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Meet Coach Amanda Lopez

Name: Amanda Marie Lopez
Birthday: March 1st
Birth Place: Illinois 
Siblings: 3 sisters; Dana, Julie and identical twin sister Erica
Occupation: soccer coach, vet tech, substitute teacher and pet sitter 
Youth Soccer Club played for: FCX Barrington, IL
College/Degree: Western Illinois University - Bachelors in Exercise Science, Masters in Sports Management
College/Pro playing experience: D1 WIU (4 yrs. starter/ 3 yrs. captain, all conference, MVP, top scorer), USA Midwest Regional Soccer Team, USL W-League Chicago Cobras
Coaching Licenses: 
Changing the Game Project Transformational Coach
NSCAA Advanced National License
NSCAA National License
NSCAA Youth Diploma 
NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1
USSF National “D” License
Coaching Experience:  
Executive Director & Director of Coaching for High Country Soccer Association - 8 yrs. 
Assistant Coach Western Illinois University Women's Soccer - 2 yrs.
Soccer Staff Club Coach FCX Barrington – 4 yrs.
Youth Soccer Coach Barrington Area Soccer Association – 9 yrs.
Marital Status: Married; Danny Lopez Jr.
Pets: German Shepherd Dog - Copa, Cat - Chicharito  
Hobbies: snowboarding, cc-skiing, mountain biking, hiking, yoga, tennis and guitar
Favorite Food: Lou Malnati’s Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza
Favorite Music:  Pink Floyd, DMB, the Kooks, Starsailor and more
Favorite Movie:  STAR WARS
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