Theresa Wagner Named Women's Soccer Assistant Coach

March 11, 2008

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford women's soccer head coach Paul Ratcliffe has announced the addition of former Cardinal volunteer assistant coach as Assistant Coach on Monday.

Wagner, a former standout from the University of Washington, spent four seasons as an assistant coach at University of San Diego.

'I am happy to announce the hiring of Theresa Wagner,' said Ratcliffe. 'Theresa will bring a wealth of experience to Stanford. She has played and coached at a very high level and has a proven track record of success.'

Prior to coming back to Stanford, Wagner was a volunteer assistant coach for the Cardinal during the 2002 season when the team went 21-1-1 and earned the No. 1 ranking. The team allowed just five goals the entire season and won the Pac-10 conference championship. In 2003 Wagner was named as an assistant coach for the University of San Diego. She has also been the head coach of the San Diego Surf Club soccer team, where she led the team to the No. 1 national ranking.

'I am very excited about joining the Stanford Women's Soccer program and having the opportunity to work for Paul,' said Wagner. 'Stanford is one of the elite athletic programs and I am looking forward to working with the student-athletes that are attracted to this type of academic institution. I really believe that the sky's the limit here and I'm excited to be a part of it.'

Wagner had a standout career at the University of Washington. She earned All Pac-10 honors in all four years in a Washington uniform and also was a three-time All-Academic Pac-10 selection. As a senior at Washington, Wagner garnered NSCAA Scholar Athlete All-American accolades and was named to the second team All-West Region.

After her collegiate career, Wagner played for the San Jose CyberRays from 2001-2003. While playing for the Cyber Rays she was a part of the 2001 team that won the WUSA Championship.

Wagner graduated from Washington in 1991 earning a B.A. in Business with a 3.5 GPA.

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