Lake Tahoe Soccer Camps
Camp Director of Girl's CampOrlando Cervantes
Orlando Cervantes was the former head coach at Lamar University.
Cervantes, who was named the third head coach in program history on July 16, 2012, didn't wait long to make an impact. In his first season, he led the Lady Cardinals to the best record in their six-year history, guiding Lamar to a second-place finish in the Southland Conference and their first-ever berth in the Southland Conference championship game.
In his first year at Lamar, Cervantes saw the Cardinals post single-season records for wins (11), goals scored (41) and goals-against average (1.37).
In his second season at Lamar, Cervantes kept an injury-plagued squad in contention for a Southland Conference Tournament berth up until the last weekend of the season.
Cervantes came to Lamar from Indiana University, where he spent two years as an assistant women's soccer coach. Prior to his stint at Indiana, he was an assistant coach at Cal Poly, where he helped the Mustangs win a Big West Conference championship.
Cervantes was the head coach for two seasons at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for one season, while also serving as the school's sports information director. Cervantes' job as a head coach was at Holy Names University for three seasons. Cervantes led the team to a pair of top three finishes in his first two seasons.
He got his start at UC Santa Cruz in 1996 as an assistant for both the men's and women's teams before moving on to his alma mater, San Jose State University, in 1998 as an assistant coach for the men's and women's soccer teams. He coached two first-round and one third-round draft picks in the Major League Soccer Draft on the men's side and helped the women's team qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history and capture a WAC Championship. The men also advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Cervantes also has experience with the Olympic Development Program (ODP), currently a member of the instructional staff with the California Youth Soccer Association as well as the USYSA ODP - Region IV team. He has served as the head coach of the California-North State ODP team.
His professional experience came with the California Jaguars of the United Soccer League (USL), where he was the head coach and assistant general manager responsible for player personnel and operations.
Cervantes graduated with a degree in kinesiology and minor in Spanish from San Jose State University. He recently earned a master's degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University in Irvine, Calif.
He and his wife, Rachel, have a son, Canon, and a daughter, Graciana. The family resides in Beaumont.
Camp Coach / San Franciso State Head Women's Soccer CoachTracy Hamm
San Francisco State Director of Athletics Charles Guthrie announced Monday that former Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) head coach Tracy Hamm has been named the new head women's soccer coach, succeeding Jack Hyde who had been at the helm of the program for the last 32 seasons. Hamm becomes only the second head coach in the 33-year history of women's soccer at the school.
"We are thrilled to have Tracy on board to lead our women's soccer program," said Guthrie. "This was an extensive national search in which we ultimately found the right person for the job. Her background at the highest levels of soccer as a student athlete, professional athlete and coach were ultimately the perfect fit for us here at SF State."
Named head coach at SRJC in 2012, Hamm led the Bear Cubs to the 2012 Big 8 Conference title, setting school records in both goals against and shutouts with an overall record of 15-4-2. She was also awarded the 2012 Big 8 Conference Coach of the Year.
The 2013 Bear Cubs compiled an overall record of 15-6-1 and 9-4-1 in conference play. Hamm had 11 players transfer to four-year universities on scholarship to continue competing at the collegiate level, including the Bear Cubs first ever players to transfer to the Pac-12 and WCC Conferences.
Hamm's 2014 season earned the Bear Cubs an overall record of 13-6-2 and 9-3-2 in conference play, sharing second place in the Big 8 Conference with Sierra College. 4 players earned Big 8 All Conference selections. The Bear Cubs finished with a top 10 CCCAA state ranking for the third straight season.
Through Hamm's three years at SRJC, she led the Bear Cubs to consecutive playoff appearances and an overall record of 43-16-5.
Hamm is also a coach in U.S. Soccer's Olympic Development Program for Cal-North 02G and 01G.
"I am extremely excited to join SF State's athletic department and the women's soccer family," said Hamm. "I am honored to be selected as the successor for Coach Hyde, who has been an ambassador for soccer in this country. From what I've observed, the current student-athletes in this program and the campus community are eager to take the Gators to great heights."
Prior to taking over the SRJC program, Hamm was an assistant soccer coach for the UC Berkeley women's soccer team in 2009 and the Technical Director for Heritage Soccer Club in Pleasant Hill, CA from 2006-2009. Hamm has her NSCAA National Diploma and is a Certified Personal Trainer.
