Head Coach: Natalie Hiller-Claridge
Natalie is extremely excited to have the opportunity to lead the Knight Soccer Program. Priorities and balance are key for Natalie, she is a mother and wife who happens to use soccer as a vehicle to inspire individuals to bring the best out of themselves on and off the field. She will always ask her players to find balance, time for those they love, and to crave "the win" on and off the field. She is lucky to have a wife and two children who are just as excited to be part of the Knight Soccer Family. Natalie is married to, Christine Hiller-Clarige who is a history teacher and IB Coordinator at Hellgate High School.
Natalie is a Missoula native, she attended Big Sky High School where her team won 2 state titles in 1994 and 1995. She was the first Missoula player to play for the University of Montana from 1996-2000. While playing, the Griz won 3 Big Sky Conference Championships and made two appearances in the NCAA National Tournament, where they won the 1st round match in 2000. She was an Assistant Coach (Goalkeepers) under Betsy Duerksen following her playing career from 2001-2004. She stepped away from soccer to begin a new career as a Recreation Specialist at the University of Montana Campus Recreation where she oversees Intramural Sports and Summer Youth Camps. Almost four years ago she was asked to train a young rising goalkeeper. Little did she know this goalkeeper would bring the love for coaching back into Natalie's life.
Assistant Coach: Crystal Herzogcrystalherzog@yahoo.comCrystal Herzog is a Flathead High School all-state soccer alum. She went on to play NCAA Division I soccer at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, Idaho where she graduated with a Masters in Architecture. Crystal practices architecture at A&E in beautiful downtown Missoula. She has been playing soccer either competitively or recreationally since age six and has been coaching girls’ soccer in Missoula for the last seven years. Crystal is excited be part of the Knight soccer program and looks forward to a fantastic season with Natalie at the helm.Assistant Coach: Rachel (Matten) Eullrmatten@gmail.comRachel (Matten) is a Sentinel alumna, having graduated in 2002, before playing for Concordia University Nebraska. She is a licensed elementary teacher, although she currently is a stay-at-home mom to her two children. Rachel is thankful for this opportunity to step back into soccer and blessed to have a husband who encouraged her to do so. She’s incredibly proud to be part of this all-women staff. Go Knights!