Northern Colorado Rush

Our Staff

Matt Foster, Director of Coaching

Northern Colorado Rush Soccer Club is pleased to announce that Matthew (Matt) Foster has been hired as Director of Coaching. Matt will begin his role on September 10, 2019.  

Matt comes to us from Overland Park, Kansas where he was the Recreational Program Coordinator/Age Group Director and head coach for five competitive teams (U9 boys-U12 girls).  He brings a driving passion and positive leadership to NorCo Rush . . . we are thrilled to have him."

The coaches, players, and parents will see a lot of Matt on the field, either working directly with teams and/or coaches.  He will spend a considerable amount of time communicating with coaches and players. One of his many strengths is that players enjoy the game while developing within a community club.   He is looking forward to becoming a part of our NorCo Rush family. Matt commented, "I’m very excited to begin my journey with NorCo Rush. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone involved and helping the club grow over the coming years. I’m already confident after meeting with the board and a couple of coaches that this is a great environment for any player.  This is the type of club I want to be a part of and I’m honored to be given such a great opportunity.” 


  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Coaching Development from Liverpool John Moores University
  •  BTEC National Diploma in Coaching Development & Fitness, Priestley College
  •  FA Level 1 and 2 Football (USSF ’C’ License equivalent)
  •  USSF ‘D’ License (new curriculum)
  •  Sports Coach UK – An Introduction to Fundamentals of Movement
  •  Personal Training/Gym Instruction Level 2
As a Manchester United fan, and he loves spending time with his girlfriend, Ashley, and her family, especially their two pups Hoosier and Eleven.

Mason Portalski, Goalkeeper Coach

Northern Colorado Rush is pleased to welcome Mason Portalski as the club’s new Goalkeeper Coach.  Portalski, the current Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach at the University of Northern Colorado, brings  valuable coaching and playing experience to Norco Rush and will be an exciting addition to the growing  organization.

Portalski as a goalkeeper for the men’s team from 2012-13. He currently holds a USSF “E” coaching license  and NSCAA Level I and II Goalkeeping diplomas. 

Elyce Lamphere, Banner Health Certified Athletic Trainer 

Northern Colorado Rush is pleased to welcome Elyce Lamphere as the club's Certified Athletic Trainer. Elyce Lamphere is originally from Peoria, Arizona. She earned her undergraduate degree in
Athletic Training from Graceland University in Lamoni, IA, where she played collegiate
volleyball.. She continued her education at Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO earning
her Master’s in Health Education in 2013. Elyce has worked in many different settings over her
professional career including, university, club, highschool, and in the physician practice setting.
For the past four years, Elyce has lived in Colorado and has specialty training in both pediatric
and adult orthopedic conditions including: concussion management, ACL prevention, sports
medicine, and musculoskeletal injuries. Elyce is passionate about helping others and providing
the best care and patient experience possible. In her free time, Elyce loves to take advantage of
all of the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.


Northern Colorado Rush
4681 West 20th Street, #203
Greeley, Colorado 80634

Phone : 970-351-6255
Email: [email protected]


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