Temple University women’s soccer adds Maria Loyden to coaching staff
Loydon brings a wealth of experience to the Temple women’s soccer staff, as she has been a goalkeeper coach at The Keeper Institute, ID2, Drexel University and Sky Blue FC.
“We’re very excited to welcome Maria and her wife Jill to our Owl Family,” said Bochette. “Maria is a top-class coach and is widely respected as one of the top goalkeeper coaches in the country. Much more than only a goalkeeper coach, however, she is knowledgeable about the game as a whole, and about all the behind-the-scenes details, analytics and logistics that make for a complete college soccer coach. I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Maria over the past decade, and I have no doubt that she will add another dimension to our staff and our team.”
“A huge thank you to Coach Bochette and the Temple Athletics Department for the incredible opportunity to be a part of the Temple family,” said Loyden. “I am honored to be apart this top-notch women’s soccer staff that is dedicated to providing a world-class culture to our team and the University. I very much look forward to working with all current and future student athletes while competing in the AAC.”
Loyden has been the Chief Financial Officer and a Technical Goalkeeper Coach at The Keeper Institute in South Jersey since 2013. In this role, she plans and executes goalkeeper training sessions for students ranging from youth to professional levels as well as leads goalkeeper clinics up and down the east coast.
As an assistant at Drexel, Loyden worked primarily with the goalkeepers. During her tenure, the Dragons consistently placed in the top 3 of the Colonial Athletic Association in goals allowed. Prior to this, Loyden served as the Goalkeeper Coach for Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League. She also served as both the assistant varsity soccer coach at Clearview Regional High School and the head coach of the U-9 Pittsgrove club soccer team for a season.
Loyden attended and played soccer at The Richard Stockton College for two years before transferring and graduating from Rowan University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. She ended her career leading the New Jersey Athletic Conference in shutouts and save percentage and was chosen to the 2012 NJAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. Loyden earned her master’s degree in business administration with a focus on management from Rowan in the spring of 2016. She currently resides in Glassboro, N.J.