International Indoor Soccer Arena Staff

Name: Gabe Nosseir
Position: Owner of IISA Leagues and PK’s Restaurant
Years at IISA: Since the Beginning!
Education:
1994 Del Norte High School Graduate
1994-1995 THE Ohio State University
1999  B.A. University of New Mexico in Broadcast Journalism
2007 M.A. Webster University in Counseling
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
United States Soccer Federation “B” Coaching License
Experience and accomplishments:
New Mexico State Coaching Staff, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Boys ODP Head Coach
2014 Assistant Coach Albuquerque Sol, Professional Development League team
Coach of the ’92-’93 Gladiators from u9-u19
Gladiators were eight time NM State Champions and  two-time Region IV finalists
Gladiators won the prestigious Disney Showcase Tournament at u16 & u17 and
the SC del Sol President’s Day Tournament at u14
Gladiators have current and former players in MLS, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, and junior college levels
The team was ranked in the top 10 of the country from u16-u19
Coached the Boys at Del Norte High School 1995-1999 (state quarterfinals in 1998) and La Cueva Girls 2000-2001 (Novar champions in 2000 and state finalists in 2001)
Playing soccer since 6 years-old
Coaching soccer since 1995
Favorite Soccer Teams: Brazil, Egypt, and US National Teams, UNM Lobos, Barcelona, Flamengo (Brazil), Albuquerque Sol!
Hobbies: Soccer, Surfing, working out, djing, my two children

Name: Jeremiah Pena, “Coach J”
Position: Owner of Lil Kickers
Years at IISA: since the beginning!
Education:
1994 Del Norte High School graduate
2002 B.A. University of New Mexico in Philosophy
Montessori Accredited Teacher specializing in children 2-6 years old
Experience and accomplishments:
Lil’ Kickers coach since 2008
IISA Manager since 2001
Teacher at Montessori of the Rio Grande
Favorite Soccer Teams: Brazil National Team & Barcelona FC, Athletico Madrid
Hobbies: indoor soccer, walking his dog, DIY projects, Free lance tutoring and counseling

Name: Lucien Starzynski
Position: League Director
Years at IISA: Since 2018
Education:
1995 Albuquerque High School Graduate
2001 B.A in Foreign Languages
Experience and accomplishments:
Playing soccer since 6 years-old
Played for Albuquerque High School
Played for Highlanders Football Club in Zimbabwe
Played for Albuquerque Asylum
Head Coach of Albuquerque High School
State Champions for Albuquerque High School 2015, 2017
State Runners-up for AHS 2014, 2016
Three year varsity player at Highland High School
Captain of Highland varsity team
Favorite Soccer Team:
US Men’s National Team & Albuquerque High School!
Hobbies:
Good Food, Travel, Friends, Family

Name: Oscar Sosa
Position: Lil’ Kickers Director, Manager
Years at IISA: Since 2014
Education:
2006 Highland High School graduate
Experience and accomplishments:
Playing soccer since 14 years-old
Played for Elite FC
Three year varsity player at Highland High School
Captain of Highland varsity team
Favorite Soccer Team: Chivas de Guadalajara & Barcelona
Hobbies: Reading, biking, video games, outdoor activities

Name: Patrick Quinn
Position: Manager, Lil’ Kickers coach, PK’s chef, Ref
Years at IISA: Since 2016
Education:
Bellarmine Prep
Philosophy and Psychology Major from Gonzaga University
Experience and accomplishments:
Spent 6 month working at a suicide hotline
Regional finalist junior and senior year at Gonzaga University
State finalist senior year at Bellarmine Prep
Older brother of two amazing brothers and two amazing sisters
Head coach of Rio Rancho High School C-Team
Favorite Soccer Teams: Liverpool F.C,. Seattle Sounders, United States Men’s National Team
Hobbies: Soccer, Hiking, Yoga, Swimming, Basketball, Video Games

Name: Angelyn Kotz
Position: Lil’ Kickers Coach
Years at IISA: Since 2016
Education:
2018 V Sue Cleveland High School graduate
Current student at University of New Mexico – Majoring in Exercise Science (Graduate Year 2022)
Experience and accomplishments:
Playing soccer since 11 years old
Played Club & High School Soccer
Favorite Soccer Team: Chelsea
Hobbies: Soccer

Name: Kate Messier
Position:Lil’ Kickers Coach, Manager
Years at IISA: Since 2014
Education:
Bosque School Graduate
Current student at UNM
Experience and accomplishments:
Played soccer on AUFC ’93
Favorite Soccer Team: Sporting KC, Liverpool
Hobbies: running, rock climbing, photography, hiking/anything in the mountains, hanging with pet dog, playing indoor

Name: Joseph Lalonde
Position: Lil’ Kickers Coach, Scorekeeper, Referee, Party Coordinator
Years at IISA: Since 2016
Education: Current student at CNM in Pre-Med
Experience and accomplishments:
Playing soccer since 5 years old
Played freshman & sophomore year
Favorite Soccer Team: Real Madrid
Hobbies: Soccer

