Gray retires as third active winningest coach with 445 career wins
This is a must-win for Marshall to have a chance of making the Conference USA tournament
Marshall will play its last two regular season games at Hoops Family Field
Marshall kicks off in Boca Raton, Fla., Sunday at 1 p.m.
Marshall kicks off in Miami on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
Daniel Withrow joined the Marshall women’s soccer staff in 2016 after an impressive four-year career with the Thundering Herd men’s soccer program and a three-year professional career.
In his first season as the primary goalkeeping coach, Withrow helped two goalkeepers achieve career Milestones. Emily Moreland earned Goalkeeper of the Week honors for the Week of Aug. 29. Megan Bonelli grabbed a career-high eight saves at William & Mary (Sept. 18). The eight saves marked the first time a Marshall freshman did so in a match since Lindsey Kerns (2009-12) made eight saves in the 1-0 defeat at Kentucky in 2010.
The Marshall women’s soccer team also had four shutouts through the season, while the goalkeeping unit finished with a .750 save percentage, 72 saves, six wins and a 1.33 goals allowed average.Withrow was selected in the second round (28th overall) in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft by the Columbus Crew. He did not make a regular-season appearance in his rookie season with the Crew, but served as the primary back-up in the match against the Portland Timbers. He posted a record of 2-1-0 with a 1.00 goals against average in three starts in MLS Reserve League play. In 2014, He spent time as an MLS pool goalkeeper. In his last season, he was with the Portland Timbers2 club of the United Soccer League.
A four-year letterwinner at goalkeeper from 2009-12, he holds the Thundering Herd record for most career shutouts (21.5) and is third in school history with 286 saves. As a senior, started 17 games, only allowing nine goals. The netminder also posted a 0.52 goals against average, 11 wins and nine shutouts. He earned NCAA All-Midwest Region and All-Conference USA honors after being named the program's first Co-Conference USA Player of the Year. As a junior, he recorded four shutouts on the year in 16 starts. He led C-USA in saves with 79 and in saves-per-game (4.94) as a junior. That year, he also was named to the All-Conference USA First Team for the second year in a row, and was the only goalkeeper elected to the C-USA First Team. As a sophomore, in 18 starts, he played every minute of the season in net for the Herd to record 65 saves and had five shutout wins and a 1.04 goals against average. He earned Conference USA Defender of the Year, First-Team All-Conference USA and Second Team All-Midwest Region selections as well as a sophomore. As a redshirt freshman in 2009, he played in 16 games, started 14, and logged 1391 minutes in net to register 65 saves with a 1.10 goals against average and a .793 saves percentage. Withrow was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year, All Conference USA Second-Team selection and Conference USA All-Freshman Team at the end of his freshman season.
Prior to Marshall, Withrow attended high school at Rochester Adams in Rochester Hills, Mich. He recorded 27 shutouts during a three-year campaign and was selected all-league two different years. He was also a two-time all-county, all-district, all-region and all-state member in 2006 and 2007. He guided Rochester to a league championship in 2006 and 2007, and the 2006 district championships. He was named the 2007 team MVP and captain.