Tisha Venturini Hoch is perhaps the winningest team player in the history of women's soccer. Her high school and collegiate teams tallied a combined record of 151-1-3. She is a 4-time NCAA Champion, a FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist and the first player to score a goal in Women's Olympic Soccer History.
Kristine Lilly is one of the most successful and decorated female athletes in U.S. history. She played in five FIFA Women’s World Cups (the only woman to do so) and three Olympic Games, helping the USA win four of those tournaments, finishing second once and third three times. Lilly scored in every world championship tournament she played, except her first, the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup when she was 20 years old.
Julie Foudyhad a sensational soccer career while playing on the US Women's National Team. for 17 years. Julie was a captain on the National Team for 13 of her 17 years with the team. Julie participated in 4 Women's World Cups and 3 Olympics for the USA Team. She is a two-time World Cup Champion and she is also a 1996 Olympic Gold medalist, 2000 Olympic Silver medalist and 2004 Olympic Gold medalist. Julie finished her National Team career with 45 goals, 59 assists and 272 international appearances (caps) for the USA. Her 272 caps rank third in the world all-time, male or female.
Leslie Osborne was a key member of the Santa Clara team that won the 2001 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship. As a senior in 2004, she was a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy and won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's outstanding collegiate female player.
Osborne was an assistant coach for the Santa Clara women's team for several years. In 2009, she played for the Women's Professional Soccer FC Gold Pride, in their inaugural season, but was made a free agent following the season and signed with the Boston Breakers.
Leslie earned her 1st caps for the U.S. WNT in 2004, after graduating from Santa Clara University. She tore her ACL just prior to the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing. She currently plays for the Boston Breakers.
Andrea Montalbano grew up on a soccer field in Miami. She continued to play through college, acting as captain for her Harvard University soccer team and eventually being inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame.
Sissiis a Brazilian footballer who played midfielder is a former member of the Brazil women's national football team.
Sissi won the golden boot award in the 1999 Women's World Cup in which she scored seven goals. Sissi played for FC Gold Pride and the California Storm. She currently plays for the CyberRays and is presently Head Coach for the Las Positas College Women's Soccer team in Livermore.
Bret Hedican played three years of college hockey at St. Cloud State, and then, after the 1992 Winter Olympics, started his NHL career with the St. Louis Blues. A defenseman, Hedican later played for the Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers, and Carolina Hurricanes, before finishing his career in 2008-09 with the Anaheim Ducks. With the Canes he won a Stanley Cup ring in 2006. His NHL career saw him play in 1,039 games, with 55 goals and 294 points. He also played for the United States at the World Championships in 1997, 1999, and 2001, in addition to his two Winter Olympic appearances. Hedican retired from a long hockey career in September 2009. He has now begun announcing games as an analyst for the San Jose Sharks.
Kristi Yamaguchi started out as a pairs skater, winning the US Junior title in 1986 with partner Rudy Galindo. Yamaguchi also skated singles, and in 1988 won the World Junior Championship in ladies’ singles. She continued to successfully compete in both events; in 1988 she and Galindo also won the World Junior Championship in pairs and continued to place well in subsequent years. After 1990 Yamaguchi concentrated on singles' skating, establishing herself as the best female skater in the world with her wins at the Nations Cup, Skate America, the World Championships, and the 1992 Olympic Games. In recent years, Yamaguchi has toured with Champions on Ice and Stars on Ice, and she went on to win the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars in 2008.
Yamaguchi is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee Olympic Hall of Fame, World Skating Hall of Fame, and the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
Kristi Leskinen is one of the world’s top freeskiers, constantly pushing the limits of the sport. As a headliner, Leskinen shoulders the responsibility of bringing freeskiing – women’s freeskiing in particular – out from under the shadow of more established action sports to receive the respect and exposure it deserves.
Leanne Pelosi grew up playing soccer in the summers, hitting the snow in the winter. She has a bachelors degree in science and is a self-labeled "computer geek." Despite her domination on the rail, Leanne loves to spend her free time giving back to the sport by helping out at the all girls MGT Snowboarding camps where she is a founder and a featured coach.
