Sun Devil Soccer Adds Katie Shields to Coaching Staff

Jan. 25, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - Katie Shields, a former collegiate standout at Harvard, has been hired on with the Arizona State University soccer program, Head Coach Ray Leone announced Thursday. Shields will work with the goalkeepers and replaces Jaime Pagliarulo, who recently left the program to work on a mission in Africa and become a teacher.

'We are excited to have Katie in our program,' Leone said. 'She brings a lot of energy and passion for the position. Katie played at a high level and enjoyed a great amount of success as a student-athlete at Harvard. She also recently coached along side former U.S. Olympic soccer coach April Heinrichs and brings that experience with her to Tempe. I can't wait to get started working with her and see what she can bring to this program.'

Shields, a native of Dana Point, Calif., was a four-year starter for the Crimson and turned in one of the top careers in the history of the program. In the goal, Shields was a four-time All-Ivy League selection, including first team accolades following her senior campaign of 2005. That same year, she was selected to the NCSAA First Team All-Northeast Region after allowing eight goals, the second-lowest total in school history.

Her 11 total shutouts recorded in 2005 rank as the most in a single season in Harvard history and gave her 18 for her career. In the Crimson annals, Shields concluded her career ranked second all-time in minutes played (4,145), third in total saves (272) and fifth in save percentage (.863). Shields also helped the team to an appearance in the 2004 NCAA Championships where the team dropped a 2-1 decision at Connecticut.

Shields, who earned her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Government from Harvard in 2006, recently spent one year on the coaching staff at UC Irvine.

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