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Assistant Varsity Coach: Christina Ulsby
This will be Lizzie's second season with SHS
Lizzie Merrill was raised in Southwest Minneapolis and went to Southwest High School. Her love and passion for soccer led her to captain her high school team to State in 2000. She played soccer for Carleton College in Northfield MN just missing qualifying for Nationals her senior year. After graduating from Carleton with her B.A. in Psychology, Lizzie worked at the YWCA of Minneapolis as a Youth Counselor. She started her soccer coaching career at Washburn High School helping develop their women’s program. She currently coaches at Keliix Intra Soccer Club in Minneapolis. Lizzie is an avid follower of Liverpool Football Club in the EPL (English Premier League).
Lizzie works for Minnesota Department of Transportation in the Office of Equity & Diversity. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, sailing on Lake Harriet, and being with her family. She currently lives in the Minneapolis Kingfield neighborhood.
This will be Christina's second season with SHS
Christina Ulsby spent the early years of her life right here in South Minneapolis, so she is elated to be back! Christina played soccer at Menomonie High School in Menomonie, WI, earning the captain position her senior year. She then went on to play at University of Minnesota, Morris where she earned a starting position all four years, and was ranked nationally for assists as a senior. After graduating with a degree in Business Management and Economics, Christina decided to pursue a different path. With a love for food and pottery, she first worked in a cake shop as a pastry chef, and was a production potter in a local studio. Christina currently works as an Associate Wealth Manager at Boulay in Eden Prairie, MN.
Christina coached a U13 girls team to a winning season for Sporting St. Croix in 2016. She loves the challenge and strategy of coaching, and fostering the love of soccer in girls. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis with her husband, fishing, and baking beautiful, tasty desserts.