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Soccer Coaching Staff
Kortney Rhoades
Head Coach

Rhoades is in her third season as head coach of the Delaware State women's soccer team. She is sixth head coach in program history.

Prior to joining the Hornets, she served two seasons as an assistant at Division II Colorado Mesa. 

Rhoades was a standiout player at Padua Academy in Wilmington, Del., where she was a four-time All-State selection and led the squad to a pair of state titles.  Her prep career also featured a stint with the FC Delco Fury club team.  Serving as a team captain for three seasons, she helped the squad win an astonishing six EPYSA State Cup titles.     

Collegiately, Rhoades played her freshman season at St. Joseph’s (Pa.), appearing in 17 games and making 13 starts as a midfielder.  She managed to total three goals and a team-leading four assists for 10 points. 

Despite her early college success, Rhoades transferred to the University of South Carolina, where she made an immediate impact.  Appearing in all 25 games, including 24 starts in her first season, Rhoades registered three goals and two assists for eight points, as the Gamecocks went to win their first-ever Southeast Conference Tournament title. That year, she also helped lead the Gamecocks to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 to highlight the best season in program history.  Rhoades went on to serve as a team captain during her senior year in 2011, as the Gamecocks won their lone regular season SEC Championship.

Rhoades also garnered a plethora of academic honors while receiving her bachelor’s degree in Public Health, highlighted by receiving Third Team All-Nation Consortium for Academics and Sports honors in 2011 as the only soccer SEC player to make the list.  

“One of my best attributes is that I played at a level that not everyone gets to play at.  I experienced winning championships, playing in the NCAA Tournament and going to the Sweet 16.  Getting that experience as a player I can say this is what I did and this is what it took to get there.”

Rhoades’ coaching background also includes serving as a student assistant with South Carolina in 2012, in addition to a similar role with Padua Academy before heading to Colorado Mesa.

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Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
Alma Mater: South Carolina
Graduating Year: 2012
Experience: 2 Years
Phone: 302-857-7636
Email: krhoades@desu.edu
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