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NCAA Jul 12, 2021

VCU women’s soccer adds Rachel Belsky and Owusu Sekyere to coaching staff

RICHMOND, Va. – VCU women’s soccer head coach Lindsey Martin has announced the hiring of Rachel Belsky as the program’s Director of Player Development, and Owusu Sekyere as a volunteer assistant coach.

“We are very fortunate to have Owusu and Rachel joining our program this fall,” Martin said. “I believe they will make an immediate impact on and off the field. Our student-athletes already have so many helpful resources and adding these staff members to our group will provide even more.”

Belsky graduated summa cum laude from Montclair State, where she transformed the women’s club soccer program as a player and leader. This spring, Belsky served as an assistant coach for the Short Pump Middle School girls’ soccer team, which completed an undefeated season.

Sekyere was a four-year starter for VCU men’s soccer from 2006-09, totaling 12 goals and 15 assists in 63 career matches.

The Kumasi, Ghana, native joined the Charlotte Eagles for the 2014 USL Pro season, scoring a pair of goals in 28 appearances. From 2015-18, Sekyere played for the Richmond Kickers, making 96 appearances and netting four goals.

Holding a USSF “C” License, Sekyere currently serves as the Director of Camps and Technical Training for the Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club. In this role, he oversees the technical training program and works to increase the technical proficiency of all players at the club. He also oversees all of the Richmond Kickers camp programs, while continuing to serve as a youth coach in the youth club’s Elite travel program.

The Rams open the 2021 fall season at home on Aug. 19 against in-state rival James Madison at Sports Backers Stadium at 7 p.m. VCU plays seven matches at home in the fall, including a marquee match-up against Wake Forest on Aug. 26, which will be preceded by Ram Fest.

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