Head Women’s Soccer Coach, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Now serving as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at UW – Stevens Point, Dawn Crow has an extensive soccer background as a player and coach. The two-time All American, was a member of the Texas Longhorns Youth National Championship Team in 1991, a four-time National Champion at the University of North Carolina and former U.S. National Team player. She played professionally in the USISL-W, USL and W-2. As a coach, Crow is now “giving back to the game that gave her so much”. She has worked with Collegiate programs around the country, coached youth teams with FC Dallas of Major League Soccer and currently has a role with the Wisconsin and US Youth Soccer Midwest Region Olympic Development Programs. Crow holds her US Soccer National ‘B’ License and a National Youth License. Besides her time in the beautiful game, she is a proud mother of two.
Head Women’s Soccer Coach, University of Minnesota
The 2018 season will mark Stefanie Golan’s seventh year at the helm of the Golden Gopher women’s soccer team. Golan and her athletes have found great success on and off the field since her arrival in 2012. Prior to Minnesota, she spent five and a half years at the United States Military Academy preceded by stops as an assistant coach at PITT and the University of Evansville. Golan herself was a scholarship soccer player at Duke University. She currently serves as the Chair of the NSCAA Great Lakes Region for the All-America Committee. In addition to her coaching duties, she is a mom of two.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin - PT, DPT
Michael Collins is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin specializing in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine for young athletes aged 8-22years old. You will find Mick as a guest lecturer in Concordia and Marquette University’s DTP programs. Mick is the lead therapist for CHW Mequon’s PT department, PT lead for CHW’s concussion program and has been an integral part of CHW’s outreach in the community to education parents, organizations and athletes about concussions, rehabilitation and ways to be proactive to prevent these issues in the weekly hours we spend with our athletes. Mick hails from Burnley, England and is an active member our our WYSA community as Director of the Academy at North Shore United and a father of two in the program.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – MD, FAAP
Dr. Kevin Walter, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric primary care sports medicine physician with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Medical College of Wisconsin (CHW/MCW). He is the program director of CHW Sports Medicine and creator of the CHW Sports Concussion program. An advocate and participant in the innovative concussion research among other sports medicine trends and issues, Dr. Walter is the chair of the WIAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and also served a term on the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. His contributions have been published numerous times including in the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences report on Sports Concussion in youth and the American Academy of Pediatrics position statement on Sports Concussion. Dr. Walter has a passion for helping take care of our kids and also three of his own at home.
Rogers Behavioral Health Dietician - RD, CD, CPT
From Boston to Africa and the Ice Age Trail, Annie Weiss, RD, CD, CPT, understands what it means to push your body to its limits. She is a Registered Dietician, ultra-runner sponsored athlete and brand ambassador who has a passion for sport and teaches how fueling your body can improve performance. She will present the facts and crush the myths, leaving the audience with a better understanding of how to educate and present nutrition to young women.
Dr. Barbara Meyer
Director of the Laboratory for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Dr. Barbara Meyer, is a Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In her sport psychology practice, Dr. Meyer uses a systems approach to: (a) enhance the performance of athletes, teams, and sport organizations, and; (b) facilitate rehabilitation and return to sport following injury. She has worked with professional and world-class athletes, teams, and sport organizations in freestyle skiing, ice hockey, speed skating, football, basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, equestrian, and many other sports.
Head Women’s Soccer Coach, University of Wisconsin – Parkside
Nikolic, currently the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at UW – Parkside, took the program over with a championship pedigree as both a student-athlete and a coach. She was a standout player at Stanford University from 2000-03. From there, she went on to serve as an assistant coach at Northwestern University, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her first head coaching position was with NCAA Division III, Alverno College in Milwaukee, where she left the all-women’s college as the program’s all-time winningest coach. Nikolic holds a US Soccer ‘C’ License is a mom of two.
Manager of Membership Services, Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club
The Manager of Membership Services for Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club, Nancy has been on staff with Wisconsin’s largest youth club for more than 30 years. Humble beginnings have evolved into one of the most storied clubs in Wisconsin with a top facility and youth programs which serve more than 7,000 children annually. Nancy plays a role in getting each of those players on the field. Her career highlights include procuring Uihlein Soccer Park, being the home site for Wisconsin’s former professional soccer teams – Milwaukee Rampage and Milwaukee Wave United, bringing the US National Team for exhibition games to Milwaukee and the creation of the Kickers Nationals Program. Her husband is a former US National team member and both of her children played youth and collegiate soccer. In addition to her role with the Kickers, Nancy sits on the WYSA State Board.
Retired FIFA Referee
Margaret played at the University of Steven’s Point, is a Wisconsin Hall of Fame Inductee and Wisconsin’s only official to serve on the World Cup stage at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015. Officiating youth, college, professional and international games, soccer has brought her all over the world. An education director, project manager, and editor for Referee and the National Association of Sports Officials, her appetite for education is insatiable as she is now completing not one, but two Masters in Organizational Leadership and Administration and Information Design and Strategy.
Athletic Director at DSHA, CMAA and current WADA President
Peggy Seegers-Braun, CMAA, has been a staple in the interscholastic athletic community for over 30years. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a double major in Physical Education and Health Education and also has completed her Master’s in Sport Administration. A former teacher and coach, since her time at DSHA as Athletic Director, Peggy has defied the trend of females dropping out of sport by introducing 8 new sports and increasing programs from 14 to 40 teams that engages nearly three quarters of the student body. A master of leadership, advocacy and fundraising, she has led the way in celebrating females in sport. She has served on both WIAA’s Sports Advisory and Scholar-Athlete committees and in 2017 was named WADA’s Athletic Director of the Year. Peggy is a mother of two and is shining example of what it means to break through the glass ceiling.
Director of Coaching at Middleton United, Manages Fond Blanc Foundation
Home grown in Madison, Molly graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling. A stand out player, Molly played at UWM, competing in 4 consecutive Horizon League Conference Championships and was an NCAA Woman Athlete of the Year nominee in 2006. Now leading on the sidelines, Molly holds a USSF C License, is the DOC at Middleton United and staff coach at Madison 56ers where she led the ‘Sixers Strong’ campaign to bring awareness to the self-esteem and body image perceptions our young female athletes face. Molly is a stellar example of leadership on the field while also balancing life managing the non-profit, Fond Blanc Foundation of Haiti. Molly has traveled there for the past 4 years and now serves as a board member of the Foundation which continues to provide emotional, physical, and educational support (and soccer opportunities) for the children of Fond Blanc.
Heads Women’s Soccer Coach, University of North Carolina
Anson is one of the most winningest coaches of all time. He has been at the helm of a Women’s World Cup Championship and 21 NCAA Championships. A true ambassador of the game, he has developed some of the greatest players and leaders of our time. His ‘Ansonisms’ are published in books and plastered on walls around the world. There is no doubt the female game has roots because of Anson and this master motivator will continue to shape lives and the game for years to come.