• About the Coaches

  • Head Varsity Coach – Katie Aafedt 
    Katie is entering her eighth year as head coach of the Lady Hornets, and has twice been named the Section Coach of the Year (2019 and 2016). Prior to her head-coaching role, she was one of the varsity assistants for 11 years. Along with coaching at EHS, she has also coached in the Edina Soccer Club and Minnesota Thunder Academy. Katie is an alum of EHS, playing in one state tournament (3rd place), and earning multiple honors along the way. After graduating from EHS (as she says, a million years ago…), she played at Gustavus Adolphus College, where she earned more honors, including being named an All-American, All-Region and All-Conference. Outside of soccer, Katie and her husband David have three kids (Fuzz – 14, Reese – 11 and Mac – 8) that keep them very busy. She loves watching all of their activities, and how they interact with so many of the different athletes at EHS. 

    Assistant Varsity Coach - Meredith Reed
    Meredith is entering her sixth year as an assistant varsity coach along with one year as the head coach of the EHS Alpine Team. Meredith is a Lady Hornet Alum who was a major contributor to the program, being named All Conference and All State, along with multiple conference and section championships and a state runner up finish. After a very successful career at EHS, Meredith went on to play 4 years of D1 soccer at Northwestern University.  She and her husband Eric just welcomed the newest member of the Lady Hornet family, baby PJ in December '20. 

    Assistant Varsity Coach – Jess Reiersgord
    Jess is entering her third year as assistant varsity coach.  She is another Lady Hornet alum who had an incredibly successful career at EHS!  Jess was a 4 year starter, named All-Conference twice, All-State twice, won 2 Lake Conference Championships, 3 Section Championships and was on the same team as Meredith when they finished as a State Finalist in her sophomore year. Jess' fiance Mike got big points last fall by proposing to her during the season so everyone else could enjoy it too!
    Junior Varsity Head Coach – Dave Goergen
    Dave Goergen has been the head Junior Varsity coach at Edina, since 2005. Before that role, he was the assistant varsity coach at Robbinsdale Cooper High School for 4 years. Along with his role in the high school programs, Dave coached within the Tonka Soccer Club for almost 20 years, and has his USSF D License. Dave is another Hornet alum that played at EHS until a knee injury ended his career. Outside of soccer, Dave and his wife Marie have 3 kids.

    B Squad Coach – Ashley Vanselow
    Ashley returns for her sixth year coaching for the Hornets.  She played for Maple Grove High School, where she was three-time All Conference, along with the Wayzata Premier Team in the summer. She also played competitive intramural at University of Minnesota-Duluth for her 4 years.  Her coaching background includes Little Blasters within the Maplebrook association, along with coaching within the Maple Grove program. 
    Head Freshmen Coach – Erica Ferris
    Bio Coming Shortly!
    Head Scout - Greg Lyon
    Bio Coming Shortly!