November 15, 2022 – We’re starting November out strong with a huge announcement! Current Gotham FC goalkeeper Michelle Betos is joining our team as our newest Soccer Resilience® ambassador! Not only is Michelle a current standout NWSL goalkeeper that’s been playing professionally for the past 12 years, but she also works as a Mental Performance Coach for youth and professional athletes, making her a fantastic fit for our ambassador team here at Soccer Resilience®.
Michelle’s from Queens, NY and attended the University of Georgia where she holds records for saves, shutouts and the winningest season in the team’s history. Michelle then went on to play professionally, spending time in the NWSL with Seattle Reign, the Portland Thorns and Racing Louisville before joining Gotham FC in early 2022. Michelle has also played overseas in Australia, Denmark, Norway, Argentina and Cyprus. She was Goalkeeper of the Year, Supporter’s Player of the Year, Best XI in 2015, won the NWSL Shield in 2016, and captained Racing Louisville in 2021. She also served as a team Player Representative, contributing to the creation of the NWSL’s first ever CBA.
While continuing her playing career, she also coaches other athletes in the area of mental performance and mental strength. She combines her BA in Psychology and years of playing experience to help youth, collegiate and professional players cultivate the skills they need to maximize their potential on the soccer field. Her focus is on developing mental skills and creating strategies and habits that help players foster the achievement of their goals.
Michelle’s a fiercely driven, dedicated professional athlete and brings a wealth of experience with her to Soccer Resilience®. Her years of playing have given her a great depth of knowledge and skill that she now uses to help other athletes navigate the complicated world of competitive youth sports, as well as collegiate and professional environments. Throughout her years on the pitch and working for different teams in different organizations, Michelle has learned how to develop leadership strategies from the ground up, integrate and connect with new teammates and new environments effortlessly, accept and learn from feedback, and self-reflect daily to maximize individual performance. Which is exactly what she will be helping other athletes do here at Soccer Resilience®.
By joining forces with Soccer Resilience®, Michelle’s helping us with our mission of using soccer to change the world for good. Thank you Michelle! We are so excited to have you on board!