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Smith Named Assistant Coach for SIUE Women’s Soccer

Smith Named Assistant Coach for SIUE Women’s Soccer

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE women's soccer Head Coach Derek Burton announced Alexis Smith has been named an assistant coach.

"I'm thrilled to add Alexis to our staff and to have her in our program," Burton said.  "She is a bright, energetic coach who I am confident will be impactful from day one."

The core responsibilities Smith will have are goalkeeper training, team training and planning, recruiting, NCAA compliance and video analysis and editing.

Smith previously worked as an assistant coach and goalkeepers coach at Bowling Green State University for the 2017 season. She helped coach the Falcons to their second best season in school history while also making it to the Mid-American Conference Tournament championship game.

Alongside her coaching duties at Bowling Green, Smith assisted in recruiting, operations, marketing and the academic efforts of the team.  

Smith holds her National Diploma and her Advanced National Goal Keeper Diploma from United Soccer Coaches. She also has her "D" United Soccer Federation coaching license.

She graduated from Bowling Green in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She played two season (2014, 2015) for the Falcons, recording 10 matches played and 23 saves in net. She recorded her career-high save performance (9) against Western Michigan.

After graduation, she played one season in the Women's Professional Soccer League for the Cleveland Ambassadors.

"It's an exciting time for us to add a staff member with so much to offer and who has the potential to really give our group a boost," added Burton. "We are adding another voice of leadership who has fresh ideas and perspectives on everything."

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