Angela Salem will enter her second season as a graduate assistant coach with the Springfield College women's soccer program during the 2018-19 season. While assisting head coach John Gibson, Salem will also be working towards a Master's degree in Athletic Counseling.
Salem comes to Alden Street from the professional soccer world, as the Akron, Ohio native has been playing in the pros for the past eight years. Most recently, Salem was a member of the Boston Breakers of the National Women's Soccer League, where she started 19 games and played a total of 1,699 minutes, the second most on the team. Salem has also played for the Washington Spirit and Western New York Flash of the NWSL, and has had stints in professional leauges in Finland and Australia.
Salem was also a decorated collegiate soccer student-athlete, as she was a four-year starter at Francis Marion University in South Carolina. Salem started all 59 matches she played for the Patriots, tallied 11 goals and 27 assists, was named Team MVP as a sophomore and junior, and as a freshman, set the school’s single-season assist record with 11.