Soccer Coaching Staff


Jamie Davin

Executive Director

Jamie is a founding member of the PPA. He leads the team of program directors and coaches with a focus on creating the highest-quality experience for every player, parent, and coach in the organization. 

Background: Captain of American University and DC United U23 team. First team all-patriot league and scholar athlete. Received a Bachelors Degree from American University.

Steven Rogers

Girls Development Program Director

For any questions about the Development Soccer Program, please reach out to Steven at:

Steven leads the Development Program which focuses on creating a dynamic soccer environment and providing opportunities for players of all skill levels to hone and improve their skills. Steven was born and raised in Mexico City. After moving to the US and sustaining career-ending injuries, Steven decided to dedicate himself to academia while coaching on the side. After obtaining his Masters in Climate Finance, he spent a couple of years focused on environmental and economic applied research. However, he is excited to leave research behind to share his passion for the game with the next generation.

Nikolaj Kapus

Technical Director

Nik is a founding member and guides the PPA Soccer Programs as the Technical Director. His focus is on developing the PPA Coaching staff, building and improving the PPA curriculum, and working to ensure the highest quality experience for all of our players. Nik employs a holistic approach to engage players and set them on a pathways towards success. 

Background: Named 1st team all-met and Northern Virginia Player of the Year in H.S..  Went on to captain D.C. United U20's to two National Semi-finals as well as a 4 year starter at American.  Nik received 1st team all conference as well as a Bacheors Degree from AU.

Annie Worden

Premier Soccer Director 

For any questions about Girls Soccer, please reach out to Annie at:

Annie leads the PPA Girls Program with a  focus on building competitive teams and programs that instill PPA Life values. Annie pulls from her extensive experience as a star club player, college player, and professional.  In High School Annie broke the single season goal scoring record and became the schools all time leading goal scorer. After graduating Annie attended Fordham University where she captained the team and won All A10 Conference honors. After graduating from college Annie played with the Chicago Red Stars.


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    Clare Roche

    Director, Premier Coach

    Clare is the Associate Director of Marketing and Events for PPA. Clare graduated from The George Washington University in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. She was also a varsity athlete on the women's soccer team. Clare recently graduated from Georgetown University with a master’s in Sports Industry Management

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    Felipe Juarez

    Director, Premier Coach

    Felipe Juarez grew up in the local DMV area in Montgomery County where he played for the Pachuca Academy. Later in his life he played for Rockford University at the collegiate level for two seasons. After a season ending injury Felipe graduated from Towson University with a B.S. in Political Science. Felipe then pursued a career in coaching after college to impact children’s lives

  • Eduardo Flores

    Director, Premier Coach

    Eduardo started his soccer career in Mexico City for the Chivas Academy. After moving to the United States when he was 10 years old, he played for the Bethesda Wolverines as a striker, Baltimore Bays 87s for two years and 89s as right back. Later he was named captain at Rockville High School. Currently he plays on Washington Elite FC.   Eduardo help grow the next generation of premier soccer plays in the DC region.

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    Graham McQueen

    League Director, Premier Coach

    Graham brings passion with a southern flair to the PPA all the way from Louisiana. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College of Ohio, where he was a 4-year athlete.

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    Joe Iraola

    Director, Premier Coach

    Joe joined our staff as a Communications Associate. Joe recently graduated from American University with a Communications degree while also playing 4 years of soccer. He has played soccer his whole life and is excited to switch to the coaching side

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    Michael Worden

    President, Premier Coach

    Michael Worden is a founding member of the PPA. He draws motivation from his own background as a youth soccer star and dedicates himself to making the PPA an organization that promotes and spreads the values of PPA Life. 


    Background: First team All-Patriot League player at American University. Four-time scholar athlete. Experience playing with DC United Youth Academy and Cape Town Semi-Professional Team.

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    Rose Sommovigo

    Director, Premier Coach

    Rose leads the Human Resource efforts for PPA. She's from the local DMV area and won 3 district championships and one state championship at McLean High School. She continued her soccer career through college as a 4-year member of the James Madison University Women’s Club Soccer team. Her senior year she was elected to lead the team as both President and Coach of the club. Rose draws from her experience to instill a “never give up" mentality in her players.

