Assistant soccer coach hired at UALR

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Bri Garcia has been hired as an assistant coach for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock soccer team.

Coach Adrian Blewitt announced the addition to the team Wednesday.

Garcia spent the past year as an assistant coach at Nebraska, and she spent five years as a player at Penn State.

Garcia also has assistant coaching experience with the U.S. Olympic Development Program and at summer camps at Penn State.

A defensive specialist as a coach, Garcia will focus on organizing the Trojans' back line and protecting the UALR goal.

She broke down game film and assisted with on-field coaching with Nebraska last year as the Huskers won the 2013 conference regular-season championship and tournament championship.