01 Sep First-year coach Becca Moros brings immeasurable experience to Wildcats’ soccer program | Wildcats
When Tony Amato was hired by the University of Florida in late May, Arizona had to act quickly. The Wildcats did just that, hiring Becca Moros from the professional ranks to be their next soccer coach.
Moros had been an assistant coach for Gotham FC, a professional women’s soccer team located in New Jersey. Before that, Moros was a standout soccer player at Duke. She was a three-time All-ACC selection as well as an All-American during her college career. Moros also played for the USA U21 National Team and was a sixth-round pick of the Washington Freedom in the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer Draft. She went on to play three years in the WPS, two years in the Nadeshiko League in Japan and six years in the NWSL.
The experience Moros offers is immeasurable for a UA program looking to build off three NCAA Tournament appearances in the last four years.
The Wildcats (1-1) will take on LSU (4-0) Thursday in Tempe as part of the Desert Classic. They’ll wrap up their weekend with a Sunday match against Cal State Northridge.
“I think that’s huge,” junior goalkeeper Hope Hisey said. “I think having a female head coach is not only empowering, but she is also very relatable to us. She played Division I soccer at Duke at a high-level institution, so she can relate to us in that respect, and she knows what it takes to play at the next level.”
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