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Coach Nico grew up playing soccer in Madrid, Spain, where he played for over fifteen years. He last played in Spain for Rayo Majadahonda C.F in the Division de Honor league, National League U-18. In 2008, he moved to the US to attend Towson University where he graduated with a Sports Management major and a minor in Business Administration. While at Towson, Nico played for Division I Towson University Tigers for two years and, later on, for Real Maryland in the summer of 2012 in the Professional Development League. In addition, Nico also completed a course in Soccer Management and Scouting with Sports Management World Wide. Nico coached for Pipeline Soccer Club U12 for two years and has assisted with summer camps at McDonough School and Loyola University. Nico also coached for three years in Spain before moving to the US. Coach Nico currently holds a National D License and wishes to continue developing a career as a soccer coach where he can help young players develop a passion for the sport.
Blaine has been a personal trainer for 7 years and he is NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified and is a NASM CES (National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist), Coach Blaine also has an additional focus as a NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist. Blaine was a Division I cross country runner at Virginia Tech and was also a member of the crew team while there. Blaine’s main focus is in endurance as well as speed and agility training, and has backgrounds in rehabilitation and sports injury work.
Coach Kirsten grew up in Germantown, MD. She played locally with Damascus Soccer Club and went to St. John’s College High School in Washington, DC. While at St. John’s the four-year varsity goalkeeper won two conference championships and attained All-Conference and First Team All-Met accolades. After high school, she played Division I college soccer for three years at UNC-Greensboro before finishing out her career at George Mason University where she was a starter and a captain. Coach Kirsten is a goalkeeper coach with Potomac Soccer Association and the Brit-Am All-Stars teams. She enjoys sharing her love of soccer with others and is currently coaching in the Tots, After-School, K-1st, team trainings and goalkeeper programs. Coach Kirsten is working towards her coaching and goalkeeper licenses.