Head Women's Soccer Coach Paul Patton announces the hiring of Samantha Striano as Assistant Women's Soccer Coach. "I am excited to announce a new addition to our Women's Soccer program. Samantha has extensive playing experience at the college level and overseas as well as five years of coaching experience. Her knowledge and passion for the game will serve her well at St. Catharine." Samantha is from Clearwater, Florida and graduated from Countryside High School in 2007.
She attended Queens University of Charlotte and played soccer there from 2007-2011. Samantha was Freshman MVP in 2007, was named to Conference Carolinas All-Conference First team and All-Region in 2008, and was named to All-Conference Third Team in 2010. She graduated from Queens University in December 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.
After Graduation, Samantha moved to England and earned a Master’s degree in Business Management - International Business. During this time she also played for the Durham Wildcats who competed in the FA Cup, were runner up in the British Universities and College Sports National Championship, and won the National Futsal Championship.
Returning home from England, Samantha moved back to North Carolina where she worked as the Assistant Coach at St. Andrews University. She also coached on the North Carolina ODP 2001 Staff, has coached five years at the club level ranging from U9-U13, and spent a season as an assistant coach for Charlotte Country Day High School.
"I'm very excited to join the St. Catharine family," noted Samantha. "I am looking forward to working with the team and to a successful season!"