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W&J Announces Hiring Of Four Assistant Coaches
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Washington & Jefferson College Director of Athletics Bill Dukett recently announced the hiring of four new assistant coaches to the Presidents’ athletics staff.
The first-year assistant coaches include Erin Clary (softball), Sara McMullen (volleyball), Becky Scroger (women’s soccer) and Meredith Spencer-Blaetz (field hockey).
Clary enjoyed a standout career for the NCAA Division II Lock Haven University softball team where she was a three-year starter and team captain. A career .308 hitter, Clary totaled 41 runs batted in and 20 stolen bases during her four-year career and helped the Lady Eagles to the 2009 Division II Softball National Championship. She was also a two-time all-state shortstop and three-time All-County Player of the Year at Susquehannock High School. Clary is a 2012 LHU graduate with a degree in psychology.
McMullen is a 2012 graduate of nearby California University (Pa.) with a degree in sport management. She was an All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and All-Mid Atlantic Region libero while leading the Vulcans to three league championships during her four-year career. A two-year team captain, McMullen was honored with California’s Presidential Scholar Award in 2010 and was a four-time recipient of the University’s High Academic Achievement Award. She has previous coaching experience at the California University Volleyball Camp and the Tri-State Elite Volleyball Camp.
Scroger joins the women’s soccer coaching staff after spending a season as the goalkeeper coach for the Spencerport (N.Y.) High School girls’ soccer team. She graduated magna cum laude from Fredonia State University in 2010 with a degree in visual arts and new media and was named to the SUNY Athletic Conference All-Academic Team on three occasions. During her four-year playing career, Scroger set six school goaltending records, including career goals against average (1.03) and career shutouts (23), while being named all-conference three times.
A 2011 graduate of Mount Holyoke College (Mass.), Spencer-Blaetz compiled 15 defensive saves in 62 career matches during her four-year career with the Lyons’ field hockey team. She was a four-time All-NEWMAC and NFHCA All-Academic Team performer and graduated cum laude with a degree in sociology. After graduating from Mount Holyoke, Spencer-Blaetz spent a year as an intern with the American Association of University Women in Washington, D.C.