Sarah Chapman begins her first season on the Stony Brook coaching staff after enjoying a stellar playing career at the University of Florida. During her four years in Gainesville, the Gators won the SEC championship three times, won the SEC tournament in 2010, and appeared in the NCAA Tournament in all four of her seasons. Chapman was named to the Soccer America National Team of the Week and was also voted SEC Freshman of the Week as a player.
Prior to her time at Florida, Chapman was a highly-touted prep star out of Silver Spring, Maryland, where she earned all-conference, all-state and Parade All-American accolades at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. She was also a member of the Bethesda Extreme Soccer Club and Freestate Shooters, where she won Maryland State Tournament and State Cup titles. Chapman also competed for the Maryland State ODP team and Region I team, winning Regional Championships as well as a National Championship in 2006. She was placed in the youth national team pool from U16-U18.
Chapman has served the last two years as the U17 Girls' Assistant Soccer Coach at the Shattuck-St. Mary's Soccer Center of Excellence, one of the top soccer development academies in the country. She also gained valuable coaching experience working the University of Florida soccer camps from 2008-12, serving as Assistant Camp Director in 2012. She also served as a student-assistant coach for the Gators and worked as the head coach of a U15 girls State Cup club in Florida. She has received her NSCAA National and Advanced National Diplomas in coaching.