Olivia Mackey

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Olivia Mackey

How old were you when you started?: 
I was 4 years old when I first started playing soccer

Years spent with HP Elite & Beyond: 
4 years

Favorite activity at HPEB training sessions?: 
I used to love playing small sided games, but my favorite was learning to volley.

Favorite memory of HPEB training sessions?: 
My favorite memories were always made with my club teammates during the small sided games. We'd joke around with one another if one of us beat the others with different moves pretty badly. And we'd make up team names.

College attended: 
Elon University - Class of 2014

Highest level of soccer: 
Semi-Professional - Seattle Sounders women

Current Status: 
I am currently at home teaching kindergarten and coaching for Loudoun soccer. I am deciding between continuing my teaching career here or going back out to Seattle for another season.

Sharon Wojcik

Sharon Wojcik

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How old were you when you started?: 9 years old.

Years spent with HP Elite & Beyond: 5 years

Favorite activity at HPEB training sessions?: My favorite activity was the small sided games on each side of the indoor field, which really emphasized the use of foot skills.

Favorite memory of HPEB training sessions?: My favorite memory was learning how to properly do various volleys, such as the scissor kick, and Hugo teaching us how to fall correctly to do these volleys and demonstrating it himself.

College attended: Virginia Commonwealth University- graduating in 2016.

Highest level of soccer: College (as of now)

Additional comments: HP Elite and Beyond taught me a basic foundation for learning the correct technique of various different skills needed in soccer. Learning all these foot skills at a young age really made me the soccer player I am today. Attending many clinics throughout the years allowed me to excel past many in my technical ability, and this ability still remains at a very high level to this day. Thanks for everything Hugo, B, Quan, and others!

Current Status: I'm still in school and will be playing my last college season at VCU this upcoming fall. I'm hoping to further my playing career/ look to coach soccer in my future!

Katy Colas

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Name: Katy Colas

How old were you when you started?: 
I started training with HP Elite & Beyond in 6th grade with a club team. After switching club teams, I continued to train with HP Elite & Beyond until I left for college and to train when I came home for the summers.

Years spent with HP Elite & Beyond: 
9 years

Favorite activity at HPEB training sessions?: 
Anything to do with 1 v. 1's or taking players on.

Favorite memory of HPEB training sessions?: 
Just playing in an environment with people who truly had a passion for the sport--both boys and girls of all ages.

College attended: 
Duke University/ May 2015

Highest level of soccer: 
Youth National Teams, NCAA College Cup

Cali Hutson - HP Elite & Beyond Alumni

Name: Cali Hutson

How old were you when you started?: 
I started working with HP Elite & Beyond when I was 7 years old.

Years spent with HP Elite & Beyond: 
10 + years

Favorite activity at HPEB training sessions?: 
My favorite activity was playing the small sided games where I could just dribble all over the place. I also loved doing any type of shooting drills.

Favorite memory of HPEB training sessions?: 
My favorite memory was training with all the older girls back when I was about 13. All the other girls training were about 16 years or older. After a couple of sessions they all nicknamed me "prod" which was short for prodigy. That really stuck with me. It's not everyday a 13 year old gets to train with division 1 college bound athletes!

College attended: 
I am currently playing at the University of Tennessee. I'm expected to graduate in Spring 2017.

Highest level of soccer: 
Division 1 Collegiate

Ashley Manning

Name: Ashley Manning

How old were you when you started?: 12-years old

Years spent with HP Elite & Beyond: 10 + years

Favorite activity at HPEB training sessions?: My favorite activity at HPEB was always the small 2v2 and 3v3 games. I loved these, because you were able to take moves you just learned and try them out in a full speed game. Eventually they became extremely fun because you were no longer thinking of the moves you learned and what situations on the field they work best in, but just doing them! It was always the best how you could practice your 1v1 moves in a setting where it was okay to dribble a bunch.

Favorite memory of HPEB training sessions?: My favorite memory with HPEB was running into training sessions right after school. Then getting put on opposite teams than Skippy (my sister, teammate) and having to drive home together with someone who won and someone who usually bitterly lost because we were always very competitive with each other.

College attended: Virginia Tech

Highest level of soccer: College Level

Current Status: After getting trained by Hugo, Quan, and Bi for 6 years, I work with HPEB training kids in the position I was once in.