Michigan Tech adds two to Women’s Soccer program

Courtesy: MTU
Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 2:58 PM EDT
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HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - Head coach Bulut (Turk) Ozturk has announced a pair of additions the Michigan Tech soccer staff for the 2021-22 season. Hunter Stoddard will join the program as graduate assistant and goalkeeper coach and Kieran Rowan is aboard as student manager. Cora Essenmacher also returns as assistant coach.

Stoddard is a current PhD. student at Michigan Tech studying Chemical Engineering. He calls Hemlock, Michigan home and earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in the spring of 2020. Stoddard played four seasons of varsity soccer in high school as wells as four years of club soccer in the Michigan State Premier Soccer League (MSPSP).

He is still a member of MTU’s club soccer team and has experience coaching youth soccer and recreational soccer in Hemlock.

Rowan is a second year Engineering Management student at Michigan Tech. His duties with the soccer team will include collection and dissemination of quantitative statistics to assist the staff and student-athletes. Rowan specializes in the tactical side of the game and is an avid Newcastle United fan in the English Premier League.

The Huskies return to the field with an exhibition against Finlandia University Saturday, August 21 at Kearly Stadium. The team finished 5-4-1 over a truncated GLIAC spring season. Tech qualified for the GLIAC Tournament and fell to Grand Valley State 6-3 in the conference quarterfinals.

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