Soccer Trainers

Meet the Team

Erin Mikula

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

Ashley Pope

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

Jalen Brown

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

Nathan Heath

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: New Orleans

Favorite Way to Spend a Free Afternoon: On the golf course

Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Salty or Sweet: Salty

Winter or Summer: Summer

Nicknames: Nath

Favorite Show to Binge Watch: Last Chance U

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

Vuyo Ndebele

Soccer Trainer

Born in: Harare, Zimbabwe

Played Soccer at: St. George College (Zimbabwe), Conner HS, Kings Hammer SC, Defiance College

Position Played:  Defensive/Attacking Center Mid

Right or Left Foot: Right

Favorite Professional Soccer Player: Andreas Iniesta

Best Place You’ve Visited: Cape Town, South Africa

Favorite Way to Spend a Free Afternoon: Watching soccer with some of my mates whilst grilling

Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Salty or Sweet: Sweet

Winter or Summer: Summer

Nickname: Regalo 

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

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

Trainer- Back in SUMMER 2024!

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