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Bethesda Soccer Club

Shannon Higgins-Cirovski


   
     

    DIRECTOR OF COACHING, GIRLS
    t: 443.472.5118
    e: scirovski@bethesdasoccer.org   


     

     
AT BSC SINCE:  2015

BIRTH PLACE: Kent, Washington

EDUCATION:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations

 

COACHING LICENSES:  USSF National "A" License

COACHING EXPERIENCE:    

Following her graduation from UNC in 1990, Higgins-Cirovski was hired as an assistant coach to the George Washington University women’s soccer team. In 1992, she was elevated to the position of head coach, taking the team to a 69–59–11 record before resigning in 1997. She was inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.[1] In 1998, Higgins-Cirovski served as the head coach of the U.S. U-18 Women’s National team. On January 13, 1999, she was hired as the University of Maryland, College Park women’s soccer team head coach, a position she held until resigning in 2006. She had a 62–51–10 (.549) record over her six seasons.  She is now the Girls' Director of Coaching at Bethesda Soccer Club, with extensive youth coaching experience.

            

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:  

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that fall, playing on the women’s soccer team from 1986 to 1989. During those four seasons, UNC-Chapel Hill won four consecutive NCAA Championships. Higgins scored the game-winning goal in the last three championship games. She was a two-time first team All American (1988 and 1989) and the recipient of numerous awards including the 1988 and 1989 Soccer America Player of the Year, 1989 ISAA Player of the Year and the 1989 Hermann Trophy. In 2000, she was named to the Soccer America College Team of the Century. Higgins earned fifty-one caps with the United States National Team between 1987 and 1991. Her greatest achievement came in the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup when her playmaking skills were a central part of the U.S.’s championship run. In the 2–1 final, Higgins assisted on both of Michelle Akers goals.

 

POSITIONS PLAYED:  Midfielder

PLAYING HIGHLIGHTS: U.S. soccer midfielder who earned fifty-one caps with the United States between 1987 and 1991. She was a member of the U.S. team at the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup and is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.


FAVORITE TEAM: 
University of Maryland



READ MORE: 

The case for...Shannon Higgins as one of the USWNT's all-time greats

 

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