Ali returns for his fourth season as a part of Vanguard's Women Soccer Program, his second campaign as the Associate Head Coach for the Women. Malaekeh had served under Coach Dodge as a part-time assistant for the first two seasons. Malaekeh will assist in game-day coaching, design and run daily practices, and play a large role in recruiting.
Malaekeh's coaching resume' includes stints as an assistant coach at University of Louisville and University of Southern Indiana, as well as extensive club experience. He served on the staff of the Olympic Development Program for Regions II and IV, and has coached with the United FC and Slammers FC.
Malaekeh graduated from University of Southern Indiana in 1992 and brings a wealth of experience to the VU staff. Malaekeh's relationship with Randy Dodge was a major factor in bringing him to work with the Vanguard program.
"I came to VU for the opportunity to develop Christ-centered leadership and coaching abilities in a program that is nationally competitive."
Ali and his wife Karen attend Saddleback Church, where he is a Men's Ministry Community Leader. Ali has two step-daughters, Chelsea and Malia.
|0||Kaycee Smith||FR||GK||5-9||Moreno Valley, CA||Canyon Springs High School|
|00||Lauren Terry||SO||GK||5-7||Corona, CA||Santiago High School|
|1||Paige Sikes||JR||GK||5-8||Buena Park, CA||John F. Kennedy High School|
|2||Janell Koide||SO||M||4-9||Fremont, CA||American High School|
|4||Jordan Davidson||JR||F||5-2||Tuscon, AZ||Paradise Valley College|
|5||Jordan Cleary||SR||M||5-6||Alta Loma, CA||CSU San Bernardino|
|6||Annamaria Tedeschi||SR||F||5-4||Santa Rosa, CA||Porter Creek Prep|
|7||Alexandra Okida||SO||M||5-2||Mission Viejo, CA||Saddleback Valley Christian|
|8||Margot Valenzuela||JR||M||5-6||Newbury Park, CA||Santa Barbara CC|
|10||Amanda Couch||SR||F/M||5-4||Sacramento, CA||Bella Vista High School|
|11||Lauren Skachenko||SR||M/D||5-4||Chino Hills, CA||Cal Poly Pomona|
|12||Kayla Arenas||JR||F||5-4||Fullerton, CA||Cypress College|
|13||Charlotte Wisniewski||SR||D/M||5-5||Laguna Niguel, CA||Aliso Niguel High School|
|14||Angela Hook||FR||M/F||5-3||Newbury Park, CA||Newbury Park High School|
|15||Megan Hill||JR||M||5-6||Walnut Creek, CA||Diablo Valley College|
|16||Lindsey Holman-Kelley||SR||M/F||5-1||La Mesa, CA||Pepperdine University|
|17||Veronica Aguilar||SO||M/F||5-6||Los Angeles, CA||Los Angeles Harbor College|
|18||Samantha Smith||FR||F||5-11||Redlands, CA||Redlands High School|
|19||Jacqueline Freiberger||SO||M||5-5||Costa Mesa, CA||Cal State Dominguez Hills|
|20||Hayley Gonzales||FR||M||5-6||Huntington Beach, CA||Calvary Chapel CM High School|
|21||Lauren Evans||SR||D||5-5||Aliso Viejo, CA||Aliso Niguel High School|
|22||Makenna Yarbor||SO||D||5-6||Lakeside, CA||Christian High School|
|24||Sarah Warner||JR||M||5-4||Mission Viejo, CA||Orange Coast College|
|25||Rachel Rucireta||SR||M||5-5||Yorba Linda, CA||Esperanza High School|
|27||Katherine Ramirez||FR||M||5-6||Downey, CA||Calvary Chapel Downey High School|
|39||Ashley McCutcheon||FR||M||5-9||Aliso Viejo, CA||Aliso Niguel High School|