DUBOIS – Rachael Schmitz of Clarion has been chosen to coach the new Penn State DuBois Women’s Soccer Team. She’ll lead the team onto the field for the first time this fall.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Schmitz had a successful collegiate soccer career at Clarion University where she earned such distinctions as Rookie of the Year and MVP, and served as captain of the team.
Schmitz, who has played soccer since she was four years old, said she currently coaches a club team, and has coached many youth clinics for soccer development. She is currently searching for talented players to add to her roster.
“I hope to start a great women’s soccer program here at DuBois that will continue to grow year after year,” Schmitz said. “I’ll strive for a very successful first season with many wins on our side and a great development of players.” She continues, “It is going to be an amazing experience to start a program from the ground, and I only have high hopes for this new addition to the Penn State community.”
Women’s soccer has been added to the lineup of athletic programs at Penn State DuBois in a continuing effort to offer a variety of opportunities to students. “Extracurricular activities like athletics are a big part of the student experience,” said Chancellor Anita McDonald, who advocates a well rounded educational experience that combines excellence in both academics and athletics.
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