Matthiessen Joins IUWS Staff
June 12, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University Head Women's Soccer Coach Mick Lyon today announced the hiring of Stacey Matthiessen as an assistant coach for the program. Matthiessen joins the Hoosiers after a standout career at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and a professional stint with the W-League's Arizona Heatwave.
"I am thrilled to have Stacey join our program," Lyon said. "She is a proven winner at the college level, having been a star performer in Tennessee and her hometown in Los Angeles. Her mixture of club, college and international soccer will be a big plus for the team and the girls will gain from her experiences."
Matthiessen played four years at UTC and then served as the team's volunteer assistant coach in 2007 and 2008. In her four-year career, she played in 90 games, starting 85, and set school records for wins (30) and shutouts (15). She also finished second in school history with 356 saves and a 1.41 goals against average.
"I am very excited about being a part of this team and the Big Ten Conference," Matthiessen said. "Indiana is an outstanding school and they have a great women's program with a lot of talent. I'm looking forward to working with the team as we move toward our goal of a Big Ten Championship and a trip back to the NCAA Tournament."
Matthiessen was a standout both on and off the field at UTC. She earned First Team All-Southern Conference honors as a senior after finishing fourth in the nation in saves per game. The Los Angeles native was also named team captain in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons and she excelled in the classroom, being named to the Dean's List in each of her four years and earning a spot on the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll every year as well.
Matthiessen takes over the spot vacated by former assistant Erika True, who was named the head coach at Indiana State during the offseason. She has also played against international squads with the Heatwave (against Mexican league teams) and Aland United in Finland (with and against national team players).
Matthiessen received her bachelor's degree in business in 2008 from UTC with a concentration in marketing and a minor in psychology.
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