Girls DA adds three more Technical advisors

U.S. Soccer has added Marguerite Ferrell, Vicki Linton and Megan McCormick to complete its team of Technical Advisors for the U.S. Soccer Girls' Development Academy, whose inaugural season launches next weekend with 69 clubs.

Girls' Development Technical Advisors
Morgan Church (Southeast)
Katie Cole (Frontier)
Diane Drake (Atlantic)
Jen Lalor (Southwest)
Marieke Laurens-van Tienhoven (Southwest)
Zahra Lechak (Northwest)
Megan McCormick (Northwest)
Marguerite Ferrell (Northeast)
Vicki Linton (Mid-America)

Technical Advisors, who serve under Academy Director Miriam Hickey, develop scouting networks comprised of U.S. Soccer scouts and collegiate coaches to help identify elite talent. The TAs will provide scouting reports and player data to the Director of Talent to identify players to be invited to Training Centers and the youth national team camps.

Ferrell most recently served as Senior Manager of Coach Recruitment and Education at New York Red Bulls, where she managed 171 part-time coaches. She has also been as an assistant women's coach at Fairleigh Dickinson and Seton Hall. She played semi-pro ball for the New Jersey Wildcats of the USL W-League.

McCormick served as the head coach of DePauw's women's team and since 2015 has worked as a U.S. Soccer Training Center staff coach and as a coaching education instructor for the Indiana Soccer State Association. She played for Indiana United of the WPSL in 2009-2012.

Linton arrives from Australia, where she served as an assistant of Australia's women's national team, including at 2016 Olympic Games and 2015 Women's World Cup. She also served as head and assistant coach of Australia's U-17 and U-20 national teams.

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