Leah Swanson joins the staff as an assistant coach for her first season in 2017.
Swanson, a four-year member and three-time captain of the women’s soccer program, played on defense for the Panthers from 2013-16. She broke out during the 2016 campaign, tallying five goals to finish second on the team in scoring. Her second half strike at UMass Boston on Sept. 17th broke a 1-1 deadlock and improved the team’s season-opening unbeaten streak to six games.
Swanson also spent two seasons as a guard on the women’s basketball program. In 2013 she served as the freshmen girls’ soccer coach at Timberlane Regional High School and also patrolled the sidelines as the junior varsity girls’ basketball coach that winter.
Swanson earned her undergraduate degree in 2016, majoring in Marketing, and she is currently enrolled in PSU’s Master of Business Administration in General Management program.