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Seton Hall - Women's Soccer
Seton Hall - Women's Soccer
 

COACHING STAFF

Kristie Lang | Assistant Coach

Kristie Lang was named as an assistant coach for the Pirates prior to the 2014 season, joining The Hall's new head man Rick Stainton in making the transition after previously patrolling the sidelines for Fairleigh Dickinson.

Following the conclusion of the 2014 campaign, Lang was elevated to the top assistant position.

The former Rutgers standout cames to South Orange after serving as an assistant coach for Stainton in his one year as the head coach in Teaneck. During the brief stint, she aided in guiding the Knights to one of the most successful campaigns in program history while doubling as a coach for the Players Development Academy soccer club at a variety of levels; heading up the U9 squad and acting as an assistant for the U12 team that took home the 2012 New Jersey State Cup title.

"Though she is a young coach, she has tremendous presence and possesses a wealth of knowledge that she is eager to share," Stainton said of Lang. "One of her greatest strengths is that she was a very technical player but beyond that, she is excellent at taking what she knows and imparting that onto others. Kristie is a hard worker who is very dedicated to what she is doing and she has all the tools to be a successful coach."

An academic and athletic standout herself over her four-year career at Rutgers, Lang appeared in 84 contests from 2006-2009 and tallied a total of nine goals as a versatile player who spent time at the back, in midfield and as a forward for the Scarlet Knights.

She was a key member of Rutgers teams that earned at-large selections to the NCAA Tournament in three of her four years on campus and went on to graduate with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies in 2010 after earning four-straight BIG EAST Academic All-Star awards.

 

Sage DoVale | Assistant Coach

Sage DoVale joined the Seton Hall staff prior to the 2015 campaign, reuniting with head coach Rick Stainton for whom she played as a standout at Fairleigh Dickinson. DoVale previously served as an assistant coach at Rutgers-Newark during the 2014 season.

"Sage is a very talented, driven and committed to her craft. In a short time, she has already built an impressive coaching résumé. I believe she is the right fit on a variety of levels but most importantly, when you look back at the last two years; she has been an integral part of the type of success we are working to make the standard here at The Hall," said Stainton upon the announcement.

In her first and only season as an assistant coach in Newark, DoVale helped lead the Scarlet Raiders to a program record 14 victories and their first-ever New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Tournament appearance. The squad had been pegged to finish ninth in the 10-team conference in the preseason poll after winning five matches the year before.

Prior to joining the coaching ranks full-time, DoVale delivered her finest collegiate season under Stainton's direction as a senior at Fairleigh Dickinson. After being a part of 11 victories over her first three seasons at FDU, DoVale re-wrote the school record books as the Knights powered their way to eight wins and a 4-1-3 conference record that earned the No. 2 seed in the Northeast Conference (NEC) Tournament.

During the campaign, the native Hawaiian notched a single-season program record eight shutouts, matching the career record of 14 in the process. A four-time NEC Defensive Player of the Week throughout the season, DoVale was voted as NEC Goalkeeper of the Year and also took home First Team All-NEC honors.


Marie Klemme | Volunteer Assistant Coach

Seton Hall women's soccer alum Marie Klemme returned to the sidelines as a volunteer assistant coach prior to the 2015 campaign.

A four-year letterwinner for The Hall after coming to South Orange from Berlin, Germany, Klemme appeared in 73 matches and made 59 starts. Over the last three seasons of her career, Klemme appeared in every match and finished her time in blue & white tied for sixth in program history in matches played.

On the field, Klemme totaled five goals and four assists in her role as a midfielder with 13 of her 14 career points coming in her junior and senior seasons.  The Berlin native was also a part of a Seton Hall team that hosted a BIG EAST Tournament match for the first time during a nine-win 2011 campaign; besting local rival St. John's to earn the Pirates' second postseason victory.

A 2014 graduate, Klemme is currently pursuing a graduate degree at the university.