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Haflett named assistant soccer coach for USF

 

University of Sioux Falls Soccer head coach Brittany Domino has named Brandon native Ashley Haflett assistant coach for the USF soccer program. Haflett comes to USF with NCAA DII coaching and playing experience.
“I am really excited to add Ashley to our staff here at USF,” said Domino, a fifth-year head coach at USF. “She has great experience both playing and coaching within the NSIC on teams that have proven records of success in the conference. Her enthusiasm for coaching and getting back to the Sioux Falls community helped her stand out during the interview process. Ashley has already brought forward great ideas on how to continue to grow the soccer program both on and off the field and we can’t wait to get started,” Domino said.
A native of Brandon, Haflett joins USF after serving as the top assistant at Missouri Western State in St. Joseph, Mo., since 2018. Prior to working at MWSU, she was the assistant coach at the University of Mary in 2017. At UMary, Haflett earned a Master’s degree in Kinesiology in 2019. As a student-athlete at Augustana, she was an All-NSIC goalie for the Vikings. Additionally, she has coaching experience working with youth boys and girls’ teams through Dakota Alliance Soccer Club and Brandon Valley High School.
As the first-ever assistant at MWSU, she helped guide the Griffon teams to a cumulative 16-18-3 mark over two seasons. She was highly involved in all aspects of the program, which included 11 Griffons earning All-MIAA honors in 2018 (eight) and in 2019 (three). While she was at MWSU, the soccer team earned a 3.5 cumulative GPA and completed more than 1,300 hours of community service. She also organized a donation drive for the St. Joseph YMCA and with the Sports Bra Project. At MWSU, she helped with the program’s involvement in Team IMPACT, which is a national program pairing children who have chronic and severe illnesses with college athletics teams. She was also responsible for goalkeeper training with MWSU where goalkeepers in 2018 and 2019 earned All-MIAA honors.
In 2017, Haflett helped guide UMary to a 12-5-2 overall record and a 9-4-2 in the NSIC. She was part of a staff that directed the Marauders to the No. 5 seed in the NSIC Conference Tournament and advanced to the semi-finals. At UMary, Haflett worked directly with the goalkeepers and helped improve the goals allowed average from 2.53 to 1.16 and the total goals allowed dropped from 43 to 22.
Haflett (previously Ashley Limmer) was the starting goalkeeper at Augustana from 2012-14, and earned All-NSIC second team honors in her final year while setting season and career records for the Vikings in wins. As a senior, she helped the Vikings reach the NCAA regional tournament and finished the season with a record of 14-6, a .814 save percentage and a goals-against average of 1.02 while posting six shutouts.
A 2015 graduate of Augustana with a degree in Biology, she began her soccer coaching career while still in college. She served as an assistant boy’s and girl’s coach from 2013-15 at her former high school, Brandon Valley. In 2015 she started coaching youth soccer in Sioux Falls where she was the Dakota Alliance U15 girls’ team assistant coach from 2015-16 and the U11 girls team head coach from 2016-17. She and her husband, Bryce will live in Sioux Falls.

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