June 27, 2013

W&L Hires Sushner and Liberati to Athletics Staff

LEXINGTON, Va. — Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the appointment of Rachael Sushner and Ross Liberati as staff members within the athletic department. Sushner joins the staff as assistant women’s soccer coach and Liberati will serve as assistant men’s soccer coach.

Sushner comes to W&L from Clarkson University, where she has been the assistant coach since 2011. While working for the Golden Knights, she managed their national recruiting, developed scouting reports and assisted with the planning and execution of training sessions as the goalkeeper coach.

A 2009 graduate of Skidmore College with a bachelor of arts in business and sociology, Sushner spent three years as an assistant coach at Wellesley College from 2008-2011. The team won the NEWMAC regular season title in 2009.

At Skidmore, Sushner was a four-year starter and captained the team her senior year. During her career, she was the Liberty League Rookie of the Year, named to the Liberty League All-Conference First Team, and the All-New York Region First Team.  She recently earned her masters in business administration from Clarkson in May 2013.

Liberati joins W&L from Frostburg State University, where he has been the first assistant since 2011. In two seasons, the Bobcats went 23-6-9, and had back-to-back Capital Athletic Conference tournament semifinal appearances. While at Frostburg State, Liberati earned his masters in business administration.

He graduated from Bucknell University in 2011, with a bachelor of science in business administration. He was a two-time First Team All-Patriot League honoree for the Bison. He also helped lead the team to two Patriot League Championships (2009 & 2010), and was First Team NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region in 2010.

Sushner and Liberati join J.D. Ey, Taylor Gibson and Maggie Roy, whose hiring’s were announced on Wednesday.

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