FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010
Former women's soccer standout, Kate Orr, announced as team's graduate assistant
After four years of anchoring the JU back line, former defender Kate Orr will be looking to bring a new perspective to the women’s soccer program this year as head coach Brian Copham announced her as the team’s graduate assistant today.
During her collegiate career, Orr played in every match and didn’t miss a start after her freshman year. She received second team all-A-Sun honors as a sophomore and all-academic accolades for all four years at JU.
“We are very excited to have Kate join our staff,” said Copham. “She was a phenomenal player while here at JU and will bring an invaluable element of experience and knowledge to the program. I know she has a passion for the game and is a great competitor which she will pass on to the girls on a daily basis. I am looking forward to having Kate work with us.”
Prior to her new position at JU, Orr was an assistant coach for the U-14 Girls Kyx, a part of the First Coast Soccer Association and a personal trainer and wellness associate at the South Metro YMCA.
“I am really excited about coming back to JU and contributing to the women's soccer program,” said Orr. “I had a great time here as a student-athlete and am looking forward to being a part of this team as a student-coach. I feel that with my experience of being a former player, I can bring a lot to the team.”
In her sophomore campaign, Orr helped JU record eight shutouts during the regular season and was named the A-Sun’s “Defensive Player of the Week.”
Orr graduated from JU in 2009 as an exercise science major. She graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi, while being named to both the Honors List and Deans List.
The Dolphins will kick off the 2010 season against Furman before taking on ACC power Clemson less than a day later in Clemson, S.C. on Aug. 22.