Rhodes College

Rhodes College Athletics
2000 North Parkway Memphis, TN 38112
Division 3 Tennessee Southeast
Private Small National competitor


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Katie Chambers

Katie Chambers was hired as head coach of the Rhodes College women's soccer program on June 17th, 2016. The 2018 season will be her third at the helm of the Lynx.

Chambers came to Rhodes from Gettysburg College, where she served as the assistant coach for one season with focus on the goalkeepers. She was also a key in the Bullets defensive tactics throughout the year.

The Bullets amassed a record of 10-2-6 including a 7-2-1 mark in the Centennial Conference. Gettysburg finished sixth in the nation in goals-against average .305 including 12 shutouts in 18 games.

Before Gettysburg, Chambers was at Misericordia University, where she served as a graduate assistant in 2013 and 2014.

As the goalkeepers coach, she helped the Cougars capture back-to-back Freedom Conference titles before reaching the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III championship tournament in both seasons.

During her two years at Misericordia, the Cougars finished 38-6-3 and 13-0-1 in Freedom Conference matches.

Chambers also gained additional experience as the head women's soccer coach at Wahlert Catholic High School from 2011-13, a student assistant women's soccer coach and goalie coach at Loras College in 2012, and as a youth soccer trainer for the U-11 and U-13 Back Mountain Youth Soccer Association girls club teams from 2013-15.

A native of Sleepy Hollow, Ill., Chambers is a 2012 graduate of Loras College, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in physical education and a minor in coaching. A standout goalie, she was a two-time All-Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) selection, capturing first-team honors as a senior in 2011.

She was selected as a team captain during her senior campaign, when she also received NCAA Division III All-Midwest Region honors. She helped lead the Duhawks to a pair of IIAC titles and a berth in the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2010.

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Abbey Barnum

Rhodes women's soccer coach Katie Chambers has announced that Abbey Barnum has joined the Lynx staff for the 2018 season.

Barnum comes to Rhodes after serving a year as assistant coach for the University of the Southwest where the NAIA Mustangs went 13-3. In addition to recruiting, she organized all training sessions and travel arrangements for the second team, assisted with varsity training sessions, was the community service liaison for the team, and was the resident director of the University.

Barnum completed a standout collegiate career at NCAA Division II-Midwestern State (MSU) and prior to graduation, spent a year coaching the Liverpool Football Club International Academy America in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Barnum was a four-year letter-winner for MSU. The Spring, Texas native played in 46 career games and started all 23 games as a senior. Primarily a defender and midfielder, she helped lead the Mustangs to a 13-4-4 overall record her senior season which included a Lone Star Conference Tournament Championship and automatic bid in the NCAA tournament. Barnum's mustangs went to the NCAA Tournament during her freshman campaign as well.

While assisting with the Liverpool Football Club International Academy America, Barnum organized extra training sessions while communicating ideas and the structure of each session to the players as well as parents to advance each player's basic skills.

Barnum graduated in 2017 with a bachelor's in business administration.

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