Coach Jennifer Wilson joins the Lambert Soccer Program as the Girls Head Soccer Coach. A long-time coach and supporter of youth and high school soccer, Coach Jen inherits an incredibly successful program built by inaugural coach Scott Luthart, who retired from coaching after the 2021 State Runner-Up & Region Champion Season.
Taking on a program with a history of incredible success is a challenge welcomed by Coach Jen and her team of coaches. Coach Jen joins the Lambert Soccer Program after taking a hiatus to raise her family. The former University of Alabama Team Captain, Coach Jen played for the Crimson Tide Women’s Soccer team, earning a slew of honors and awards, including being named to the Crimson Tide’s All Decade Team in 2004. Since graduating with honors in 1998, Coach Jen has been a head coach at the youth and high school level in Alabama and Georgia and served as a trainer for Alabama soccer camps.
What is your vision for Lambert Girls Soccer?
“The Lambert Soccer Program is built upon Win Forever, a philosophy that promotes a work ethic to compete, and to do things better than before. This growth mentality has built a strong foundation of tradition and team success; my goal is to bridge the girls’ program from its rich history to a prosperous future.
Our focus is to promote “Next Level” student-athletes, in which our program builds our girls to be successful at the next level in the academics, athletics, as a leader, and as a teammate. Ultimately, the Lambert Girls Soccer Program will be the premier high school program to develop and prepare student-athletes for the next level of their education and soccer careers.”
Personal Highlights: On the Pitch
- NSCAA Advanced National Diploma (United Soccer Coaches)
- NSCAA (United Soccer Coaches) Goalkeeping II License
- Head Soccer Coach, Alabama: Mountain Brook High School
- Youth Soccer Coach, Georgia: Concorde Fire Soccer Club
- The University of Alabama Women’s Soccer Team of the Decade, 2004
- South Eastern Conference All-Academic Team, The University of Alabama Dean’s List
- The University of Alabama Women’s Soccer 2x Team Captain
- Alabama Soccer Records: Points (Assists & Goals), Goals in Season, Goals per Game, Game Winning Goals
- Texas Blue-Chip Player of the Year
Personal Highlights: In the Classroom & Beyond
- Specialist Degree: Northwestern – Education Leadership & Instruction, 2011
- Master’s Degree: University of Alabama, Birmingham – History, 2005
- Bachelor’s Degree: University of Alabama – Secondary Education,1998
- Lambert AP US History Teacher, College Board Reader
- Instructional Coach & Student Council Sponsor
- Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Forsyt
After playing at Mercer University for 4 years and earning SoCon Academic All-Conference and Honor Roll as a team captain, Hayley spent time coaching girls soccer in her home city of Dubai and earning her UEFA level 1 coaching license.
Bachelors degree: Finance, Mercer University
Master’s degree: MBA concentration in Finance, Mercer University
This is Coach Shroyer’s fifth year with the soccer program at Lambert High School, but his first year on the girls side! He will be the Head Coach of the JV girls team this year.
Coach Shroyer grew up in southwestern Ohio and played club/travel soccer starting early in his childhood through high school. He coached his first soccer team at age 16 when he and two of his fellow club teammates volunteered to coach a middle school team in the local recreational league alongside his father. During his playing days, Coach Shroyer played forward, center midfield, outside midfield, and outside defense.
Shroyer coached soccer at Roswell High School and Cambridge High School prior to coming to Lambert. At Roswell, Shroyer was the head coach for the JV boys team from 2008-2011, winning the inaugural JV region championship his last year against Milton in the finals. At Cambridge, Shroyer was the head coach for the JV boys soccer team for the first two years of the school’s opening.
Coach Shroyer moved back to Ohio for three years and worked in the private sector at his family’s small business in 2014, but then returned to the Atlanta area again with his wife, who teaches and coaches at Riverwatch, in 2017. Coach Shroyer and his wife have two children: Annie (3) and Henry (1).