March 2, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head soccer coach Anne Moore officially announced today the hiring of Lori Scheider as an assistant soccer coach.
Scheider, a Littleton, Colo. native, returns to her alma mater where she was one of the most outstanding goalkeepers in Wyoming soccer history. Scheider played for the Cowgirls from 2001-03, after transferring to UW from Portland State in 2001.
"We are extremely excited about bringing Lori back to the Wyoming soccer program," said Moore. "As a player, she was a great team leader and led the team by example with her strong work ethic and competitiveness. Now, these same attributes will make her a great coach at Wyoming.
"She gained a lot of experience at Idaho and at the Colorado School of Mines, matured a great deal and really evolved from a player into a tremendous coach. I am very excited about the future of Wyoming soccer with Lori as a part of it."
After graduating from Wyoming in the spring of 2004 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, Scheider was hired as an assistant coach at Idaho University where she coached the Vandals during the 2004 season. At Idaho, she coached Idaho's starting goalkeeper to the team's most valuable player award after recording the most saves in a single season in Idaho history. Idaho's back-up goalkeeper was also selected as the team's most improved player.
Scheider spent the 2005 season at the Colorado School of Mines as an assistant women's soccer coach and a volunteer assistant men's coach. While in Denver, she also coached for the Douglas County Soccer Association. Scheider holds a USSF National "D" License.
During her playing career at Wyoming, Scheider set numerous career and single season records in the Cowgirl goal. She complied 324 career saves, the second most in UW history, and had the highest career goals against average at the end of her career. She ranks near the top of three single-season records including the most goalkeeper minutes played in a single season (1707), the third most saves in a season (133) and the fourth best goals against average in a season (1.32).
During her senior season, Scheider was a team captain and helped lead the Cowgirls to the program's best ever conference finish, a tie for second in the Mountain West. That year, the Cowgirls finished with an overall record of 10-9 and a MWC mark of 4-2, the best finish in UW history at the time. Scheider led the MWC in saves (133), saves per game (7.39) and recorded a league high seven shutouts as a senior.
Along with Mercy Adetoye and Kristen Stangl, she was one of the first Cowgirls to be named to the MWC First Team, as she received the honor in 2003. She was also a Second Team All-MWC selection as a junior.
Scheider was an excellent student at Wyoming. She was named Third Team Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Adidas in 2003, was an MWC Academic All-Conference selection in 2003 and a three-time member of the Arts and Sciences Dean's List.
"I am very excited to be a part of Wyoming soccer again. I have a real passion for the program and I couldn't be more excited to be back," said Scheider. "The program is headed in the right direction and I want to be a part of making it the best it be. I have grown as a coach over the last two years and am excited to continue learning, while giving as much to Wyoming soccer as I can. I am really looking forward to working with Anne and Kim (Whisenant) and all the girls."
Scheider replaces Misty Long who left the program to pursue other opportunities.