Soccer Trainers

Meet the Team

Erin Mikula

Soccer Trainer

Born in: Cincinnati, OH

Played Soccer at: New Richmond HS, Kings Hammer, UNC-Chapel Hill

Position Played: 6 | Center Mid

Right or Left Foot: Right

Favorite Professional Soccer Player: Michelle Akers

Best Place You’ve Visited: Prague

Favorite Way to Spend a Free Afternoon: Outside with my dogs

Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Salty or Sweet: Sweet

Winter or Summer: Summer

Nicknames: E

Favorite Show to Binge Watch: The Office

Coaching: Kings Hammer, CUP Girls (DOC), Undergraduate Assistant Coach UNC-Chapel Hill

Ashley Pope

Soccer Trainer

Born in: Fairfield, OH

Played Soccer at: Fairfield HS, Ball State University

Position Played: 9, 7, 11 | Forward, Outside Mid

Right or Left Foot: Right

Favorite Professional Soccer Player: Ronaldo, Marta, Mia Hamm

Best Place You’ve Visited: Cayman Islands

Favorite Way to Spend a Free Afternoon: Working out, taking a nap, hanging out with my kids

Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Salty or Sweet: Sweet

Winter or Summer: Summer

Nicknames: My best friends call me Lenny

Favorite Show to Binge Watch: Breaking Bad, Ozark and Power

Coaching: CUP, CUSE

Jalen Brown

Soccer Trainer

Born in: Indianapolis, IN

Played Soccer at: Xavier University, NYCFC, Rochester Rhinos, NY Cosmos, Stumptown Athletic, Kings Hammer USL 2

Position Played: 7,11 | Outside Mid

Right or Left Foot: Right

Favorite Professional Soccer Player: Eden Hazard and Lionel Messi

Best Place You’ve Visited: Ecuador 

Favorite Way to Spend a Free Afternoon: At the park with my dog

Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Salty or Sweet: Sweet

Winter or Summer: Summer

Nicknames: Rocky | JB

Favorite Show to Binge Watch: Power, Ozark

Coaching: Kings Hammer

Nathan Heath

Soccer Trainer

Born in: Manchester, England

Played Soccer at: Professionally in England with Cambridge United and Stalybridge, Cambellsville University, Cincinnati Dutch Lions USL 2, Kings Hammer USL 2

Position Played: Left Back | Center Back

Right or Left Foot: Left 

Favorite Professional Soccer Player: Kevin De Brunye

Best Place You’ve Visited: Nashville, TN

Favorite Way to Spend a Free Afternoon: At the pool!

Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Salty or Sweet: Salty

Winter or Summer: Summer

Nicknames: Nath

Favorite Show to Binge Watch: Premier League Mornings (Man City)

Coaching: CUP Boys, College Recruiting Consultant 

Shelby Elder

Goalkeeper Trainer

Born in: Amelia, OH

Played Soccer at: Amelia HS, Walsh University

Position Played: Goalkeeper

Right or Left Foot: Left

Favorite Professional Soccer Player: David Beckham

Best Place You’ve Visited: Rome, Italy

Favorite Way to Spend a Free Afternoon: Using my sewing machine, crocheting a new blanket, learning to knit or any other type of fun art or craft

Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Salty or Sweet: Sweet

Winter or Summer: Summer

Favorite Show to Binge Watch: Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds

Lucas Schofield

Soccer Trainer

Born in: Manchester, England

Played Soccer at: Drury University, Halifax Town

Position Played:  Right Wing

Right or Left Foot: Left

Favorite Professional Soccer Player: Bernado Silva

Best Place You’ve Visited: Iceland

Favorite Way to Spend a Free Afternoon: Listening to music

Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Salty or Sweet: Sweet

Winter or Summer: Fall

Nickname: Scowie

Noah Smith

Soccer/Goalkeeper Trainer

Born in:

Played Soccer at: 

Position Played:  

Right or Left Foot: Right

Favorite Professional Soccer Player: 

Best Place You’ve Visited: 

Favorite Way to Spend a Free Afternoon: 

Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Salty or Sweet: Sweet

Winter or Summer: Summer

Nickname: 

Milan Bajgai

Soccer Trainer

Born in: Nepal- Lived in Manchester for 10 years

Played Soccer at: Manchester United Foundation, Lincoln College, Eureka College

Position Played:  Center Mid-Right Mid

Right or Left Foot: Right

Favorite Professional Soccer Player: Cristiano/Modric

Best Place You’ve Visited: Morocco

Favorite Way to Spend a Free Afternoon: Playing or watching soccer/Gym

Dogs or Cats: Cats

Salty or Sweet: Salty

Winter or Summer: Summer

Nickname: Milan

Coaching: Manchester United Foundation, FOSC, Fairfield HS, Strength and Conditioning (ongoing Masters in Kinesiology)

Zara Graff

Soccer Trainer

Born in: Cincinnati, OH

Played Soccer at: Wright State, Kings Hammer ECNL

Position Played:  Center Back/Outside Back

Right or Left Foot: Right

Favorite Professional Soccer Player: Becky Sauerbrunn

Best Place You’ve Visited: Hawaii

Favorite Way to Spend a Free Afternoon: Hanging out with friends

Dogs or Cats: Cats

Salty or Sweet: Both

Winter or Summer: Summer

Nickname: Z 

Lilly Yordy

Soccer Trainer

Born in: Hamilton, OH

Played Soccer at: University of Louisville, Northern Kentucky University, Kings Hammer Development Academy.

Position Played:  Outside Back

Right or Left Foot: Left

Favorite Professional Soccer Player: Messi

Best Place You’ve Visited: Utah

Favorite Way to Spend a Free Afternoon: Playing soccer! 

Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Salty or Sweet: Sweet

Winter or Summer: Summer

Nickname: Yordy 

Megan Rack

Soccer Trainer

Born in: Cincinnati, OH

Played Soccer at: McNick, University of Dayton, Dayton Dutch Lions

Position Played: Left Back

Right or Left Foot: Right

Favorite Professional Soccer Player: Mia Hamm

Best Place You’ve Visited: Hawaii

Favorite Way to Spend a Free Afternoon:Cooking

Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Salty or Sweet: Sweet

Winter or Summer: Summer

Favorite Show to Binge Watch: Power

Ross Adkinson

Soccer Trainer

Born in: Sunderland, England

Played Soccer at: Northumbria University 

Position Played: 6, Defensive Center-Mid

Right or Left Foot: Right

Favorite Professional Soccer Player: Amad Diallo

Best Place You’ve Visited: Nashville or Las Vegas

Favorite Way to Spend a Free Afternoon: Fishing

Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Salty or Sweet: Sweet

Winter or Summer: Summer

Nicknames: Mackem

Favorite Show to Binge Watch: Game of Thrones or Sunderland Till I Die