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Augustyniak Goffi Joins Harvard Women’s Soccer Staff as Volunteer Assistant Coach

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Nancy Augustyniak Goffi has been added to the Harvard women’s soccer staff as a volunteer assistant coach, in an announcement made by head coach Ray Leone Wednesday.

“We are thrilled to have Nancy join our coaching staff this spring,” Leone said. “She will bring a wealth of playing and coaching experience to our young team and I'm sure we will benefit greatly from having her work with us this off-season.”

A current member of the Boston Breakers, Augustyniak Goffi spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the women’s soccer program at Arizona State. Augustyniak Goffi was drafted by the Breakers as a defender with the fourth pick in the second round of the 2008 WPS General Draft. She previously spent three seasons (2001-2003) in the Women’s United Soccer Association, the first women’s professional league, as a member of the Atlanta Beat.

After playing in Atlanta, Augustyniak Goffi competed in the Frauen-Bundesliga League in Germany, as she played for the FFC Turbine Potsdam, as well as Stattena IF in Sweden. The following year, she competed for Vfl Wolfsburg in Germany as well as the Women’s Premier Soccer League in America, helping FC Indiana secure the 2005 championship.

A graduate of Clemson, Augustyniak Goffi played center back for head coach Ray Leone and fellow assistant Tracey Leone from 1997-2000. She was selected to two All-ACC teams, earning first team accolades in both 1999 and 2000 while also being named to the 1998 and 1999 All-ACC Tournament teams. Augustyniak Goffi capped her career by helping the Tigers post a 19-3-1 record in 2000 while advancing to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Championships for the third time in four seasons. That same year, she helped Clemson earn the ACC regular-season crown and was chosen both All-American and All-Southeast Region. In one of the Tigers’ biggest wins during that era, Augustyniak Goffi scored one goal and collected an assist in Clemson’s upset of No. 1 North Carolina, 2-1, snapping the Tar Heels’ 37-game ACC wining streak at the time.

After her college career, she was selected one of the Top 50 players in ACC history, joining her twin sister Julie as well as Tracey Leone on the elite list.