ERICA STEWART is the founder and owner of Full Circle Soccer Training. Her most recent playing experience was as a member of the training squad for New Jersey's Sky Blue FC in the Women's Professional Soccer League (WPS) for part of their 2011 season. She captained the Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues, which was a semi-pro team in the W-League from 2010-2011. Stewart played for Jersey Sky Blue (W-League) in 2008-2009. Her college carreer was spent at Division 1 Villanova University between 2001-2005, where she served as a captain during her senior season. Stewart scored the game clinching penalty kick in the Big East Championship game vs. Boston College in 2003 as the program won its first ever Conference Championship. That same year, the Wildcats advanced to the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Tournament and concluded the season ranked 14th in the nation in the NSCAA Poll. Prior to her college years, Stewart played for the PDA Dynamo, winning NJ State Cup Championships in 1998-2000. She played on NJ Olympic Development Teams from 1996-1999, the Region 1 Team in 1998-1999, and was a member of the National Team Pool in 1998. She played for the Cranford High School Girls' Varsity Soccer Team from 1997-2000 and served as a Captain in 2000, leading her team to a NJ State Championship and #2 National Ranking.
Prior to Full Circle, Erica Stewart spent 3 years coaching in Hudson Valley, NY. She was the Head Coach of the Quickstrike FC Premier U16 Team between 2011-2012. She was the Director of Youth Developement for Quickstrike in 2010. From 2010 to 2013, she trained teams in Newburgh, Beekman, Cold Spring, Philipstown, Goshen, and Monroe-Woodbury NY. Between 2008- 2010, Stewart was the Centenary College Women's Soccer Team Assistant Coach. She served as an Assistant Coach for the Rutgers Women's Soccer Team from 2005-2008, and was a Volunteer Assistant at Villanova University in the spring of 2005. From 2005- 2008, she was an NJ Olympic Development Program Assistant Coach. Stewart was the Head Coach of the Cranford Red Devils in 2007-2008, and a Celtic FC Trainer in 2006-2008. In 2007 the was the Head Coach of the PDA Clash. Stewart is a USSF licensed coach and is currently coaching with FC Westchester Elite (NY) and training teams in the Rye Youth Soccer Club (NY).
In 2007, Ms. Stewart had the privilege of playing the Soccer Body Double role in the Picturehouse Film, Gracie. Gracie starred Elisabeth Shue, Andrew Shue, Dermot Mulroney, and Carly Schroeder. Following the movie, she was featured in a Gracie promotional video made by Nike and Gatorade, narrated by Mia Hamm and Landon Donovan.
JEN LIESE is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator of Full Circle Soccer. She provides program content, fitness expertise, and a plethora of behind the scenes work for the Full Circle movement. Liese draws from an aggregate of strength and conditioning experience, including being the Penn State Strength and Conditioning Assistant Coach in 2005-2006, and the Winthrop University Women's Soccer Assistant Strength Coach in 2006-2007. She was an MVP Strength Coach in 2008-2010, and 2012. She holds a USSF D License, and an NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma. She is an NSCA CSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Liese is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, and is in the process of earning her USA Weightlifting Certification.
Prior to Full Circle, Liese was the Goalkeeper Director of Quickstrike FC from 2010-2011. Before working in Hudson Valley, she left a long legacy of coaching/training in her home state of Pennsylvania. She was the Council Rock High School South Assistant Coach from 2008-2010, and in 2012. Liese served as an Assistant Coach for the FC Bucks Prowlers from 2007-2013. She was the FC Bucks Rage Assistant Coach from 2008-2010. Liese was the FC Bucks/Council Rock Goalkeeper Trainer from 2007-2010. She was an Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Trainer for the William Tennent High School Boys' Soccer Team in 2009. In 2007, Liese was the Director of Soccer Operations for the Rutgers Womens' Soccer Team. She served as the Goalkeeper Coach for the Winthrop University Women's Soccer Team in 2006 and 2007.
Jen spent half of her college career Penn State University where she won consecutive Big Ten Championships in 2003 and 2004. She won the Penn State Team GPA Award during those two years as well. She played for the American University Women's Soccer Team from 2001-2002, winning a Conference Championship in 200 She was a Patriot League Rookie of the Week twice in 2001. Prior to college, Liese was a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania ODP Program from 1995-2001. She had a very successful high school career at Council Rock High School, winning 2 State Championships and earning a National #1 Ranking twice. She won 7 out of 9 EPYSA State Cup Championships with her club team, Council Rock FC Blast.