NIU women’s soccer head coach John Ross announced an addition to his coaching staff in Mary Dorn, a former all-region soccer player at Lees-McRae University, to be a volunteer assistant with the program.
Dorn is one of three assistants on staff with the Huskies and has already been working with the Huskies this spring, who finished 8-9-2 last fall.
“We are very excited to have Mary on our staff,” Ross said. “She has had a highly decorated college athletic and academic career. She fits in really well with our coaching dynamic and has already made contributions to the program. Mary has a bright future as a coach in the colligate game.”
The Supply, N.C. native will work in various capacities with the team, including running team training sessions.
Dorn began her playing career at Appalachian State in 2008 and then transferred to Lees-McRae after one season, where she was named to All-Conference Carolinas team all three seasons as a defender.
As a senior, she led the Bobcats to their first-ever Division II Tournament berth after claiming the Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship and was named the tournaments’ most valuable player. She earned first team All-Southeast region honors from Daktronics and the NSCAA at season’s end.
In her career at Lees-McRae, Dorn appeared in 56 matches and helped aid in 25 shutouts, including 12 during the 2011 season. She also scored five goals and two assists as a Bobcat.
In the classroom, Dorn was named to the Conference Carolinas’ Spring Presidential Honor Roll and Dean’s List. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2012 and began working on her master’s in accounting this spring semester at Northern Illinois.
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