Hayley Lavers

Executive Director

Hayley Lavers is the club's Executive Director and oversees all business and operations.  She has extensive experience coaching in youth, college, and professionally including as an assistant coach at Georgetown University, as the Girls Director of Coaching at Bethesda Soccer Club (MD), and as an assistant with the Washington Spirit.

As a player, Hayley was a member of multiple US Soccer youth national teams, and starred collegiately at Santa Clara University. 

Christian Lavers

Director of Coaching and Methodology

Lavers oversees the training methodology, club philosophy and style of play, and development curriculum for all club staff and programs.  Lavers has led teams to National Final Fours at multiple levels - including coaching the first Wisconsin team ever (boys or girls) to win a USYS National Championship and the only top tier youth championship in Wisconsin history.  

Lavers has worked as an assistant coach with US Soccer Youth National Teams, holds the USSF "A" License, the USSF "Y" License, and the NSCAA Premier Diploma.  

Andy Lee

Youth Director of Coaching and ECNL Club Competition Director

Lee oversees the ECNL Club Competition Program (U13-U18/19) and the Youth Academy (U8-U10).  He also liases and supports staff in the Pre-ECNL Program (U11-U12) and ECNL Regional League Program (U13-U18/19).  

Previously Lee was the head men’s soccer coach at Viterbo University and worked in England with a variety of professional youth development programs. 

Monica Gonyo

Goalkeeping Director

Gonyo oversees the development of all goalkeepers in the club. She had a distinguished playing career as a youth, collegiate and professional goalkeeper.  Gonyo won the 2011 U18 USYS National Championship while being named the "Golden Glove" best goalkeeper. She played at Loyola University in Chicago where she set the school's all-time records for career shut-outs, single season goals-against average, and career goals-against average.  After her collegiate career, Gonyo played with the NWSL's Chicago Red Stars and was the starting goalkeeper for the 2015 WPSL National Championship winners.  

Kenzie Challoner

Pre-ECNL Director

Challoner played for FC Wisconsin for the majority of her youth career, and played college soccer at Winona State University where she was named team captain, participated in the NCAA tournament, and earned the Presidential Scholar award 3 times.  Kenzie graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Human Resources. 

Mikaela Hoard

Youth Academy Director

Mikaela Hoard was a member of the club from its founding in 2012 through her entire youth career.  She moved on to DePaul University where she earned Academic All Big East honors four straight years, and played in 3 Big East Tournaments as a midfielder and forward.  She will graduate in 2021 with a degree in Health Sciences.

Joana Bromley

Sports Performance Consultant

Joana Bromley has a Masters in Sports and Performance Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Joana played college soccer her freshman year at Ohio University, transferring at the end of the year to play 3 years at the University of Wisconsin where she started 41 games was named Academic All-Big 10 in 2011 and 2012.  As a youth player, Joana helped lead her team to 2 Regional Finals, the Surf Cup Final, and the Disney final – a list of performances that made them one of the most successful teams in Wisconsin history. 

Mike Malen

Staff Coach - Milwaukee

Malen is a former collegiate soccer player and won the 1995 National Championship at Wisconsin.  He works with the Pre-ECNL Program and with the U13 age group.  

Billy Solberg

Staff Coach

Solberg is one of the Directors of Coaching for FC Wisconsin Nationals - the leading boys club in Wisconsin soccer, and previously worked as the ECNL Director for Challenge Soccer Club in Houston, TX.  Solberg also has experience as a head coach in Division I women's soccer.

Drew Watson

Staff Coach

Drew Watson is a pediatric sports medicine physician and team physician for the University of Wisconsin Badgers.  He earned his USSF National Youth License in 1999 and his "A" license in 2001.  Watson played collegiately at Trinity University in San Antonio and has years of experience coaching youth soccer in Wisconsin and Texas.

Sam Wolff

Futures Coach

Sam Wolff (nee Vicker) played collegiate soccer at Marquette University where she appeared in 23 games during her career and earned 2012-2013 Big East All-Academic team honors.  She played youth soccer with FC Milwaukee. 

Katie Reiels

Futures Coach

Katie Reiels (nee Hishmeh) played collegiately at Marquette University where she started 67 games in her career, earning All Big-East 2nd Team honors and Big East All-Academic team as a senior.  She played as a youth with FC Milwaukee.

Monica Cieslak

Travel Director

Cieslak oversees all travel logistics for the club.  She was a former coach at FC Wisconsin where she worked with the ECNL teams.  Monica holds a US Soccer “C” license.


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