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Coach Chris Aquino
Program Director and Head 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 three years ago as Junior Varsity Coach and is now our Varsity head coach.

Coaching Experience:

  • 2023 - present:  Pinnacle varsity girls soccer coach

  • 2020 - 2022:  Pinnacle jv girls soccer coach

  • 2020-present: Phoenix Rising - Desert Foothills 2010 boys, 2007 boys, 2006 girls head coach

  • 2019-2020: Phoenix Rising - Desert Foothills 2010 boys, 2003/04 girls, 2005/06 girls head coach

  • 2018-2019: Phoenix Rising - Desert Foothills 2003, 2004, 2006 girls assistant coach

  • 2018-2019: Phoenix Rising - Desert Foothills 2005/2006 boys head coach

  • 2016-2018: Scottsdale Blackhawks 2001 and 2002 boys assistant coach

  • 2016-2018: Scottsdale Blackhawks 2011 boys and 2012 boys head coach


  • USSF D License

  • USSF F License

  • USSF Grassroots

  • United Soccer Coaches 4v4, 9v9, 11v11 Diploma

  • TOVO V1 Diploma


Coach Jen White
Assistant 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:

  • 2019-present: Pinnacle varsity girls soccer coach

  • 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

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Coach Mac Connelly
Junior Varsity Coach


Coach Mac was born and raised in Lake Stevens, Washington and grew up playing for Washington Rush and WA EPD as a striker!  She then continued her soccer career playing for Eastern Oregon University as a center back!

She currently attends ASU, studying sports science and performance programming, and will be graduating in December 2023!  She also volunteers with ASU Women's Soccer, works for Coerver Coaching Arizona as a pro trainer and is an IDP coach at RSL!  Mac also has high school coaching experience in Washington!

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