Shelley grew up in Groton, Massachusetts where she played a number of high school sports, including captaining her high school soccer team 2 consecutive years. She went on to play 4 years at Roanoke College in Virginia where she was a two-time NSCAA All-South Region selection and the 2002 ODAC Player of the Year. Olds was a 4-time All-ODAC selection, including three first-team honors to close her career. A two-time Va SID College Division All-State Selection, Olds left the program as the all-time leader in scoring and assists. She was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame for Roanoke College in 2016. Following graduation, Olds became a World Class Cyclist, representing the United States in the 2012 London Olympics after winning the UCI Road World Cup in China and a stage of the women’s Giro d’Italia. Upon retiring from Professional Cycling, Shelley returned to Roanoke College as the Women’s Assistant Soccer Coach in Fall of ’16. She has recently relocated to California to pursue a career in coaching soccer.
“I spent 7 years after college living in the Los Gatos/Saratoga area and since retiring from a professional cycling career overseas I have made my way back to the Bay Area. I have a strong connection with the community of Los Gatos. It is such a beautiful town. After traveling all over the world, I still consider Los Gatos one of the most special places I have ever been. I would like to help the many young aspiring athletes here as they pursue their goals and fulfill their biggest dreams.”
– Certifications –
Coaching license/diploma/education: USSF “F” license, BS in Exercise Science
4 Year Starter at Roanoke College in Virginia Division III