NEWS Sportswomen of Colorado names Hannah Krieger as new Executive Director

Sep 16, 2014

Sportswomen of Colorado (SWOC) has announced that Hannah Krieger will take over as the second-ever Executive Director in the 40-year history of the organization. Krieger will lead the organization in its efforts to honor and promote girls and women in sports in Colorado. She replaces Joan Birkland, one of the founders of the organization, who will stay involved with SWOC as President of the Board of Directors.

“I am honored to follow in Joanie’s footsteps, and am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this great organization,” Krieger said. “I am excited to continue the good work and the traditions SWOC has started, and I look forward to continuing to grow Sportswomen of Colorado to support girls and women in sports across Colorado.”

Krieger was most recently the U4-U10 and Community Outreach Director for the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club, where she managed close to 3,000 kids and 350 volunteer and staff coaches in the U4-U10 program. Additionally, she oversaw and wrote grants for the Rapids’ Soccer for Success program, the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s free after school program that uses soccer as a tool to address children’s health issues and juvenile delinquency, while promoting healthy lifestyles. The program serves 2,000 youth in under-resourced communities in Colorado.

Early in her career, Krieger worked in development and event planning at a national non-profit organization in Washington D.C. She has coached competitive and recreational soccer for over fifteen years and holds a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) B license, a U.S. National Youth License and a NSCAA Urban Soccer Diploma. Krieger attended and played soccer at Smith College and was a Fulbright scholar in Germany. She also holds a Master’s in Sport Leadership from VCU. Krieger is currently a trainer on the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s National Training Team.