WASHINGTON- DC Soccer Club, DC’s largest youth soccer organization, is bringing aboard VA/DC soccer legend, Ann Germain, as the Girls’ Director for Travel.
Ann Germain hails from Arlington, VA, and has a lifetime of soccer experience, both coaching and playing soccer.
Germain said, “I am excited to join the DC Soccer Club. Len Oliver was a pioneer in the game and I look forward to helping to grow the girls’ program on the foundation that has already been laid.”
Technical Director for DC Soccer Club, Edu de Souza, said, “It is an honor to have someone with the experience of Ann Germain as our Girls Director at DC Soccer Soccer Club. Ann is a pioneer in the growth of women’s soccer in America. She played for the first ever US Women’s National Team in 1985-1986. She is an advocate for empowering our girls to succeed on and off the field. As a coach, Ann is an icon in Northern Virginia. We are thrilled to have her as part of our club.”
Executive Director Greg Andrulis said, “This is an exciting time for the DC Soccer Club. We are proud to be the largest youth sports program for girls in the city, and to that end, we strive to provide our female players with the support and resources required to be successful. Recognizing the need to do even more, we are excited to have Ann Germain join the Club as our Girls’ Director of Travel. Her vast experience as a coach and a teacher will inspire our players and coaches to grow, develop, and prosper both on and off the field.”
Germain competed on the original McLean Grasshoppers team during the inaugural season of the WAGSL. In high school, she was an All-Met player who captained her team for three years. She went to the University of Virginia. At the time, the school had no women's soccer team, so she played field hockey and lacrosse.
Germain was selected for the first USWNT in 1984. She went on to play in the team's first international competitions in 1985 and 1986. After this, Germain went on to win the 1986 Open Cup, three over-30 cups, and an over-40 cup. She has been a WAGS coach for over 25 years. For DC Soccer Club, she currently coaches the GU15 Red Metros.
Germain will be charged with implementing The DCSC Curriculum provided by Travel Director and supervising player and coach development programs. She will provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to coaches on the girl’s side of the travel program.
ABOUT DC SOCCER CLUB
DC Soccer Club is a youth soccer club in Washington, DC, with a long history and strong ties to the community, bringing people together through the love of soccer. The club offers a variety of comprehensive programs for different levels of soccer training, education, and competition. Beyond teaching players technical soccer skills, our philosophy is to develop our players as a whole; we strive to help our players grow as well-rounded people with respect, dedication, and good sportsmanship. DC Soccer Club is committed to making soccer accessible to all youth players in the Washington, DC area, regardless of background or athletic ability.
For more information, please email DC Soccer Club’s Director of Communications and Engagement, Colleen McNickle, at firstname.lastname@example.org.