Deedee Alexander | Head Coach
Diana ‘Deedee’ Alexander (formerly Sanguinetti) was named the head women's soccer coach at Newberry College in January 2014 after serving the program as an assistant coach for two years.
Alexander came to Newberry from the University of San Diego, where she helped the Toreros win their first West Coast Conference title and aided USD in a run to the round of 16 in the 2011 Women’s College Cup.
Prior to joining the coaching staff at USD, Alexander was a member of the staff at Kansas Wesleyan University where KWU won multiple conference titles and reached the round of 16 in the NAIA national tournament. Alexander previously served as a volunteer assistant at Cal State-Northridge and as an athlete recruiter for Nike’s Velocity Sports Performance program.
Before reaching the coaching ranks, Alexander wrapped up her playing career as a member of the Pepperdine women’s soccer team. At Pepperdine, Alexander started as a center defender on one of the top ranked defenses in the country. As a junior the Argentine national team scouted Alexander, before she graduated from Pepperdine with a degree in Psychology and Child Education.
Alexander joined the nationally ranked Waves after beginning her collegiate career at Long Beach State. As a freshman Alexander was named first team All-Big West and despite battling injuries as a sophomore was named honorable mention All-Big West her second season.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Alexander has played soccer since she was a youth. Her prestigious Yankee United Heat club team won seven Connecticut state championships and twice Alexander was named MVP. Yankee United Heat won regionals twice and once was the national champion.
After moving to California, Alexander joined the Hart High School soccer team and also the Valley United Stars 83 club side. At Hart, Alexander was a four-year varsity starter and team captain, while being named first team all-conference on three occasions and twice earning first team All-California Interscholastic Federation. In 1999 Hart HS won the California state title.
In the club ranks, Alexander captained Valley United Stars 83, a club side that won two regional championships and 57 tournament championships. A one-time regional tournament MVP, Sanguinetti finished her time with Valley United Stars 83 with a team record of 413-48 with 315 team shutouts.
Theresa Berman | Assistant Coach
Theresa Berman was hired as assistant women's soccer coach at Newberry College in July 2015.
Berman started in the Newberry midfield in the 2011 and 2012 seasons after transferring from the University of Texas-Brownsville. In her senior season, she was elected as a team captain and started all 19 games. Following her graduation from Newberry in the spring of 2013 with a bachelor of science degree in sport management, Berman went on to play two seasons of professional soccer in Iceland.
Berman spent two years playing in the Pepsi Women's Premier League, playing for Þróttur Reykjavík in 2013 before moving to Fjölnir in 2014, w. With both clubs, Berman also coached lower level and youth teams for the clubs while overcoming the language barrier. Between the two seasons, she worked as a personal trainer in Aurora, Ontario, Canada.
Alexis Carrillo | Goalkeeper Coach
Alexis graduated from Newberry in 2016 before joining the coaching staff. She is responsible for training Newberry's goalkeepers. She also currently coaches at Mid Carolina HS.
2014- Started in 19 games… Made 69 saves for a Goals Against Average of .57... Posted a 9-5-4 record in goal.
Prior to Newberry
At Cerritos College
Named a First Team All-American, First Team All-West Region and Second Team South Coast Conference player... Played in 21 games with a 15-0-1 record and a 0.43 goals against average with five shutouts. In 2011, she was named First Team All-South Coast Conference with a 13-2-0 record to go along with 12 shutouts and a 0.28 Goals Against Average.
At Bishop Amat Memorial HS
Was scholar athlete and part of the National Honor Roll Society.
Daughter of Jesse and Angelica Carillo... Favorite movie is End of Watch... Favorite TV show is How I Met Your Mother... Favorite course in school is Psychology... Favorite athlete is Hope Solo... Favorite Pro Sports Team(s) are Dodgers, Lakers, Raiders, and LA Kings... Favorite quote is “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”- Lemony Snicket... Career goal is to be in law enforcement.