Juniata College

Juniata College Athletics
1700 Moore Street Huntingdon, PA 16652
Division 3 Pennsylvania Northeast
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Scott McKenzie

Scott McKenzie is one of the most tenured coaches at Juniata College entering his 19th season as the head coach of the women’s soccer program and the 26th of his career. McKenzie also serves as an Associate Athletics Director for Athletic Communications and is the director of outdoor facilities.


In the 2017 season, after finishing the regular season 10-8, the team appeared in the ECAC Championship tournament. This was the Eagles first appearence in five years after having a program best of 14 wins in 2013.


In the 2013 season, McKenzie led the Eagles to new heights setting a program record for wins, finishing 14-6, while scoring 55 goals for a new single season team record. Juniata finished second in the Landmark Conference regular season and made the teams’ first return to the postseason tournament since 2010.


Coach McKenzie’s Eagles also earned an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Region Tournament appearance, the second in program history, and along the way three different Juniata players earned Landmark Player of the Week, including one ECAC Regional Player of the Week award, and three Second-Team All-Landmark selections.


Since taking over the reigns of Juniata soccer in the spring of 2000, McKenzie’s women’s teams have posted six winning seasons and on October 1, 2014 he earned his 100th win after a 3-0 victory over Westminster College. The Eagles have steadily improved since McKenzie took control and on September 16, 2008 Juniata received the programs’ first ever Adidas/NSCAA Middle Atlantic Regional ranking after earning the program's first wins over regionally ranked opponents.


McKenzie has brought not only a new level of athletic excellence, but also a high academic standard to the Juniata team as reflected by 12 consecutive National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic awards. McKenzie spent three years on the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Committee from 2006-09 and served as the committee chair during the 2009-10 academic year.


McKenzie arrived on College Hill after a successful career at Southern Vermont College during which he amassed a 60-71-10 overall record, claimed the school’s first ever conference title in a women’s sport, and earned three 10-win seasons and four conference tournament berths in his final four seasons. In May of 2013 McKenzie became just the 25th member of the Southern Vermont College/St. Joseph’s College Athletics Hall of Fame.


McKenzie resides in Huntingdon with his wife Renata and their two daughters, Kirstin and Shannon.

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Kaleigh Herring

Kaleigh Herring is entering her fifth season as assistant coach for the Juniata women’s soccer program. She is a 2010 graduate of Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland where she was a four-year player for the Bobcats at either the midfield or forward position.


“Kaleigh is a very seasoned assistant coach,” said head coach Scott McKenzie. “I consider us to be very fortunate to have her with us. She knows the game very well and is mature from the graduate assistant process and from being out in the field for a year already. Kaleigh knows how to coach, she knows how to manage student-athletes, she understands expectation, and I expect her to be able to hit the ground running with the team.”


As a player, Herring competed in four Capital Athletic Conference championship games, finally winning the title her senior year in 2009, three Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournaments, and one NCAA tournament. After completing her undergraduate degree at Frostburg, majoring in Exercise and Sport Science, Herring stayed on campus as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach for two years while earning her masters degree in education. She also served as the assistant soccer coach at Fort Hill high school during that time.


“I’m very excited to be joining coach McKenzie’s staff,” said Herring. “I was really drawn to the reputation of Juniata women’s soccer and the overall tradition here on campus not only in athletics, but on the academic side as well.


After completing her Masters degree, Herring was hired as the assistant women’s soccer coach at Marietta College. While there, she acted as the interim head women’s soccer coach and conducted all daily operations and recruiting aspects of the program.


Herring is a certified personal trainer and has a strong passion for strength and conditioning. Originally from Perry Hall, Maryland, she graduated from North Harford High School.

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