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Neil Stafford — Head Coach

Neil Stafford enters his third season at the helm of the UC women's soccer program. He was named the fifth head coach in the history of UC women's soccer on Nov. 26, 2012.

Last season, he led the program to an overall record of 10-8-2, which marked only the second time since 2002 that the Bearcats reached double-digit victories. Stafford and his squad utilized a 7-1-1 home record to help them reach 10 wins. UC went 4-5-0 in league action and lost to USF in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.

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Nate Lie — Associate Head Coach

Nate Lie (pronounced LEE) enters his second season with the University of Cincinnati's women's soccer program and first as the associate head women's coach.

Lie joined the program in January 2013 as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator. In his first season with UC, he aided the Bearcats in posting an 8-11-1 overall record and 4-4-1 in league play. It marked only the fourth time in the last 10 seasons that UC accumulated eight of more wins and only the second time in 10 years that they had four or more conference wins.Cincinnati, who was picked to finish ninth in the AAC, surprised the league by finishing sixth, despite being tied for third entering their final conference match.

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Matt Cosinuke — Assistant Coach / Goalkeepers

Matt Cosinuke enters his first season with the Univerity of Cincinnati women's soccer team after serving as a volunteer assistant for the UC men's team.

Cosinuke has spent the last two years as a volunteer assistant with the Bearcats' men's program where he worked mainly with the goalkeepers and aided UC in qualifying for the conference tournament each year. In 2013, he had a keeper named National Goalkeeper of the Week once and American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week once. Off the field, he was heavily active in video analysis and organizing team camps and clinics.

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Kristin Cannon — Volunteer Assistant Coach

Kristin Cannon enters her first season with the Bearcats. She comes from Johnson State College where she served as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development. Kristin arrived at JSC in August of 2012, initially as assistant women’s soccer coach and coordinator of student-athlete development. Eventually, she was promoted to head coach and also assumed the role of assistant athletic director.

Kristin led the Badgers to North Atlantic Conference (NAC) quarterfinals in both 2013 and 2014. In addition, she produced teams that included multiple NAC second team all-conference players and NAC all-academic award winners. Kristin also affected JSC off the soccer pitch through her work with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). She was responsible for creating JSC’s relationship with the Special Olympics of Vermont and developing the curriculum for the college’s Sport Management concentration, which debuted in the spring of 2015. Having experience coaching at both the division two and three levels, her move to UC is the logical succeeding step for her to reach her goals, as Division I is the highest level of competition in collegiate athletics. Kristin played soccer at Assumption College where she made it to the NCAA regional finals in 2005, finishing 15-4-4 climbing as high as 3rd in the nation.

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