Finesse Soccer’s All Female Training Staff
Carrie Fry Robinson
Carrie has been actively involved in the soccer community since returning to Kansas City in 2008. She holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and a USSF National D License. Carrie founded Finesse Soccer in 2010; alongside Laura Carley, the two hosted their first series of progressive soccer clinics (which has since evolved to the Skills & Goalkeeper Academy) – a first for woman owned and run soccer organizations in Kansas, and likely one of the only woman owned and run soccer training organizations in the country.
Carrie earned a soccer and academic scholarship to Indiana University in 2001, demonstrating excellence in both the classroom and on the field. There, she graduated with top honors from the Kelley School of Business, and went on to work for Deloitte Consulting in San Francisco.
Back in the high school glory days, Carrie was a four-year Varsity starter for Shawnee Mission East High School from 1998-2001 (coach Jim Ricker), where she led the Lancers to two Kansas 6A High School State Championships, 1999 & 2000 (and one runner-up…she’d prefer not to remember that one!). She received numerous accolades at both a local, regional and national level, including NSCAA Academic All-America, First Team All-State, All-Metro, All-League and All-County.
In 2001, she was honored as the All-Metro Player of the Year, and was awarded both the KC Star Scholar Athlete of the Year (HM) and All-Sun Girls Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Deemed “the most prolific girls scorer in Kansas high school history“, she set the state record for goals in a season in 2001 (36) and currently holds the Shawnee Mission East HS record for career goals and goals in a season. One of her favorite memories was scoring a hat-trick against the top goalkeeper in the state in the 2000 6A State Finals.
Her club team, the KC Heat coached by Gags Pritchard, won State Cup numerous times and went on to represent the state of Kansas at Regionals. She played ODP from 1996-2001.
Today, Carrie lives in Prairie Village with her husband, their two young kiddos, and two dogs (can’t forget about the furry little friends). Soccer is a lifelong passion of hers and she continues to play when time allows.
Blair Slapper grew up playing in the Kansas City area. She attended Shawnee Mission East High School, where she was a four year letter winner. Blair also lettered in track as a sophomore, qualifying for the Kansas Relays and State Track Meet. In the club circuit she played for KCFC Alliance Heat under Doug McLagan, which won the 2006 Kansas State Championship. That same season the team was ranked 18th in the nation.
Blair accepted a scholarship to the University of Nebraska. She was defender for the Cornhuskers and appeared in 74 matches and started well over half of those matches on the back line. She graduated in May 2012 and was a member of the honor roll being named academic all Big 12 and Big 10 all four years. In the summer of 2009, she played soccer for the W-League team the Seattle Sounders.
Her coaching experience has been with Capital Soccer Association in Lincoln, Nebraska. Blair worked primarily with youth players under the ages of 13, she also coached at various University sponsored camps and clinics.
She currently lives in Prairie Village, KS and recently accepted at position at Lockton as an Account Administrator.