Lisa Oyen is beginning her second season on the Palouse as an assistant coach for the Washington State soccer program. In addition to her coaching duties, the Oregon native will once again serve as the WSU summer camp coordinator.
Oyen, 26, brings ample playing experience to the Cougars including a two-year stint with the Miami Gliders of the W-2 Southeastern Division. In 1998 the Gliders placed fourth in Nationals and in 1999 Oyen was named a team captain.
Oyen was also a four-year letterwinner at the University of Montana. The starting defender served as team captain in 1994 and 1997 and was named the Big Sky Conference and team’s MVP as a senior, the same year Montana won the Big Sky Championship. Oyen also earned All-West Region honors from the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz in 1997.
Oyen’s coaching accolades include assistant coaching duties at Montana in the fall of 1998 followed by a head coaching position with the U-18 Miami Premier Soccer Club, which she held until summer of 2000.
Oyen also spent three months coaching for the Manchester United Soccer Schools and the Bobby Charlton Sports Schools where she directed and supervised soccer students from around the world.
Oyen moved to Seattle upon returning from the United Kingdom where she worked for the Seattle Sounders as the special projects manager and the women’s sale’s and marketing manager.
Oyen graduated from Montana in 1998 with a bachelor of science in cellular, molecular biology. She was born Feb. 26, 1976 in Denver, Colo.