Head Coach Samantha Etherington
On May 5, 2015, Louisiana College announced the hiring of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, Native, Samantha Etherington as the sixth head coach in Louisiana College Women's Soccer program history.
As a graduate assistant at the University of Dubuque from 2013-2015, Etherington assisted in every facet of a program that won the Iowa Conference (IIAC) regular season and postseason championship. The program also made an NCAA Tournament appearance on its way to setting new school records for wins (16), consecutive wins (6), home wins (10), fewest goals allowed (18), and shutouts (10).
Prior to Dubuque, Etherington put together an impressive coaching resume in a short period of time, as she served as student assistant coach at Nicholls State University and assistant coach at E.D. White High School in Thibodaux for the 2012-2013 season.
As a four-year student-athlete at Nicholls State University, Etherington played in 7games, making 66 starts, as well as scoring 5 goals and 11 assists for 21 career points. Etherington was also named MVP for her junior and senior seasons; in addition to being named team captain her senior year.
Prior to Nicholls State, Etherington was a two-time conference champion at Gateshead College in Gateshead, England, as well as 5v5 National Champion. Most recently, Etherington was named in the Gateshead College Athletic Hall of Fame. Etherington played club soccer for Newcastle United Women’s Football Club who competed in the FA Northern Premier League.
Etherington graduated from Nicholls State University in 2013 with a B.S. in Health Sciences, and earned her M.A. in Communications from the University of Dubuque in 2015.
In August 2015, Etherington was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) “30 under 30 program”. Picked from over 500 applicants, Etherington and will be part of a year long mentorship program created to support and grow America’s next generation of coaches. She currently holds her USSF C License, F.A. Level One, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 2 License.