NOAH Girls Soccer Coaches

Hailey Steinmetz – Head Coach

Hailey is in her first season as coach of the NOAH girl’s soccer team. Hailey comes to NOAH after spending the previous year as a coach for the WSA Soccer Club in Tulsa, OK.

Hailey is a former Division I standout playing for Oral Roberts University and the University of Central Arkansas.  She also played four seasons as a semi professional player with Tulsa Spirit.

Hailey is originally from Claremore, Oklahoma and grew up playing for Tulsa Soccer Club.  She was an Oklahoma All-State selection and four-time All-District honoree, as well as 4A State Runner-up as a senior at Claremore Sequoyah High School.  She was also a four-time state qualifier in cross country and a starter for the basketball team.  Hailey was class salutatorian and member of the National Honor Society.

Hailey earned a Master’s in Business Administration degree from ORU and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from UCA.  Outside of her coaching duties, she also works in the Wealth Management division of Bank of Oklahoma Financial and assists with WSA and Touch 360 training clinics.

 

Dean Johnson – Assistant Coach

This is Dean’s third year with NOAH Girls Soccer, having served as assistant coach the last two years.  He learned the game in Germany as a youth and has been involved in coaching both boys and girls teams at both the competitive and recreational level for 21 years.  Dean and his wife Sheila have 3 kids. He serves as the Operations and Multi Site Pastor for theChurch.at

SPOTLIGHT ON EVIE L. SANDERS

Grade?

12th

Parents Names/siblings?

Dan and Tami/ Dacie

Do you have a nickname?

No

What is your position?

Right Midfield

Sports you play and played?

Mainly soccer, but I have participated in basketball and swimming also.

How many years have you played soccer?

I have played soccer for 9 years.

What got you started playing soccer?

It was my father’s favorite sport and I liked the snacks.

Favorite part about soccer?

Working and playing together as a team.

Do you know any of your stats?

Not really other than I’ve had fun, met some great people, and made some nice friends.

Do you want to play soccer in college?

Yes.  That would be fun.

Do you play club Soccer (outside of NOAH):

No.

How do you set your goals?

Dream big.  Compare your dreams to your past actions.  Work harder than yesterday’s hardest.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sports?

Playing hard enough to be targeted.

What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success?

Pray and persevere.

What would be your ultimate achievement?

Score and assist the most in a game.

What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?

Moving quickly for a long period of time.  Drink lots of water and never give up.

Do you have any “before game rituals?”

Pray that God will help me do my best and that my game will bring Him glory.

What is your game day diet like?

Pretty normal, but before a game I drink lots of water and a gatorade.

Do you have any recommended resources to  share (books, seminars, websites, coaches)?

Family is the greatest support. Ask your coaches for  pointers.

Have you experienced a breakthrough, and if so, what led to it?

Making a point to work harder with a desire to do better.

What was the best advice you were ever given?

Do what you love. Never give up. Work hard.

Do you have a saying/Bible verse or motto that you live your life by?

Matt. 19:16 with god all things are possible.

People who influenced me the most/Why?

My family because they know me at my best and worst. They know how to tell me what I need to hear.

What does the team talk about before games?

We talk about how we can do this. Give 110%.

What is the team Chemistry like in the locker room?

We all care about each other and keep up on each other’s daily lives.

What do you think is the key to team success?

Everyone gives their best and wants everyone else to succeed.

What does being part of the team mean to you?

Having a support system that pushes you to better yourself.

Has playing sports helped you in school?

Yes. It has taught me to push myself.

How has soccer affected your life?

It has shown me that I am the only one who can set limits on myself.

What’s on your warm up playlist?

Final countdown.

How do you deal with a loss?

Talk through my frustration.

How do you celebrate a win?

Dinner of my choice with my family.

Sports drink of choice?

Blue Gatorade.

Favorite movie?

One Night with the King

Favorite TV show?

Survivor

Favorite type music?

Instrumental versions of modern songs.

Favorite food?

Mashed potatoes and gravy.

Favorite Bible Verse?

Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tested me I will come forth as gold.

Post high-school plans?

Work as staff at Shepherd’s Fold Ranch during summers.  Finish gen eds at TCC next Fall.  Complete a Hospital Admin degree at OSU.

My pet peeve?

Probably smacking and passive aggressiveness in texting.

Favorite school subject?

Writing.

What you’ll miss least (or most) about high school?

Least = not being in control of my schedule.  Most = Having the same people and teachers.

SPOTLIGHT ON TAYLOR HILL

What is your parents names

Russell and Jennifer

Do you have any brothers or sisters

Connor

Grade:

10th

What is your position?

Midfield for NOAH, center-back for NEOFC

Sports you play and have played:

Currently soccer, basketball 2nd-9th grade

How many years have you played soccer?

7 years

Do you play for a club?

Yes, NEOFC

How do you set your goals?

By looking up to my role models

What are some things that you do in your training that are keys to your success?

I strive to give 100% and show good work ethics

Do you have a saying, Bible verse, or motto that you live your life by?

Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

What do you think is the key to team success?

Strong leadership, unity, trust, and communication on the field

What is your ultimate achievement?

To give God the glory in everything I do

What does being part of a team mean to you?

Having support and friendships

How do you deal with a loss?

Don’t get too discouraged, work hard, and bounce back for the next game

How do you celebrate a win?

Grow in confidence and build team morale

Favorite Team and Player:

Manchester City, David Silva

NOAH SOCCER HOME OPENER

Our first HOME game will be March 2nd against Hilldale.  We play @ Rogers State University.

Game times are:

Girls JV – 4:00

Boys JV – 4:45

Girls Varsity – 5:30

Boys Varsity – 7:30

A few things to remember:

1. NOAH fans will enter the stadium on the WEST side. There is plenty of parking for you.

2. Admission will be $5 for adults, $2 for children, $20 max per family.

3. We will have lots of concession goodies on hand, so save your appetite and have dinner at the game!!

4. Wear your JAG colors to show support for our teams.

5. If you have not reached out to your team manager to help volunteer for our home games, please do so. We need your help to make this a great experience for our kids.