Campbell Names Elon’s Stuart Horne Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Posted by Press Release on December 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – Elon University women’s soccer associate head coach Stuart Horne has been named the head coach of the Campbell University women’s soccer program, the school announced on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

“I’d congratulate Campbell on an excellent hire,” said Elon head women’s soccer coach Chris Neal. “Stuart has been instrumental in our success here at Elon University and I can’t thank him enough for his service. His experience and familiarity with Big South women’s soccer will serve him very well at Campbell.”

The 2013 season marked Horne’s ninth at Elon. Horne came to Elon in 2005 after spending five years as the head women’s soccer coach at Chowan.

Horne helped the maroon and gold to one of its best seasons in program history in 2013, as the Phoenix finished the year with a 13-3-6 record and its first ever appearance in the Southern Conference Championship match. Elon’s 13 wins marked the most during the school’s Division I era, while also marking the team’s fifth-straight winning season. The Phoenix also entered the NSCAA Southeast Regional rankings for the first time in school history, finishing the season ranked 10th among ACC powers such as Virginia, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech Notre Dame, Duke, Boston College, Wake Forest and Maryland. Elon scored in every contest in 2013, another program first, netting a total of 56 goals (third nationally) in 22 matches. Elon had five players garner all-league accolades, including 2013 Southern Conference Player of the Year, Nicole Dennion. As only a sophomore, Dennion set Elon’s Division I single-season goals record with 15. Elon’s RPI soared as high as 74th (out of 327 teams) in 2013 as well. Elon’s senior class finished the 2013 season with 40 wins, the most by a senior class during Elon’s Division I era. Elon also had nine student-athletes earn academic all-league accolades in 2013.

Horne holds a degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He graduated cum laude in 1997. He resides in Gibsonville, N.C., with his wife, Leslie, sons, Keegan and Gavin, and daughter, Arwen.

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