She traveled to Scandinavia as a youth with the Arizona Sunbirds and won the Dalecarlia Cup (Sweden), Dana Cup (Denmark), and Norway Cup (Norway). She participated in the Olympic Development Program and was named to the U-17 Youth National Team in high school.
Amy attended the University of Portland on a full ride scholarship and, as a sophomore, defended her team’s way into finishing the season 3rd place in the nation. She continued to represent the U.S. playing on the U-20 National Team for two more years as well as representing the West Coast at the Olympic Festival in 1994. Her junior year she transferred to the University of San Diego and led her team as a central midfielder to a Sweet Sixteen finish her final year of college.
Her passion for playing soccer continued after college. She played for the San Diego Auto Trader semi-professional team for 2 years and had the opportunity to play the Mexico National team in Mexico City at Aztec Stadium. Next Amy travelled overseas to play professionally in New Zealand for Three Kings United. When she returned to the states, she played semi-professionally for the Arizona Heatwave.
As an educator, Amy has shared her love of the game with youth since college. She has coached numerous youth camps across the U.S., coached high school soccer, club soccer, evaluated and coached ODP, coached college level at Grand Canyon University and Wake Forest University in the ACC, and is now coaching her own two boys in recreational soccer for HYSA.
Amy has her USSF National C License, Montana Elementary Teaching Credential, K-12 P.E. and Health Endorsement and recently became a certified Yoga Teacher.
She has lived in Helena for 7 years and is excited to become part of our soccer community. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, listening to live music and cloud watching.
email: Amy Hurley