Capital United Coaches

Liz Villamil

Liz Villamil is the Executive Director for the Capital United Premier Program. A former Penn State University standout, Villamil brings to the program an impressive resume of coaching and playing experience.

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Rob Bruley

Rob Bruley is the Technical Director for the Capital United Premier Program. Rob is the Director of Coerver Coaching® for New York State and has worked with Coerver Coaching® for nearly 20 years.

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Mike Eckberg

Mike Eckberg is currently the head coach of the State University at New Paltz women's soccer program and former assistant coach at Division 1 Townson University and Penn State.

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Colleen McTygue

For 20 years, Colleen McTygue was the head coach of the State University at New Paltz women’s soccer program, where she led her teams to the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament seven times under her direction.

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Sarah Glowa

Sarah Glowa is well known throughout the Capital District for her defensive prowess and ability to thwart goal scoring opportunities of opponents.  Sarah spent her youth soccer career training and playing with the Capital United Premier Program as a center back.  Sarah was an outstanding player for both the Burnt Hills High School and SUNY Oneonta teams. 

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Karl Gerstenberger

Karl Gerstenberger has been the Mechanicville Girls Varsity Head coach since 2010. During his tenure with the girls program, Karl assisted in the player developed of a number of Colonial Council and Wasaren League All Stars, Section II All Stars and All-NYS Team Selections.

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Emily Russell

Emily Russell is a former Capital United standout who received a full-scholarship to the Division 1 University of Buffalo (UB) Women's soccer team, where she excelled and earned multiple All-Conference honors and team records. Emily brings her experience and leadership back to Capital United, where she helps train and mentor our young female athletes.

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