DUKE WOMEN'S SOCCER STAFF
Robbie Church, Camp Director
Robbie is in his 11th season as Head coach of the Duke University Women's Soccer team. Coach Church lead Duke team to the 2011 ACC Regular Season Championship and followed up that success with a trip to the 2011 NCAA Division I College Cup Final. For his outstanding achievement, Robbie was named 2011 ACC Coach of the Year and NSCAA Southeast Region Coach of the Year. Coach Church also lead Duke to Back to Back Elite 8 finishes in 2007 and 2008. Prior to his appointment at Duke, Robbie coached at UNC-Charlotte and Vanderbilt University.
Robbie has been the head coach of ODP Region III.A passionate and dedicated teacher of the game, Robbie brings out the best in his players and campers by infusing them with his love for soccer.
Billy Lesesne, Technical Director
Billy serves as the team's Associate Head Coach and has been coaching at Duke for the past 11 years. After the 2011 season, Billy was named the NSCAA South Region Assistant Coach of the Year. An NAIA All-American and former professional with the A-League's Charleston Battery, he coached with Robbie at Vanderbilt before taking over at Duke. Billy has served on NC ODP and Region III staff during his tenure at Duke.
Billy brings a wealth of technical knowledge to every camp session. Campers and players alike will attest to his ability to push his players to a new level of skill. Working with Billy will make you a better and more skillful player.
Carla Overbeck, Assistant Director
A 2006 United States Soccer Hall of Fame inductee, Carla was a three time All-American at UNC--undefeated in her entire collegiate career with the Tar Heels. A FIFA World Cup winner in 1991, she captained the US Olymnpic team, winning a gold medal in 1996 and a silver in 2000.
She's been coaching at Duke for fourteen seasons, guiding the Blue Devils into the NCAA tournament 13 times--including a 1992 2nd place finish. Her appearance at camp makes the week a truly extraordinary experience.
Goalkeeper Director: Katy Ely
Katie Ely joined the Duke coaching staff in the spring of 2011 after serving as an Assistant Coach at Syracuse University. In Katy's first season with the Blue Devils, the team won the regular season ACC championship and finished the season as the national runner-up in the NCAA division I national tournament.
Other coaches at the Duke Soccer School include current and former Duke University players, as well as the best collegiate, club, ODP, and high school coaches in the region.