Assistant Coach
Christina Maciel

Christina Maciel enters her first season as Assistant Coach with the River Hawk women's soccer program. Her first day at UMass Lowell was February 9, 2015.

She is involved in day-to-day coaching duties and plays a major role in recruiting, travel, academic oversight and growing the camps/clinics arm of the program.

Maciel, a 2004 graduate of Bryant University, joins the River Hawk staff after serving as an asistant coach at Bryant since 2007, a period that included the school's transition from Division II to Division I. The fact that Maciel was part of Bryant's transition was not lost on the Bancroft.

She worked as an assistant coach at Bryant for an eight-year period during which the program went through its divisional transition and put together a winning 2012 season. Her responsibilities were wide ranging including game management, training, audio-visual management, alumni relations and recruiting. Prior to that Maciel spent two years as the head women's soccer coach at Dean College.

Maciel, a Townsend, Mass. native, has established a name for herself in both the club and Olympic Development programs in Rhode Island. She has spent more than a decade working with RI ODP and has served as the Girls Director of Coaching. The past eight seasons, Maciel has worked with several different age groups and has also trained goalkeepers.

Assistant Coach
Matthew Harry

Matthew Harry is in his second year as a member of the UMass Lowell Women’s Soccer coaching staff. He joined program as an assistant coach in July 2014. His primary responsibilities include training goalkeepers, assisting with recruiting, helping with day-to-day management of the program and coordinating camps.

Under Harry’s guidance River Hawk goalies carried at 1.94 Goals Against Average down, nearly a goal-a-game, from the previous year’s 2.88. The team’s goalkeepers had a .703 Save Percentage and three shutouts in their second year competing as a Division I program.

Before UMass Lowell, Matthew was an executive director at the NHSportsplex where he ran all soccer programs from youth to adult hosting various camps and clinics as well as leagues. During this time he coached for various clubs and teams he took his Londonderry Premier team to the NH state finals, he also has worked with Milford and Souhegan High schools in New Hampshire.

Matthew grew up in Nuneaton, England and is a 2003 graduate of North Warwickshire and Hinckley College. Following graduation, Harry moved to America as an academy coach for Fulham Football Club where he directed individual and local team soccer programs. He spent several years traveling the US with Fulham until he settled down in New England.

Matthew holds a USSF license and Goalkeeper diplomas from NSCAA