Joe Nedneyis an American football place kicker. Born and raised in San Jose, California, Nedney played college football at San Jose State and signed as an undrafted player with the Miami Dolphins in 1996. Joe Nedney was the place kicker for the SF 49ers from 2005-2010, when he retired from the NFL
Ogonna Nneka Nnamani majored in Human Biology at Stanford University and represented the United States in volleyball at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. Ogonna is one of the greatest volleyball players that Stanford has ever produced. She is now studying to become a physician.
Paul Ratcliffeis the most successful coach in more than 100 years of Stanford soccer, among men or women. In 2011, he led Stanford to its first NCAA women's soccer championship, a third consecutive NCAA final, a fourth consecutive College Cup appearance, and a third consecutive Pac-12 title. Ratcliffe earned his third NSCAA National Coach of the Year honor, and four consecutive Pac-12 and Pacific Region Coach of the Year honors.
Bobby SarneveshtFounder of BASM, Bay Area Surgical Management LLC, and long time supporter and friend of the ReachuP! Foundation.
Meghan Maiwaldis a 22 year old deaf goal keeper from the bay area. She completed her collegiate soccer at San Jose State. She is the starting goalkeeper for the United States Women's Deaf Soccer Team. She recently returned from the Deaf World Cup in Turkey, after beating Russia 1-0 in the championship match. She hopes to help her team to a 4th championship title in the upcoming Deafympics. She also works for BAWSI and is in her 2nd season with the WPSL California Storm.
Veronica Zepeda Cashman played with the US U-16, U-18, and U-21 National Teams. She played on the US Women's National Team at the age of 16, achieving 5 caps and 1 goal. She was one of four high school students to be invited into the Olympic Residency in 1996 and was also High School All-American. Veronica earned Mountain View MVP Honors for three years running. She became a member of the Women's Soccer team at Santa Clara University from 2000-2004. In 2001, she won a National Championship, scoring two goals in the Semi Final vs. Florida. She was also named Team Captain in 2004 and was the semi-finalist for the Mac Herman Trophy Award. Veronica was a two-time, All American and has competed in top soccer tournaments throughout the world.
Reagan Andersis a founding member of the US Women's Deaf National Team. She has played on the team for nine years and currently serves as team captain. She is a two-time Deaflympics gold medalist (2005, 2009) and most recently won a gold medal at the 2012 Deaf World Cup. She lives in southern California and teaches PE at the California School for the Deaf in Riverside. Reagan also competes in marathons and triathlons of all distances, included Ironmans.
Lisa Nanez played for Santa Clara University for four years. Later she had the opportunity to play on the Mexican National Women’s team in 1999 where she played in the World Cup and then played professionaly for the San Jose CyberRays in 2001 and 2002. She’s currently the athletic director at Fisher Middle School.
Kiki Bosioplayed soccer at Santa Clara University and won several all West Coast Conference honors. She was a Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American and as a senior was an adidas Scholar All-American. After graduating, she played in the WPS for the FC Gold Pride, winning the championship in 2010.
Gillian Boxx grew up playing soccer and softball. She played softball for the University of Califonia, Berkeley, setting seven school records and being named an All American on two occasions. She won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Brad Kashani, a graduate of UCLA, he has more than 23 years experience in sales, service and product development.
Jerry Smith is in his 25th season as the head coach of the Santa Clara Women's Soccer team. He has coached Santa Clara to 10 College Cup appearances (second most in the nation), winning the National Championship in 2001. In 2005, he became just the third coach in collegiate women's soccer history to reach the 300-win mark.
Jeff Leightman, women's soccer Head Coach at San Jose State, will join our field of coed players. Leightman has also been involved with the Olympic Development Program since 2002 as a United States Youth Soccer Region I staff coach at the U-13 and U-14 levels, and was the Director of Coaching for the BC United Fusion, a premier girl’s youth soccer program, since 2004. He was previously the girl’s soccer head coach of the New York State West ODP U-16 and U-17 teams in 1999-2000.
Neil McGuire is the Director of Coaching for 1st-8th grade players at the College Soccer Academy. He is also the Head Coach of the University of California, Berkeley Women's Soccer Program, Head Coach of the Region IV ODP 93 age group and Head Coach of the U 15 Mustang Blast.