A former college player at UC Berkeley, during her freshman season Hamm was the leading scorer with nine goals and was named Cal's Freshman of the Year. Throughout her four years, she was an All-Pac-10 academic honorable mention three times. In her final two years at Cal, Hamm started every game and was a key factor in Cal's defense, which in 2005 set a school record for GAA (0.475, seventh in nation) and tied school marks for goals allowed (11) and shutouts (14) in a season.
In four years as a letter-winner, Hamm amassed 12 career goals. Hamm captained the Golden Bears and was named to the Pac-10 All-Conference and the NSCAA All-West Region team and received Cal's Golden Bear Award in 2004 and 2005.
In 2009, Hamm played one season in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league for the Atlanta Beat.
The Moraga, Calif., native earned her BA in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. She has also earned two Masters Degrees; an Ed.M in Counseling specializing in Sport Psychology from Boston University and a MA in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University, Irvine.
Camp Coach / University of Nevada Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Casey Tate completed his first year as a full-time assistant coach following the 2013 season and enters his fifth overall season with the Wolf Pack women's soccer program this fall.
Tate came to Nevada from Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Arizona where he was the girls' soccer coach and physical education teacher. During his tenure at Seton Catholic they won two Arizona high school state titles in 2006 and 2007. He was named Arizona State Coach of the Year 2007 and 2008, along with Region Coach of the Year 2007, 2008, and 2010. Tate was the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Coach of the Year 2006 and 2007.
Tate was an assistant coach on the Chandler-Gilbert staff for eight years with numerous national academic and soccer awards, along with a fourth place finish at the NJCAA Junior College National Tournament. He was on the Arizona Olympic Development Staff for four years and helped run their YOP program. Tate coached with the Gilbert Arsenal Soccer Club taking his teams to a first place in league and a fourth place in state cup. He also was a volunteer coach for one season with the WPSL Northern Arizona Cheetahs.
Tate played at the collegiate level at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Indiana Institute of Technology, and Arizona State University. He received his degree from Ottawa University in History. Tate holds his USSF A license.
Tate and his wife, Kristina, have three daughters, Ava, Maleah, Makenzie, and a son, Chandler.
Camp Coach / UC Merced Head Women's Soccer CoachMegan Atoigue
Megan Atoigue (previously Swann) is entering her second season as the head women's soccer coach at UC Merced. Last season Atoigue led the Bobcats to an overall record of 6-7 with a California Pacific Conference record of 2-4 in their inaugural season. The Bobcats finished fourth in Cal Pac play giving them a bid to the conference tournament.
Atoigue brings experience as a player and coach. A four year starter at Clayton Valley High School where she won a BVAL League Championship, she would then move on to Vanguard where she helped the Lady Lions reach a national ranking of 16th in NAIA DI. Atoigue graduated from Vanguard University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Athletic Training. Atoigue finished her playing career with the Walnut Creek Power, a semi-professional team from the East Bay.
Coach Atoigue most recent coaching experience stems from being the Head Coach at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord. There she led the Warriors to a 14-8 record, a first ever NCS playoff birth, and coached the league's Offensive MVP in Daisy Bonilla (now a player at UC Merced). Atoigue's two-year coaching record at Ygnacio Valley was an impressive 27-16-1.
Prior to Ygnacio Valley HS, Atoigue served as an assistant coach for two seasons at Las Positas College (Livermore, CA), learning from Head Coach Sissi do Amor, the former Brazilian National Team member and 2-time Olympian. "Megan is a very passionate and dedicated coach. She will bring her experience, dedication and desire to teach players to get to the next level," remarked coach Sissi.
Atoigue currently resides in Merced, CA with her husband, Adam.
Camp Coach / Sierra Nevada College, Head Women's Soccer CoachChris DeLeón
A two-time NSCAA Nevada State Coach of the Year, Coach DeLeón compiled a 133-34-18 record in nine seasons as the varsity coach of the boys and girls soccer programs at South Tahoe High School in South Lake Tahoe, California. During his career at South Tahoe High School, he was part of two Class 4A state titles with the boys’ team and he took the girls’ team to three consecutive state tournaments. Both of these teams were ranked in NSCAA Fall Soccer Region VI and National polls. He has coached numerous youth club teams in Northern Nevada as well as worked as an Olympic Development Program (ODP) state evaluator. His latest endeavor was being hired to start the program at Lake Tahoe Community College. There, he finished the regular season with 10-5-5 record and was ranked as 9th in Northern California.
DeLeón has a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “C” license.
