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Associate Head CoachAlyssa Christensen
Alyssa Christensen enters her fourth season with the Wolverines and has played a vital role in Utah Valley's transition into the Western Athletic Conference. Christensen has helped coach the Wolverines to an impressive 21-9-2 conference record in the team's first three seasons in the WAC, including a WAC Tournament championship and a first-ever appearance at the NCAA Tournament in 2015.
Christensen most recently helped Utah Valley to its most succesful season in team history last year. The team won a school-record 14 matches, went unbeaten (9-0-1) at home, won the WAC Tournament championship and made its first-ever appearance at the NCAA Tournament.
In 2014, the Wolverines won a then school-record 13 matches. The 2014 Wolverines also tallied a school-record nine shutouts and won their first-ever WAC Tournament game.
The fourth-year coach joined Utah Valley after spending a year as an assistant coach for her alma mater, Utah State. While at USU, she helped lead the Aggies to a 13-3-6 record, a share of the Western Athletic Conference title, and its second consecutive berth in the NCAA tournament.
A native of Draper, Utah, Christensen was a standout defender for USU from 2005-08 and started every match from her sophomore season on. She was a team captain both her junior and senior years and was instrumental in helping the Aggies claim the regular season WAC title in 2008.
Christensen collected second team All-WAC honors during her senior campaign. She was also an all-conference performer in the classroom, earning academic all-conference honors in 2007 and 2008 as well as a selection to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-West Scholar team.
After the achievement of her master's degree in 2012, Christensen returned to USU to join the coaching staff under head coach Heather Cairns. With her strong background in defensive tactics, she helped the Aggies lead the WAC in goals allowed at just 0.59 goals per match. Christensen's other responsibilities while in Logan included training organization and strategy implementation, game day operations, travel arrangement, and recruiting.
She holds a bachelor's degree in communications as well as a master's degree in health and human movement. Her husband, Kyle Christensen, played soccer at the University of Denver in 2003-04 and '07-08 and hails from Layton, Utah. Alyssa and Kyle had their first child, Benson Kyle, born on May 6, 2016.
Director of Operations
Rachel Boaz enters her first season as director of operations at Utah Valley after wrapping up a stellar four-year college career at BYU and San Diego State.
“Rachel is a fantastic addition to our women’s soccer program,” said Lemay. “She was regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the country and has played at the highest level. Her experience along with her leadership and love for teaching will be impactful to our current and future goalies. Rachel has a way of communicating and articulating what needs to be done that players will find tangible right away.”
A native of Murrieta, California, Boaz played the past two seasons for BYU where she helped the team to a pair of West Coast Conference titles and multiple trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Boaz was named the WCC’s Goalkeeper of the Year in 2015 after leading the league with 16 wins, 10 shutouts, 78 saves, a 0.39 goals allowed average and a .907 save percentage. Her .907 save percentage ranked her second nationally and is the highest mark in BYU history. She also earned All-WCC second team honors and was named to the NSCAA All-West Regional second team. Boaz fractured her right hand early in the 2016 seasons, limiting her to eight games on the season.
Boaz also played two seasons at San Diego State where she helped the Aztecs to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament and a Mountain West title in 2012 with a 21-2-1 record. She started and played in each game in 2011 and 2012 at SDSU, collecting an impressive 62 saves during the 2012 campaign. She received All-Mountain West Conference second team honors in 2011 and was named to the MWC All-Tournament team in 2012. Boaz is the SDSU career leader in goals against average at San Diego State.
Boaz recently graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and wellness.
Seth Trembly enters his first season as an assistant coach of the Utah Valley University women's soccer team. Trembly comes to UVU after four seasons as an assistant coach for the men's soccer team at the University of California San Diego.
"Bringing a coach as qualified as Seth onto the staff and into our program makes a statement about the expectations and excitement for our women's soccer team," said Lemay. "Seth has represented our country on the men's national team and has played in the MLS. He has won national championships as a coach. His network will continue to expand our recruiting horizons and his experiences will allow our players a real understanding of what it takes to play at the very highest level. I could not be happier to welcome my friend to UVU. With the addition of Seth, along with Alyssa, Kyle and Rachel, I really believe that our staff can match up with any in the country."
Trembly comes to Utah Valley after working the past four years as an assistant coach for the men's team at UC San Diego where he most recently helped the team to its best record in program history (19-3-2) and a first place finish in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. His 2016 team also claimed the CCAA Tournament championship and made a run to the Final Four of the NCAA Division II Tournament. Trembly was a member of the UCSD staff that earned Western Region Coaching staff of the year in 2016. Trembly helped UCSD to four successive CCAA Tournament appearances and earned NCAA Championship berths in three of the past four years (2013, 2014, 2016).
Trembly has also had coaching stints with the LA Galaxy OC, San Diego Surf, Albion Soccer Club, Colorado Rush Soccer Club and the Colorado Girls Soccer Academy. He was named the Cal South Coach of the Year in 2014 after leading the San Diego Surf to the U.S. Youth Soccer national title.
"I'm very excited and honored to join the UVU women's soccer program and the Wolverine family," said Trembly. "I would like to thank head coach Chris Lemay and Dr. Jared Sumsion for the opportunity to work with this very talented group of Wolverine players and coaches. Chris' passion for creating an environment for student athletes to be successful on and off the field is inspiring to be a part of. I look forward to helping the team continue pushing for new heights."
Trembly had an accomplished playing career at both the professional and international levels. He was part of the original 1999 class at the Bradenton (Fla.) Academy. A member of the U.S. U-17 national team residency program, he trained with future team USA regulars Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley, Kyle Beckerman, Oguichi Onyewu and Bobby Convey. That side placed fourth at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand, with Trembly starting four of six games at left back. It later earned the title of U.S. Soccer's Team of the Decade.
In 1999, Trembly signed a Project-40 contract with Major League Soccer (MLS), known these days as Generation adidas, and was allocated to his hometown team, the Colorado Rapids. He appeared in 52 matches for the Rapids through the 2004 campaign. From there, Trembly joined the expansion Real Salt Lake, scoring twice in 22 games played over 2005-06. He received the RSL Humanitarian of the Year award for 2006, and finished his competitive career with the Montreal Impact, then of the United Soccer League (USL), in 2007.
"I'm thrilled to be back in Utah," added Trembly. "My first day here it was obvious that Utah is a soccer state. The fans and support for the game is unbelievable. I can't wait to see the UVU Wolverine soccer fans in action. I'd also like to thank University of California San Diego, head coach Jon Pascale and the coaching staff, student athletes and all the fans for the wonderful memories."
A native of Littleton, Colo., Trembly attended Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., after returning home from the Bradenton Academy. Having signed a professional contract with the Rapids in between his junior and senior years, he trained with the club while at the same time completing his high school curriculum.
Kyle Christensen begins his third season as a volunteer assistant coach for Utah Valley. He helped the Wolverines to a first-ever WAC Tournament championship and a first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament during his first season with the team in 2015.
Christensen grew up in Utah and played club soccer in Layton. He was recruited and played for the University of Denver where he earned Sun Belt Player of the Year honors as a senior. Following his play at DU, he was drafted in the MLS Superdraft by Chivas USA.
Christensen played semi-professional soccer for several years before starting his coaching career. He has been coaching now for seven years and is in his first season as a coach for Utah FC. During the last seven years he has coached club soccer, high school and at the collegiate level with Weber State and now Utah Valley.