Kirsten Russell was named the Grinnell women’s soccer coach in June of 2014. Russell, who served as head coach at Cornell College the last three seasons, replaces Heather Benning ’95. Russell is the fifth Pioneer coach in the program’s 27-year history. In 2013, Russell guided Cornell to its best season since 2002 as the Rams went 9-8-1 overall. Prior to coaching at Cornell, Russell was head soccer coach and athletics recruiting coordinator at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland for two years.