Meet Our Trainers


HVAA trainers partner closely with our dedicated coaches, which is the key to our teams’ success on the field. Our training is designed where players receive elite instruction on a team level and on an individual level. All players receive high-level training with licensed professionals who have extensive soccer training backgrounds and playing experience. HVAA dedicates itself to long-term player development. Our training staff delivers a positive approach at each practice session. Our trainers build upon each individual’s strengths and challenge a player’s weakness while developing a player’s confidence and love for the game. Players learn high-level technical skills, smart and quick decision-making, and superb game intelligence. Our Club Director, Brad Sorkin, has created a competitive training program at HVAA, and is now joined by the new Operational Director, Mike GouldLearn more about our team trainers below.


BRIDGETTE ALEXANDER

Bridgette grew up in Huntingdon Valley her whole life and has played for HVAA since age 9. A Lower Moreland grad (16’), she was named BAL All-League MVP (13’, 14’), BAL All-League First Team (12’,13,14’,15’), PSCA All-State Selection (13’, 14’), PSCA All-Region (14’), and a member of the All-American Watchlist (14’). She holds the Lower Moreland High School record for goals scored with 113. Bridgette attended the Division I institution, University of Hartford (20’) where she was a four-year starter and graduated with a degree in Psychology and Education. She continues to play for HVAA Women’s U-23 team. Bridgette was formerly the assistant women’s coach for Rosemont College. She currently is the head coach and trainer for our 2014 HVAA Independence girls team, 2013 HVAA Freedom girls team, and 2005 Fusion girls team.


ERICA FLECK

Raised in Huntingdon Valley, Erica Fleck grew up playing soccer, softball, and basketball for HVAA. Although she excelled in all 3 sports, it was soccer that became her passion. Her club team, HVAA Pride, won numerous league and state titles through the years including a 2015 run to the USYS President's Cup National Championship in Kansas. Erica was the Golden Boot winner commemorating the leading goal scorer for that tournament. In high school, Erica continued to stand out as a multi-sport athlete, earning 12 varsity letters for Lower Moreland.  She was named captain by her teammates in all 3 sports and earned several post-season All-League honors. The soccer team won 3 consecutive BAL Titles during her time at Lower Moreland. As a senior, Erica was awarded the Tom Davenport Scholarship from HVAA for athletic excellence. Erica elected to attend Penn State University instead of pursuing a collegiate soccer career. However, she continues to play at a competitive level as one of the cornerstones of HVAA's women's team that competes in the USL Major Division.  (2021 Champions).


MIKE GOULD

Mike has been a part of the HVAA coaching staff after a successful playing career at Lower Moreland High School (’16) and Cabrini University (’20). Mike was an all-league Goalkeeper with the Lower Moreland High School soccer team and participated in basketball for 4 years. Mike was a standout goalkeeper at Cabrini University where he received 2nd Team All-Conference his sophomore year and numerous conference player of the week and regional player of the week awards. Mike played club soccer for HVAA 97. He has been involved with HVAA coaching since high school beginning with the in-house program. Mike also spent the last two years as the head coach of Lower Moreland High School's Varsity girls team. Currently he is the head coach of HVAA's 2012 Boys, 2011 Boys, 2010 Boys, and 2007 Girls. He also is our HVAA Soccer Camp Director and runs youth goalkeeping sessions for the club. He serves as HVAA Travel Soccer's Director of Operations and is also the goalkeeper coach for Temple University. Mike holds the USYS Grassroots Coaching License.


YASMINE MACHLOF

Yasmine has been affiliated with HVAA's soccer program since 2005! "Yas" started out as a player in our Micro Soccer program and eventually became a standout travel soccer player for the HVAA Freedom elite girls team.  Her athletic prowess blossomed at Lower Moreland High School, where she excelled as an athlete in both soccer and lacrosse while earning multiple leagues and captain honors. After high school, Yas committed to Holy Family University where she plays both soccer and lacrosse, where she is studying biology and chemistry. She is a four-year starter in both sports, and Yas has been on the DII Academic Honor Roll several times. She will graduate in 2022. In addition to her fine work as a student-athlete, Yas' brings that same passion and energy for the game to youth soccer in our community. She has been a licensed USSF referee official since 2016 and has been coaching and training soccer teams for several years. Recently, Yas has been named the head coach of our 2014 HVAA Rage boys team.


