FIELD HOCKEY | Soares Hired as Head Coach
Published: Friday, February 14, 2014
Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014 19:02
Georgetown Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed announced Shannon Soares as the new head coach of the field hockey team Friday, according to Georgetown Sports Information. Soares will fill the vacancy left by the departure of former Head Coach Tiffany Hubbard.
Soares will be tasked with coaching a field hockey program that has not recorded a winning record in more than 10 years. Last season, the Hoyas struggled to a 2-16 record, which included a 0-7 record in the Big East.
“We’re excited to have Shannon join our program and to lead the field hockey team,” Reed said, according to Georgetown Sports Information. “She’s a bright, young coach who has led teams to success on the field and in the classroom. Shannon will be committed to the development of our student-athletes and I’m very excited to have her join us on the Hilltop.”
Most recently, Soares served as the assistant director of sport operations at the University of Washington. Soares, however, does have head coaching experience at Virginia Commonwealth University. In one season as head coach, Soares led the Rams to a 13-6 record and the team’s first Atlantic 10 tournament berth.
Soares played collegiate field hockey at William and Mary. She was a four-year letterwinner and had 36 career points for the Tribe.
"I’d like to thank Director of Athletics Lee Reed and his administration for the opportunity to lead the Georgetown field hockey squad,” Soares said, according to Georgetown Sports Information. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a very special group of student-athletes who make up the Hoya field hockey family. I look forward to helping build a culture that values hard work and energy both in the classroom and on the playing field. The future of Georgetown field hockey is bright and I'm excited to be a part of it."