Our  Mission and Values

Developing the next generation of women

leaders through sports

GROWTH

We inspire female athletes to grow and develop their leadership and career skills.

EQUITY

We believe investing in career development for female athletes helps build the pipeline of women leaders.

INCLUSION

We respect differences and welcome allies. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve their potential. 

PARTNERSHIP

We unite people and organizations with the belief that we make a stronger impact together.

Board of Directors

Sara Wegmann 

President

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Audra Emerson

Vice President

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Margarita Dimas Cultu

Marketing Director

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Nell Wegmann 

Secretary

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Alexis Robinson

Treasurer

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Christa Perkins

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Stacy Solow

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Kara Joy Lazarus

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Andrea Silva

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Advisory Council

Katie Aafedt

Head Coach, Edina High School Girls Soccer

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Erica Allenburg

Vice Chair, Edina School Board

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Allison Barmann

Philanthropy Executive

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Heather Bergeson

Sports Medicine Physician; Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics University of MN; Team Physician Gopher Athletics; Medical Director TRIA Pediatric Orthopedic Program

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Bethany Brausen

Gopher Women's Hockey Assistant Coach 

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Afira Hasan

Optometrist and Owner at Insight Vision Care

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Rebecca Busanich

Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Studies at St. Catherine University

Ronda Engelhardt

Head Coach for the Minnesota Whitecaps Professional Hockey Team and Licensed School Counselor

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Lizzie Merrill

Head Coach, South High School Girls's Soccer and Coach at Keliix Intra Soccer Club

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Sue Newton

Salo

Sr. Business Development Director 

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Karen Oberle

Total Rewards Consultant

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Lea B. Olsen

Broadcaster, Speaker, and Founder of Rethink the Win

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Troy Pearson

Executive Director,

Minnesota Positive

Coaching Alliance

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Briana Ryan

SVP, Director of Risk and Compliance

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Mikinzee Salo

Assistant Director, Gustavus Tennis & Life Camps

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Elizabeth Schloeder

Chief of Staff

Mergers & Acquisitions

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Marci Sadler

CEO,

Primo Property Solutions.

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Varsity Board

Ellyn Adelmann

Gustavus Adolphus

Class of 2018

Soccer

Training Coordinator at

Timberland Partners

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Kate Banovetz

College of Saint Benedict

Class 2018

Basketball

Occupational Therapy Graduate Student at Washington University in Saint Louis

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Alison Baker

Gustavus Adolphus 

Class of 2018

Tennis

Lead TennisWorks Coach at Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center

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Mandy Boyle

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Class of 2019

Golf

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Jenaye Coleman

Marquette University

Class of 2015

Lacrosse

Assistant Director of Athletic Compliance

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Taylor Finley

Harvard

Class of 2017

Basketball

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Stephanie Lindo

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Class of 2014

Soccer

Manager Business Development at Heroic Productions

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Sam Macken

University of Minnesota 

Class of 2017

Softball

Director of Softball Operations

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Courtney Place

Augustana University 

Class of 2019

Volleyball

Media Marketing Specialist & SEE US Program Manager at Her Next Play

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Dakotah Poitra

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Class of 2019

Volleyball

Her Next Play 

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Idalis Riley

William Penn University

Class of 2018

Basketball

City Serves Training & Conditioning

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Camryn Speese

Augsburg University 

Class of 2020 

Basketball

B.A. in Communication Studies 

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Shiah Sanders

Western Illinois University 

Class of 2019

Volleyball

Recruiter at Northwestern Mutual

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Junior Varsity Board

Grace Fjellanger

JV Council Co-Leader

Connector at Conscious Connections

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Carolina

Claire

Ava

Hailey

Joely

Lila

Lucia

Molly 

Olivia

Zoe

Addie

Zoya

Our Sponsors

Our Partners

"The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you're strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble."

Serena Williams
Her Next Play

Developing the next generation of women leaders through sports.

Email: info@hernextplay.org

Phone: 612-564-9140

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