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Kathy Prescott joins UPenn women’s soccer coaching staff

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PHILADELPHIA (Via University of Pennsylvania) – The University of Pennsylvania’s Douglas N. Brush Head Coach of Women’s Soccer, Nicole Van Dyke, has announced the hiring of Kathy Prescott as the new goalkeepers coach.

Prescott, a graduate of Haverford College and current student at Temple’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, joins Penn after brief stays at Bryn Mawr College and Colgate University.

“Kathy’s experience working at Bryn Mawr will allow her to hit the ground running here at Penn,” Van Dyke said. “She is driven, hardworking and has great initiative. Her transition into our program has been seamless and we are looking forward to the continued growth and future success of our goalkeepers.”

On the field, Prescott played four seasons for the Fords, including her final two as the full-time starter. She helped guide Haverford to two Centennial Conference tournaments, an appearance in the NCAA Tournament and was a second-team All-Centennial pick as a junior.

“I am honored to be joining the staff at such a prestigious University with a culture of excellence,” Prescott said. “Penn provides an incredible experience for athletes both on and off of the field and I am excited to be a part of that.”

Prescott will assist in the development of Penn’s talented goalkeeper stable, headlined by two-time first-team All-Ivy Kitty Qu.

With a B.A. in economics, she is now pursuing a M.S. at Temple in sports business with a concentration in sport analytics.

“It is a privilege to join such a dedicated and passionate coaching staff. The staff at Penn truly fosters an environment of respect, hard work, and attention to detail and has a proven record of competitiveness and success,” Prescott said.

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