to fulfill the needs of soccer campers ranging from beginners to highly-competiive players.
Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Miftari is a 2018 graduate of Alderson Broaddus University, with a degree in sport management and is pursuing his Masters in Business Administration in Sports Management at Franklin Pierce University.
Elie Monteiro ’97 was named the third head coach in SNHU women’s soccer program history on April 29, 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) heguided 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. Over UMass Lowell’s final eight years as a member of the NE-10, Monteiro compiled a 78-54-23 (.577) mark, and in 12 seasons as a head coach, he stands 100-110-32. A two-time NE-10 Coach of the Year, Monteiro was honored in 2005 and again in 2009.
Over his 12 seasons with the River Hawks, Monteiro coached three All-Americans, 37 Northeast-10 All-Conference selections, seven NE-10 All-Rookie Team selections, two Goalkeeper of the Year winners, one Rookie of the Year and one Defensive Player of the Year. In 2008 and 2011, the women’s soccer program won the Griffin Award as the River Hawk women’s program with the highest GPA.
The first full-time head coach in River Hawk women’s soccer history, Monteiro was an assistant with the men’s and women’s programs at UML from 2000-01 before taking over the reins of the women’s team. 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. He received his degree in Sport Management. Previously, he played two seasons at Massasoit Community College where he was an All-Region performer.
Monteiro also enjoyed a six-year professional career as a starting defender for the Phantoms of New Hampshire, helping the team to a record of 102-60-6. He was a two-time USL All-Tournament Team selection. Later, he would coach the Lady Phantoms of New Hampshire from 2003-05.
• Lowell HS (MVC Title 2012)
• Played soccer in France (UCO)
Also coached for…
• NE Revolution Academy, Derry Soccer, HUSC (2018-Present)
• Milford High School Boys Soccer Head Coach (2019)
• Abbey Villa Soccer Club (2017-2018)
• NH Rapids Sports Performance Coach (2017-2018)
– Coaching for over 8 years
– Boys middle school coach for the last two years in Wilton
– With Hampshire United for two years
– Applying for the varsity position for the upcoming fall season
– Involved with the WJAA soccer program for several years
– Coach for three different age groups at the NH dome for more
than 5 years on Friday nights
– Played all the way through High School and has been playing Men’s league on and off for many years.
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 Mark played soccer at Phillips Academy Andover. He started his youth soccer coaching career in 1993 in Waltham, MA and joined the Amherst Soccer Club in NH as a coach for the BU9 team in 1994. 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 the Early Development Program (EDP) Travel Director, for the Hampshire United Soccer club, 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.
After wrapping up a standout four-year career with the SNHU women’s soccer program, Ariel Teixeira enters her second season as an assistant coach with the Penmen in 2013.
A four-year starter for Southern New Hampshire, Teixeira, 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.
Teixeira graduated in 2012 from SNHU with a degree in Sport Management.