Christian Lavers
Director of Coaching

Lavers is the FC Wisconsin Director of Coaching and oversees all club staff and programs.  He has helped develop elite players at every level, with players that have gone on to play for US youth national teams, professional teams, and hundreds that have moved on to play collegiate soccer.

Lavers has led teams to National Final Fours at 5 different levels - the ECNL National Finals, the USYS National Championships, the USASA National Championships, the W-League Final Four, and the WPSL Final Four.  In 2013, his FC Wisconsin U23 team advanced to the ECNL National Championship match.  In 2011, Lavers’ U18 girls team became the first Wisconsin team ever (boys or girls) to win a USYS National Championship.  In 2010, he led his WPSL team to the Midwest Conference championship and WPSL Final Four.  Lavers was an assistant coach for the Chicago Red Stars in the women’s professional league (NWSL) for 3 years, helping lead the team to 2nd place in the 2015 season.

Lavers has worked as an assistant coach with multiple US Soccer Youth National Teams, holds the USSF "A" License, the USSF "Y" License, and the NSCAA Premier Diploma, and teaches the NSCAA / US Club Soccer "Director of Coaching" course.  Lavers is the President of the Elite Clubs National League and the Executive Vice President of US Club Soccer.

Andy Lee
Youth Director

Lee is the FC Wisconsin Eclipse Youth Director.  In this role, he oversees the Youth Academy (U8-U10), and the Intermediate Program (U11-U13).  Lee has been a staff coach with FC Wisconsin Eclipse since its founding in 2012.  

Prior to joining the club, Lee was the head men’s soccer coach at Viterbo University from 2006-2012, leading them to 4 straight Midwest Collegiate Conference semi-finals and one championship game in five years. Lee holds a UEFA license, and worked previously in England with the Newcastle United Football Development Academy and the Northumberland Football Partnership. While at Viterbo, Andy was also the Director of Coaching for Coulee Region United Soccer Association from 2009-2012, and the girls head coach at Aquinas High School from 2010-2012. 

Hayley Lavers

Hayley Lavers has extensive experience coaching in youth, college, and professionally across the United States.  She coached at Georgetown University from 2011 to 2013, and was the Youth Director at Bethesda Soccer Club in Maryland from 2011 to 2015 in the ECNL. She was an assistant in the NWSL women's professional league with the Washington Spirit in 2015 as well.

As a player, Hayley was a member of multiple US Soccer youth national teams, and starred collegiately at Santa Clara University. After college, she played professionally in Germany in the second division of the Bundesliga before injuries ended her playing career.

Joana Bielefeld

Bielefeld played college soccer her freshman year for Ohio University, transferring at the end of the year to play 3 years for the University of Wisconsin.  She finished her eligibility in 2012, after starting 41 games in her final two seasons and being named Academic All-Big 10 in both 2011 and 2012.  During her career at Wisconsin, she helped the Badgers to two NCAA tournament appearances (2010, 2012) and a 33-19-9 record.  In her youth career, Joana trained under the same developmental curriculum currently used at FC Wisconsin Eclipse, leading her team to 2 Regional Finals, the Surf Cup Final, and the Disney final – a list of performances that made them one of the most successful teams in Wisconsin history. She also helped lead her WPSL team to the 2010 WPSL Final Four.

Monica Gonyo

Gonyo had a distinguished playing career as a youth, collegiate and professional goalkeeper.  As a youth player Gonyo was trained by forrmer FC Wisconsin goalkeeping coach Hideki Nakada, now an assistant coach at Stanford University.  Under his tutelage Gonyo won the 2011 U18 USYS National Championship while being named the "Golden Glove" best goalkeeper in the event. She moved on to Loyola University in Chicago where she set the school's all-time records for career shut-outs, single season goals-against average, and career goals-against average.  After her collegiate career, Gonyo played with the NWSL's Chicago Red Stars, behind Canadian National team legend Karina LeBlanc, and was the starting goalkeeper for the 2015 WPSL National Championship winners.  

Billy Solberg

Solberg joined FC Wisconsin Eclipse staff in 2013, when he returned to his hometown of Milwaukee to become the Director of Coaching for FC Wisconsin Nationals - the leading boys club in Wisconsin soccer.  Prior to coming back to Milwaukee, Solberg was the ECNL Director for Challenge Soccer Club in Houston, TX for many years. Before moving to Houston, Solberg led FC Milwaukee boys teams to 2 USYS National Finals in 2005 and 2006, losing the 2006 National Championship in a penalty shoot-out.  Solberg was also the Head Womens Soccer Coach at the University of Houston from 2001-2005.

Christina Toda
FC Wisconsin Eclipse - Madison

Christina Toda is a Madison-native, and played goalkeeper at Boston University, graduating in 2008 after winning 2 America East Championships and qualifying for 3 NCAA Tournaments.  Toda was First Team All-Conference and America East Goalkeeper of the Year her senior year.  After college, Toda coached collegiately with Rutgers-Newark Women’s Soccer, Seton Hall University, and Farleigh Dickinson before moving back to Madison in 2014.

Mellanie Nai
FC Wisconsin Eclipse - Madison

Nai was a collegiate goalkeeper at Marist College, and earned Goalkeeper of the Year Honors in 2001.  She coached collegiately at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County, and was an ECNL staff coach and ECNL goalkeeper trainer at Maryland United from 2006 – 2014.  Her Under-15 Maryland United team won the ECNL North American Cup Championship in 2014.  Nai moved to Wisconsin in 2014 and is the current Director of Coaching at Verona Area Soccer Club.

Drew Watson
FC Wisconsin Eclipse - Madison

Drew Watson is a pediatric sports medicine physician and team physician for the University of Wisconsin Badgers who earned his USSF National Youth License in 1999 and his "A" license in 2001.  Watson played collegiately at Trinity University in San Antonio before starting his coaching career in Madison with the Madison 56ers from 1997-2003.  He was a founder of Madison Capitol Elite in 2001 in the Super-Y League – spearheading the efforts to bring the best players in Madison together for the first time.  While away at graduate and medical school, Watson also coached youth girls for 5 years in Texas with High Plains Drifters SC and Space City FC before returning to Madison in 2013.

Monica Cieslak

Cieslak was a founding staff coach of FC Wisconsin Eclipse.  Prior to that, she was a member of the FC Milwaukee Nationals coaching staff for 10 years, where she has been the assistant coach for the FC Milwaukee WPSL team since its inception, including with the 2010 WPSL Final Four team. She has worked at multiple levels, including with the U15-U18 FC Milwaukee ECNL teams in 2011-2012. Prior to working with FC Milwaukee, Monica was a Wisconsin USYS ODP program staff coach as well as a coach with the Milwaukee Kickers. Monica holds a US Soccer “C” license.

 


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