March 09, 2023
Superior City FC are proud to announce that Sharon Lahti has been hired as the SCFC Women's Head Coach for the 2023 season.
Lahti joins as Superior City's first head coach after serving various coaching roles in the Twin Ports over the past 25 years, including time as an assistant coach at the College of St. Scholastica (1998-1999). In addition to coaching at CSS, she has worked in various coaching roles within the Gitchi Gummi and East Select Soccer youth clubs and was an integral part of establishing the Duluth Women's Soccer League, which is now known as the Duluth Recreational Soccer League (DRSL).
Lahti grew up in California, playing at multiple levels including the Olympic Development Program (ODP), before moving to Duluth to play for the Bulldogs in the University of Minnesota-Duluth's inaugural season of women's soccer. In her time at UMD, Lahti was named the 1997 NSIC Offensive Player of the Year, in addition to being named to the NSIC Conference First Team (1996, 1997) and the NSCAA All-Central Region Team (1997).
"Sharon is a fantastic individual and has years of experience in building programs, something that we're really excited to see her put into practice within our club. She has been involved with soccer in the Ports for more than two decades and knows the women's game inside and out. We feel confident that her experience and connections in the area will help us build a successful and sustainable women's program." - SCFC President Kaden Bergman
Lahti is currently the varsity head coach for Esko High School Girls Soccer and serves as the MSHSCA Section 7A Girls Soccer representative. Lahti led the Eskomos to the 2022 MSHSL State Tournament in her first year as the program's varsity head coach.
"I am excited to again pioneer the growth of women's soccer in the Twin Ports area. The establishment of Superior City's women's team builds additional opportunities for women in athletics. This is a fantastic project that will provide a platform for local women to compete at a high level." - SCFC Women's Head Coach Sharon Lahti
Superior City FC Women's will compete in the UPSL Premier Midwest-West Division for the 2023 season. The club will use local talent to compete against some of the top pre-professional clubs from across Minnesota. Home games will be played at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior, WI.
Please send any questions regarding the club's relocation, player selection, coaching opportunities and all other inquiries to email@example.com