CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Kanute Drugan, who begins his first season as the head coach of the Washington College women's soccer program this fall after 15 very successful seasons at Aurora University, has announced that Paul Kohorn, Zach Volpi, and Julia Zorn have been hired as the Shorewomen's assistant coaches.
An accomplished youth and high school coach, Paul Kohorn most recently served as the varsity boys and girls soccer coach at Lisle High School in Illinois and as an assistant women's soccer coach at Aurora.
Kohorn began as head coach at Lisle during the 2003-04 academic year, the programs' first year of existence, and quickly brought both to excellence. He guided the boys team to the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) 1A State Championship in 2010 and Interstate Eight Conference Championships in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, his girls team won regional and sectional championships and placed fourth in the state. He was named the IHSA's Girls Soccer Coach of the Year in 2010 and compiled an overall combined record of 171-125-24 through the conclusion of the 2012 girls season. In the fall of 2011, Kohorn also assisted with Aurora's women's program alongside Drugan.
Prior to starting the soccer programs at Lisle, Kohorn spent 11 years coaching girls age-group teams, winning a variety of tournaments. He is a former member of the IHSA's Soccer Advisory Board and a current member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). His coaching certifications include an NSCAA National Coaching License, an IHSA Certification, and "E" and "F" licenses from the Illinois State Soccer Coaching School. He earned an Associates Degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1988 and a B.A. in Psychology from Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2003.
Zach Volpi was a four-year goalkeeper at Division II Flagler College, earning Peach Belt Conference Goalkeeper of the Week honors in 2009. He served as the Goalkeepers Coach at Shamrock Soccer Camp for three summers. His duties included planning training sessions, evaluating players' skill levels, and presenting weekly summaries and awards. He also spent two summers as a Goalkeepers Assistant Coach at Rollins College Soccer Camp. Volpi earned a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Flagler, where he was a Dean's List student, in 2010.
Julia Zorn played Division I soccer at Iona College and Towson University. Zorn began her collegiate career at Towson, earning Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) All-Academic Team honors in 2008, her lone season with the Tigers before transferring to Iona. At Iona, she helped the Gaels finish third in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in 2009, their highest conference finish in five years. She was also named to the MAAC All-Academic Team in 2010 and served as her team's Student-Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative.
An exceptional Dean's List student, Zorn graduated from Iona in 2012 with a 4.0 grade-point average and two degrees - a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Psychology. She has performed an extensive amount of research in both fields. She holds a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association. A Maryland native, Zorn spent two summers as a youth soccer coach for Davidsonville Athletics.
The Shorewomen will kick off their 15th varsity season Friday, August 31st, with a 4:00 p.m. game at Randolph-Macon.