Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quigley Back on the Pitch in a New Role

The Bengal soccer team has a familiar face on the pitch as Kilee Quigley returns to Davis Field. However, this time Quigley is helping out head coach Allison Gibson in more ways than simply hitting the field as a player. As she continues to complete her sports management degree at Idaho State, which she plans to do in the spring of 2010, she will be with the Bengal soccer team for class credit. Quigley is taking a five credit internship course at Idaho State with the goal of learning from first hand knowledge coaching strategies, tactics and practical application.

Over the summer Quigley spent her time in the Bay Area coaching a youth club soccer team with former Idaho State assistant coach Lindsay Massengale who plays for the FC Gold Pride Women's Professional Soccer team. Quigley also spent her time playing soccer for the California Storm a women's premier soccer league (semi-pro) team. Quigley, who wore the number 23 for the Storm competed in three games. She also played scrimmage matches against Massengale's FC Goldpride team. The Storm serves as a feeder for the Women's Professional Soccer League which Quigley would like to return to playing.

In the meantime, while Quigley finishes her education (she plans to coach or work as a personal trainer after receiving her degree) she will no doubt throw out tidbits and comments to her former teammates as well as the wet-behind-the-ear freshman. Always a leader, Quigley co-captained the Bengals in the 2008 season and was looked up to by her teammates. She was a solid midfielder and in her time with Idaho State she played in 73 games, posted eight career goals and 11 assists for 27 points. Basically, the Bengals couldn't have a better former Bengal observing practice, interacting with players and organizing workouts for teammates that are unable to make the travel squad. Even if her observation and notation is her main goal, her ferocious attitude on the field and desire to support will be felt by the Bengals.

--Assistant Media Relations Director
Katie Zigars

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