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    Steven Rogers

    Director, Premier Coach

    Steven was born and raised in Mexico City. After moving to the US and sustaining career-ending injuries, Steven decided to dedicate himself to academia while coaching on the side. After obtaining his Masters in Climate Finance, he spent a couple of years focused on environmental and economic applied research. However, he is excited to leave research behind to share his passion for the game with the next generation.

  • Christian Vasquez


    Christian grew up in the DMV. He played high competitive soccer for Pachuca USA and Damascus Predators. He also played two years of JV (Captain) and two years of Varsity. He left Maryland to go school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There he played Intramurals and was a player/coach for the men's club team. He also began his coaching career by doing soccer clinics with i9. He is currently the assistant Junior varsity coach at Holton-Arms in Bethesda, Maryland.

  • Collin Miller


    My name is Colin Miller and I recently graduated from Providence College in the Spring of 2018. I have been playing soccer for over 15 years and I have been coaching youth off and on for the last 6 years. I am currently under contract with Loudoun United of the USL Championship division. 

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    Isabella Lucy

    Premier Coach

    Isabella began playing soccer in Germany, where she was born, and continued in South Korea and Italy, where she grew up. She was a varsity soccer player and an ODP-Europe member in high school, making captain and division MVP her junior and senior years. She also played in the Italian Serie B league for three years. Isabella is a recent graduate from American University in DC, where she played club soccer and served on the executive board in her last year.

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    Jordan Burmley

    Premier Coach

    Jordan was raised in Colorado and Haiti bringing multi-cultural and international experience to PPA. He utilizes his educational foundation and player intellect to develop players with strong soccer skills and a passion for the game. Jordan has experience coaching all ages from youth through college.

    He started Professional Career at 16 with Roulado FC, 1st Division in Haiti.

  • Kyler Sullivan

    Premier Coach

    Kyler grew up in Stafford, Virginia and attended North Stafford High School where he won a State Championship in 2011. After a stand out high school career in which he was a four-year starter and named first team All-State and first team All-Met, he continued his soccer career at UVA. Kyler started all 4 years at UVA and won the 2014 NCAA National Championship. He was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team that year. In 2015, Kyler graduated UVA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.

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    Leighton Meredith

    Premier Coach

    Leighton was born and raised in Jamaica and has been playing soccer since he was 5 years old.  He is excited to join the PPA and bring his love of the game to kids in the DMV.


    Leighton played with Sporting Central Academy through its progression to the Premier League in Jamaica. He attended Shepherd University on a full scholarship, working the team up to the rank of 14th in the nation.

  • Yikalo Tesfamariam


    Yikalo grew up in Silver Spring Maryland, and went to Blair high school where He played soccer for the Blazers and coached for the Knights FC where he played club soccer in NCSL. He's a huge Liverpool fan, been supporting since he started watching soccer. He also loves basketball, from watching the Lakers and playing with friends. He has served as treasurer for the UMD club soccer team for the last 4 semesters. He loves teaching and helping people, especially when it involves sports.

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    Nahome Mazengia

    Premier Coach

    Nahome is thrilled to join the PPA and is excited to work with kids in the DMV to expand their love of the game and skills on the field.  He attended Sheperd University and was First Team All-WVIAC for 2 years during his tenure.   Additionally, he was captain of the Sheperd Squad for two years and in his youth was a DC United Super Y player.

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    Nestor Samoya


    Coach Nestor grew up in Hyattsville MD. Graduated from Northwestern High School class of 2018. Where played varsity soccer for 2 years, and also varsity lacrosse for 1 year. He is currently enrolled in PGCC following a major in Mechanical Engineering. 

  • Taylor Carr


    Taylor grew up playing soccer in northern Virginia. In high school she attended Robinson Secondary School where she played varsity soccer for four years and was captain her senior year. She was twice named to the all-district selection, a two year letter winner in track & field, and was also a three-year member of the Virginia ODP state squad. Taylor attending Saint Joseph's University and was a member of the Division 1 Women's Soccer Team for all four years.

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