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RACHEL BECKLER

Education:
Bachelor's Degree, Interdisciplinary Studies, Kennesaw State University 

Coaching License:
USSF C

Coaching Experience:
Spent 2 years as the assistant coach at Kennesaw State University (2014-2015).

Spent 3 years coaching collegiately at North Greenville University in Greenville, S.C. (2011-2013). While at NGU, Beckler served one year as an assistant coach, before being promoted to head coach for her final two seasons in Greenville.

Following a rebuilding year for NGU in 2012, Beckler guided the team to new heights in 2013, earning six more wins than the previous season and made the program’s first-ever appearance in the Conference Carolinas Tournament.

Along with her collegiate coaching career, Beckler was also involved in the South Carolina Olympic Development Program (ODP) and coached the 2001 girls age group from 2013-2014.

Served as the assistant coach for the Carolina Cobras in the W-League for the 2014 season.

2009-2011 "Extra touches" trainer at Kennesaw Futbol Club. Worked with individual players and teams to improve their technical abilities.

Playing Experience:
The Marietta, Ga., native played three years at UNC Charlotte before transferring to Kennesaw State for her final collegiate season. In her first and only season with the KSU Owls, Beckler led the Atlantic Sun Conference in goals (11) and shots (73) as well as ranking second in points (27) in overall play. In conference action, she led the league in points (20), goals (9), shots (51) and game-winning goals (3). For her efforts, Beckler was named to the 2008 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas NCAA Division I All-Mid-Atlantic Region Third-Team and also received A-Sun First-Team All-Conference and A-Sun All-Tournament Team accolades. 

Following her outstanding campaign, Beckler, who ranks in the top 10 in several career and single-season program records, was named the 2008-09 Kennesaw State University Female Student-Athlete of the Year.
 
Outside of the collegiate world, she has four years of playing and coaching experience in the United Soccer Leagues’ W-League, playing with the Charlotte Eagles from 2011-12 and the Carolina Cobras in 2013, and serving as an assistant coach for the Cobras during the 2014 season. She has also been involved with Athletes in Action, which has provided her the opportunity to train internationally with the Paraguay and South African women’s U-17 and U-20 national teams.

Spent the summer of 2009 training/playing professionally in the Czech Republic with AC Sparta Praha.  

Beckler attended Harrison High School and was the 2005 Cobb County/Marietta Daily Journal Female Soccer Player of the Year after leading the Hoyas in goals as a senior. 

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