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Soccer Adds Former Nebraska Goalie Lauren Smith as GA

Aug 9, 2019

Credit MSU Athletics

The Morehead State Soccer program has hired former Nebraska goalkeeper Lauren Smith as a graduate assistant coach.

Smith, who is a native of Glenview, Ill., played four seasons for the Cornhuskers in goal. During that time the Nebraska Soccer program racked up 37 wins and qualified for the NCAA Tournament during her sophomore campaign in 2011. In the classroom, Smith was recognized as Academic All-Big Ten as a junior and senior while also achieving six-time status to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during her four years.

"Lauren (Smith) is bringing a great deal of experience from her playing days at Nebraska," said MSU head coach Warren Lipka. "We are very excited to have her on our coaching staff and working with our student-athletes."

The Eagles will look to use Smith's experience as an accomplished goalkeeper to help develop its pair of young goalkeepers, Kayla Landman, and Grace Gaffney. Smith will also play an instrumental role in program operations.

During her time at Morehead State, Smith will pursue her master's degree in sports management.

Smith will make her sideline coaching debut in the Eagles' home exhibition match against Marshall on Aug. 15 at 7:00 p.m. ET.