Nicci Wright

2000 Girls Red, 1999 Girls Red

Coaching Philosophy:

Coach players to become the best they can be and learn to be strong competitors while enjoying the beautiful game.

Youth Coaching Experience:

  • 10 years of coaching youth soccer in Maryland and Northern VA, including Maryland United (formerly Freestate Soccer) McLean Youth Soccer (Club and ECNL)
  • Washington Freedom Super-Y VA Alliance Super-Y
  • Currently with Arlington Soccer Association since 2013

Arlington Soccer Coaching Experience:

  • Current Age Group Director for U15-U19 Girls
  • 2001 Girls Age Group Head Coach (Red, White, Blue & Black)
  • 2001 Girls Red Head Coach
  • 1998 Girls Red Head Coach

College, Professional & National Team Coaching Experience:

  • Canadian U14-U20 GK & Assistant Coach (U17 WWC & U20 WWC WNTs)
  • Washington Freedom Assistant Coach (USL, WPS 2007-2010)
  • UMBC Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach (2007-2008)

Top Coaching Awards:

  • 2016 Arlington Soccer Travel Coach of the Year (U14G Samba Red, U17G Forza Red)
  • 2014 Richmond Strikers Capital Fall Classic Finalists (01 ASA Samba Red)
  • 2014 Discovery Cup Semi-Finalists (01 ASA Samba Red)
  • 2014 OBGC Labor Day Tournament Semi-Finalists (98 ASA Forza Red)
  • 2014 Super Y League 2nd Place – Qualified for National Finals (98 ASA Forza Red)
  • 2014 Region 1 Colonial League 3rd Place (98 ASA Forza Red)
  • 2014 Arlington Spring Invitational Champions (01 ASA Samba Red)
  • 2013 State Cup Quarterfinalists (00 McLean United Green)
  • 2013 Ultimate Cup Champions (00 McLean United Green)
  • 2013 FC Delco Players Cup Champions (00 McLean United Green)
  • 2012 CASL Girls Shootout Champions (00 McLean United Green)

Playing Experience:

  • Former Canadian WNT Player
  • Played in the ’99 WWC
  • 37 International Caps 
  • 2000 World Indoor All-Star Team Goalkeeper
  • 2001 Vancouver Whitecaps Goalkeeper (USL)
  • 2002 Alvik IK Goalkeeper (Swedish Damallsvenska)
  • 2002 Voted Footballer of the Year for Northern Sweden
  • 2003 – 2006 Washington Freedom Goalkeeper
  • 2003 WUSA Champions – Washington Freedom
  • 2013 Inductee – University of Victoria Athletics Hall of Fame (First Soccer Player)

Coaching Licenses

  • USSF “C” License 
  • NSCAA National Diploma

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