PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 14, 2013) – The Rutgers women’s soccer program announced Wednesday the addition of Kori Washington to its coaching staff for the 2013 season. A 2012 graduate from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Washington joins RU as the new director of soccer operations.
“Kori is a welcome addition to our staff,” said head coach Glenn Crooks. “She comes from a great soccer family and has a passion both for the sport and the people that surround it. Kori has worked our camps over the last five years and I have observed the positive interaction that she has had with the players that came in contact with her. She is a perfect fit for our program.”
As the new director of soccer operations, Washington will be responsible for coordinating scouting reports and organizing rooming, meals and gameday tasks. She will also assist with the implementation of new practice plans and assist with the daily operations of the program.
Washington competed collegiately at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she was a four-year starter. She finished her career with 12 goals, five assists, and 29 points in 73 games played, earning United Soccer Conference Third Team honors in 2007. She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science degree in business with a concentration in marketing.
As a four-year starter at Pennington Prep, one of the top ranked high schools in the country, Washington was a key player for the four-time New Jersey State Prep A champions. The program went a combined 70-10-4, with 57 shutouts and two Mercer County titles during her career. Washington also starred as a member of the basketball program, which made four state prep school finals appearances during her career, winning the crown in 2004.
Washington began playing soccer when she was six years old along with her twin sister, Keri. She began her club soccer career playing in her hometown, Ewing, N.J., where she played for many years under Trinidad native Everard Lewis, who founded Phenoms Soccer and Next Level Soccer Academy. Washington then began playing for the Lower Makefield Panthers in Pennsylvania. She remained in the area, playing for FC Magic, Princeton Soccer Club, Hibernian Breeze and finished her club career at Jersey Shore Boca.
Washington was born on July 4, 1989 and is the oldest of four children. Her twin sister, Keri, is the assistant athletic director at Notre Dame High School (N.J.), while her younger sister, Renee, is a senior on the LaSalle women’s soccer team. Her brother, Mark Jr., currently attends Princeton Day School. Her parents are Mark Washington, who played basketball overseas, and Myra Washington.
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