Stacie grew up in Sunnyvale and played club soccer for the Cupertino Conquistadores and the Sunnyvale Roadrunners. Stacie played collegiate soccer at De Anza College for two years (they were State Champions for both years she was on the team) and at San Jose State University. Stacie was named WAC Player of the Year for both years she played at San Jose State; she was inducted into the San Jose State Hall of Fame in 2010.
Stacie was drafted by FC Gold Pride in 2009 but did not end up playing on the team. She played many years for the California Storm, and was named League MVP in 2003. In fact, Stacie’s favorite soccer memory was winning the WPSL National Championship with the California Storm in 2004. Stacie still plays soccer in an adult league now when she has the time.
Stacie’s favorite part of coaching is the relationships she builds with her players. She loves sharing her love for soccer with them and says it’s awesome to see her players excited to come practice. Stacie likes to show her teams that they can work hard at something but also have tons of fun at the same time. Stacie says the best part is when her players execute something in a game that they have been working so hard on in practice. Stacie has her USSF F License, her USSF E license and a Positive Coaching Alliance Certificate.
There were two coaches who inspired Stacie the most during her playing career. The first was Philippe Blin, her coach at San Jose State. She says that he made the game fun but also taught her the importance of working hard. The second coach was her ex-husband, Seth Alberico (who is also a coach for MVLA). Stacie learned so much more about the game and says she truly became a better soccer player because of him. Stacie says Seth was the main reason she continued to keep playing at such a high level of soccer into adulthood.
Stacie doesn’t have a favorite soccer team – she enjoys watching any professional women’s soccer games. Her favorite players are Carli Lloyd and Christine Sinclair.
Stacie has an amazing 15 year-old daughter and when not coaching, she loves spending time with her. Stacie also absolutely loves the beach, so she goes as often as she can.