Name: Matthew Hickman
Position: Manager, Lil’ Kickers coach, Party Coordinator
Years at IISA: Since 2016
Education:
2014 El Dorado High School Graduate
Current Physical Education student at UNM graduation date 2018
Experience and accomplishments:
Adult League ASL
Indoor Soccer at International Indoor Soccer Arena
Favorite Soccer Teams: Leicester
Hobbies: Rock Climbing, Uni-cycling, Ultimate Frisbee

Name: Hope Doyle
Position: Lil’ Kickers Coach
Years at IISA: Since 2016
Education:
Current student at La Cueva High School (Graduation year-2020)
Experience and accomplishments:
Playing soccer since 4 years old
2017 State Finalists La Cueva & JV
Favorite Soccer Teams: Liverpool
Hobbies: Soccer, being outside, cooking

Name: Jorleigh Rider
Position: Lil’ Kickers Coach & Score Keeper
Years at IISA: Since 2016
Education: Current student at La Cueva High School (Graduation year-2018)
Experience and accomplishments:
Playing soccer since 5 years old
State Fair Grand Champion in Hunter Jumping.
Varsity Track and Field at La Cueva High School
Favorite Soccer Teams: Portland Timbers
Hobbies: Horseback Riding, reading, biking, running, skiing

Name: Joey Rossner
Position: Manager
Years at IISA: Since 2017
Education:
2016 El Dorado High School Graduate
Current student at University of New Mexico-Majoring in Computer Science
Experience and accomplishments: 
3 Years in Varsity Soccer at El Dorado High School
Duke City State Champs (2014 & 2016)
Honorable Mention Goalkeeper in New Mexico
Favorite Soccer Teams: Bayern Munich
Hobbies: Snowboarding!

Name: Andrea Romo
Position: Lil’ Kickers Coach & Scorekeeper
Years at IISA: Since 2017
Education:
2012 Albuquerque High School Graduate
Student at University of New Mexico – Majoring in Architecture (Graduation year-2017/2019)
Experience and accomplishments:
Playing soccer since 5 years old
Playing keeper since 7 years old
Won Second Team All District for Goalie in Albuquerque High School
Favorite Soccer Teams: USWNT
Hobbies: Drawing, Soccer, Basketball

Name: Robert Burnett
Position: Lil’ Kickers Coach
Years at IISA: Since 2017
Education: 
1990 El Paso High School Graduate
Point Loma Nazakne College
1997 Graduate at University of New Mexico-Bachelor of University Studies
2007 Graduate at University of New Mexico-Masters in Education of Behavior Disorders
Experience and accomplishments: 
Captain for El Paso High School Varsity Boys Soccer Team & Point Loma Nazakne
Albuquerque Coaching: AHS C, JV / LCHS JV / Academy Varsity Assistant – 2000 State Champs / WMHS Varsity Girls & Boys
Favorite Soccer Teams: USA Men’s National Team, Barcelona, Liverpool
Hobbies: Mountain Biking, Cross-country Skiing, Whitewale Boating, Backpacking, Traveling, Cooking, Disc. Golf

Name: Jessie Thomas
Position: Lil’ Kickers Coach, Skills Coach, Score Keeper
Years at IISA: Since 2017
Education:
2016 El Dorado High School Graduate
Current student at University of New Mexico – Majoring in Philosophy & International Studies (Graduation year-2020)
Experience and accomplishments: 
Playing soccer since 3 years old
3x State Champion for club
2x Regional Quarter Finalist
Captain for El Dorado High School Sports Teams: Soccer, Cross Country, Track
ODP State Camp
Favorite Soccer Teams: N/A
Hobbies: Soccer, writing, reading, snowboarding, surfing

Name: Caleb Eckenroth
Position: Lil’ Kickers Coach & Manager
Years at IISA: Since 2017
Education:
2014 Sandia Prep Graduate
Current student at University of New Mexico – Majoring in Psychology & Statistics (Graduation year-2019)
Experience and accomplishments: 
Playing soccer since 4 years old
High School:
Sandia Prep High School – All-State Player of the Year for Soccer
2x All-State District Player of the Year
3x All-State – 3x All-District – All-Metro – 4x State Champion
New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year Nominee
WCDA All-Star Team Selection
College:
All-RMAC Academic 1st Team
Favorite Soccer Teams: Manchester City
Hobbies: Rubik’s Cube, Video Games, Video Editing

Name: Kai Radius
Position: Lil’ Kickers Coach & Score Keeper
Years at IISA: Since 2017
Education:
Current Student at La Cueva High School (Graduation year-2018)
Experience and accomplishments:
Playing soccer since 4-5 years old
2016 Varsity Soccer State Champion at La Cueva High School
Favorite Soccer Teams: Liverpool FC
Hobbies: Soccer, spending time with family/friends, snowboarding

