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About the Team


MSMU Soccer was established in 2014 and continues to give student athletes an opportunity to play and compete on a college level.

The club competes in the West Coast Soccer Association with other universities' women's club soccer teams. 

Are you a current student? Learn more about the sport and how to try-out below.

Prospective athlete? Fill out our prospective student athlete form to contact our coaches.

When/Who Do We Play

The club season begins in September and runs through the Fall Semester. Practice starts in September and is usually held twice a week. We play league games as well as weekend tournaments in the Spring Semester.

As part of the WCSA, we play games against schools such as CSU Long Beach, LMU, Cal Poly Pomona and Claremont. Club tournaments in San Diego allow us to compete against Northern California teams such as UC Berkeley and UC Davis, and out-of-state competition such as Oregon and Arizona.

How to Join

All women enrolled, as MSMU students, with a love for the game and the conviction to be dedicated, are eligible and encouraged to try out for the team.

Contact the coach, Ederson Lopez, for information on tryouts, practices, etc. at elopes@msmu.edu.

Meet the Coach


Ederson Lopes was named Mount Saint Mary’s University Head Soccer Coach in July 2018. Coach Eddie is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and played professional soccer as an attacking midfielder and striker in Japan for Thespakusatsu in 2013 and 2014 in J-league seasons. Before that, he played for Clube Atlético Taboão da Serra in Brazil in 2012. As a youth soccer player, Coach Eddie had the experience to play for two prestigious soccer academies in Brazil, run by S.C. Corinthians and S.E. Palmeiras, before moving to the United States of America.

When he arrived in the U.S., Coach Eddie attended the University of Rio Grande in Ohio, one of the most successful NAIA soccer programs in the country, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Science in 2011. While at Rio Grande, he led the Red Storm during the 2007-10 seasons and was a team captain for his last two seasons. Coach Eddie had a tremendous career as a student-athlete in Ohio; he was selected as the America Mideast player and freshman of the year and also NAIA All-America for three consecutive years. He led the Red Storm to two conference titles and one NAIA National Runner-up.

After an injury at the end of the 2014 season in Japan ended Coach Eddie’s professional playing career, he switched his focus to coaching. His coaching experience includes Galway Rovers FC in Massachusetts, North Manatee Soccer Club in Florida, and various youth programs in Southern California. In order to maximize his coaching and leadership skills, Coach Eddie went back to the University of Rio Grande as the men’s soccer assistant coach for the 2017-2018 season under head coach Scott Morrissey and will graduate in the fall of 2018 with a Master’s Degree in Athletic Coaching Leadership.

Coach Eddie now lives in Brentwood with his wife and enjoys playing Footvolley at the beach, hiking, and eating lots of Brazilian Churrasco.

 

2020-2021 Women's Soccer Schedule

The Women’s Soccer Club competes in the West Coast Soccer Association League. The regular season takes place in the fall semester, with off-season tournaments in the spring semester. The schedule will be updated here after it has been created by the league.

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Team Roster

  • Ava ResaeeaminForward
    Sociology, Class of 2024
    High School: Torry Pines High School
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
  • Claudia Garcia, Forward
    Economics, Class of 2021
    High School: Westwill Institute
    Hometown: Spain

  • Mia LopezDefense
    Pre-Nursing, Class of 2023
    High School: Valencia High School
    Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

  • Sierra Pittman, Center
    Pre-Nursing, Class of 2024
    High School: Ukiah High School
    Hometown: Ukiah, CA