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COACHING STAFF

Ali Rubnitz | Assistant Coach

Seton Hall women's soccer head coach Rick Stainton announced Ali Rubnitz as the newest addition to the team's coaching staff on April 18, 2017. Rubnitz joins The Hall as assistant coach after a two-year stint as an assistant at Monmouth.

"I am very excited that Ali has accepted the opportunity to join our staff," said Stainton. "Her background includes great success as a player and a coach at the Division I level. We look forward to Ali sharing her experience, leadership and enthusiasm with our program."

At Monmouth, Rubnitz helped lead the Hawks to back-to-back Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Regular Season Championships in 2015 & 2016 after posting a combined 18-1-1 record in conference play. Monmouth posted an overall record of 27-7-4 during her two seasons in West Long Branch, and reached the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in program history after winning the MAAC Championship this past fall.

The Los Gatos, California native was a four-year starter at Northwestern, where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies and Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. She was the 2009 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner, Team Defensive MVP and a four-time member of the Big Ten All-Academic Team. She was also the recipient of the James J. Progar Athletic Scholarship (for inspiration, leadership and allegiance to NU) and the Iron Cat Award, given to superior fitness and training amongst NU athletes.

Following her accomplished career with the Wildcats, Rubnitz was a starting player and assistant coach for Durham University in the United Kingdom. Her team was the 2015 British Universities & Colleges Sport National Champions, and was the runner-up in the Futsal National Championship. Meanwhile, Rubnitz was earning her Master's Degree in Business Management with a focus in Entrepreneurship.

Other ventures for Rubnitz include brief stints as Girls Technical Director of Downtown United Soccer Club (DUSC) in New York City and as volunteer assistant coach at St. Bonaventure.

Rubnitz holds the following licenses – USSF National C (2017), USSF National D License (March 2014) and USSF National E License (June 2013).

 

Kait Collin | Assistant Coach

Kait Collin, a former team captain and goalkeeper at Michigan State, was announced as the newest member of the women's soccer staff by head coach Rick Stainton in May 2018.

“Collin comes to our program with valuable experience and knowledge gained while playing for, and working with, some amazing coaches in her young career,” said Stainton. “She is ambitious, energetic and knowledgeable, and will be a tremendous asset and contributor to our program.”

The Grand Ledge, Mich. native joins The Hall following brief stints as assistant coach at Western Michigan and McNeese State. She was responsible for goalkeeper training and development, while managing camps and clinics, breaking down film and assisting with travel accommodations.

While at McNeese, Collin tutored Emma Roccaforte, the 2017 Southland Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and All-Southland First Team selection.

Collin spent three seasons as a goalkeeper at Western Michigan before joining Michigan State for the 2016 season where she started the first nine games between the posts before suffering a season-ending injury.

While at MSU, Collin was a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner and posted a 4-4-1 record with 58 saves and a 6.44 saves per game average, good for 17th in the nation. At Western Michigan, she was part of the 2013 MAC Championship team and won an NCAA Tournament game.

From 2013-16, Collin furthermore worked alongside head coaches from across Michigan to evaluate and assess the talents of youth goalkeepers and worked to prepare them for the Olympic Development Program.