Maria graduated with a B.A. from Alma College in Alma, Michigan where she played or 4 years. She grew up playing with different competitive clubs throughout the state of Michigan and was also a soccer referee all the way through college.
Shortly after graduating, Maria started working camps for her high school and summer camps for incoming freshman at her alma mater. Most recently, she coached competitive teams for Soccer Club of Rockford in the Grand Rapids area.
After moving out to San Diego she joined the Sharks in 2016. Maria currently holds her “E” coaching license.