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Olympic medalist attends SportsCenter

Siri Mullinix, Olympic medalist and NCAA national champion, is joining the VCU family as the goalkeeper coach for the women’s soccer team, and will begin classes at the VCU SportsCenter this fall. Mullinix’s accomplishments are extensive, including being named a two-time first-team All-American and winning the national title twice with the University of North Carolina Tar Heels’ storied program. As a professional, Mullinix won a silver medal while competing with the 2000 Olympic U.S. Women’s national soccer team, and was a major force in the Women’s United Soccer Association, competing with the Washington Freedom.

The relationship between VCU women’s co-head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak and Mullinix was a main factor in securing Mullinix as the new women’s soccer goalkeeper coach.

Mullinix said in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “I’ve known [Roberts Sahaydak and her husband, Tim, the Ram’s co-head coach] for a long time so I know I’m joining a great staff. To also get an opportunity to work with a good friend and an old teammate again was very appealing and extremely exciting.” Mullinix was hired as the women’s goalkeeper coach after working at UNC Greensboro for the past three years.

“Siri will be a great addition to our program this year,” says Nathan Tomasini, Ph.D., director of the VCU SportsCenter; “She will provide the students with invaluable insight into the inner workings of collegiate, professional and Olympic sports, and will also be a tremendous source for networking.” The VCU SportsCenter is excited Mullinix will be attending in the fall as she will add to the already outstanding list of new and returning students.

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