Women's soccer to begin regular season vs. Campbell and Kent State
Kristen McFadden enters her first season as graduate assistant for the Marshall women's soccer program. Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, she spent her collegiate career in the net for the Mastodons at IPFW in Fort Wayne, Ind. She also brings a great deal of goal-keeping expertise through her time coaching and working with soccer programs in her local communities.
While at IPFW, McFadden made the 2008 Summit League All-Newcomer Team as a freshman and garnered Summit League All-Academic honors from 2008-2010. During her senior season in 2011, she tallied 46 saves for a .719 save percentage, had a goals against average of 1.49, posted one shutout and tied for most wins in the program's history (nine, as of Nov. 2011).
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in general studies in 2012, she went on to join the women's soccer program at Ohio Northern University, working as a recruiting assistant. Her duties at ONU included setting up campus visits, traveling to showcases and handling other aspects of the recruiting process. McFadden earned a U.S. Soccer E Coaching License in December 2011, and in March 2013, she earned a National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Additionally, McFadden has experience working as a goalkeeper coach at soccer clubs such as Ohio Extreme SC, FTFC Impact and Fort Wayne Fever. She also assisted at Carroll Middle School and Troy Christian High School.
Off the field, McFadden is a member of Psi Chi: the International Honors Society in Psychology, High School National Honors Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution.