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O'Brien Adds Assistants to Staff

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lipscomb women’s soccer head coach Kevin O’Brien is pleased to announce two new additions to his soccer staff.  Kelsey Fenix has been added as an assistant coach and Shannon O’Brien will be a volunteer assistant coach for the Lipscomb women’s soccer program.

Kelsey is originally from Westlake, Ohio where she played club soccer for the Cleveland Internationals. She played her collegiate soccer at the University of Kentucky, where she captained the team to the 2006 SEC Title and an NCAA Tournament appearance. She received All-SEC honors in 2007.

Fenix currently plays for the Charlotte Lady Eagles, a semi-professional team that competes in the W-League. Fenix hold a USSF National “C” License.

Fenix is excited to get started on helping to build the Lipscomb women’s soccer program.

“I’m so thankful for the opportunity to join the Lipscomb family and in furthering the mission and vision of the university,” Fenix said. “I’m excited to learn from and coach with coach O’Brien. I want to help build this program into one of excellence. I look forward to being part of a staff that shares the same vision of moving this program forward to be successful, both on and off the field.”

Shannon O’Brien is originally from Phoenix, Ariz. where she played club soccer for Sereno Soccer Club.  She was a standout goalkeeper for the University of Arizona and is still in the U of A record books for the fewest goals allowed in a career (maiden name Monti).  After college she also played for the Charlotte Lady Eagles for six years and served as team captain for three of those seasons.  She has coached collegiately at UNC Charlotte and Pfeifer University and served on the goalkeeping staff for the N.C. Olympic Development Program.  Shannon holds her NSCAA Goalkeeper I & II Diplomas and will bring a wealth of experience to the Lady Bison goalkeepers.

Head coach Kevin O’Brien is pleased with the new additions to his staff.

“Having coaches that can step right into a session and show advanced technical and tactical proficiency gives these coaches immediate credibility with the girls,” O’Brien said. “They have played with and against some of the best players in women’s soccer, won championships, and gained the experiences needed to help coach and develop our team. I am excited about the professionalism these ladies bring to program and their involvement is already paying dividends in improving the soccer culture here at Lipscomb.”