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Coaching Jun 18, 2019

Northeastern women’s soccer adds Paige Burnett to staff

BOSTON (Via Northeastern University) – Northeastern women’s soccer head coach Ashley Phillips formally welcomed program alumna and Class of 2015 graduate Paige Burnett back to the Huskies on Monday, introducing her as the team’s new assistant coach.

Burnett, who ranks today as Northeastern’s all-time career leader in saves (349) and clean sheets (30), joins the NU staff after serving the previous three seasons in the same role at Harvard.

“I am thrilled to add Paige to our coaching staff,” said Phillips. “She is going to be instrumental in helping our staff and student-athletes grow.

“Paige’s passion for Northeastern and her ability to relate to student-athletes separated her during our search. Her experiences – both as a player and a coach – put her in a position to immediately impact our program.”

During her first season as Harvard’s goalkeepers coach, Burnett co-led the Crimson to the 2016 Ivy League championship with an unbeaten conference record (5-0-2) and a berth in the NCAA tournament. With Burnett mentoring its keepers, Harvard posted a 1.07 goals against average and a .786 save percentage in addition to recording seven clean sheets.

Before earning her coaching start at Simmons College, Burnett competed professionally for the Boston Breakers of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), spending the 2015 season on the club’s full and reserve teams.

A standout goalkeeper at Northeastern from 2011 to 2014, Burnett authored one of the greatest collegiate careers the program has ever witnessed, anchoring the Huskies’ 2013 and 2014 CAA championship squads. The three-time All-CAA selection logged more than 7,800 minutes between the posts during her Northeastern tenure, setting single-season records during 2014 in goals against average (0.38) and clean sheets (16).

Burnett’s decorated collegiate career culminated with 2014 NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team, Scholar All-East Region First Team and University Division Scholar All-America Second Team honors. She was also named to the 2014 All-ECAC First Team and the 2014 NEWISA All-New England First Team.

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