Updated Wed, Jul 31, 2013 3:43 pm
The Ohio soccer team added its third former professional player to its coaching staff on Wednesday, as first-year head coach Aaron Rodgers announced the addition of Elizabeth Woerle to the program as an assistant coach, according to OhioBobcats.com.
Woerle joins Rodgers and goalie coach Allison Whitworth as the only coaching staff in the Mid-American Conference to have three former professional players.
“[Woerle’s] insight on how to conduct and maintain oneself in a professional manner will be excellent,” Rodgers told OhioBobcats.com “Not only will the forwards be able to learn from her, but all of the players on the program will be able to gain knowledge from her experience.”
Woerle played professionally in Germany with the 1. FC Lübars of the Frauen Regionalliga from 2011-13. She scored one goal in 11 appearances with the team and played 23 minutes during a domestic cup match against FSV Gütersloh.
She attended college at Drake University, where she was a significant part of the team from 2006-09. She scored 22 goals and had eight assists in her career, while being named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Freshman Team in 2006, Second Team in 2008 and First Team in 2009.
Woerle’s first appearance on the sidelines this fall will be in the exhibition game against UNC Greensboro on Aug. 15. Ohio’s first regular season contest is at home against Indiana on Aug. 23.