KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Austin College head women’s soccer coach Kristina Corona has been recognized as one of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America 30 Under 30 award winners, the organization has announced.
Launched in 2013, the NSCAA 30 Under 30 Program is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity for a select few up-and-comers who have made soccer coaching their career of choice. This program was created to support fledgling coaches and foster their growth at a crucial point in their vocation.
Corona finished her first season on the sidelines at Austin College in 2013, and was one of 600 applicants vying for a position in the 30 Under 30 program, and is one of only 15 women to be selected for the program, which will include complimentary registration and recognition at the 2014-2015 NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia.
“I strive to be a coaching instructor and I want to be a role model for young women and coaches specifically,” said Corona.
Corona, who played collegiately at the University of Tulsa before playing two seasons in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WSPL) for the Fort Worth Panthers, previously coached at the University of Dallas, where she earned recognition as the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2012. This past season she coached four Austin College players to All-SCAC honors, including two First Team All-Conference selections.
Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.