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Morgan Ruhl
 
Morgan  Ruhl

High School:
McDonogh

Last College:
LSU '16

Position:
Assistant Coach

After spending the 2016 season on the Loyola University Maryland women's soccer sideline as a volunteer coach, Morgan Ruhl will continue on the staff as an assistant coach, Head Coach Naomi Meiburger announced today.

Ruhl worked with the Greyhounds' goalkeepers in her first year with the program, helping Loyola allow just 17 goals in 16 games. The Greyhounds' 1.05 goals against average, which ranked third in the Patriot League, was made more impressive by the fact their goalkeepers had played less than 110 minutes of collegiate soccer prior to the season.

"Morgan showed a great aptitude for coaching at the collegiate level last season, and we are thrilled she will be joining our staff full-time," Meiburger said. "She has a great background as a player, and she relates very well to today's college players and recruits."

Ruhl was a top recruit out of The McDonogh School in nearby Owings Mills, Maryland, where she earned All-State, All-Metro and All-Conference honors. She continued her soccer career at Louisiana State University before her playing time was cut short due to injury.

She was prominently ranked in the ESPNHS Top 150 and Top Drawer Soccer Top 100 for the Class of 2012 out of McDonogh after competing at the highest club and prep levels. Ruhl competed at the U.S. National Team U-15 camp in April 2009 and was a member of the Region I Olympic Development Program Team and player pool in 2008 and 2009.

Ruhl helped guide the McLean Strikers to the Virginia State Cup and Region 1 Regional Championships, in addition to a runner-up finish at the 2010 National Championships. A four-year player in the Maryland Olympic Development Team, Ruhl was also an ADIDAS ESP selection for the All-Star Team and a Golden Glove recipient.

While in college, Ruhl served as a youth coach for the Baton Rouge Soccer Club and was a goalkeeper coach for Capital City United Youth Club. After her injury, she was an undergraduate assistant coach at LSU, working with the Tigers' goalkeepers.

The Monkton, Maryland, native graduated from LSU in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in special education.

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