Former four-year women’s soccer standout, three-year co-captain and Academic All-American Katie Feehan joined the New Jersey City University coaching staff in 2008. She will contribute in every aspect of coaching, including scouting, practice sessions and recruiting.
Feehan is also serving in her second year as a graduate assistant in the athletics department, as she completes her master’s degree in Criminal Justice.
For four years on the soccer pitch for the Gothic Knights, Feehan was the ultimate example of the term student-athlete. A three-time ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America recipient, she became the first athlete in the history of NJCU to be named a First-Team Academic All-American in any sport in 2007 after earning Third-Team Academic All-America distinction in 2005 and 2006.
She was the only New Jersey Athletic Conference women’s player named to the 2007 Academic All-America First, Second or Third Team. She was one of only three midfielders nationwide named to the First-Team and among just two in Division III and the only graduate student on any of the three teams.
A May 2007 graduate of NJCU with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Pre-Law), Feehan had a 3.98 undergraduate grade point average. She returned as a graduate student for the 2007-08 year to use her final season of eligibility and pursue a master’s degree.
A two-time First-Team Academic All-NJAC selection in 2005-06 and 2006-07, she also received the Gothic Knight Academic Achievement Award in May 2007, presented annually to the NJCU men’s and women’s student-athlete with the highest overall GPA after reaching sophomore level status. Her 3.98 GPA was the highest of any athlete at the University. Feehan earned First-Team Academic All-NJAC distinction in 2005-06 and 2006-07.