Women's Soccer Names Sarah Beth Anderson Assistant Coach
“We are very excited to have Sarah Beth staying with us in this capacity,” Purcell said. “She brings great energy and enthusiasm to the position. Her experience as a Division I goalkeeper will be very valuable as she works with our current and future players at that position. She has also had the unique experience of having been trained by three different and very talented goalkeeper coaches at PC and she will be able to take parts of each of their styles and ways of doing things while she develops her own.”
“I’m really excited to be coaching at my alma mater,” Anderson said. “I’m looking forward to helping the team thrive at the Division I level.”
Anderson joins the PC staff after four record-setting seasons as the team’s goalkeeper from 2008 to 2011. The former Blue Hose holds the program’s career saves record with 296 and owns every career goalkeeping record in the team’s Division I era, including shutouts (nine), save percentage (.798) and goals against average (1.81). Her 17 saves against Navy in 2010 mark a Division I-era best as well.
The 2010 season saw her post five shutouts in 12 games and average eight saves per game, ranking fifth in Big South Conference history.
In addition to working as a PC soccer camp counselor for the past three years, Anderson served as head girls’ soccer coach at Hillcrest Middle School in Simpsonville from January to May. Anderson led the squad to a perfect 12-0 regular season and its first-ever appearance in the postseason semifinals. She has also worked as a camp counselor for BlazeSports in Decatur, Ga.
Anderson graduated from PC in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in English.