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.