Mikaela Hoard, a club alum and recent graduate and soccer player at DePaul University will be joining the FC Wisconsin Youth Academy staff this fall! Mikaela was a part of the inaugural year for FC Wisconsin in 2012, and played with the club from U13-U18. While playing for FC Wisconsin, she played in the ECNL North American Cup Final and was selected for the ECNL PDP in 2015.
"I'm incredibly excited to be joining the club coaching staff this year," said Mikaela. "I have so many great memories and experiences playing at this club, and I can't wait to make more as a coach with young players now."
Mikaela continued her soccer career at DePaul University, where she played in 3 Big East Tournaments and became an integral part of the midfield her senior year. She earned Big East All Academic four years straight, and will complete her Bachelors in Health Science degree in June of 2021.
"It is always a special moment to have alums come back to the club as coaches," said Director of Methodology Christian Lavers. "Mikaela was always a very skillful player who loved the game, and her passion and excitement for the game will certainly translate to players she works with as a coach."