Aces Contacts


Director of Aces Soccer

Dwayne Cruz

Current teams coaching: Boys U15, Girls U10 & U15
Contact: 224-381.2832 or email


From 1999 to 2004 Dwayne was the director of coaching and player development at Chicago United FC.  In 2004 the club merged and formed Kickers United and KUFC Premier for which Dwayne was the director of coaching.  During these years Dwayne coached teams to 2 Illinois State Cup Championships and one 2nd place finish, 1 U.S. Club National Championship and two 2nd place finishes.

In his 20 years of coaching Dwayne has helped over 100 players advance on to play at the college level.  As the head coach of the Harper College women's team since 2000, Dwayne has led the Lady Hawks to the National Junior College Tournament in 2002, 2010 and 2012.

License(s): KNVB Youth License, NSCAA National Youth License, USSF D, ASEP Certified.

Technical, Pre K and Junior Aces Director 

Chip Lemberg

Current teams coaching: Girls U11 & U12
Contact: 847.650-0584 or email


Chip began coaching in 2001 for the KUFC where he worked jointly to oversee youth activities for the club.  In 2009 he became the Youth Director for Campton United Soccer Club where he lead and developed various programs at the U8/U9, Junior Soccer Academy, Academy and Camps.  He was responsible for program growth, player development and the club's player philosophy and curriculum for the youth age groups.

Chip is an enthusiastic coach/trainer with a reputation for educating and increasing the overall enjoyment and love for the game.  He is dedicated to developing the skills and confidence in his players so they can achieve their goals.

License(s): USSF National D License, USSF National Youth License, ASEP Certified, NSCAA Special Topics Diplomas: 4v4, Advanced Youth Coaching, Technical Development of the Competitive Player, Technical Training and Small-Sided Games.

Aces Administrator

Lisa Rudnicki

Current teams coaching: Girls U8 and U11, Pre K and Junior Aces 
Contact: 847-553-1624 or email


Lisa was the general manager for the Chicago Breeze as well as a part of their camp staff (2006-2011), assisted coaching at Harper College (2008-2011) and was a part of KUFC Staff. She played at Hoffman Estates High School and continued to play at Harper College.

Lisa brings an energetic love of the game to the Aces administration staff as well as training youth camps, classes and school activities in the area.

License(s): USSF E

Senon 'Bubba' Cruz

Current teams coaching: Pre K, Junior Aces, Girls U14, Boys U10
Contact: 847.620-9093 or email 


Beginning in 2014 Coach Bubba began working with the Aces to build the PreK and Junior Aces programs.  Coach Bubba's personality, calm demeanor and high energy are a perfect fit for young soccer players.  Coach Bubba has worked as an assistant coach for the women's soccer team at Harper College since the fall of 2014 and has brought his knowledge of game tactics and player skill development to the Aces.  

License(s): USSF E

Gabriel Garcia

Current teams coaching: Boys U12
Contact: 847-363-6624 or email


Coach Gabe has enjoyed coaching soccer at various levels for the last five years.  Gabe's experience includes coaching at the Wheeling High School, Wheeling P.D., Chicago Storm Camps and Proviso West High School.  For over 16 years Coach Gabe played competitive soccer with various soccer clubs and at Wheeling High School.  His high energy helps to motivate players to work their hardest at all times and strive to become a better teammates and players.

License(s):  National D License, ASEP Certified, NSCAA H.S. Level 1 Diploma

Dave Hart

Current teams coaching: Boys U14
Contact: 847-651-8727 or email


For over thirty years Dave has enjoyed coaching soccer on all levels for youth athletes. Dave played soccer in high school and continued to play club in college. Dave pushes players to learn what it truly means to be a teammate and to strive for team achievements above individual accolades.  Dave brings his numerous years of experience with him to help teach young players to become young adults as he knows that lessons you learn on the field will carry over and will be used in life.

License(s): National B 

Lee Jimenez

Current teams coaching: Boys U9
Contact: 847.208-2438 or email 


Coach Lee began working with the Aces in 2016.  Lee brings 13+ years of coaching and training experience.  His strong work ethic and player development help young players learn to be self confident when using their new found skills on the field.  Lee has played at Northern Illinois University, Metro League, AAC Eagles and with International S.C. 

License(s): USSF E

Amy Powers

Current teams coaching: Boys U14
Contact: 773.677.0496 or email

Aces Amy Powers

Coach Amy joined the Aces staff in 2014 bringing with her a wealth of technical knowledge and game tactic experience. As the Senior Technical Coach for the Halifax City Wanderers she ran training sessions, travel games and camps for all levels players raging from youth to U21 teams. She was the Assistant Instructor for the Canadian Soccer Association Level 1,2 and 3 Coaching Certifications and played collegiate DIV 1 (CIAU) soccer at Dalhousie University where she was a CIAU Academic All-Canadian player and a CIAU Silver Medalist.

License(s): USSF E, Canadian Soccer Association Technical Level 1,2,3, Canadian Soccer Association Theory Level 1

Michael Sengullu

Current teams coaching: Boys U8 and U11
Contact: 773.791-1907 or email 


Coach Michael began coaching for the Aces in 2016.  Michael previously coached at Franklin Park 2011-13 and SKOMOR 2013-2016 and at London Middle School beginning in 2014.  Coach Michael played at Leyden High School and Eastern Illinois University from 2004-2006.  Combining a fun attitude with disciplined skills and techniques, Coach Michael strives to make positive player attitudes and a strong work ethic a staple for all Aces players.  

License(s): USSF E

Richard Smurlo

Current teams coaching: Boys U10, U11, U12
Contact: 847.452-6082 or email 



Coach Dick has coached boys and girls of all ages for over 25 years.  His teams have been champions and finalists in over 50 tournament and division titles.  Coach Dick was the first recipient of the Fred Bornstein Memorial Coaches Award for outstanding service and leadership and has been the Gatorade Classic Classic Peak Performer and the IWSL Sportsmanship Award winner.  Dick has been the head women's coach at Milwaukee Area Technical College, youth coach at the Buffalo Grove Travel Club, B.G. Park District Travel and Grove United Soccer Association.  Coach Dick's teaching strategies help establish responsible, independent thinking student athletes.  Dick is a proud member of the U.S. Naval Air Force. 

License(s): USSF D

Jaimie Wisnowski

Current teams coaching: Girls U15, Girls U17
Contact Jaimie at 847-609-9428 or email


Jaimie has had numerous years of coaching at a variety of clubs that include BASA, HUSA, Schwaben, and the Crystal Lake Force. After playing for Barrington High School Jaimie was Team Captain for club teams at the Iowa State University (1996-1998) and Oregon State University (1998-2000).

Jamie brings her years of knowledge and experience with youth to the Aces and aims to teach players to respect the game, their opponents and to push themselves each and every day to be the best person on and off the field.

License(s): USSF D

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