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Women's Soccer Announces Hiring of Andrew Green and Kyle Farris

Courtesy: WMU
Release: 07/12/2016
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The Western Michigan women's soccer team and head coach Lauren Sinacola have announced the additions of Andrew Green and Kyle Farris to her staff as assistant coaches.

"I am thrilled to add Andrew and Kyle to our staff along with our returning coach, Erin Carlson," said Sinacola. "I am excited that all of us bring our own strengths to the program in a collective unit."

Green comes to WMU from Western Carolina University. He spent one season as an assistant coach and prior to that served as the varsity head coach at Olivet High School and as an assistant coach with the girl's team.

"I am very excited about adding Andrew to our staff," said Sinacola. "I am comfortable and confident bringing Andrew into this environment in all aspects of our program. Not only does Andrew bring great knowledge on the field, but his passion and drive about the game and about the players as a whole is something that lines up perfectly with our team values."

As an assistant Green helped the Catamounts to the 35th-best defense in the nation, allowing just 0.62 goals per game. The team was also honored with the NSCAA Team Academic Award. Green holds a degree in social science from Olivet College.

Farris joins the staff after a stint with the Plainwell High School girls’ team as its head coach, winning the Conference Coach of the Year award. Farris, a recent graduate of WMU, played four seasons for the Broncos appearing in 59 games, scoring four goals and six assists.

"Kyle played at a very high level as a soccer player up through his career here at Western Michigan," Sinacola added. "He brings a lot of knowledge of the game and is very eager to bring his ideas to the program. I am looking forward to having him on staff. Kyle is a very promising up and coming coach, but the best part about Kyle is that he is a great person."

The Broncos begin the 2016 season on Aug. 12 in an exhibition game at IUPUI.