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Mary Hearin Named Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach
Mary Hearin was named women's soccer assistant coach.
BALTIMORE—Former UMBC women’s soccer standout Mary Hearin has been named assistant coach, new Retriever mentor Alyssa Radu announced today.
“Mary is a young up-and-coming coach,” Radu said. “I’m glad she will be staying around and helping her alma mater reach its potential. I think she can use this experience to jumpstart her career, and we as a program will benefit from that.”
Hearin spent last season on the Retriever bench as a graduate assistant coach after an outstanding four-year career on the pitch for UMBC. After anchoring the defense for three seasons, Hearin made a smooth transition to the midfield for her senior year of 2006 and scored a career-high three goals and six points.
A three-time team co-captain, Hearin made an impact on the Retrievers’ squad from the beginning, earning America East All-Rookie Team and All-Conference Second Team recognition in 2003. She was also selected to the 2005 America East All-Championship Team after scoring UMBC’s lone goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to
Hearin, who served two terms as president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), also excelled in the classroom, earning ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District honors in both 2005 and 2006, including first-team accolades as a senior.
“I’m extremely excited to join Coach Radu’s staff and continue working with the UMBC women’s soccer program,” Hearin said. “I look forward to learning from Coach Radu and working with her and our great group of girls as we pursue an America East championship.”
Hearin has also been the head coach for the U-9 Freestate Fireballs of the Freestate Soccer Alliance in
The native of North Potomac, Md., and former standout at