Staten Island, NY – Wagner third-year head women's soccer coach, Phil Casella, has announced the hiring of former standout goalkeeper, Amelia Sapirman, as an assistant coach.
Sapirman comes to Grymes Hill following a prolific playing career at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
"Amelia stood out in the hiring process as a candidate that I felt can step right in and not miss a beat," commented Casella. "She has plenty of playing experience while possessing the desire and determination to be a successful college coach. Amelia is someone that I have complete trust in helping us continue to shape the direction of the program."
As a senior for the Highlanders, Sapirman started in all 18 matches in goal, tallying 88 saves and posting a 1.14 goals-against average, and a .807 save percentage. She registered nine shutouts during the 2018 campaign and a registered a career-best 13 saves at North Florida September 28, in addition to a 10 save effort against Lipscomb.
For Sapirman's career, she combined to record 153 saves and a .785 save percentage en route to becoming NJIT's all-time program leader in career shutouts (13), and career wins (18).
In addition to her prolific collegiate playing career, Sapirman served as volunteer assistant coach and goalkeeper coach at her alma mater, Liberty High School, where, along with the head coach, ran summer league training sessions and focused primarily on goalkeeper development.
Currently, Sapirman is an assistant with the U-23 women's soccer team at Keystone Athletics for its summer league sessions while also training goalkeepers of the women's soccer team at Nazareth High School.
At Liberty High School, Sapirman earned all-conference honors and graduated with the highest honors and a 4.4 GPA. As a member of the U18 club team, Matchfit Academy, she helped lead the team to its first-ever national title under the direction of Dominick Bucci.
Sapirman, a multiple-time Dean's List selection, is a Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority member while being apart of the Leadership Team of the chapter.
She graduated NJIT with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
At Wagner, Sapirman will assist Casella in all aspects of the program while working with the goalkeepers, in addition to pursuing a Master's Degree in Business Administration.