Melbourne Victory’s Catherine Zimmerman Relishes Opportunity to Join Soccer Resilience®

October 11, 2022 – The depth of our Soccer Resilience® Ambassador team keeps growing and getting stronger! We’re thrilled to welcome our newest ambassador onboard, Catherine Zimmerman. Catherine plays professionally with Australian A-League side, Melbourne Victory and is an exciting addition to our team as she adds to the diversity of players, coaches and professionals that we currently have at S|R supporting mental skills development and wellbeing for soccer people around the world!

Growing up in Madison, New Jersey, Catherine fell in love with soccer and got invested in the game at a young age. During high school, she notched 50 goals and 25 assists for her school team over the four years. She also played for PDA, Player Development Academy, during this time. She attended Providence College to study psychology and play D1 soccer, where she earned several BIG EAST All-Tournament and First Team honors over the course of her time with the program.

After graduating, Catherine signed her first professional contract with the formerly known Sky Blue FC and played there for a year and a half before finding her way to Australia playing for NPLW club Calder United. Catherine had a successful two seasons with 2nd division Calder United, winning the Golden Boot BOTH years, and then signed with A-League side Melbourne Victory where she is now in her third season with the club.

In joining Soccer Resilience®, Catherine’s excited to use her unconventional path in the professional soccer world to help young players realize that there are many ways to achieve success – and it doesn’t all have to look like a 2 year contract to the NWSL or MLS signed straight out of college. She is excited about the opportunity to mentor and guide young players and help them navigate the mental challenges that come along with forging your own path, overcoming obstacles and following your dream.

“I’m so excited to come on board with Soccer Resilience®! I stumbled upon the S|R page while scrolling through Instagram. Who knew mindless scrolling could actually pay off ?! The page spoke to me, mental training AND soccer. Right up my alley. Becoming a S|R ambassador has ignited something in me. To be able to use my love for soccer as a tool to help young athletes is something I grow more and more passionate about each day. As a Soccer Resilience® Ambassador, it’s my goal to be a mentor, a resource, a guide, and a friend to young athletes who are walking the same path I did.”

Catherine Zimmerman, Melbourne Victory, Soccer Resilience® Ambassador

You can find out more about Catherine through her Instagram, @catherine_zim19

Catherine’s love of the game and desire to help and serve others is exactly what we’re all about here at Soccer Resilience®. Welcome to the team Catherine!



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