Head Coach/Director of Nonen Soccer Camps
Former Canadian National Team star Sharolta Nonen has been named FIUs new head womens soccer coach, Executive Director of Sports and Entertainment Pete Garcia announced on January 17, 2017. Nonen comes to FIU after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at East Carolina. She becomes the third head coach in program history.
“I am thrilled to have Sharolta Nonen lead our womens soccer program,” Garcia said. “Her soccer experience and contacts throughout the world along with her passion for the sport will help raise the level of our student-athletes and FIU womens soccer.”,
Nonen was a three-time All-America performer at the University of Nebraska and professional soccer star in the Womens United Soccer Association. She was with the Pirates for the past two seasons and took her first collegiate coaching job two years before, at NAIA-program Georgia Gwinnett College. She served as interim head coach in the 2014 season before heading to ECU.
Co-Director of Nonen Soccer Camps
Brian Periman was named FIU Womens Soccer First Assistant Coach & Recruiting Coordinator on February 20th, 2017. Periman spent the past three seasons with Nonen on the East Carolina staff. At each stop on his coaching career so far, he has mentored players who captured numerous league accolades.
While in Greenville, North Carolina, he worked with the ECU goalkeepers and his expertise paid immediate dividends during his first season of 2014. The Pirates matched the single-season program record with 11 shutouts, courtesy of excellent goalkeeping by senior Erika Lenns, who earned All-American Athletic Conference Second-Team honors with 5.5 shutouts and a 1.14 goals against average in 13 starts, while junior Saundra Baron posted five shutouts and a 0.73 goals against average in eight starts. Baron also played with the Trinidad and Tobago National Team.
Prior to his time in Greenville, he spent one year as an assistant coach at High Point University in 2013. He has also made stops as an assistant coach at both the University of Arizona (2012) and nearby at Florida Atlantic University (2011). Periman also worked for one season as a volunteer assistant coach in Tucson during the 2010 campaign.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Periman worked as the goalkeeper coach for the Arizona Olympic Development Program. His duties included preparing daily training schedules for the State ODP goalkeepers and conducting their fitness sessions.
In 2010-11, he was the goalkeeper coach for the Arizona Rush of the Womens Professional Soccer League. Periman helped guide the team to a U-23 National Championship and mentor Rush goalie, Haley Kopemeyer, to a No. 1 league ranking.
A goalkeeper for three seasons at Menlo College in Atherton, California, Periman aided the Oaks in 24 wins – 20 of which came against conference opponents. He graduated in 2010 with a degree in business management, before going on to play one season with F.C. Tucson of the National Premier League in 2011. He played with the San Jose Frogs of the United Soccer League from 2008-2011.
Prior to earning his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “E” License in 2013, “D” License in 2014 and this year completed his “C” Licensure. Periman received his National Goalkeeper Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Periman graduated from Menlo College in 2010, with a degree in business administration
Director of Camp Operations
Jazmin Ponce joins the FIU womens soccer coaching staff after successful stints at both the collegiate and international levels.Ponce spent one year as assistant coach at Long Beach State.
Jazmin was a four-year starting forward at the University of Arizona where she garnered first-team All-Pac-12 honors as a junior and senior. Ponce left her mark in the Wildcat career record books, ranking first in shots (268), tied for third in goals (23) and fourth in points (53). Eight of those goals were game-winners.
In addition, Ponce was a member of the Mexican Womens National Team that traveled to China for the Youngchuan Cup in February, 2014. Also, continued to play in Mexico and the US throughout the year.
Ponce prepped at Redondo Union High School. A four-year letter winner, she was twice tabbed her teams MVP. Ponce played club for Force SC before joining Surf Soccer Club. She was also a member of the ODP Cal South Team for four years.
Ponce graduated from Arizona in 2014 with a bachelors degree in family studies and human development.