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Kaysie Clark to Join KC Athletics ECNL Staff Next Season

By Gigi Gray, 05/05/20, 7:30PM CDT

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Kaysie Clark will join the ECNL Staff as the Pre-ECNL 2009 Girls Coach.

KC Athletics is proud to announce that Kaysie Clark will be joining the ECNL staff for the 2020-2021 season as the Pre-ECNL 2009 Girls coach. Clark is a Kansas City native from Liberty, Missouri. She is one of the most decorated soccer players to have developed in the Kansas City youth soccer club environment.  She made consistent appearances on the U13, U14, U15, U17, U20 and U23 US Youth National Teams from 2006 to 2014, representing the country both home and abroad.

In 2011, Clark was crowned an ECNL National Champion, playing for the KCFC U18 team coached by KC Athletics Executive Director, Huw Williams.  She scored two goals in the National Championship games.  Clark went on to play collegiate soccer at the University of Missouri where she was named All-SEC First Team both Junior and Senior year. She was also named to the NSCAA All-South Region First Team her senior year. Clark was drafted by FC Kansas City in 2015 where she was a part of one NWSL Championship. She began her coaching career in 2016 and has been a great asset to our club.

“Thank you to KC Athletics for giving me the opportunity to coach the Pre-ECNL team,” said Clark. “I’m looking forward to working with high level players and continuing to develop their skills and love for the game.”

"Kaysie is one of the most talented and modest players to come from Kansas City," said Huw Williams.  "I am thrilled that she is giving back to the game and our community by turning her talents into coaching.  I am even more thrilled that she is working for our club and I look forward to continuing to work with her and to see her grow into an outstanding young female coach."

KC Athletics views advanced players in the U12 age group as being highly motivated and ready for a more competitive environment. The Pre-ECNL team helps prepare these players for future demands of playing with and against some of the top players in the region and nationally.

The KC Athletics ECNL National League coaching assignments can be found here. ECNL Regional teams and all other team coaching assignments are being finalized and will be released soon.