Metro ASA Staff

Tommy Park

Executive Director

As Executive Director Tommy oversees the overarching strategic direction of the organization. He works closely with the board of directors, executive staff and community stakeholders to push ASA towards defining and achieving its outcomes and vision of being the gold standard community based club.

Tommy joined ASA in 2011 as the first ever club employee and initially served as both Executive & Technical Director. Since then he has led the organization from supporting 1,200 youth players in just two programs to supporting over 6,000 youth and adults across 14 program platforms.

Previously, Tommy taught business courses at DeMatha Catholic High School where he also coached their national champion soccer team. He gained valuable coaching experience coaching the DC United Under 20 team and running the club’s on-site summer programming. He earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Mary Washington and a Master’s in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University. Tommy holds his USSF “A” Coaching License, National Youth License, Unisport (Brazil) coaching certificate and was a USSF Coach Instructor.

Chris Arnold

Academy Deputy Director

Chris has more than 15 years of coaching experience at Alexandria. He was named the Kwik Goal CCL Coach of the year in 2019-2020. Since joining the ASA team in 2011 Chris has coached in and worked across almost all ASA programs. In addition to coaching in the Academy, Chris works as the Deputy Director of Academy and Futsal overseeing all operations and strategy relating to both of these programs.

Chris holds his USSF “B” License, National Youth License, and NSCAA Level 1 Futsal Diploma. He played soccer for the University of North Carolina – Charlotte where he graduated with a degree in Politics.

Spencer Henderson

Academy Girls Technical Director | U13 & U15 Head Coach

Spencer has 14 years of experience coaching, and spent the last 9 years in the Northern Virginia area working with top DA and ECNL programs. He is an innovative and high energy coach experienced in developing players for the top environments in the country.

With a love and passion for the game, Spencer grew up playing in the competitive environment of Dallas, TX and went on to play Div III and Div I as a student athlete. He graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in History and Philosophy. He currently holds his USC Premier Diploma and USSF C license and will be pursuing his USSF B license in the upcoming year. Spencer will be using his passion for the game and significant experience as a coach and player to develop one of the top programs in the region.

Adem Gokturk

Academy Director

As Academy Director Adem oversees all aspects of the Academy program which includes coaching support, league and tournament planning, player placement, schedule logistics, administrative support, player registration and team manager support. He works closely with Academy coaching staff and team managers in order to ensure that participants are provided a fun, challenging, dynamic and progressive learning environment.

Adem holds his USSF C license. He played Div I soccer at American University where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration.

Ismael (Izzy) Cotto

Director of College Placement | U17 & U19 Head Coach

Izzy comes to Metro ASA having spent 15+ years working DA /ECNL and Div I College environments. He has the knowledge and expertise necessary to produce players for the top environments. In his role as Director of College Placement, he will support Metro ASA players and families navigate the college placement process. Izzy has helped to develop numerous players who went on to reach NCAA Division 1, the NWSL, MLS, USL and their youth and senior national teams both in the US and abroad.

He is a high energy, passionate coach that loves teaching the game. He is originally from Long Island, NY, where he grew up splitting time between Long Island and Sicily.

Jonah Schuman

Director of Goalkeepers & Academy Manager

Jonah has been coaching since 2001, working with players of all ages and levels. He has spent the entirety of his coaching career in the DC area coaching with DC Stoddert Soccer Club, Potomac Soccer Club, Howard Community College, St. John’s College High School and the Maryland and Virginia ODP programs.

In his role as Academy Manager Jonah supports all Academy operations to ensure a smooth and successful season both on and off the field.

Jonah enjoys the challenge of coaching in an elite-level environment and providing guidance to players as they strive to reach their soccer, academic and life goals. He recently obtained his USSF-A License and has his United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma.

Scott Senkier

U14 Head Coach

Scott has been coaching in Alexandria for the past seven years, both boys and girls teams ages U13+. He also coaches the U23 women’s summer team. He loves coaching soccer and aims to foster a love for the game in each of his players. 

Scott holds his USSF C License. He played college soccer at the Coast Guard Academy where he graduated with a degree in Operations Research & Computer Analysis.

Soraya Serra

Assistant Coach
Soraya comes to Metro ASA as a home grown soccer player turned coach. Playing soccer since she was 8 years old ; it’s the sport she loves most. Her early experience includes playing Club, Varsity and ODP through her adolescent years. When it came to selecting the perfect school, the Division 1 Soccer Program at Longwood University made the decision easy. 
 
As a coach, Soraya brings the knowledge and experience that a young female player can learn from when evolving their soccer career to the collegiate level. She has coached alongside Coach George for a number of years; including at the Washington Spirit Academy, where they were honored to work with athletes who went on to commit to collegiate soccer programs of all divisions. Coach Soraya values the ability to work with Metro ASA participants in order to shape them into the best all around people and athletes they can be.

Rose Sommovigo

Assistant Coach & Girls Advisory Panel Representative

Rose has been coaching in Alexandria for the past two years in addition to playing on our nationally recognized women’s futsal pro team. Prior to Metro ASA she worked and coached at PPA in Washington DC. Rose graduated from James Madison University where she participated in their club soccer program. 

Anna Flach

Assistant Coach

Anna recently graduated from Virginia Tech and has been supporting teams and coaching in programs in Alexandria for the past few years. She supports the 2009 girls and coaches in the Junior Academy program.

Goalkeeper Coaches:

Alyssa Whitehead

GK Coach
In addition to her role as goalkeeper coach at Metro ASA Alyssa is an assistant coach for the George Mason women’s soccer program. Previously she held the role of head coach (2021-22) of the women’s soccer program at Milligan University. Prior to Milligan she held assistant coach positions at Florida International (2019-2020), UC Davis (2018-19), and Samford (2015-18). 

Sascha Filippi

GK Coach
Sascha has been coaching futsal and soccer at the highest levels for different teams and national (futsal) teams for the past 10 years. He brings years of experience and a high energy mentality to goalkeeper training. Prior to ASA Sascha coached soccer at Metro United, helped found and run NPC Futsal Club, and was general manager of Selaklean Thulin Futsal Club.