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Hain Announces Eggert as Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

June 4, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Kristin Eggert (center)

Kristin Eggert (center)

Liberty Women's Soccer Head Coach Jessica Hain has announced the addition of Kristin Eggert to the Lady Flames coaching staff. Eggert, who was selected 2015 Rising Star by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, brings a strong foundation of international and collegiate coaching experience to the program.

"Kristin is a clear Champion for Christ," Hain stated.  "With many other great opportunities to choose from, it was evident to Kristin that the Lord was calling her to Liberty University. She has a wealth of experiences both as a coach and a player. Her confidence, joy and faith in God is contagious. We are looking forward to what the Lord will unfold with this group of women's soccer players, coaches and support staff, as I have no doubt that His plan is immeasurably greater than all we can ask or imagine."

"This is an exciting time to join the Flames Family and I am thankful the Lord directed my steps here," Eggert said. "I am grateful to Coach Hain and the athletics department for the opportunity to be a part of the women's soccer program."

Eggert makes her way to Liberty after serving as an assistant coach of the Haitian Women's National Team for the past three years. During her time with the program, Eggert was instrumental in helping guide the U-17 team to its first ever CONCACAF Championship point with a 1-1 draw versus tournament champion Mexico.

The following year, the national team participated in the Caribbean Cup, grabbing third place with a 4-1 record. The Haitian squad also went 2-0 in the Caribbean qualifiers, winning its respective group without allowing a single goal. Haiti finished the year with an international record of 6-5-1.

Along with her international coaching experience, Eggert was also an assistant women's soccer coach at Carthage during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. After a tough 2012 campaign, the Lady Reds turned things around in 2013, going 13-5-1 overall and 5-2 in conference play. Carthage reached the championship game of the CCIW tournament after advancing past No. 20 Illinois Wesleyan on penalty kicks in the semifinals.

Prior to her coaching stints, Eggert played professionally in Norway in 2010 and 2011. She competed on the 2010 Donn Toppfotball team in Norway's Toppserien (the highest level of women's soccer in Norway). The following year, Eggert joined Amazon Grimstad FK and helped the team achieve its best Toppserien finish in club history.

A native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Eggert attended Wheaton College (Ill.). She was a goalkeeper for the Thunder's 2004-07 soccer teams and played on three NCAA Division III national-championship squads, including back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007. She was twice named to the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship all-tournament team, and she also set a postseason record for not allowing a single goal in NCAA tournament play. Eggert graduated from Wheaton (Ill.) in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in biblical studies.