From: Platini Soaf
OC Surf Academy Director
It’s a great honor for me to introduce our new coach for our DA PRO Staff team Betsy Duerksen. I am so happy that Betsy has accepted to join our team and help our players and the program to be the best it can be.
Betsy comes to us with over 45 years of soccer experience as a player, coach, and parent.
Betsy attended Boston College where she was a 4 year All-American and was awarded Female Athlete of the Decade for the 1980’s. She received a Masters in Social Work.
Betsy was the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at both Seattle University and the University of Montana where she guided the teams to multiple National Tournament appearances.
Lastly, Betsy is a parent of three Orange County soccer players: one who won a U14 national title for West Coast with Coach Doug Swanson, one who has played professional soccer in Germany, and one who will be a Freshman at Chico State on a soccer scholarship this fall. Betsy knows what it’s like to be in your shoes!
She is excited to join OC Surf and is passionate about the game of soccer and teaching it to highly motivated youth players in a fun, healthy environment.