Camp Coach / Chico State Assistant Women's Soccer CoachRandi Simmons
Randi Simmons joins the Chico State women’s soccer coaching staff for the 2014 season. The St. Louis native will focus primarily on the Wildcat midfielders while also assisting on every facet of the program.
Simmons comes to Chico after spending 2013 as a volunteer assistant coach at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan. From 2011-13, she also coached U9, U10 and U11 girls at Kansas City’s Brookside Soccer Club.
During her playing days, Simmons appeared in 72 matches as a midfielder for the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She served as the Kangaroos’ captain her senior year and was named the team’s hardest working player in 2012.
Simmons was a First Team All-Conference selection at Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School in St. Louis, where she earned the team’s Offensive Player of the Year award three times and led the Blue Devils to a pair of conference championships. She holds several school records, including single game, single season goals, career goals and career points. Simmons was an All-Conference basketball player and also lettered in volleyball and track & field.
Simmons earned a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship studies from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2013.
Camp Coach / Sonoma State University, Assistant Women's Soccer CoachJody Lingafeldt
Jody Lingafeldt, who played for Sonoma State in 1997 and served as an assistant coach for three years from 1998 to 2000, begins her second year as an assistant coach in 2015.
A 1999 graduate of Sonoma State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, Lingafeldt brings a wealth of soccer coaching experience to Salzmann Dunn's staff.
Camp Coach / Cal State University Monterey Bay, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Kronewetter bring 17 years of coaching experience with him to CSUMB, including a four year stint as the Men's Assistant Soccer Coach at Division I Bryant University in Rhode Island. His coaching footprint stretches internationally as well, spending five years as a Guest Coach and Guest Observer in Argentina.
"I am excited to announce the hiring of our new Assistant Coach, Nathan Kronewetter," says Reinke. "He comes to us with 20 years of collegiate coaching experience. I expect him to make an immediate, positive impact on our program. He will be responsible for the development of our midfielders and forwards, recruiting, and camps."
Not only does Kronewetter bring a deep coaching history, but also an extensive developmental history. Kronewetter coached on Premier Club and Olympic teams from 2009-2014, cementing his knowledge of the game and building young players to be top tier athletes.
Kronewetter spent his collegiate playing career at Hope College where he was an All–MIAA player and helped his team to three MIAA Conference Championships and two NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearances as a four year starter. After his collegiate playing career, Kronewetter took his talents to the formerly named United Systems of Indepent Soccer Leagues (now United Soccer Leagues) and played for the Grand Rapids Explosion for two years. From 2002-2003 he played internationally in Argentina for Independiente Tandil and Grupo Universitario.
"I am extremely excited about my new position at CSUMB," says Kronewetter. "MB is a special place and the surrounding are is beautiful. The University has a vision of expansion and offers the student-athletes great options for educations and growth."
Camp Coach / San Francisco State University, Assistant Women's Soccer CoachValerie Henderson
Valerie Henderson enters her second season as an assistant coach with the San Francisco State women's soccer team. She played a key role in the Gators' first winning season since 2010.
Henderson was a team captain and four-year starting goalkeeper (2004-07) at UCLA. Named a 2007 NSCAA Scholar All-American and a 2004 Freshman All-American, she helped lead the Bruins to four straight NCAA Women's College Cups, including two championship game appearances. Henderson currently holds the record at UCLA for career wins (76).
In addition to her collegiate experience, Henderson brings a wealth of international experience to the Gators. While at UCLA, Henderson competed for the USA at the 2006 FIFA World Youth Championships in Russia and was named Woman of the Match after a shutout victory versus France. She also helped the USA U-23 Team defeat Germany in the 2008 Nordic Cup Championship and did not allow a goal over the course of the tournament.
Following her collegiate career, Henderson was drafted in the third round of the 2009 WPS draft by the Los Angeles Sol, where she played from March 2009 to March 2010. She then played for the Philadelphia Independence, also of the WPS, from March 2010 to August 2011. Henderson most recently played professionally for the KIF Örebro women's professional soccer team based in Örebro, Sweden.
Henderson opened her college coaching career as an assistant for the San Jose State Spartans in 2011 before moving abroad to lead sports leadership programs for underprivileged communities in Chile and Paraguay.
Henderson came to the Gators after spending the previous year teaching English and coaching soccer at Oakland Charter High School in Oakland, CA.
The native of Orinda, Calif. earned a B.S. in English from UCLA in 2007. In January 2013, Henderson earned her National "C" Coaching License from the U.S. Soccer Federation.