The Boston Breakers made a big addition to their coaching staff, bringing in former University of Virginia assistant coach, Bowdoin College head coach and most recently the assistant coach at Boston College, Maren Rojas.
The Boston Breakers made a big addition to their coaching staff, bringing in former University of Virginia assistant coach, Bowdoin College head coach and most recently the assistant coach at Boston College, Maren Rojas. An MVP keeper at the College of William and Mary in the early 90s, Rojas brings a wealth of talent to the Breakers. She led Bowdoin to five NESCAC Tournament appearances and the NCAA Tournament in 2007. During her days at the University of Virginia, Rojas helped guide the Cavaliers to four NCAA Tournament appearances. They also advanced to NCAA Tournament quarterfinals in 2005 and the Sweet 16 in 2006.
"I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work for an organization like the Boston Breakers in the new women’s professional league," Rojas said. "It will be a privilege to work alongside such talented players and coaches. I’ve had the utmost respect for the organization as a fan during the WUSA and WPS leagues and am looking forward to a competitive season in the NWSL."
Rojas, a Virginia native, has also coached at James Madison and Syracuse and in the U.S. Youth National Team, most recently in 2011. She also served as the Director of Goalkeeping for the Region I Olympic Developmental Program.
"I am very excited to have Maren join the Boston Breakers staff. She has been in and around the program in the past and made a difference for us," Breakers Head Coach Lisa Cole said. "So having her full time will improve us as a team and improve me as a coach."
Rojas holds a United States Soccer Federation "A" License and NSCAA Advanced National License. Last season at Boston College, Rojas was on the coaching staff that guided the Eagles to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and an 11-8-3 record.
"One of the many great things about Maren is her experience at so many things. She knows goalkeeping, has been a head coach, a top assistant at Division 1, and is experienced in team building," Cole said. "Her personality will be good for the team, and I look forward to working with her again."