Alexis Richie comes to SASA after spending one season as the assistant women’s soccer coach at Blackburn College. Previously she was the Associate Sports Director at the YMCA of Springfield from June 2016 - November 2018.
A 2016 graduate of Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL, Richie played four seasons on the Women’s soccer team while attending Blackburn. She has also spent time coaching and refereeing throughout Macoupin county.
Richie states, “I look forward to continuing to make an impact while sharing this opportunity with the youth of Springfield and its surrounding communities. Our staff has come together to provide not only another outlet for recreational soccer league play, but to provide players a clear development pathway to a more competitive environment once the player has phased out of the recreational program. How? We will be offering optional additional training by professional certified coaches outside of league play, to help advance youths skill sets for potential placement on one of our many travel teams! So, here is to a new outlet for the youth of the Springfield and it’s surrounding communities - I look forward to a successful kickoff in April!”