Dannelle Lewandowski

Name:  Dannelle Lewandowski

Email: mdlewandowski@gmail.com 

Coaching at RSC since 2007

2021-2022 Season: Girls 2012 (10U) Coach

Birthplace:  St. Paul, Minnesota 

Highschool: Stillwater HS

College: Monmouth University (Div 1) NJ and University of St. Thomas, MN

Playing Experience:  2 times All State/3 time All-Conference Stillwater H.S., Midwest Regional ODP Team U16, and U19, MN ODP U14, U16, U19, University of St. Thomas NCAA Final Four, All-Conference, Monmouth University, GA Women’s Soccer League 

Coaching License(s):  USSF 'B' LicenseNational US Youth License, Coerver Youth Diploma, U.S. Soccer Grassroots 7v7 and 9v9.

Coaching Experience:  

  • GA ODP 01' 04' 08' Assistant Coach 2016-2020
  • Roswell Santos: (U19, U17, U16, U15, U14, U13 Girls), (U9, U10, U11, U12 Boys), Jr Academy, World Cup, U8 Rec Girls
  • Chattahoochee H.S. Girls Varsity Assistant Coach 1997-1998;
  • High Meadows After School program
  • Stillwater, MN U10 coed, and Wayzata, MN U16 girls;

Brief Paragraph about yourself:  Dannelle grew up in Minnesota playing soccer on coed teams (boys teams with a couple of girls on them).  It was not until her 10th-grade year did her high school create a separate soccer team for girls from the boys.  Dannelle says it was her drive and passion to be the best soccer player on the field, no matter if it was on a boy's team or a girl's team, that made her successful.  The support of her family and competition from her older brother were also key components in her career.   Dannelle went on to play for MN ODP U14, U16, and U19, the Midwest Regional U16, and U19 teams and played college division 1 soccer.

Soccer is a "Players game."  It provides an opportunity to express one's athleticism, creativity, deception, and intelligence.  I want to help young players have fun while developing their soccer skills and passion for the game.  Soccer is more than a sport; it is an opportunity for players to develop life skills such as leadership, friendship, communication, teamwork, decision making, independence, and so much more.  Soccer is the "World’s Sport."