Nicci Wright

Girls DA Director,
Director of Goalkeeping & U13 and
U18/19 Girls DA Head Coach

Coaching Philosophy:
Mentor and develop players to always do their best and enjoy being strong and respected competitors.  I want our players to be proud of their youth soccer experience, and proud to be an Arlington Soccer Alumni. 

Youth Coaching Experience:

  • 15 years of coaching youth soccer in Maryland and Northern VA, including Damascus Soccer Club, Maryland United, and McLean Youth Soccer 
  • Washington Freedom Super-Y, VA Alliance Super-Y and Arlington Soccer CCL Pro-23
  • Currently with Arlington Soccer Association since 2013

Arlington Soccer Coaching Experience:

  • Current Girls DA Director and Club Director of Goalkeeping 
  • Current 2005 and 2001/02 Girls DA Head Coach
  • Former Age Group Director for U15-U19 Girls 
  • Former 2001/02 Girls Age Group Head Coach (Red, White, Blue & Black)
  • Former 2002,1999 & 1998 Girls Red Head Coach
  • Head Coach of 1999G Red State Cup Champions (2016-17)

Professional & National Team Coaching Experience:

  • Current Staff Coach with Canada Soccer since 2013
  • Staff Coach at 2014 FIFA WWCs (U17 & U20 WNTs) 
  • Staff Coach with WNT 2018-19 for WWC preparation
  • Washington Spirit Goalkeeper Coach (NWSL 2017)
  • Washington Freedom Assistant Coach (WPS 2007-2010)

Top Coaching Awards:

  • 2017 Youth Girls’ Regional Coach of the Year – East (United Soccer Coaches)
  • 2016 Arlington Soccer Travel Coach of the Year (U14G Samba Red, U17G Forza Red)

Playing Experience:

  • Former Canadian WNT Goalkeeper
  • Starting Goalkeeper in the ’99 WWC
  • 37 International Caps 
  • 2013 Inductee – University of Victoria Athletics Hall of Fame (First Soccer Player)
  • 2003 – 2007 Washington Freedom Goalkeeper
  • 2003 WUSA Champions – Washington Freedom
  • 2002 Alvik IK Goalkeeper (Swedish Damallsvenska)
  • 2002 Voted Footballer of the Year for Northern Sweden
  • 2001 Vancouver Whitecaps Goalkeeper (USL)
  • 2000 World Indoor All-Star Team Goalkeeper (Discovery Channel Indoor Tour)

Coaching Licenses

  • USSF “C” License (“B” License currently in progress)
  • NSCAA National Diploma

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