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Train. Compete. Achieve. 

Bennington, NE

Board of Director Bios

Justin Hughes

Justin and his wife Natalie have been Bennington residents since early 2020 and have been involved with the club starting in 2022. He began coaching with the club this past fall season when his daughter, Luca, joined the club.
Soccer has been an interwoven piece of Justin’s life from a young age. He grew up playing club soccer in Raleigh, NC before playing 4 years collegiately at the University of North Carolina. After finishing a 4-year playing career, he was drafted and played 3 seasons with the Colorado Rapids of the MLS. Upon the completion of a brief playing career, Justin coached at the collegiate level for 6 seasons, most recently at Creighton University where he served as an assistant coach from 2011-2015.
Continuing to stay involved with the sport in various capacities, Justin has sat in a range of board seats, including a stint with Football for the World and currently with Nebraska State Soccer.
Justin works for Renaissance Financial and has been an advisor with the firm since 2016. Justin and Natalie have three children, Luca, Lennon and Levi.

Vice President
Ami Baas

Having grown up playing soccer my entire life, I couldn't wait for my daughter to take on the same love of the game that I have. I was looking for a club that would challenge my daughter on the field with coaching styles that would help her grow as a player as well as an individual. I was fortunate enough to find this in Bennington. We have been blessed with amazing coaches and teammates. 

I joined the board in 2014. I have learned that BENSC is more than a regular club. It's a family. I am excited about the growth our Club is seeing. I am looking forward to watching our players continue to grow as players and as individuals and to love the game of soccer!

Ratina Crawford

Ratina and her husband Matt (a Bennington graduate) have been involved with Bennington Soccer since 2014.  Ratina has four children; Bodie (2011), Jolie (2012), Berklie (2014), and Maddie (2017); in which three, and soon to be four, of her children are playing soccer for BENSC.

Ratina is a stay at home mom with a business management background.  She joined the Bennington Soccer Club board at Treasurer in January 2020.

Ratina looks forward to helping the Bennington Soccer Club continue to grow and aid kids with their love of soccer.

Director of Competition
Michelle Wulff


More info coming soon.

Director of Business Dev
Rich Herman

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More info coming soon.

Director of Coaching

This position is currently vacant.

ADOC Developmental
Wally Wright

Wally Wright has been a Bennington resident since 2003 and involved with BENSC for over 12 years. He started coaching when his daughter joined the club in 2009.  He continued to coach her throughout her time with the club and even after she left. 


Wally has also served on the board in a few different roles and he is thrilled about being the ADOC for the developmental age. He has extensive experience coaching from dev up to competitive and is excited to help manage and grow the dev level. 


Wally and his wife Michelle have one daughter, Lauren, who plans on continuing to play in college when her high school career is over. 

ADOC Competitive

This position is currently vacant.

Director of Apparel
Ryan Huse

Ryan and his wife Angie have been a part of the Bennington Soccer Club as parents since 2010.  They have three kids who all play Bennington soccer: Justine (2005),  Nicole (2011), and Austin (2013). Ryan has also been active with the development age groups throughout the years as either a head coach or assistant coach. 

He grew up playing soccer through various clubs in the Sioux City area and was highly involved with refereeing during those high school years. 

Ryan is a Service Manager for Cintas. Cintas is the nation's leading industrial uniform service provider.  

Director of Facilities
Mark Slobotski

Mark has been a Bennington resident since 2012 and involved with the Bennington Soccer Club since 2015.   Mark and his wife, Ally, have two children, Leo and Parker, who are actively involved in many Bennington sports clubs.  Mark has been the coach of many - flag football, basketball and soccer teams.  Mark has coached for the Bennington Soccer Club for 2 years now. Mark's soccer experience comes from playing soccer since he was 6 years old in both competitive and recreational leagues.   Mark's soccer play continued throughout high school and intramural soccer in college. Mark's position on the Bennington Soccer Club Board as Facilities Director pairs nicely with his 23 years experience in the landscaping industry as well as lifelong experience in the construction industry.  Mark is excited to see the continued growth in the Bennington community and how this will help the Bennington Soccer Club in the years to come.  This exponential growth will require careful planning to ensure the Bennington Soccer Club continues as the top soccer club in the community. 

Tournament Director

This position is currently vacant.

Leah Kinworthy

Leah has a long and diverse background in sports.  She played basketball, softball and volleyball at the varsity level in high school and she went on to play basketball in college.  

Leah is an assistant coach for the BENSC United girls team.

Leah is married to Ryan and they have two children; Camryn and Sean, that have been playing soccer for BENSC for many years. 

Leah is the owner of LaRK Consulting and is working with BENSC to help grow and expand the club.

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