Eastside Catholic announced that Shelley Beck is joining Eastside Catholic School as the head girls soccer coach, effective immediately.
Coach Beck comes to Eastside Catholic with extensive coaching and training experience at many levels including collegiate, high school and premier soccer. She is the owner and founder of Strictly Soccer 100% Drug Free™ where she focuses on coaching young soccer players ages 8-18 with complete understanding of youth development in every aspect of the game. In addition, she directs multi-city camps for select and premier players.
Coach Beck played soccer during her collegiate days at the University of Puget Sound. Her playing accolades include First Team Collegiate All-American, National All-Tournament First Team and Soccer America’s Freshman of the Year. She also played on Youth Olympic Development State, Regional and National teams.
"We are very excited to have Shelley Beck join us at Eastside Catholic,” said Athletic Director Jeremy Thielbahr. “She brings a wealth of soccer knowledge and experience to our EC family, along with a core commitment to the values we want to instill in our student athletes.”
Beck said, "I am very excited to be coaching the girls and to enhance the strong soccer tradition at Eastside Catholic. Scott Brayton mentored both my son and daughter as their soccer coach at EC and leaves large shoes to fill. Realignment of club teams changes the dynamics of the high school competition which will highlight our Crusader talent and grit. Great things are planned that will surprise many rivals this year as I'm a firm believer that 'hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard'. Beginning next week, the Cru will begin training and paving our road to success as the dedication tour begins."
Beck resides in Woodinville and is proud mom to EC graduates Jace ’13 who just completed his collegiate soccer career and graduated from Rocky Mountain College in Montana, Tia ’16 currently playing soccer at Gonzaga and her son Cade, who graduates this year from Woodinville High School.