The Geneva girls soccer program strives to meet the needs of both the experienced player and those new to the sport. We focus on teaching proper technique and basic strategy as we build our team. The girls learn to work hard physically and focus on team goals. We strive to compete strongly in our district and region and encourage the appropriate expression of fun and joy that should be inherent in all team sports. Opportunities to play soccer begin in the grammar school and continue with our co-ed fall-season middle school team for sixth–eight grade boys and girls. Girls may join the varsity team to participate in a training capacity as early as seventh grade. As coaches, we are excited to share our love of the game with the young ladies of Geneva.
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Tracy Talesnick grew up playing soccer in Tampa. She represented the state of Florida on state select teams during high school, made the southern regional team and US women’s national soccer team. Tracy attended North Carolina State University on a soccer scholarship, played in the final four, was team MVP, and captained a team that was in the top 10 her final three years in college. Tracy was an all-south and ACC first team selection multiple times, and was on the ACC academic honor roll all four years. Finally, Tracy continued to represent the US while in college—playing in two Olympic training festivals.
After graduating from NCSU, Tracy worked for two years before pursuing her MBA at University of Florida. After completing her MBA she took a job with Progress Energy in Central Florida. She continued to play adult soccer and began to dip her toe into coaching. Tracy has now been coaching both boys and girls, at many different age levels, both in the club and school setting, since 2003.
“I really enjoy coaching young people and sharing my love for the beautiful game. I believe in teaching fundamentals and focusing on long-term development, not the quick fix that wins a game. I see my players as individuals that need to not only be taught soccer, but to embrace hard work and commitment to a team. Additionally, I believe strongly that the players should treat other teams, refs, and parents with respect, that we win and lose games with class, and that we keep sports in the proper perspective in life.”
Off the field, Tracy volunteers regularly for her church and The Geneva School. Tracy and her husband, Noah, have two Geneva graduates: Nathan (class of ’18) and Taylor (class of ’20).
Inspiring students to love beauty, think deeply, and pursue Christ's calling.