The defenders feature the most depth, experience and athleticism on 2012 squad
Local community, fans attend watch party at Duffy's Sports Grill
Players from four countries in Olympics played at FAU last summer
Brian Dooley and Staci Wilson provide their insight prior to the start women's soccer competition in the 2012 Olympics
Newly named assistant women's soccer coach was a defender on the 1996 Olympic gold medalist women's soccer team
Staci Wilson joined the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer coaching staff in March of 2012 as an assistant coach. She brings world and national championship experience at the collegiate and professional level.
Wilson, a three-time national champion while playing at the University of North Carolina (1994, 1996 and 1997), also brings international and professional playing experience to working with FAU players. She was a defender on the United States' 1996 Olympic gold medal-winning team and won two professional championships.
Wilson is also looking forward to the opportunity to work with Owls' players to achieve success in the competitive Sun Belt Conference. The team will be returning a strong core of experienced players for the 2012 season.
Wilson's coaching career has featured serving as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Independence of the Women's Professional Soccer, from 2009-10; head coach of the Loudoun Youth Soccer Association's Under-12 and Under-13, from 2004-2006; director of soccer training at the Perfect Competition Athletic Development in Davie from 2006-2007; and coach of the Under-9, Under-13 and Under-14 girls for the Weston Fury Soccer Club in Weston from 2006-2008.
Most recently, Wilson was the strength, speed and agility coach at Howard University during the 2010 and 2011 spring seasons, and head coach/team trainer for the Under-17 girls team in Cooper City.
Wilson earned a bachelor's degree in physical education-exercise physiology from the University of North Carolina.