Tracy Hamm Accepts Assistant Coach Position With Bears

May 7, 2009

BERKELEY - Four-year letterwinner with the women's soccer team Tracy Hamm has been elevated to assistant coach after spending a month as a volunteer assistant coach, California women's soccer head coach Neil McGuire announced recently.

'This is a very exciting opportunity for me' Hamm said. 'I am very passionate about Cal Soccer and Cal Athletics. To be surrounded by such an incredible staff is truly inspiring,' Hamm said.

During her freshman year at Cal in 2002, Hamm was the leading scorer with nine goals and was named Cal's Freshman of the Year. Throughout her four years, she was an All-Pac-10 academic honorable mention three times. In her final two years at Cal, Hamm started every game and was a key factor in Cal's defense, which in 2005 set a school record for GAA (0.475, seventh in nation) and tying school marks for goals allowed (11) and shutouts (14) in a season. In four years as a letter-winner, Hamm amassed 12 career goals.

'I am very pleased to have Tracy join us on a full-time basis,' McGuire said. 'She will be an outstanding role model for the players and undoubtedly an asset in recruiting.'

Hamm has stayed with soccer since graduating in 2006 by playing with the California Storm as well as coaching several teams. Hamm currently works as the Director of Coaching for Heritage Soccer Club here in the Bay Area.

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