Kelli is an EFC alumni, who played at Eastside from 2012-2016. Finished her senior season with Coach Porter as an outside defender with the 97’ Red team. Kelli attended Liberty High School and later graduated from WSU in 2020 with her Bachelors in Human Development followed by a Masters in Teaching. Her favorite thing about playing at Eastside was the sense of belonging within the EFC community, all the friendships she made throughout her years here and the clubs favor of multi-sport athletes.
Kelli started her coaching career in 2020 at LWHS, as the C team coach, as well as interning with EFC. This past year she was the LWHS Varsity assistant coach, as well as Washington Youth Soccer EPD 2010 assistant coach alongside coach Claire. Kelli’s goal as a coach is to create a fun, game-like learning environment for players to grow and succeed. As a female coach, she hopes to become a role model for her players and teach them life lessons as well. Looking back at Kelli’s soccer career, some of her favorite coaches/seasons were when she had female coaches because she felt like her team was more than just teammates, but a sisterhood.
When Kelli is not coaching, she loves traveling to warm tropical places and enjoying the sunshine. Kelli loves playing coed soccer with her friends on weeknights and going out to eat in Seattle on the weekends with her friends.