California Staff

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Associate  Global Director, Stef van Meerveld

Stef van Meerveld grew up in the Netherlands. Competed at the semi-professional level both in soccer and futsal and has coached youth and adults in Europe, Asia and USA from grassroots to national team level.  He holds licenses with NSCAA Advanced National, USSF B, KNVB UEFA B and Futsal III. He and his wife, Christy have three children.

Christy was born in Loma Linda California, but spent the majority of her childhood in Dallas (TX). She is a four-year letter winner and was one of the pillars of the program during the early years of University of North Texas women’s soccer and inducted into the Hall of Fame. She continued playing in the W-league which was the highest level for women’s soccer at the time.