Alli Lipsher had a standout college career and a globe trotting pro career. Now, she's the Director of Goalkeeping for Gopher Soccer, the founder of First Line Futbol, and a strategist with Visible City. We talked to her about coaching young keepers, translating her playing experience into coaching, and urban planning!
You can watch the video chat embedded below (worth it for the puppies alone) or download it as a podcast in iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.
Annie Williams is a two time Defensive Player of the Year in the Summit League and an All-Conference performer in the WPSL. We checked in with her from Costa Rica where she's playing for Saprissa and finishing her degree.
She talks about adjusting to a new style of play, getting coached purely in Spanish, and her plans for this summer (#SpoilerAlert: she's returning to the Fire in the WPSL). You can watch the video chat embedded below or download it as a podcast in iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.
Even as leagues in the US and abroad continue to improve, many top college players still choose to hang up their cleats after they graduate. This year, three Minnesota Soccer players (April Bockin, Molly Fiedler, Emily Heslin) are trying to take their talents to the next level.
We're following them through the process of 'Going Pro' to learn more about how players decide to make the jump to the pros, what factors they consider when exploring options across the globe, and what it's like to adjust to living in a brand new country while battling for a spot on the team. Also featured are national experts Jen Cooper and Chris Henderson and several Gophers who have played professionally.
Other interviews we've had (both here and at Fifty Five One) with women connected to the program include: Katie Schultz, Jenista Clark, Kelsey Hood, Yael Averbuch, Tarah Hobbs, Simone Kolander, Josee Stiever, and Kyndra de St. Aubin.
Supporters giving $10/month and up
Chad Flynn & Mary Lahammer
Salvo Soccer Club