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COACHING STAFF

Abigail Drollinger
Head Coach

Coach Drollinger is in her second season as head coach at Yakima Valley College.  She returned to the Yakima Valley in the summer of 2015 and was the assistant coach for Yakima Valley College and the newly formed Yakima United semi-professional women’s team (finished 4th).

Prior to moving back to Yakima, Drollinger spend two years working in Cambodia to for SALT Academy, a FIFA sponsored program developing and training the women’s national team and combating Human Trafficking through Sports throughout South East Asia.

After graduating and playing collegiately at Whitworth, Drollinger returned to the Yakima Valley to coach the Naches Valley High School soccer team from 2005-2012.  During that span, the Rangers went to State playoffs each of those years.

Coach Drollinger comes from a soccer family.  Both of her younger sisters played collegiately as well:  Beth at Gonzaga University and Katie at Central Washington University.  Beth continued to play competitively for the Seattle Sounders Women’s team from 2007-2013.

Coaching Qualifications: (Highest Level listed) NSCAA Advanced National Coaching Diploma, AFC International “C” License Course, USSF National “D” License

 

Megan Mendoza
Assistant Coach

Megan Mendoza is in her third season as an assistant coach.  Dr. Mendoza is a local pediatrician who came to the Yakima Valley in 2011 after completing her medical degree at University of Washington. She brings a wealth of knowledge and soccer experience to YVC.

Megan originally hails from Normandy Park, WA and grew up playing club for Washington Premier.   She went on to play college soccer at University of California, San Diego from 2000-2003.  During that span, the Tritons won two NCAA Division II National Championships and made the NCAA playoffs in the other two seasons. Coach Mendoza was captain of those teams her sophomore through senior year.  She was named NSCAA D-II First Team All American.

 

Nathalie (Schwery) Haste
Assistant / Goalkeeper Coach

YVC welcomes Nathalie to the women's soccer staff.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Yaks. 

Hailing originally from Switzerland, while in high school she was a member of the National Team playing for four years for the U17, U19, and U20 National Team.  In 2010, she participated in the World Cup held in Germany.  She also helped her club team, Rot-Schwarz Thun, win the  2009 SwissCup.  After high school in 2010, she went on to play collegiately at Eastern Washington University in which she was awarded the most individual wins as a keeper, tallied 53 games and 4,203:81 minutes in her four years, which is even more impressive considering she battled a foot injury.

Nathalie graduated with honors with a BA in Education and Foreign Language.  Nathalie moved to Yakima in 2015 when her husband took a teaching job within the Selah School District. It was there where she coached the JV and high school team who advanced to the final four, placing 4th at 2A State.

 

Ryan Hampton
Assistant Coach

Ryan, along with Nathalie are the newest additions to the Yakima Valley women's soccer staff.

Hampton comes to YVC from Telluride, Colorado, having previously played collegiately at Davidson College (D1) in North Carolina his first two years before transferring closer to home to Colorado Mesa University.  He graduated in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Geology & Hydrology.

He currently works for the United States Forest Service as a hydrologist and also certified ski patroller at White Pass.