Emmitsburg, Md. (July 31, 2017) – Mount St. Mary's University women's soccer Head Coach Joe Nemzer has announced the addition of Bonnie Young as an assistant on the staff for the upcoming 2017 season.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to add Bonnie to our staff. Having played and coached at the highest level, she will have an immediate impact on our women. As we continue to grow our program and culture, it's vital to bring in people who fit and are excited about the next phase of Mount soccer. When it comes to Bonnie, she is a fantastic person with great character, and someone who I believe will help our program make tremendous strides moving forward," commented Nemzer.
Young, a former professional player and assistant coach with the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League, comes to the Mount with over eleven years of collegiate coaching experience. She began her coaching career at the University of Rhode Island as an assistant coach in 2004, and followed with five years at Monmouth University. After her time at Monmouth, Young was named the head coach at North Central College in Naperville, Ill., where she also served as the director of the strength and conditioning program. In 2016, Young joined the Chicago Red Stars' coaching staff as an assistant, and in April, she was tabbed as head coach of the Washington Spirit – Baltimore Armour U.S. Soccer Girls' Development Academy program.
Young has also worked as the senior girls director at NSA Premier, a Region II ODP coach, and a coach at the U.S. Soccer Training Center. She also holds a number of coaching qualifications, including an NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, and a USSF "C" License.
Young enjoyed an outstanding college career at Penn State before going on to play professionally for the New York Power, New Jersey Wildcats, Sky Blue FC and the Chicago Red Stars. Young collected multiple All-Big Ten accolades during her time with the Nittany Lions, and was drafted with the 14th overall pick by the New York Power in the 2002 W-USL Draft. She spent several years in the professional ranks, and helped guide the New Jersey Wildcats to a W-League Championship in 2005.