Coach Mardie has been active in the game of soccer since 1984. A Massachusetts native, she was a high-school standout striker in the Boston area, playing at the club level and in the Olympic Development Program (ODP). She played Division 1 at University of Vermont, earning a starting position as a freshman before an ankle injury sidelined her for the balance of the season. Mardie finished her competitive playing career at UVM, ultimately captaining the team and graduating with honors from the school of business.

Prior to relocating to the Midwest, Mardie coached and directed camps and clinics for many years with the English-owned PlaySoccer Company on the Harvard University campus and in surrounding communities.

Mardie entered a career in Marketing in 2001 and has gone on to leadership positions at creative agencies that impact global brands; many in the sports and lifestyle sector – Titleist, ASICS and Nike to name a few. Today she is VP of Client Services for SGK. Mardie received a Masters in Communications from Michigan State University in 2008.

Mardie credits her involvement in sport for giving her the foundations for her business success and life achievements – building teams based on trust, hard work and risk taking. Mardie tells her players the difference between a good team and a great team is that great teams score goals.

Here in southwest Michigan, Mardie has played in adult leagues, coached at the recreation level since 2012 and has been a staff coach with BC Fire since 2021. Mardie has 2 daughters and a son and lives in the village of Ceresco, MI on the Kalamazoo River.

BC Fire

Staff Coach

YDL Director

Futsal Instructor

USYF Level 1 & 2 Certification

USSF Grassroots 4v4 / 7v7 / 11v11 License

Recreational Coach

Wattles Park

BC Parks and Rec

Playsoccer Company, Marlborough, MA, 1996-2004

Clinic and Camp Director

Staff Coach

University of Vermont, 1997 – 2001

Captain, 2000 – 2001

Coaches Award 1999, 2000

MVP Harvard Invitational, 2000

America East Honorable Mention, 2000

All-Academic Team, 1997-2001

South Shore Select 1992-1997

(formerly South Coast Soccer Club)

ODP Massachusetts State Team, 1995-1997

Abington High School 1994-1997

4x All-Conference Selection

2x Eastern Mass All-Star

89 Career Points

Team MVP

Coaches Award