FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former University of Arkansas soccer letterwinner Kathleen Paulsen has joined head coach Colby Hale’s staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
Paulsen lettered for the Razorbacks from 2006-09 and earned her bachelor’s in biology in the spring of 2010. She also earned her master’s in May in kinesiology. Her duties with the team include working with polar, fitness, nutrition and recovery, and organizing logistics.
"Pauly is a fantastic addition," Hale says. "We take bringing someone into our family very serious. We want to make sure they have characteristics that will add value to the program as well as ensuring they are in line with our values. Pauly is the ideal fit and we’re excited about having a former Razorback as part of the staff."
A midfielder from Littleton, Colo., she helped Arkansas go 10-7-2 in 2006, 8-11-1 in 2007, 11-8-0 in 2008 and 8-7-4 in 2009. She earned Southeastern Conference and UA academic honor roll honors, and was named to the SEC’s Good Works Team as a senior in 2009.
Paulsen had one goal and one assist with two starts as a freshman. In 2007, she started all 20 games, and was fourth on the team in goals with three and in scoring with six points. As a junior, she started all 19 games, and was third on the team with four goals and nine points. She made 18 starts as a senior, and finished her career with eight goals.
She previously worked as a volunteer assistant at John Brown University in Siloam Springs in 2011-12, and helped run training sessions and goal keeper training, and assisted in recruiting. Paulsen also has her national "D" license in coaching.
The Razorbacks are home this week, entertaining Kennesaw State on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Razorback Field.