Ali grew up in Chicago. She cites winning a national championship with her club team, Eclipse Select Soccer Club, as her favorite soccer memory. Ali played collegiate soccer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her coach at Tennessee, Ang Kelly, brought out the importance of the mental part of the game, making it a point for Ali and her teammates to realize that the only thing that was stopping them from being the best was themselves.
Ali’s favorite part of coaching is inspiring kids to dig deep to become their best player and self. She has a USSF E Coaching License. Her favorite team is Barcelona, and Piqué is her favorite player.
Ali is a very outdoorsy person and considers nature her best friend. She is also a photographer. Ali is currently playing professional beach soccer and is on the U.S. women’s beach national team pool. If Ali is not in the mountains she’s training on the beach!