Shannon Soares
Shannon  Soares

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
William & Mary '06

4th year at GU, 6th overall


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September 9, 2016 Washington, D.C. | Cooper Field

Establishing herself as one of the top coaches in the country with her ability to raise programs to new heights, Shannon (Karl) Soares is entering her fourth season at Georgetown in 2017.

Soares has led the Hoyas to 19 wins over her first three seasons at the helm. In 2015, Georgetown won eight games, the team's most since 2002, including five at home, the most since 2010. The Hoyas also posted a 2-1 overtime victory over Villanova on October 16, the team's first BIG EAST victory since 2011.

Under Soares, Georgetown has had three All-BIG EAST honorees including Aliyah Graves-Brown, who became the first Hoya in program history to be named to the All-BIG EAST First Team in 2015.

Off the field, Georgetown was recognized with the 2015-16 BIG EAST Team Academic Excellence award for field hockey, given to the team with the highest collective grade-point average (GPA) in each conference sport. Additionally, Graves-Brown was also honored with the 2015-16 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence award. On a national level, 40 players have earned a spot on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Academic Squad and the team has been an NFHCA Division I National Academic Team Award winner for the past three seasons.

Soares began her head coaching career at Virginia Commonwealth University where she spent one season in 2012 after serving as the team's assistant coach for the previous five. She orchestrated the third-best single-season turnaround in the nation that season, leading the Rams to a 13-6 record after they were 5-11 in 2011. The 13 wins were the second-most in school history as VCU earned the program's first-ever berth in the Atlantic 10 Field Hockey Championship. A program-record six players also earned All-Atlantic 10 honors. In the classroom, Soares' Rams posted the highest team GPA of all of VCU's 16 intercollegiate athletic programs with a 3.435. Eighteen of the 20 players on the roster earned a spot on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll (3.0 or higher). VCU earned NFHCA Collegiate National Team Academic Award honors while 14 players were named to the National Academic Squad.

Soares stepped down to join her husband at the University of Washington for the 2013-14 academic year where she was the assistant director of sport operations.

A native of Centreville, Virginia, Soares is a 2006 graduate of the College of William & Mary, earning a Bachelor of Arts in kinesiology while being a four-year letterwinner on the field hockey team. She appeared in 80 games in her career, the third most in school history, while making 78 starts, the second most. She totaled nine goals, 18 assists and 36 points as a midfielder and was a team captain as a senior. Her 18 assists are the seventh-most in school history.

Soares earned a master’s degree in sports administration from the University of Louisville in 2007. She and her husband, Sean, currently reside in Centreville with their son, Carrick, and daughter, Scout.

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