Director of Finance & Billing
Administrative Support/Team Travel & Events
Rec Program On-Site Supervisor
Prior to founding Eclipse Select MN, Andy, was a Director for Minnesota Thunder Academy. While serving in the role he coached teams who won multiple USYSA State Championships, US Club Region Titles, USYS Semi-Finalist, USYS Region Championship, ECNL North American League Finalists, as well as various major club tournaments. Andy has coached multiple High School state players of the year, All-Americans, and players who have participated in US Soccer, US Club id2, and ODP National Team camps.
Andy has a double major from the University of St. Thomas in International Business and Spanish. His business background led him to create and operate Minnesota's first US Club League. Andy's coaching certificates include NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA National Youth Diploma and USSF "D" License. In addition, he has served as a National Camp Staff coach for US Club Soccer id2.
Andy was the Assistant Coach for the University of St. Thomas Women from 2009-2011 and in 2009 UST was an NCAA tournament participant.
"It is my mission to create a cuture of excellence where players and coaches thrive at their highest level both on the field and in life. Creating an environment where players are allowed to become their best by competing with and against players & coaches who both push and support them while enjoying the experience. To achieve this goal it is crucial to focus on developing the person first. If you develop the person, then whatever they are passionate about will thrive."
Tay grew up in France and played for E.S. Moulon at the regional elite level. Since then, Tay has become one of the best technical trainers in the United States for player development. Tay has used this experience to allow him to develop and impact the lives of many youth players. Players he has trained have gone on to reach Regional and National ODP, US Club id2, US National Teams, and NCAA Division I, II, and III.
Tay founded St. Paul United Soccer Club in 2005 and served as the club President and Director of Coaching until 2013. Tay spent two seasons with Minnesota Thunder Academy prior to joining Eclipse Select MN's first ever staff in 2016.
"At the end of each year I'm not counting how many trophies or tournaments I have won during the season, but how many individuals I have helped reach the next level. Those players are my trophies."
Kaylyn has a decorated career that includes playing in the Pan Am Games, the Olympics, and two Women’s World Cups. She has played professionally in Canada, Sweden, and the USA. Check out her website at kaylynkylesoccer.com for more highlights and inspiration. Be sure to follow her on instagram and twitter @kaylynkyle and like her on Facebook.
She has an engaging personality and a fierce work ethic. Our players will be able to experience all sides of the game under her direction. She will both coach and attend training sessions for teams throughout the club so that all of the players are exposed to her talent. Additionally, she will be a key leader with camps and small clinics starting this Spring.
Kaylyn says, “I am extremely excited and honored to be working with Eclipse Select MN and helping develop and promote the players game to an even higher level. With my experience, I can guide and instill confidence in these young players to grow and develop into both incredible humans and athletes, both on and off the pitch.”
Meng went to the University of Colorado-Boulder where he completed his Bachelors degree in Sociology. Meng was also a part of the Men's club soccer team while attending Boulder.
He has experience coaching and training multiple teams and levels with boys and girls. Meng holds his USSF "E" License and Youth Module Certification.
"Relationships and trust is essential to successfully achieve a goal. Style of play should be built based on player strengths and abilities rather than the one way a coach sees the game. There is no right way or wrong way as long as the objective is met and trusting the players."
Steve grew up in Winnipeg, Canada and played soccer through his senior year, before switching to rugby and beach volleyball. He has been coaching soccer for over 6 years, first at Valley United and now Eclipse Select MN, including a second place finish in the State Tournament. Steve currently holds his USSF "E" License.
"Building a team of players, instead of just a group of individuals, is critical to success, both on and off the field. Having a band of brothers that support you, celebrate your successes, and hold your accountable for your efforts is important in soccer, and in life."
Trey played at Shattuck-St. Marys for 3 years and went on to be a 4 year starting center back at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. His senior year he was the team captain. His degree is in Elementary Education, and while at Green Bay he was a member of SAAC (student athlete advisory committee).
Currently he is playing for Minneapolis City SC.
Arent just graduated from the University of Minnesota, studying Urban Studies/Planning with a focus on environmental urban design.
He is a dual national (U.S - Netherlands) and has played soccer for over 15 years. He played at a semi-professional level in Amsterdam from 2013-2014 for club DEM and has coached for the past seven years. He loves working with kids and being able to share his experiences with them to help them develop and grow as soccer players.
His energy, passion and and motivation make him a great addition to our Eclipse coaching staff. You will find him in a coaching role with our teams, rec and goalies.
Eclipse Select MN is pleased to announce the addition of Denny Smith. Denny has extensive soccer experience and has been known for years as a dedicated technical and ball mastery coach. He has served at the executive level on soccer boards throughout the metro. Currently, he is the Head Coach of the U17 Regional Elite team and assists on other teams. He believes that the game is the best teacher for the players. He is the proud father of three children. His coaching education includes NSCAA National, NSCAA Goalkeeper 1, USSF Y,F,D.
Scott Lashomb- Director of Goalkeeping
Scott is a father of three with over 15 years experience of soccer coaching experience at the HS, Club, and College levels..At this time he is the Varsity Girls Assistant, Keepers Trainer, and Head 9th/10th Grade Pool at Eastridge HS. He also coaches hockey for Woodbury HS and with MN Hockey as an evaluater for goalies for HP 18.
1991-1993 Augsburg College, Mpls., MN. MIAC Conference.
1991-1992 Carnals, St. Louis Park, MN. MRS Men’s 1st Division.
1990-1991 University of Minnesota, Mpls., MN. College Club Team / National Tournament Participant.
1986 Minnesota Tri-County Futbol Club, Coon Rapids, MN. MRS 1st Division U19 / Participated in Europe.
1986 MoundsView HS
1984-85. Totino Grace HS
Coaching Experience :
Head HS Soccer Coach :
Mounds View (97 Girls)
Simley (98-99 Boys)
Mound Westonka (04-06 Girls)
Assistant College Coach:
Hamlin University (98 Womens Assistant / Keepers )
HS Assistant Coach :
Eastridge High School (15 - present : Keepers Coach , Varsity, and 9/10th Grade Pool Head Coach)
Roseville Area (06-08 and 12-14 Varsity and JV Head Girls)
Spring Lake Park (10-11 Varsity and JV Head Girls )
Totino Grace (01-03 Varsity/Keepers Coach Girls)
Moundsview (93-96 Varsity Girls)
Club Coaching :
Eclipse MN ( 01 Regional)
NSSA (93-99 U15-U18 Girls) and (11-14 U8-U11 Girls)
Wayzata SC (12-13 U17 Girls)
Bangu/Minnesota Thunder Academy (02-12 U15-U18 Girls)