LENA STAROPOLI

Born in Perkasie, PA., Lena grew up playing for Deep Run Valley Soccer Club. She is a 2017 graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School where she earned First Team All-League honors in both track and soccer.  Lena took her talents to Holy Family University where she became a 4-year starter and team captain.  She was a CACC 2nd Team All-Conference selection in 2019, and a 4-year All-Academic player as well.  Lena graduated magna cum laude from HFU in 2021.  Lena coaches and trains multiple teams at HVAA, including the HVAA Venom 2012 boys teams.


CHRIS TOMARELLI

Chris has been with HVAA as a trainer for the past 5 years. He grew up in Springfield Township and played for FC Coppa and was on the ODP team. He played HS soccer for Springfield Township High School (’04) where he was achieved All-League all 4 years as well as League MVP. Chris attended Bloomsburg University where he was a 4-year starter. He received the honor of Scholar-Athlete and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (’09). While coaching, training, and playing, Chris earned a Master of Education at Cabrini University in 2012. He currently trains the 2009 Yellow Jackets, 2009 Wolfpack, 2007 Honey Badgers, 2006 Force while also coaching the U23 Men’s team. Chris holds a USYS "E” License. He currently coaches the 2009 Girls Supernovas at Springfield Soccer Club in Montgomery County.


KERRIN WASSERSTROM

Kerrin has been with HVAA as a coach and board member for 8 years.  She grew up in Abington and was a four-year varsity starter for Germantown Academy ('96).  After high school, Kerrin played goal and the field in college at Bucknell University and while abroad in Scotland at Stirling University.  Her love of soccer has continued as an adult, from watching the US Women’s National Team and Premier League, playing in adult leagues, and giving back to the local community through coaching.  Kerrin began coaching locally for Pottsgrove Soccer Club before returning to the area where she coaches multiple girls and boys teams in our travel program at HVAA.


SCOTT WIMSEY

Scott grew up in Northeast Philadelphia. He played high school soccer at Father Judge High School, where he was a 2-time All-Catholic player. From there he went onto Arcadia University, where he was a 3-time All-Conference player, 2-time Regional All-American player, and in his was named All American in his senior college year. He was then drafted by the Philadelphia Kixx's professional indoor soccer team where he played for 2 seasons while winning a MISL Championship. Currently, Scott plays in MASL for the Philadelphia Spartans. Scott is the head coach and trainer for the HVAA 2009 Gunners girls team. 


FRANK WOLFGANG

Frank has been with HVAA as an in-house coach and travel coach for over 13 years. He grew up in Philadelphia playing hockey and practicing martial arts. Prior to his soccer coaching career, he earned his 3rd-degree black belt in Chinese Kenpo and 1st-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Later he opened a martial arts studio where he garnered 29 years of experience teaching martial arts to people ages 3-70. He began coaching in-house soccer at Fox Chase and moved to HVAA in 2007 and has since been a travel coach of multiple girls teams ranging from U-9 to U-18. He coaches and trains the HVAA’s 2009 Lightning girls travel team. In 2015, Frank was awarded HVAA’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Additionally, he served as the assistant coach of the girl's soccer team at Lower Moreland High School between 2014 and 2018. He holds a Youth Module, USYS “E” License, and USYS National “D” License. Since 2016, Frank has worked as an EPYSA Trainer, training young soccer players as well as the U11 and U12 Select Team.


We are currently hiring as HVAA Travel Soccer's training and coaching staff is growing fast! Please email your resume at travelsoccer@hvaa.net to apply for open positions.


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