SUNY Canton selects new soccer coach
CANTON -- SUNY Canton has selected Sarah Arsenault as the new head women’s soccer coach.Arsenault will take over for Kate Thomas-Moody, who resigned earlier this year after three years guiding the program.
“Sarah brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to our women’s soccer program,” said Athletic Director Randy B. Sieminski. “Her knowledge and success at outstanding NCAA institutions such as Hamilton College and Waynesburg University will serve her well in developing and growing our program.”
Arsenault spent the past three years as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Waynesburg University. She also served as interim head coach at the college in 2011.
Prior to coaching with the yellow jackets, Arsenault spent three years as an assistant coach for the women’s soccer team at Hamilton College. She helped guide the continentals into the Liberty League championship game during her second season.
She was also an assistant coach at both Washington and Jefferson College and her alma mater Slippery Rock University, and she spent one year as the head coach of the women’s soccer team at Salem International University.
As a player at Slippery Rock, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in sports management, Arsenault scored 70 career goals, an all-time school record.
She was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year in 2001, Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004, and a four-time All-Conference pick.
She was named to the NSCAA All-Region Team three straight years and was named an NSCAA First Team All-American as a junior.
The Roos will enter their second season as a provisional member of the NCAA in the fall with a home tournament Aug. 31 to Sept. 1.