LMU Soccer Promotes Two Of Its Own
July 1, 2010
HARROGATE, TN - On Thursday morning, Lincoln Memorial University Head Soccer Coach Helio D'Anna announced that two LMU soccer alumni would be either join or be moving up in the ranks of the University's soccer coaching staff.
Adriano de Moraes, a former player of D'Anna's and recent graduate assistant coach has been promoted to full-time assistant coach for both the men's and women's soccer programs. A native of Brazil, de Moraes played for the Railsplitters only one season in 2006 but helped the program make it's first national tournament appearance that included a South Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship, an Appalachian Region title and a trip to the NCAA Division II Final Four. de Moraes started in 19 of 20 matches for the Railsplitter that season in the defensive backfield, tallying three assists.
Courtney Hollis, a four-year letter-winner for the Lady Railsplitter soccer program recently received her undergraduate degree from Lincoln Memorial University. While playing for the LMU women's soccer program from 2005 through 2008, Hollis spent more than 1700 minutes in the net while accumulating a 12-4 career record as a Lady Railsplitter goal keeper. After spending a year away from the LMU women's soccer program, Hollis returns as graduate assistant for the Lady Railsplitters and will be looking to add her collegiate knowledge to an already very talented women's program.
The Lincoln Memorial University men's and women's soccer teams will return to campus in early August in preparation for their 2010 fall seasons. The Lady Railsplitters open this year's schedule when they host Young Harris on September 2, while the Railsplitters begin their 2010 campaign against the University of Alabama-Huntsville at home on September 5.
Adriano de Moraes