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Coach Jen Larsen

Program Director and Head Varsity Coach

Coach Jen was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and attended Mountain View HS, playing four years of soccer and running cross country. In 2009, she attended Montana State University-Billings on a soccer scholarship and got her degree in Health Education and Spanish. She started coaching at Mountain View in 2014 as the JV coach and became the head coach in 2016, bringing the team from a 1-11 record to an 11-1 record in 2019, placing 5th going into the state tournament. She currently holds a D License in coaching and is excited to continue her coaching career at Pinnacle!!

Coaching Experience:

- 2016-2019: Mountain View varsity girls soccer coach
- 2018: Arsenal Soccer Club 04/06 girls assistant coach
- 2014-2015: Mountain View JV Coach
- 2015: Ahwatukee Football Club 02 girls assistant coach

Coach Chris Aquino

Junior Varsity Coach

Coach Chris was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, grew up playing for Scottsdale Blackhawks(now Phoenix Rising) and graduated from Desert Mountain High School in 2016. Chris jumped straight into coaching with Scottsdale Blackhawks after graduating high school and continued with them as they merged with Phoenix Rising. He was brought into the Pinnacle soccer program last year as Junior Varsity Assistant Coach and is now our JV head coach.

Coaching Experience:
-2016-2018 Scottsdale Blackhawks 2011 boys and 2012 boys head coach
-2016-2018 Scottsdale Blackhawks 2001 and 2002 boys assistant coach
-2018-2019 Phoenix Rising - Desert Foothills 2005/2006 boys head coach
-2018-2019 Phoenix Rising - Desert Foothills 2003. 2004, 2006 girls assistant coach
-2019-2020 Phoenix Rising - Desert Foothills 2010 boys, 2003/04 girls, 2005/06 girls head coach
-2020-current Phoenix Rising - Desert Foothills 2010 boys, 2006 girls head coach

Licenses:
- USSF D License(in progress - March 2021)
- USSF F License
- USSF Grassroots
- United Soccer Coaches 4v4, 9v9, 11v11 Diploma
- TOVO V1 Diploma