Annie Hamel has been named the head coach of the Simon Fraser University women's soccer team, after playing professionally and spending five seasons as the top assistant at Division II Saint Leo University.
The former Viking standout has directed the women’s soccer program at Whatcom Community College the past three seasons, posting a record of 28-11-18 (64.9 percent).
After 26 years at the helm of the women's soccer program, Simon Fraser head coach Shelley Howieson has accepted a new position as the Facilities Manager for the SFU Athletics and Recreation Department.
After wrapping up its second consecutive GNAC regular season title with a conference record of 13-1-0, Western Washington advanced to its first NCAA Final Four and finished 2013 with a school-best 20-2-1 record.
Western Washington senior Kristin Maris was named to both the Daktronics and NSCAA women's soccer All-America teams, while teammate Brianna Jones was picked as a Daktronics first-team All-American.