Madison Tiernan named Rutgers Director of Player Development
PISCATAWAY, NJ (Via Rutgers University) – Rutgers women’s soccer has added former Scarlet Knight Madison Tiernan to the staff as Director of Player Development, head coach Mike O’Neill announced Monday.
“We are thrilled to have Madison continue to be part of our program and family,” said O’Neill. “As a player she embodied what our program is all about – hard work, determination and passion. Her experiences as a student-athlete at Rutgers and now professionally with Sky Blue will enable our current student-athletes to flourish on and off the field. Rutgers is in Madison’s heart. Forever Rutgers.”
Tiernan competed with the Scarlet Knights from 2013-16, concluding her senior season with a team-high 28 points on 11 goals and six assists. The team captain earned NSCAA Second Team All-Great Lakes Region and Second Team All-Big Ten honors in 2016, wrapping up her career “On the Banks” ranked second all-time in shots (275), tied for fifth in game-winning goals (nine), sixth all-time in total goals (25), and seventh all-time in points (66).
Following her time as a Scarlet Knight, Tiernan was drafted 24th overall by local New Jersey side Sky Blue FC of the NWSL, which plays its home matches at Yurcak Field – the home of Rutgers women’s soccer.
The Voorhees, New Jersey, native earned a B.A. in American Studies with a minor in education as a social science.