Kellie McPherson will begin her second season as the graduate assistant coach for the Rose-Hulman women's soccer program in the upcoming 2014 campaign.
McPherson assisted for a squad that emerged as one of the toughest defensive units in the nation in 2013. Rose-Hulman finished third nationally with a .924 save percentage and goalkeeper Lucinda Combs set school records with a 0.57 goals against average and 11 shutouts.
The 2013 team did not lose a regular season conference match in regulation time, and the team recorded six consecutive shutouts during the season.
McPherson came to Rose-Hulman after spending the last two seasons on the coaching staff at Northview High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. She has also served as head coach for the Plainfield Area Select Soccer Premier Team in Michigan for four years.
McPherson played two seasons of soccer at Aquinas College after playing one season of basketball at Grand Rapids Community College. Her prep career included serving as a three-year soccer team captain at Zeeland High School in Michigan.
She holds a State D Coaching License from the United States Soccer Federation. She earned a bachelor's degree in sports recreation with a minor in exercise science at Aquinas. McPherson is currently pursuing a master's degree from Indiana State University.
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