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McKnight Joins Women’s Soccer Coaching Staff

by | Mar 30, 2023

 

DAVIDSON — Sophie McKnight is joining the Davidson women’s soccer program as assistant coach, head coach Riley Piechnick announced Thursday.

McKnight comes to Davidson after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Division III Haverford College.

“I am thrilled for Sophie to be joining the Davidson women’s soccer program,” said Piechnick. “She has a strong knowledge of the game, and her past coaching experiences have well prepared her for this next step. Sophie is dedicated to the development of our scholar-athletes as players, but more importantly as people. Her work ethic and passion are evident, and I believe Sophie will make an immediate impact on the program and help us achieve our goals.”

McKnight is a 2019 graduate of Elizabethtown College and earned her degree in Communications. She recently completed her Master’s in Sports Management, with a concentration in intercollegiate athletic administration, and earned a certification in sports psychology, from California University of Pennsylvania.

“I am so excited to be named the assistant coach of Davidson College women’s soccer,” said McKnight. “I want to thank head coach Riley Piechnick and the rest of the athletic department for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this program and campus community. Stepping on campus for the first time just felt right, and I knew it’s where I wanted to be. I am ready to get started and help this already competitive program reach new heights.”

McKnight also served as head coach and college advisory program director of the Pennsylvania Rush Soccer Club, dating to 2019.

Before her time at Haverford, McKnight worked as an assistant at Montgomery County Community College and was a varsity assistant and junior varsity head coach at Lansdale Catholic High School. 

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