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May 16, 2020 | Soccer (W)

Coach Sasha Andrews and her family will be regulars at Concordia.Coach Sasha Andrews and her family will be regulars at Concordia.

Stingers add Sasha Andrews to soccer coaching staff

Head coach Greg Sutton is pleased to announce Sasha Andrews, an accomplished national team player and former professional athlete, will join the Concordia Stingers women's soccer program as an assistant coach.

“The opportunity to have Sasha Andrews join our staff was too good to pass up,” said Sutton. “She will be another leader in our program and another pair of eyes. I’m looking forward to having her perspective. She will have a lot of credibility, especially with our defenders, and will be involved in the defensive aspects of the game.”

Originally from Edmonton, Andrews travelled extensively thanks to her soccer talents. She attended Southern Methodist University (B.Sc.) and University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Bachelor’s – Nutrition Sciences, Fitness and Education).

As a professional soccer player, her stops included Australia and the Perth Glory, California with the LA Blues and most recently Iceland where she played and also helped coach UMF Afturelding.

As a long-time defender with the women’s national team, she represented Canada for more than 10 years, including three World Cups. She won a silver medal as a member of the U20 Team is 2002 and finished fourth with the senior team in 2004.

“I guess I hope the players take inspiration from my experience,” said Andrews. “I look forward to a rigorous training environment and to having a lot of fun. If you have fun, you always play better.” 

Andrews, 37, recently moved to Montreal with her husband and young family. She is an assistant technical director at FC Anjou. She also brings experience as a Physical Education teacher and a youth coach.

“She will learn from us and we will learn from her,” Sutton said. “I can’t wait to get going.”