After finishing her term as a four-year starter in the net for the Syracuse Orange, Eliza Bennett-Hattan joined the coaching ranks as the women's soccer graduate assistant for the 2011 season. Bennett-Hattan enters her second season with the Thundering Herd in 2012, bringing a great deal of goal-keeping knowledge and expertise from her time at Syracuse as well as through her time coaching within surrounding communities.
Eliza has held numerous coaching titles, including Head Coach of Lake Braddock Junior Varsity and several different roles with the Washington Freedom Professional women's soccer team. Furthermore, she was the Director of goalkeeping and Regional Manager for SNFCornerKick in 2011. The keeper has also been in personal/group goalkeeping training since 2007.
While at Syracuse, Eliza held countless Big East honors and records to go alongside being voted team MVP in 2010 as well as Best Defending Player in 2009. Additionally, she lit up the SU record books with 331 career saves (first), 104 saves in a single-season (second), a 0.94 goals-against average for a single-season (first), and 20 career shutouts (first). Bennett-Hattan will also fit in well with Marshall's proven academic success, as she was named to the Academic Honor Roll from 2007-2010.