Women’s Soccer Adds Kristen Washburn to Coaching Staff

College of William & Mary

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – William & Mary women’s soccer head coach Julie Shackford rounded out her 2018 coaching staff when she announced the addition of Kristen Washburn, as a volunteer assistant coach on Monday afternoon. “We are really excited to have Kristen join our staff this fall,” Shackford said.  “She is an incredibly impressive woman, with experiences that will have a phenomenal impact on our student-athletes.  She has played and coached in great environments and we are thrilled to be a part of her coaching journey.” Washburn has spent the last nine years in the Navy.  Her time in the service has seen her work as an Intelligence and Administrative Officer at Destroyer Squadron Two, a Naval ROTC instructor at Virginia Military Insitute, a Bravo Company Platoon Leader at Coastal Riverine Squadron Three, and a Propulsion Division Officer aboard the USS Cleveland. “I am very excited to join the women’s soccer staff, Washburn said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to pursue my passion under the tutelage of such knowledgeable and seasoned coaches.”  In the soccer realm, Washburn spent three years as an assistant coach at VMI from 2013-15, while she was serving as an ROTC instructor on campus. The Keydets recorded one of the programs best seasons in 2015 (since 2009), when they won six matches and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2015 Southern Conference Women’s Soccer Championship. Prior to entering the service, she was a standout player for the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. She appeared in 65 matches with 18 starts, finishing with six goals, 11 assists, and 23 points during her career. She helped the Mids to 60 wins, a pair of Patriot League Tournament Championships, two Patriot League regular season titles, and two berths in the NCAA Tournament. Washburn also played one season for the Navy women’s lacrosse program. She continued her soccer career professionally, as Washburn was a member of the San Diego Sea Lions …

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