Sept. 18, 2008
AUBURN, Ala. - - Sarah Steinmann has rejoined the Auburn soccer program, taking her place as the volunteer assistant coach on Karen Hoppa's coaching staff.
Steinmann played at Auburn from 2001-04 and was the 2002 SEC Player of the Year and remains one of the most prolific scorers in program history. The team leader in goals in 2001 (five) and 2003 (12), she is third on Auburn's all-time goals list with 29. She is also four on the career assists list with 20, putting her into a two-way tie for second on the career-points list with 84.
A native of Lilburn, Ga., Steinmann has been playing in the W-League over the past couple of summers and was named the 2008 W-League Most Valuable Player. She was the scoring champion as well as the goal scoring champion for her efforts this past summer, leading the league in both points (40) and goals (19). To put her remarkable season in perspective, the second leading scorer in the league had 14 goals. In her five previous seasons in the W-League, Steinmann scored a total of 25 goals.