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SU roundup: Hornets announce new soccer assistants

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WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University head coaches Liz Pike and Corbin Sutton announced additions to their women's and men's soccer staffs, respectively, Wednesday afternoon.

Pike, the head women's coach, announced that L.A. St. Hill and Courtney Stull have joined her program as assistant coaches, while Sutton announced that Scott Bucey will be the top assistant for the men's program this fall.

St. Hill, Stull and Bucey will all work with Dustin Butcher, who returns again this season as the goalkeeper coach for both programs.

St. Hill played four years for the Hornets men's soccer program and finished his collegiate career as a member of the football team in 2012.

Following the completion of his playing career, he served as a student assistant with both the men's and women's basketball programs.

Stull played four years of soccer for Pike, appearing in 81 games as a defensive midfielder with five goals and 10 assists for 20 points.

Bucey is a 2005 West Chester University graduate and has been an assistant coach at Handley High School for the past two seasons.

He holds Level I diploma in goalkeeping from the NSCAA as well as numerous additional certificates and diplomas. In addition to his high school coaching experience, he is the U17 Boys coach for the Winchester United Soccer Club.

All three new assistants are slated to begin their new duties on Saturday. Both the men's and women's soccer programs report for the start of practice on Friday.

Women's tennis

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah head men's and women's tennis coach Larry Hubbard announced the recruiting class for his women's program Wednesday morning.

Hubbard is bringing an additional two women into his program to add to the 12 he has returning from his 2013-14 squad.

The Hornets did not lose any players off of the 2013-14 team due to graduation.

Melodie Madison, a native of Paris. and Jeannella Williams, from Trenton, New Jersey, are the 2014-15 newcomers.

Madison spent her first three years of high school in Paris and West Africa before transferring to the French International School for her senior year.

Williams was the No. 1 singles and doubles player for her final three years at Trenton Catholic and was named as the Player of the Year in her conference this past season.

She is also a second generation SU student -- her father is a Shenandoah Conservatory graduate.

"These are two outstanding young women," Hubbard stated in a news release. "We are fortunate to have everyone coming back this season and both Melodie and Janella are prepared to compete with our returners for a spot at the top of the lineup."


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