Kristen Weiss
Kristen Weiss

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Virginia, 2006

Former U.S. Women's National Team member and three-time NSCAA All-American Kristen Weiss enters her second season as an assistant coach with the University of Wisconsin women's soccer program in 2014.

The Weiss File
Name: Kristen Weiss
Hometown: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Alma Mater: Virginia, 2006
Collegiate Coaching Experience
• Assistant Coach, Wisconsin, 2013-Present
• Assistant Coach, Milwaukee, 2012
• Assistant Coach, Maryland, 2010-12
• Assistant Coach, Clemson, 2008-10
• Women's Soccer Administrato (2006-08)
Playing Experience
• U.S. Women's National Team (2001 Algarve Cup)
• U-16, U-17, U-19 U.S. Women's National Team
Virginia, 2002-06; ACC championship (2004)
2x Parade All-American and Female Athlete of the Year at Walsh Jesuit High School

In her first season in Madison, the former All-American forward helped guide Rose Lavelle to become just the 16th first-team All-Big Ten honoree in school history and the first player in UW history to earn the 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year honor.

Weiss' expertise paid dividends for UW in 2013, as the team clinched double-digit victories for the fifth-straight season, while also helping flashy midfielder Kinley McNicoll pace the Badgers in points (25) and assists (13) en route to becoming a second-team All-Big Ten selection.

The Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, native is well-known for her prep career at Walsh Jesuit High School where she was twice tabbed as a Parade All-American and female athlete of the year. She graduated as Ohio's all-time leader in goals scored after earning all-american accolades in three consecutive seasons.

After stints with the U16, U17 and U19 women's national teams, she was selected to the U.S. Women's National squad where she earned four caps and participated in the 2001 Algarve Cup.

"Kristen knows what it takes to compete at the highest level both in college and on the international scene," Wilkins added. "She is one of the most exciting up and coming coaches in the country, and we are happy to welcome her to the Wisconsin family."

Weiss, who played collegiately at the University of Virginia, spent the 2012 season at Milwaukee serving as an assistant coach. Prior to her stint with the Panthers, Weiss coached at both Maryland (2010-12) and Clemson (2008-10), after serving as a women's soccer administrator at her alma mater (2006-08).

As a member of Virginia's women's soccer team from 2002-06, Weiss helped the Cavaliers to an ACC championship in 2004. The Ohio native also earned ACC All-Tournament Team honors in 2004.

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