Long Island Soccer Club is pleased to announce the addition of Shannon Neely Noel to the Girls’ Development Academy coaching staff.

Neely Noel will serve as an Associate Head Coach as part of the club’s Female-First Initiative, a coaching model that prioritizes integrating the female perspective, insight, and expertise into the culture of each and every girls’ team at Long Island SC. 

Neely Noel, an assistant coach at Fordham University the past two seasons, has also served as an assistant coach at Northwestern University for five years and Grand Valley State University for three seasons. As a player, she helped guide Ohio State University to three NCAA Tournament appearances including advancing to the Elite Eight in 2004.

“I am extremely excited to join the LISC staff,” Neely Noel said. “Choosing to be a part of a youth soccer organization that has such a wonderful history on Long Island and is competing at the highest levels in the Girls’ Development Academy was an amazing opportunity to invest back into the youth game.”

Additional Female-First coaches to be announced supporting the build out of new teams for Long Island SC Girls’ Development Academy and teams that participate in other competitive leagues.

To be part of Long Island SC Female-First Club initiative we invite both players and parents to register for upcoming tryouts.