Beloit, WI – Amanda Urish '92, who has enjoyed a 20-plus year connection with Beloit College Women’s Soccer, is returning to the coaching staff as an assistant coach, head coach Nick Chapman has announced.
"We are excited to have coach Urish join our staff,” said Chapman. “Her love for Beloit College and support for the soccer program has been unwavering over the years. She will be valuable in recruiting future players as we continue to raise the level of soccer here at Beloit College. She will bring some needed perspective and leadership to this team that is hard to find in an assistant coach."
A 2008 Beloit College Athletic Hall of Honor inductee, Urish was named co-head coach with Kristi Straub in 1997 and the pair earned MWC Coach of the Year honors in 1999 after turning around the program from a 3-11-2 record in 1998 to a 10-6-0 conference tournament participant in 1999. She served as the team’s head coach in 2001 and returned to the program in 2006 as an assistant coach.
As a player for the Bucs, she earned All-MWC honors all four seasons. Her playing career hit a high point in 1991, her senior season, when she led the team into the MWC Championship match while finishing her career as the school’s all-time leader in goals and points scored. She still ranks fifth in career goals with 25.
"It has been a pleasure to watch the recent growth in athletics at Beloit College, as strictly a fan,” said Urish. “I'm especially excited for the opportunity to work with Coach Chapman. It is my hope to make a positive impact as I return to the women's soccer program and I expect to develop as a coach alongside our student athletes as they grow both on and off the field."
The Buccaneers open their 2016 season on Thursday, September 1, at Carroll University in Waukesha. The home opener is set for Sunday, September 4, vs. Bethany Lutheran College at the Strong Complex Soccer Field.