Hayley Siegel Named Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
July 9, 2013
Siegel joined the Hoyas two years ago as a volunteer assistant and moves into the full-time assistant role beginning with the 2013 season.
"I'm very excited to have Hayley on our staff full-time," Nolan said. "She's worked very hard for us the last two years and has been a big part of the success we've had. Our team has benefitted, and will continue to benefit, from her experience."
Hayley Siegel is in her second season with the Georgetown women's soccer program. She brings with her a wealth of playing experience from her collegiate, U.S. National Team and international careers.
As a youth player, Siegel captained a local Bethesda (Md.) soccer club team, which was coached by Nolan and Georgetown Associate Head Coach Naomi Meiburger. The Bethesda Excel were 2003 National Finalists, and regional champions from 2003-05. Siegel garnered numerous athletic awards, including 2005 Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year, Parade Magazine All-American in 2003 and 2004, 2005 NSCAA/adidas All-America selection, and three-time Howard County Player of the Year. She was also a member of the U.S. National Team Pool at the U19, U17, U16 and U15 levels, respectively. In addition, Siegel earned U15-U17 All-America honors and was Region I team member at U-13-U-17.
A highly touted high school recruit, Siegel went on to play at Santa Clara University. After successful freshman and sophomore seasons, she unfortunately suffered two anterior cruciate ligament injuries. She graduated from Santa Clara in 2009 with a major in communication.
After recovering from her knee injuries, Siegel played in Germany, in the 2.Bundesliga for VFL Sindfelfingen in 2010 and lived and learned from the European soccer world.
In addition to working at Georgetown, she also coaches youth teams for Bethesda Soccer Club and Sporting United. Siegel is a local high school product, graduating with honors from Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Md.
Georgetown opens the 2013 season with a pair of exhibition games, both at home. The first match is against Richmond on Wednesday, Aug. 14 (5 p.m.), followed by a meeting with former league rival West Virginia (Saturday, Aug. 17, 4 p.m.).
Georgetown returns all but two starters from last year's team, including junior midfielder Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills), a first team All-American and the BIG EAST Offensive Player after scoring 18 goals and setting a school record with 44 points. The Hoyas enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in program history in 2012, setting a school record with 16 wins. The Blue & Gray finished with a 16-4-3 overall record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Along the way, the team posted an 8-1-1 record in the BIG EAST Conference and won the BIG EAST National Division title.