By, Dave Wright, Hamline University
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Emily Cripe, a former player at Seton Hall, has been named head women's soccer coach at Hamline University. Cripe replaces Ted Zingman, who resigned in February after 10 years at the helm.
|Cripe comes to Hamline after previous stops at her alma mater and, most recently, women's soccer power U of North Carolina. Cripe, a native of St. Paul, attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School before heading east for college. She was a three-year regular for the Pirates, captaining the team in her senior season.|
She graduated in 2005 with a degree in Journalism. She spent two seasons as an assistant coach there. She came back to the Twin Cities, working at the Minnesota Thunder Academy coaching at many age levels as well as assisting at two different MIAC schools.
In addition to her journalism degree, Cripe has a Masters in Strategic Communications from Seton Hall and is just completing her dissertation to earn a doctorate in Leadership.
"We are very excited to have Emily join the HU family. She stood out among a very talented group of candidates," said HU athletic director Jason Verdugo. "Emily has a strong skill set that is only enhanced by her affiliation with the most accomplished NCAA women's soccer program in the country, in addition to her profound doctoral research."
Among her achievements was coaching the 2015 U16 and U17 ECNL North American League Champions. During her time there, several of her student-athletes committed to Division I schools such as Minnesota, Florida State and Baylor.
She joined the Tar Heels in 2015 as a performance analyst, coding film for statistics, scouting opponents and helping to facilitate training sessions. The Tar Heels were a Final Four participant in 2016.
Creativity and innovation in teaching and learning are the hallmark of Hamline University—home to about 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. At Hamline, students collaborate with professors invested in their success. They are challenged inside and outside of the classroom to create and apply knowledge in local and global contexts, while cultivating an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service.
Hamline is highly ranked in its class by a number of sources including U.S. News and World Report, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review. Founded in 1854, Hamline also is Minnesota's first university and among the first coeducational institutions in the nation.