Rutgers assistant Karina LeBlanc has stepped down from her coaching position to concentrate on her pro career with WPS's Los Angeles Sol.
"When you are playing at the highest level, you have to give it everything you have," said LeBlanc. "It wouldn't be fair to this program or the players if I stayed next year.
"It has been a fantastic five years," continued LeBlanc. "I didn't even know I had the ability to coach, and I would like to thank [head coach] Glenn Crooks for giving me this opportunity, while also letting me live out my dream."
LeBlanc, who joined RU in 2005, primarily worked with the goalkeepers, including overseeing the four-year development of Big East Goalkeeper of the Year Erin Guthrie.