Our Coaches

Team Precision Edge Head Coach

Paige Leupen

Paige Leupen has been involved in the sport of skating for over 23 years. She is a double gold medalist in Moves in the Field and Dance, and passed her Intermediate Freestyle, and Novice Solo Free Dance. She grew up in the Greater Cincinnati area and competed in singles and solo dance throughout her childhood. In high school, Paige joined the Oxford Ice Crystals synchro team and discovered her passion for the discipline. Upon graduating high school, she attended Miami University and was a member of the Junior and Collegiate Varsity Synchronized Skating Teams. During her senior year, Paige began coaching and started with the Intro to Synchro team at Goggin. After graduating from Miami in 2019, Paige took a job with the Lakota Local School District as a teacher and continued coaching on nights and weekends. She has coached synchro teams of various levels for 4 years with both Miami Skating Academy and the Indian Hill Winter Club.

Miami Skating Academy Head Coach

Cassandra MacDonald

Cassandra has been a part of the ice skating community for nearly 30 years as an individual competitor, collegiate athlete, head coach, Director of Ice Skating at Goggin Ice Center, and now the Head Coach of the Miami Skating Academy since its founding in 2021. 

Zakareya Yousef

Zak is a recent graduate of Trine University with a Bachelor of Science in Sport & Recreation. At Trine, he was a three-year team captain for Trine's Varsity Synchronized Skating TeamZak is currently an Intern for Programming at the Goggin Ice Center and is a graduate student in Miami's Sport Leadership and Management program. This season, Zak is an associate Synchronized Skating Coach for Team Precision Edge working with the Preliminary, Pre-Juvenile, and Intermediate Teams. Zak is excited to begin his first year with Team Precision Edge and is excited to see our program grow. 

Natalie Mispagel

Natalie is a senior finance and accounting double major who will earn her master's in accounting this year. She is currently on Miami's Collegiate Varsity Synchronized Skating Team where she is one of the captains. Natalie has been skating since she was 6 years old, both on synchronized skating teams and individually. She skated on Synchro St. Louis for 4 years and St. Louis Synergy's Junior Team for 2 years. Natalie is a gold medalist in Moves in the Field, Dance, and Solo Free Dance. She is planning to test for her senior freeskate this fall. Natalie is coaching all four Team Precision Edge teams and is very excited to help the teams progress this season! 

Melissa Marchetti

Melissa is a Junior Psychology Major at Miami University and skates on the Senior Synchronized Skating team. She is from Peekskill, New York, and grew up skating on Team Image for 7 years, 3 of which were at the Junior level. Melissa has competed for Team USA since 2019 and is extremely grateful to have skated at 2 World Championships with Miami. Outside of synchro, Melissa has gold medals in Moves in the Field, Dance, and Solo Free Dance. In the future, she hopes to continue coaching and plans to attend Grad School for Clinical Psychology.

Carly Goodman

Carly is a sophomore at Miami University majoring in Primary Education. She has been a dancer her whole life and grew up training at The Academy of Dance Arts in Middletown, OH. She has also trained at Planet Dance in Cincinnati, OH. She is currently a member of Dance Theatre at Miami University, and is in her third year of performing at Kings Island. Carly fell in love with teaching while assisting and leading dance classes during high school, and now is training to become an elementary school teacher. She is so excited to be working with such talented young skaters this year!