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Ricketts hired as Goucher women’s soccer coach

Stephanie Ricketts, a 2007 graduate of Goucher, was hired as the program’s seventh head women’s soccer coach.

Stephanie Ricketts, a 2007 graduate of Goucher College, has been hired as the seventh head coach in the history of the Gopher’s women’s soccer team since the school joined the NCAA in 1989.

“This was an accelerated but comprehensive national search, so we are excited to be able to welcome back one of our own graduates and student-athletes to be our next head women’s soccer coach,” Goucher Director of Athletics Geoff Miller said in a statement. “Stephanie Ricketts possesses so many qualities that we admire in our graduates: she is mature, inquisitive, intelligent, articulate and a fierce competitor. She also has significant recruiting experience, which is going to help this program move on to the next level. She understands and embraces the Division III coaching model, and I am confident that our program is in excellent hands moving forward.”

Ricketts was previously the head coach at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, where she spent one year and was also an event manager. Before her time as a head coach, Ricketts was an assistant at Goucher for three seasons from 2013 to 2016. She also coaches at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA as a graduate assistant and was an assistant at Adrian College in Adrian, Mich.

Ricketts, a Baltimore native, will take over a team that went 7-9-1 last year and graduated six seniors, including top scorer Samantha Turner, and finished sixth in the Landmark Conference with a 2-5 record. At Sarah Lawrence, Ricketts led the team to a 5-10 overall record and 2-7 league records, which marked a program-best for victories in a season and league schedule.

“I want to thank Geoff Miller and the rest of the search committee for this opportunity,” stated Ricketts. “I am thrilled to come back to my alma mater and lead a program that means so much to me. To see the growth of the program over the years has been amazing and I am excited to continue pushing the program forward to new levels of success.”

As a player at Goucher, Ricketts became the fourth goalkeeper in school history to record 300 career saves. As a senior she had the second-highest save percentage in the Capital Athletic Conference, accumulating 149 total saves and stopping 82.3-percent of the shots she was faced with.

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