POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y - Marist College announced on Wednesday the hiring of Steve Skonieczny as an assistant coach for Kate Lyn and the Marist Women's Soccer program. Skonieczny joins the Red Foxes after a decorated playing career in the MAAC as a starting goalkeeper at Marist and Siena.
A 2011 graduate from Siena College, Skonieczny played three seasons for the Saints and left with his name scattered throughout the record books before concluding his career for the hometown Red Foxes as a graduate student in the fall of 2011.
The LaGrangeville, N.Y. native left Siena as the all-time leader in goals against average as he allowed 1.42 goals per game in his 40 appearances. He also finished top five in career wins, shutouts and minutes played. As a Red Fox, he won three MAAC Defensive Player of the Week nods and backstopped his squad to a conference semifinal berth. Statistically, he posted eight shutouts and made 76 saves on his way to an 8-7-5 record.
"Stephen is an excellent addition to our women's soccer program. From his playing career to his work with young athletes in the local community, he has shown a level of dedication and commitment to excellence" said Head Coach Kate Lyn. "As a coach, Stephen will be a great teacher and mentor to our current goalkeepers bringing the consistency in training that we lacked last year. I have total confidence that his abilities will allow both our goalkeepers to perform at their best."