Dec. 18, 2007
AUBURN, Ala. -
Auburn assistant soccer coach Becky Fletcher has added the title of Recruiting Coordinator, head coach Karen Hoppa announced on Tuesday.
"Becky has clearly demonstrated that she is ready for this new challenge of Recruiting Coordinator," Hoppa said. "Her interpersonal skills along with her organizational abilities make her a natural for this position. I look forward to Becky taking Auburn soccer recruiting back into the national rankings."
Fletcher, from Columbia, S.C., has been an assistant at Auburn since 2003 and has been a part of one of the winningest eras in Auburn soccer history. Since joining Hoppa's staff, Fletcher has helped the team to three SEC West Division Titles, four trips to the NCAA Tournament and a record of 58-34-11 (.617).
"Auburn Soccer continues to grow under Coach Hoppa's leadership and I am honored to be named recruiting coordinator and eager to fill this new role," Fletcher said. "I am excited to begin making a different impact on the program as I coordinate the recruiting efforts. Auburn has so many great qualities to offer. I look forward to recruiting the most talented players that fit the program's culture of success in the classroom and on the field."
Since arriving at Auburn, Fletcher has keyed on both the offensive and defensive strategies, first working with the offense before taking over the defensive side of the pitch in 2006. In her two seasons in charge of the defense, Auburn has allowed just 33 regular-season goals in 37 matches (0.89 goals per game) and has posted 16 shutouts.
Fletcher was also an integral part of the coaching of Ronda Brooks, who in 2005 became the first player from a SEC West school to win a major conference award when she was tabbed the SEC Defensive Player of the Year.
Fletcher came to Auburn from Erskine College in South Carolina where she was the head coach for the 2002 season. She is a 1998 graduate of Erskine.