University of La Verne Athletic Director Julie Kline has announced the hiring of Lauryn Pehanich as Head Women’s Soccer Coach after a national search.

Pehanich comes to La Verne from Cal State Fullerton, where she enjoyed a successful five-year stint as an assistant coach at her alma mater.

Her primary duties with the Titan soccer program included the coordination of recruiting some of the nation’s elite youth talent as well as leading on-field training sessions.  Additionally, she served as the program’s Director of Operations.

Pehanich is also involved in club level coaching, serving as head coach for the GU15 and GU17 squads for AC Brea.  She previously coached the Troy High School varsity and junior varsity teams.

An accomplished collegiate player, Pehanich was a four-year starter for the Titans from 2003-06 and was a three-time All-Big West selection.  She finished her career ranked seventh on the school’s points list (46) and was tied for sixth with 17 goals.  She also played professionally, spending time in Germany in the 2nd Bundesliga for FC Guetersloh 2000 in 2008.