Saki Watanabe

Saki is a former Division I soccer player. She has joined the LA Bulls to continue and share her passion for soccer.

As an LA native, Saki has played at the ECNL level before starting her college career in Southern Utah. She played in the WPSL during the summers of her college years, and continued to play post-collegiately for LA Villa.

Saki began coaching in high school as an assistant coach for AYSO teams in Culver City, and continued coaching youth players at summer camps. She is currently part of the Community Street Team for LA's NWSL team, Angel City F.C., where she actively engages with the local soccer community to share her excitement, experience, knowledge, and passion.

Currently, she is pursuing a doctorate degree in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics at USC. She hopes to follow a research career path in mental healthcare while continuing to advance as a coach and player.

Current Coaching Positions 

  • LA Bulls B2013, B2012, G2011, Jr. Bulls Rec

Current Club Positions 

  • Assistant Coach

Former Coaching Experience

  • Angel City F.C. Street Team Coach
  • American Youth Soccer Organization Assistant Coach BU12
  • Southern Utah University Summer Camp Coach

Playing Experience

  • Southern Utah University 2015-2019
  • Women's Premier Soccer League 2016-2019
    • LA Villa
    • LA Premier
    • Fram Ajax
  • University High School
    • MVP and Varsity Captain 2012-2015

Education

  • University of Southern California, current PhD student in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Southern Utah University, BS in Biology
Coach Saki Watanabe