June 13, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Marcia McDermott, who took over as Army's women's soccer coach in January, filled out her staff with the hiring of Lorraine Quinn, who spent last year as an assistant coach at William & Mary. The newest member of her group joins Renee Pilch, who is entering her second season, along with volunteer coach Jenn Spiker.
"We are excited to have Lorraine join our staff," said McDermott, the fourth head coach in school history and the second women to lead the Black Knights.
"She has played for and worked with some of the best coaches in our game. Her ability to teach the game and recruit outstanding student-athletes will be a great asset to our program, and I look forward to working with her."
Prior to her arrival at West Point, Quinn served on the staff at William & Mary where she helped the Tribe to the Colonial Athletic Association regular-season title and tournament host en route to posting a 14-5-1 record last fall.
Quinn helped mentor midfielder Mallory Schaffer, who earned a plethora of awards to include second-team All-America honors with her selection to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and the Senior Class Award. She was also the CAA Player and Scholar Athlete of the Year and was one of three Tribe members honored by the Virginia Association of Sports Information Directors (VaSID) with all-state honors. Schaffer and Kiersten Harpe garnered first-team accolades with Cortlyn Bristol named to the second unit.
Following graduation from Duke in 2008, Quinn was a member of the U.S. U-23 Nordic Cup squad that posted a 3-0 win over Germany in the championship game. She broke into the coaching ranks serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the varsity boys' soccer team at her alma mater, Farmingdale High School, in 2009.
Quinn then headed to the United Kingdom to serve an assistant at Durham University, where she was involved in scheduling, traveling, individual player records, recruiting, training sessions, budget management and film. During that one-year tenure, Quinn helped Durham capture the 2012 Futsal National Championship along with earning her master's degree in business management.
An outstanding athlete at Duke, Quinn garnered All-America honors in 2007, was a three-time all-ACC selection, a two-time All-Southeast Region pick along with being named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List her senior year. A midfielder, Quinn posted game-winning goals against Radford and Virginia in the NCAA College Cup.
Quinn closed out her collegiate career ranked first in games played (91) and second in games started (88) before picking up her degree in sociology. Excelling on the pitch and in the classroom, Quinn was named to the ACC All-Academic Team in 2007 and 2008 as well as the ACC Honor Roll.
During her prep school days, Quinn was a member of the Under-19, Under-17 and Under-16 United States Women's National teams. She was the Gatorade N.Y. State Player of the Year in 2003 and was a member of McDonald's All-America team in 2004. In addition, she was a two-time NSCAA All-America and two-time Parade All-America (2002 and 2003).
Quinn will reside in Ft. Montgomery, N.Y.