University of the Pacific

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Kerri Scroope

Kerri Scroope enters her third season as head coach of the Pacific women's soccer team in 2018.

2017 saw Scroope lead the Tigers to four more wins than her first season at the helm. Scroope oversaw a great campaign from senior forward Alex Hussar whose three goals, two of which were game-winners, and three assists led her to be Pacific's first player to be selected to the West Coast Conference's First Team. Hussar's fellow forward, freshman Brynd Thorolfsdottir, was also selected to the West Coast Conference's All-Freshman Team.

In her first season at the helm of the Tigers, Scroope saw the development of Sigrid Aas, who led the Orange and Black in goals and was named to the West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team following the 2016 campaign.

In February of 2016, University of the Pacific Director of Athletics Ted Leland announced the hiring of Kerri Scroope as Head Women's Soccer Coach. Scroope became just the second Head Coach in the Division I history of the program, which began in 1994.

"I am pleased to have someone of Kerri's ability and vision take over the reigns of our women's soccer program," said Leland. "She has proven herself as an excellent coach and leader of young women everywhere she has been. I feel she will be able to take our program to the next level in the WCC and bring out our athletes' competitive nature. I look forward to working with her."

"I am very excited for the opportunity to lead the women's soccer program at the University of the Pacific," said Scroope. "I am grateful to Ted Leland, Holly Trexler and the search committee for having the confidence in me to lead this group of young women and be part of the Tiger Family. I cannot wait to get out on the field with these young ladies and grow the Tigers not only in the WCC but also on the national stage. I also want to thank all of those who supported me at Delaware State. We have grown the program, and I know the players will continue to make it a top program in the Mid-Atlantic."

Scroope joins the Tigers from Delaware State, where she spent three seasons at the helm of the Hornets, finishing as the most successful coach in the history of the program. Most recently, in 2015, Scroope's squad captured its second-straight Independent Conference tournament, while also securing a new program mark for wins (8) and best overall winning percentage (.475). The Hornets also set single-season best marks for most games played (20), goals (36), points (91), shots (235) and shots on-goal (110).

In 2014, Scroope and the Hornets captured the Independent Conference Championship with a 2-0 win over NJIT while the team earned a 3.2 overall grade point average. Scroope was named the College Sports Madness Independent Conference Coach of the Year, while nine players earned Independent All-Conference honors following the season.

In addition to her duties with the Hornets, Scroope served as the Girls Zone 1 Director and Head Coach for the Delaware Union Soccer Club, based in Middletown, Delaware.

Prior to accepting the Delaware State position in 2013, Scroope was head women's soccer coach, head softball coach, assistant women's basketball coach, and assistant facilities coordinator at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.

In 2011, Scroope led the Seahawks to the most successful women's soccer season in program history, finishing with a program record 13 wins while also earning the team's first-ever Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship tournament berth.

She guided Salve Regina to three consecutive double-digit win seasons, as well as three-straight Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship Tournament appearances. Under Scroope, the Seahawks also succeeded in the classroom, earning the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) College Team Academic Award in 2011 and 2012. The team compiled a 3.34 team GPA in 2012 while earning the plaudit.

Prior to her arrival at Salve Regina, Scroope served as head coach for the girl's soccer team at Apponequet High School (Lakeville, Mass.) for five seasons (2002-07).

She is a 2000 graduate of Stony Brook University with a bachelor's degree in social sciences. As a student-athlete at her alma mater, Scroope earned two varsity letters in both soccer and basketball. Scroope also has a master's degree in sport administration from Delaware State.

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Carmen Padilla

Carmen Padilla enters her 12th season of work with Pacific in 2018-19, and her tenth full season as the Tigers' assistant coach. She moved to the sidelines as a volunteer assistant coach in 2007-08, after a stellar career on the field for the Tigers from 2003-06. She serves in all areas of the program and helps coordinate the team’s community outreach.

Padilla brings her international experience with her to the sidelines as she has spent the eight years playing with the U20 and full Mexican National team from 2000-08. As a Tiger, Carmen finished her four years at Pacific as a four-time All-Big West recipient, a three-time first team member, and a 2006 NSCAA All-American Academic Team honoree. Carmen scored 20 career goals over four seasons, placing her into a tie for No. 4 all-time on the Tigers' scoring list. In addition to her scoring, Carmen setup 14 scores for her teammates, tying her for No. 6 all-time in assists in program history. With 54 career points, Carmen finished her career at Pacific at No. 4 in the Tigers' record books.

Padilla graduated from Pacific in May of 2007 with a degree in business and received her MA in Sport Management in 2015.

She resides in Stockton with her husband, Alex, daughters, Alessandra and Victoria, and son Alex Jr.

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Lorna Brownlie

Brownlie begins her fourth season with the Tigers in 2018 after joining Pacific as an assistant coach in 2015. Among other coaching duties, she will work primarily with the Tiger goalkeepers.

Brownlie is a former NAIA All-American goalkeeper at Auburn University at Montgomery and spent 2014 as the interim head coach. She led the Warhawks to a 10-8-1 overall record in 2014. She spent two years a graduate assistant at AUM in 2012 and 2013.

Brownlie joined the Warhawks after playing professionally for the Bay Area Breeze in the Women's Premier Soccer League. She played in the WPSL for three consecutive summers. In 2011, Brownlie played for the Gulf Coast Texans, where she was the team's Player of the Year and the Sunshine Division Goalkeeper of the Year. In addition to her summer professional experience, Brownlie was a standout performer for the University of Mobile in 2010 and 2011.

As a senior for the Rams in 2012, she started all 24 games in goal and finished with an outstanding 20-3-1 record. She registered nine shutouts, allowing only 24 goals on the season and making 103 saves. After the season, Brownlie was named a Third-Team NAIA All-American, while also receiving First Team All-Southern States Athletic Conference honors. She made the All-SSAC Tournament team after leading Mobile to the conference championship game.

Brownlie tallied a 12-6-1 record in her junior season, with seven shutouts in 19 games. While at Mobile, Brownlie worked as an assistant soccer coach at Bayside Academy in Daphne, Ala. Prior to joining Mobile, Brownlie played at Division I school Jacksonville University for one season.

A Glasgow, Scotland native, Brownlie was a member of Scotland's U15, U17 and U19 National teams. She earned her bachelor's degree in human performance and exercise science and a master's in exercise science at AUM.

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