Former Wisconsin Badger women's soccer stand-out Marisa Kresge will be joining the FC Wisconsin coaching staff in February.
Former Wisconsin Badger women's soccer stand-out Marisa Kresge will be joining the FC Wisconsin coaching staff in February. Kresge joins FC Wisconsin after one year as an assistant at Illinois State University and working with youth teams in Normal, IL. Prior to that, she coached with Verona Soccer Club in Madison while playing for the University of Wisconsin from 2013-2015. After transferring from Maryland to Wisconsin for her sophomore year, Kresge started 19 of 20 matches her senior year and was a team captain. She was a two-time Academic All-Big 10 Player, and the 2013 winner of the Big 10 Sportsmanship Award. Kresge’s undergraduate degree in kinesiology, physical education and adapted physical education provide her with a deep understanding of learning and teaching processes.
"We are really excited to be adding Marisa to our great staff of coaches," said Director Christian Lavers. "Beyond a great playing background, Marisa has a bright and upbeat personality every day on the field that engages the players and keeps the environment fun and exciting. Her educational background in teaching also gives her a great understanding of how to teach the game effectively to young minds."
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of FC Wisconsin and further the development of young players in Wisconsin," said Marisa Kresge. "I've seen the partnership between FC Wisconsin and Verona Soccer Club and their shared vision to improve player development in Madison, and totally believe in it. To be involved with people who care and are committed to the process is extremely exciting."
Marisa will be based in the FC Wisconsin - Madison program, but will also be working with Milwaukee-based players on a weekly basis. Her involvement in both sites continues to insure that the same development methodology is used with every player and team in the club.
Marisa will begin working with players on February 1.