01 Mar
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Kim Kern started Focus Goalkeeping in 2016 after recognizing a need for quality goalkeeper training outside of the club environment.  Above all, she is driven by one long-standing belief.  A goalkeeper’s confidence and ability stems directly from a clear understanding and mastery of the intricacies of the position. The Raleigh, N.C., native graduated from NC State in…

29 Mar
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Sydney Wootten, originally from San Diego, California, has been coaching with Focus Goalkeeping since 2018 after an impressive career as a 4-year starting goalkeeper for the NC State Women’s Soccer Team. As the backbone of the team & defense, Wootten played every single minute in goal throughout her 2018 season, the most on the team.  As…

29 Mar
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Jesse McGinley was raised in a small mountain town in Northern California.  She played on the women’s soccer team at UNCG, and between college seasons played in the W-League in Virginia.  After two seasons at University of North Carolina – Greensboro, she transferred to Colorado State University to help build their new program in the…

29 Mar
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Justin Bryant is currently the Director of Goalkeeping for the NC State women’s soccer program. The 2021 season will mark the fourth year of his second stint with the Wolfpack, as he served as Director of Goalkeeping from 2013-15 prior to spending the last year as an assistant coach at UNC Wilmington. A 2001 graduate…

21 Mar
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Katelyn Rowland plays for the NC Courage of the NWSL – but spends her free time sharing her passion for goalkeeping with youth players.  Coaching with Focus Goalkeeping since 2019, Katelyn is also a member of the NCFC Youth Goalkeeping staff. Before moving down to NC to play for the Courage, Rowland previously played for…

21 Mar
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When Vinnie Durand isn’t on the field coaching, he’s an Assistant Director with a highly successful brokerage team in the Savills Raleigh office – where he has worked since graduating from NC State University in 2019. Prior to graduation, Vinnie played in all 19 matches his senior year, making 18 starts.  He played 1749 minutes…

11 Feb
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Allie Cutler is a Raleigh native, CASL (now NCFC Youth) alumna, and graduate of Needham Broughton High School (where she was named to the NCHSAA All-State team her senior year). After that, Allie attended Furman University where she played on the Women’s Soccer team from 2015-2018.  Upon graduation she joined the Peace Corps as a…