MONDAY, JULY 09, 2007
Amanda Schneider named Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

July 9, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - JU announced the hiring of former Georgia State star Amanda Schneider as Assistant Women's Soccer Coach, head coach Chris Kouns announced on Monday.

Schneider, who spent the 2006 campaign coaching various club teams at the Tophat Soccer Club in Atlanta, also worked summer camps at Emory and Auburn University. She will replace Lisa Stoia, who took a similar position at her alma mater, West Virginia, at the end of the 2006 season.

A four-year letterwinner at Georgia State from 2002-05 as a center midfielder, Schneider started 44 of 78 games for the Panthers while leading the squad to consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament appearances in 2002 (while Kouns was an assistant with the program) and 2003. As a senior team captain, she enjoyed her best season by leading the team with a six assists while also tallying three goals and 12 points. She finished her career with six goals, 14 assists and 26 points.

"I am very excited to have Mandy join us this year," Kouns said. "I have been fortunate enough to coach Mandy in the Georgia Olympic Development Program and at Georgia State so I know her character and her work rate. I think she will do a great job as an assistant and I know that the girls will benefit from her experience as a former NCAA Division I college athlete."

JU will open the 2007 season at the Ashley Sports Complex on Friday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. against Presbyterian.