Marjanovic named interim soccer coach

8/28/2007 7:00:00 AM

Fourth-year assistant coach Antoinette Marjanovic has been named the interim head coach of the University of Nevada women's soccer program effective immediately, Wolf Pack Director of Athletics Cary Groth announced Tuesday afternoon.

Marjanovic replaces fourth-year head coach Terri Patraw who is leaving the program after three seasons.

"Marjanovic is a rising star in the coaching profession, and our student-athletes have benefitted and will continue to benefit from her success and experience as a coach and a standout player.," Groth said. "We appreciate everything that Terri Patraw has done for the Wolf Pack soccer program and wish her the best of luck in the future."

Marjanovic is entering her fourth year with the Wolf Pack soccer program, coming to Nevada in 2005 after serving as an assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach at Division III Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y. A native of Los Angeles and a former member of the Croatian National Team, she played collegiate soccer at Arizona State University from 1997-2001. Marjanovic was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection in 1997 and 2000, becoming the first player in Sun Devil history to earn all-conference honors, and finished her career ranked second in the ASU record book in points, game-winning goals and assists. She earned her bachelor's degree from Arizona State in 2002.

Marjanovic earned a Bachelor's degree in education from Arizona State in 2002 and completed her Master's degree in educational leadership at Nevada in May of 2007.  

Nevada opens the 2007 regular season this weekend at Mackay Stadium, playing host to the Oregon Ducks at 7 p.m. on Friday and the Portland State Vikings at 2 p.m. on Sunday.


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