Sarah Chapman named #Seawolves assistant coach

Sarah Chapman. (Photo courtesy of the University of Florida)

June 17, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Sarah Chapman, a winner throughout her playing and coaching careers, has been named an assistant coach for the Stony Brook women's soccer team, head coach Sue Ryan announced Tuesday.

"We are excited that Sarah is a member of our Stony Brook women's soccer staff," beamed Ryan. "Sarah has a great passion for the game and will be involved in all facets of our program. She is a rising star among the early career coaches in our profession."

Chapman played at the University of Florida from 2008-11. During her four years in Gainesville, the Gators appeared in the NCAA Tournament four times, winning the SEC championship three times and the SEC tournament in 2010. She won five NCAA tournament games in that span, including a run to the round of 16 as a freshman. 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 numerous 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 serving as the Assistant Camp Director of the University of Florida soccer camps from 2008-12. Additionally, she 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.



Ryan's staff returns 19 letterwinners from last season's America East regular season championship team. Fifteen of those 19 returners started at least one match for Ryan's club a year ago. The Seawolves open the 2014 season at Rutgers on Aug. 22.