Name: Daniel Kim
Position: Lil’ Kickers Coach, Manager, PK’s Employee
Years at IISA: Since 2017
Education:
2011 La Jolla High School (La Jolla, California) Graduate
2015 Graduate at University of the Southwest in Psychology & Business – Minor in Sports Management
Experiences and accomplishments:
Playing soccer since 4 years old
2010/2011 NY Times Academic All American
2007-2011 Varsity Starter
2007 USA u-12’s
2008 u-13’s USA and Hull City u-12’s
2008 Most Important Player Notts Forest
2010-2011 Albion SC 95’s National Runner Ups
2010 Played against Tottenham Hotspurs U-17 Team
Favorite Soccer Teams: Hull City, AJUX
Hobbies: Surfing

Name: CJ
Positions: Lil’ Kickers & Skills Institution Coach
Years at IISA: Since 2017
Education: 
2012 Farmington High School Graduate
Current Student at University of New Mexico-Majoring in Psychology/Biology (Graduation year-2019)
Experiences and accomplishments: 
Playing soccer since 5 years old
2010,2012 Farmington High School State Champs
2012-2014 University of New Mexico Men’s Soccer Team
2014 Virginia Tech Men’s Soccer Team
Present – ABQ Sol FC
Favorite Soccer Teams: Club: Bayern Munich, Country: Belgium and Germany
Hobbies: Watching television, stargazing, research, reading

Name: Olivia Grafe
Position: Lil’ Kickers and Skills Institute Coach
Years at IISA: Since 2018
Education:
2010 Homeschool Graduate
2017  Graduate at University of New Mexico in Kinesiology
Experience and accomplishments: 
Playing soccer since 4 years old
2 Years in Cibola High School Varsity Team
Played Club Soccer
College Soccer-Starting Center Midfielder
RMAC Academic Award
Been coaching soccer for 6 years
New Mexico State E Coaching License
Favorite Soccer Teams: Real Madrid, Seattle Sounders
Hobbies: Soccer, Volleyball, Running, Hiking, anything active, drinking coffee, talking

Name: Sedona Arellano
Position: Lil’ Kickers Coach
Years at IISA: Since 2017
Education: Cibola High School (Graduation year – 2020)
Experience and accomplishments:
Went to Far West Regionals in 2017 (Seattle, Washington)
State Cup (2nd place) in both 2017 and 2018
Top Forward for high school team in 9th and 10th grade year
Scored 3 hat tricks in 9th grade during High School season
Favorite Soccer Teams: US National Teams, Barcelona, Seattle Reign
Hobbies: Going to the gym, Jeep off-roading, hanging out with friends, shopping

Name: Ariel
Position: PK’s Employee
Years at IISA: Since 2017
Education: 
1996 Colombia High School Graduate
2009 Colombia College Graduate
Experience and accomplishments: 
Natacion, Artes Marciales, Basketball
Favorite Soccer Teams: Barcelona
Hobbies: Watching movies, walking outside

Name: Julia Toro
Position: PK’s Employee
Years at IISA: Since 2017
Education:
2005 Guillermo Taborda High School Graduate
Current Student at CNM
Experiences and accomplishments: N/A
Favorite Soccer Teams: Colombia National Team
Hobbies: Reading, Dancing, Painting, Hiking

Name: Joshua Flores aka “J Flow”
Position: PK’s Shift
Years at IISA: Since 2017
Education:
1998 Capital High School Graduate
2005 University of New Mexico Graduate – Majored in Broadcast Journalism & Media Arts
N.M. Life Insurance License
Certified Notary Public
Experience and accomplishments: 
Junior High and High School American Football – Right Guard
Favorite Soccer Team: N/A
Hobbies: Computer games, Home based businesses

Name: Rhonda Harper
Position: PK’s Shift
Years at IISA: Since 2018
Education: 
Manzano High School Graduate
2006 College of Santa Fe Graduate – Majored in Bain Psychology
Webster University Graduate – Master in Counseling
Experience and accomplishments: 
Playing soccer since 29 years old
All four of my kids play soccer
Played Indoor at Blades
Favorite Soccer Teams: Colorado Rapids, ABQ Sol, Manchester United, Real Madrid
Hobbies: Soccer, Reading, My Puppies

Name: Eileen Zendejas
Position: Marketing and Social Media Intern
Years at IISA: Since 2018
Education:
2013 Foothill High School (Santa Ana, CA) Graduate
2017 University of New Mexico Graduate – B.A. Organizational Communications, Minor in Marketing
2017 Current Graduate Student at University of New Mexico – M.S. Physical Education, Concentration in Sports Administration (Graduation year – May 2018)
Experiences and accomplishments: 
Playing soccer since 7 years old
2009-2013 Foothill High School Varsity Soccer Team for all 4 years (Forward)
2013-2018 University of New Mexico Women’s Soccer Team (Forward/Attacking Midfielder)
Favorite Soccer Teams: Barcelona, Orlando Pride, Women’s and Men’s Brazil National Team
Hobbies: Reading, Learning, Listening to Podcasts, Working out, Eating, Drinking Coffee, Petting Dogs