Fajardo replaces Leslie Oskey, who stepped down after two seasons at Cornell. The Rams finished 2-15 last fall, but are only three years removed from a winning 9-8-1 campaign.

Fajardo held previous full-time positions as technical director and head coach of Eastern Iowa United (2010-11), Iowa Soccer Club-Eastern Iowa United (2004-10) and Iowa City Alliance Soccer Club (1997-2004). Fajardo was head women’s coach at Mount Mercy College (1997-98) and volunteer women’s assistant at the University of Iowa (2004-05).

Fajardo has worked collegiate soccer camps at the University of Notre Dame (2001-present), Stanford University (2003-08) and Indiana University (2006-10).