by Tom Brown
Robyn Serge, Benedictine University women’s soccer coach, informed her team last week that she has stepped down from her job as Head Coach of the Women’s soccer team. Serge had been the team’s Head Coach since 2006.
According to Benedictine Athletic Director Mark McHorney, Serge has resigned due to move closer to her family.
“I think her decision to leave us is very understandable,” said BenU soccer player Cole Esposito. “Family is very important, and I hope she has success in her next adventures in life.”
“She was a great person for our university and the team, and our athletes and staff are supportive of beneficiaries of our time commitment,” McHorney said.
Serge appeared to be very well-like amongst her players, as many of them described her as a hard-working coach who got the most out of her players while being an outstanding individual at the same time.
“Coach was great person on and off the field,” said Ale Farias, a senior who played under Serge for four seasons. “She always pushed everyone to work hard and reach their potential.”
“I think she did some great things for the program, and she is going to be missed,” added Esposito, another four-year player under Serge. “I wish her the best of luck in the future.”
A search for a new Head Coach will begin immediately.
“The next step is a nation-wide search,” said McHorney. “There is a search committee in place and there is no real timetable. We need to find the right fit for our school and what it represents.”
BenU made the Northern Athletics Conference in Serge’s first two seasons, falling to Concordia-Wisconsin in the first round in both years. The team has failed to make the postseason since and missed the playoffs by less than one game in each of the past two seasons. Serge also coached several all-conference players and even two ESPN the magazine all-Americans during her tenure.
Serge was unavailable for comment at press time.