Liz Manner is in her first season as an assistant coach for the USC Upstate women’s soccer program.

Manner comes to Upstate after coaching two years for the Pride Soccer Club in Colorado Springs, Colo. While at Pride Soccer Club, she coached a pair of U-13 teams as well as the Pride Soccer Developmental Winter Clinics and Summer Camp.

Manner played at Lyon College where she was a team captain for three-and-a-half seasons and earned Daktronics-NAIA Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete accolades during the 2010 and 2011 seasons while graduating Suma Cum Laude. Manner played for John during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

She was the first recipient of the Elizabeth Fuller Award, which is awarded to the senior who shows the greatest leadership, sportsmanship and work ethic.

A native of Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Manner played her prep career at Wichita High School East where she lettered four years in soccer and two in volleyball. Manner earned Second Team All-State honors in soccer.

She graduated from Lyon in 2012 with a Bachelor of Art degree in psychology while also owning a Master of Science in criminal justice.