Mims named new assistant women's soccer coach

WASHINGTON- CUA women’s soccer head coach JP Sousa announced on Thursday the hiring of new assistant coach Taylor Mims, a recent graduate from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

A Long Island native, Mims was a four-year member of the Pirates soccer team where she played in 68 career games with 54 starts as a defender. As a senior, she started in all 19 games in the backfield, helped the Pirates start the year with a five game winning streak, and posted five shutouts.  She was also named a Big East Academic All Star in 2009 and 2011. 

"Taylor is going to be a wonderful addition to our coaching staff here at CUA,” said Sousa. “She brings an enormous amount of playing experience to our program as a four-year starter at Seton Hall, and also has valuable international experience as a member of Trinidad's youth national teams. I know our girls are going to love learning from her."

As a member of the Trinidad & Tobago U17 National Team in 2008, Mims started all three games in FIFA U17 World Cup qualifying. She also was a member of the Trinidad & Tobago U20 National Team in 2010, where she helped lead her team through the final phase of CONCACAF qualifying before the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

The Cardinals will open their 2013 season against Frostburg State on Friday, August 30, at the Maryland SoccerPlex Stadium, current home to the Washington Spirit professional team in the National Women’s Soccer League.

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