DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Sam Lopes of the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team is pleased to announce the hiring of a pair of alums, volunteer assistant coach Jordyn Krall ('12) and director of soccer operations Monique LaMotte ('13).
"I am extremely excited and honored that Jordyn and Monique have joined our staff," said Lopes. "Their commitment and passion for the program as former players will make them very influential members of the staff as we enter the next chapter for UNH soccer."
Krall returns to Wildcat Country after spending 2012 as an assistant coach at Curry College in Milton, Mass. There, her responsibilities included scouting reports, recruiting, fundraising and equipment management among other duties.
As a freshman with the Wildcats, Krall made 18 appearances that included nine starts. While primarily playing defense, she notched three shots on the year. As a sophomore, Krall started 13 of the 19 games she played in and recorded three points on a goal and an assist. In her third year with the program, she started 17 of 20 games and registered five points on a pair of goals and an assist. As a senior, Krall tallied three points stemming from a goal and an assist. She recorded 16 starts in the 19 games she played.
Prior to assuming her current role, LaMotte had a stellar career with the Wildcats. As a freshman, the Florida native started 18 of the 19 games she played in and registered five points on a pair of goals and one assist. She was named to the America East All-Rookie Team and the America East All-Conference Second Team as well as being an America East Academic Honor Roll selection. . In her sophomore year with the team, LaMotte started all 20 games and notched eight points with three goals and two assists. Her third goal of the season came in the America East Quarterfinal matchup at Albany. She was honored as an America East Second Team All-Conference selection and was named to the All-Championship Team.
In her junior year, LaMotte started all 19 games played and totaled four points with a goal and a pair of assists. Her goal came in a 5-3 victory over Albany with a strike from well outside of the box. As a senior, LaMotte recorded four points on four assists. She was also named to the America East Academic Honor Roll in the same year.
Most recently, LaMotte was promoted to the Boston Breakers Reserve Team of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). She has also competed for the Seacoast United Phantoms of the Women's Professional Soccer League from 2010-2013. Her duties at New Hampshire will also include maintaining of the program's social media outlets.
The Wildcats open up the season with a neutral site contest against Colgate at the University of Vermont. The game is slated for Friday, Aug. 23 at 1:30 p.m.