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Arizona soccer notebook: Lorraine Quinn hired as assistant coach, an early look at the 2021 schedule, and more

New Arizona soccer head coach Becca Moros made her first assistant coaching hire on Thursday, bringing in former Duke teammate Lorraine Quinn.

“I am incredibly honored to be joining the Wildcat family,” Quinn said in a statement. “I cannot wait for the opportunity to help lead our student-athletes in their pursuit of excellence. Our staff will be fully dedicated to building champions in the classroom and on the field. I look forward to getting our journey underway, Bear Down!”

Quinn has been an assistant coach at Texas State since 2018. According to her school-produced bio, her primary duties involved “recruiting, technical development of field players, oversight of team conditioning, travel coordinator and video breakdown and analysis of the team and opponents.”

Before coaching at Texas State, Quinn was an assistant/associate head coach at Army for five seasons and William & Mary for one, when the Tribe won a CAA conference title. Like Moros, Quinn is from New York and was an All-American at Duke, starring for the Blue Devils from 2004 to 2008.

Quinn had extensive U.S. national team experience early in her playing career, appearing for the Under-23, Under-19, Under-17 and Under-16 teams.

Quinn’s college coaching experience—and the recruiting knowledge that comes with it—are important since Moros is green in both areas.

I’m excited to welcome Lorraine to our technical staff,” Moros said in a statement. “She has a sophisticated soccer mind, excels at player development, and will work tirelessly on behalf of the players and program to help us reach our goals. I look forward to working with her and I know our student-athletes will benefit greatly from her expertise on and off the field.”

In case you missed it, here is my feature on Moros and her vision for Arizona soccer moving forward.

The Wildcats are one of only two Pac-12 teams yet to release their 2021 schedule. The other is Oregon State, which also made a coaching change this summer. The good news is that because so many games have been announced by other schools, we have a good idea of what Arizona’s schedule will look like when it is announced.

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