West Location Staff
Dave Lovercheck returned to the club after coaching the Eclipse Select Developmental Academy U16/17’s in the 2017-18 season. Dave heads the Girls Program for the West location in the Naperville and Aurora area. Dave is a USSF A-licensed coach who previously was the Technical Director at Team Chicago and previously the Head Coach of the U17 Girls Elite Residential Program at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Minnesota.
Dave played collegiately at Hunter College, CUNY and earned his Bachelor in Science in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of San Francisco and has his Master’s Degree in Soccer Coaching from Ohio University a very prestigious coaching degree run in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Prior to his stint at Shattuck-St. Mary’s Dave spent five successful years as Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at San Jose State University (DI). At San Jose State, Dave served as Recruiting Coordinator and NCAA Compliance Coordinator as well as Video Analyst and helped the team to two Western Athletic Conference championships.
While in the Bay Area, Dave also served as Assistant Coach & Head Equipment Manager for the FC Gold Pride, which won the Women’s Professional Soccer league title, and as head coach of the MVLA Pride U14 and U15 teams, which he led to the ECNL National Championship game in 2013 and a 3rd place finish in the National League. He also served as Boys Varsity Head Coach at Henry M. Gunn H.S. in Palo Alto, CA.
Dave started his coaching career in New York City where he served nine years as a Staff Coach and Camp Director for Downtown United Soccer Club in Manhattan, and two seasons as the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Dave is married to Jennifer who is a Chicagoland native. Jen is an illustrator who works in children’s books and has several titles published. Dave and Jen are the proud parents of daughter Emily.
ECNL Girls, ECNL Girls Regional League, West Location
Grew up in East Aurora, Ill. and currently resides in Aurora, Ill… Played Division I soccer at Northern Illinois University… Graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (NIU) and an MBA (Keller Graduate School)… Super Y League Champions (2016 and 2017)… Boys NPL Finalist (2016)… Danone Nations Cup Champion USA (2016)… NPL 1 League Champions 2004 & 2005 Boys… State Champion 2019… State Runner Up 2019… Two US Club Regional Champion 2019… US Club National Cup Champion 2019… US Club Regional Champion 2019… US Club National Cup Finalist 2019… ENPL National Finalist 2019… 2019 ECNL Midwest U15 Conference Champions… Currently holds USSF E and D licenses… Joined Eclipse Select in 2017.
Most recently won the inaugural 2020-21 ECNL National Championship at the U-17 age group… and 2021 US Club National Champions at the U-15 and U-17 age groups.
Why did you Join Eclipse?
It was the inaugural season of the Boys ECNL platform. I was offered the opportunity to run the West Location and coach in the Boys ECNL.
What do you like the most about coaching?
I love helping develop young athletes to reach their full potential and becoming great people along the way. Through work ethic, discipline, dedication, resiliency, persistence, and respect we work together to bring out the best in each other. It is a continuous cycle of self-motivation to share the passion of the game.
Why Should prospective players join Eclipse over other clubs in the area?
No other club will have the passion to develop kids as we do, no one else will put in the long hours to achieve it, and we share the commitment that the family makes.
Director of Coaching ECNL Boys and West Location