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Sounding Off On Soccer Podcast: Robert Morris’ new women’s Head Coach Michelle Rick

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In early February, Robert Morris University announced the Vice President and Director of Athletics Chris King announced that Michelle Rick will be the next head coach of the Colonials’ women’s soccer program, after Head Coach Chris Shaw left for a the Head Coaching position at Temple.

Robert Morris hires Michelle Rick as new women’s soccer coach

In some respects, it might be considered a bold move in hiring such a young coach without Division I head coaching experience — as Rick joins RMU after spending the previous two seasons at the University of Findlay, a Division II school in Findlay, Ohio, where she had a 22-11-7 overall record and back-to-back berths in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals.

PSN’s John Krysinsky had a chance to catch up with Rick this week, to see she is transitioning to her new role,  how the Spring training sessions have been going, recruiting, competing in the Horizon League where she played and coached at Wright State, and much more!

** Please note there’s a brief pause in the Podcast from approx. 24:50 – 25:30 **

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John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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