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Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Staff Named Region Staff of the Year

The United Soccer Coaches announced the 2023 Region Staff of the Year recipients for NCAA Divisions I, II and III men’s and women’s soccer. The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Staff was named Southeast Region Staff of the Year.

The Bears staff includes Head Coach Dean Ward, Assistant Coach Zandy Soree and Graduate Assistant Reaghan Duval. Ward is in his second season at the helm as been named SAC coach of the year in both season and has lead the Bears to the NCAA Tournament including this year run into the Elite Eight. Soree, is also in her second year on staff while Ward added Duval as the program’s graduate assistant this past Fall.

“Blessed and thankful for Zandy Soree and Reaghan Duval. These honors don’t happen without amazing players and the whole staff” said Ward after receiving this honor.

In addition, the Region Staff of the Year recipients will be placed on the ballot for National Staff of the Year consideration within their respective NCAA division, National Staff of the Year voting opens December 6, 2023.