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Youngstown State - Soccer Camps

YSU Soccer Camps

Coaching Staff

Fabio Boateng
Head Coach

Fabio Boateng, who was named Head Coach of the Youngstown State women's soccer program in December 2015, enters his second season at the helm of the Penguins. 
 
Boateng, who has head coaching experience at two different universities, became the sixth head coach in program history.
 
Last season, Boateng guided Marissa Martin to a position change that produced impressive results. Martin, a defender for two seasons, led the team with seven goals and ranked second with 14 total points. She was also named All-Horizon League Second-Team. Her seven goals in a season rank tied for seventh on the single-season list.
 
Larsen Murvin, a defender, was named to the All-Freshman Team after appearing in 15 matches and recording two assists.
 
The Penguins scored 19 goals and added 18 assists, the fifth most in a single-season, for a total of 56 points.
 
Boateng spent the past two seasons as the head coach at Mississippi Valley State. In 2015, he led the Devilettes to regular-season SWAC championship with an 8-1-1 record and an overall mark of 13-7-2.
 
At MVSU, Boateng coached the SWAC Player of the Year and had six players named to the all-conference team. MVSU also led the nation with 3.86 goals per game, 3.09 assists per game, 10.82 points per game, total goals with 85 and total points with 238. The Devilettes also ranked second in the nation with 68 total assists.
 
Prior to MVSU, Boateng spent four years as the head coach at Lincoln University from 2010-13. He guided the Division II school to a program best 8-5-2 overall record in 2013 and gradually increased the team's win total from one in 2010 to eight in 2013.
 
Before Lincoln, Boateng served for two seasons as an assistant coach at Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. At Converse, a NCAA Division II institution, he was instrumental in all of the program's operations, including recruiting, game planning, scouting and game-day managing. Converse earned its second all-conference honor under his guidance.
 
He also spent two years as a graduate assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth from 2006-08.
 
From May 2004 to August 2006, Boateng served as an assistant coach for the men's soccer team and head women's soccer coach at the University of Ghana. While assisting the men, he became the first head coach of the women's program. The women were 23-5-2 and earned two goal medals (2004, 2006) at the Ghana University Sports Association Games, the equivalent of NCAA titles in that country.
 
Boateng holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a minor in the study of religion from the University of Ghana; a Master's of Science in Sports Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University and earned a second Master's degree in Business Administration in Risk Management.

Rebecca O'Shurak
Assistant Coach

Rebecca O'Shurak enters her first season with the Youngstown State women's soccer program as an assistant coach and is responsible for goalkeeper training and coaching.
 
Prior to joining the YSU staff, O'Shurak spent three seasons (2014-16) as an assistant coach at Tennessee Tech. She coached goalkeepers and handled many aspects of team travel, youth camps, recruiting and film exchange.
 
In her last season at Tennessee Tech in 2016, O'Shurak mentored a two-time Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year that set a program record with 11 shutouts. The Golden Eagles ranked 10th nationally with a .869 save percentage and 14th with a 0.59 goals-against average. The Golden Eagles also set a school record with 13 goals allowed in 21 matches and posted an overall record of 11-6-4.
 
O'Shurak helped the Golden Eagles to a nine-win improvement from 2014 with two wins to 11 in 2016. The Golden Eagles also set a program record for fewest losses (6) in 2016.
 
She was a men's and women's assistant coach for two seasons at Thomas More College (2012-13). At Thomas More, she helped the women's team reach No. 13 in the NSCAA national rankings in 2013 and as high as No. 17 in 2012. In her two seasons at Thomas More, the Saints' women's team posted a two-year record of 39-4-3, while the men's team owned a mark of 28-7-6.
 
In 2011, O'Shurak was as an assistant coach at Earlham College. There she coached two all-region players, the conference offensive MVP and seven all-conference selections. Earlham went 11-6-1 overall and won the conference regular season championship with an 8-1 mark.
 
O'Shurak graduated from Allegheny in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in communication arts and is pursuing her master's degree from Tennessee Tech in exercise science with a concentration in sports administration. Her anticipated graduation is in the spring of 2017.
 
At Allegheny, she was a two-sport athlete participating in women's soccer and women's lacrosse. O'Shurak was also the women's soccer representative to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Megan Giesen
Assistant Coach

Entering her third year as an assistant coach with the Youngstown State women's soccer program is Megan Giesen.
 
Last season, Geisen was instrumental in guiding Marissa Martin to a position change that produced impressive results. Martin, a defender for two seasons, led the team with seven goals and ranked second with 14 total points. She was also named All-Horizon League Second-Team.
 
Larsen Murvin, a defender, was named to the All-Freshman Team after appearing in 15 matches and recording two assists.
 
The Penguins scored 19 goals and added 18 assists, the fifth most in a single-season, for a total of 56 points.
 
Giesen joined the YSU staff in 2015, when the Penguins won seven games, the second most in a season in school history. The Guins also played 11 one-goal games out of 18 contests during the campaign.
 
Giesen was a four-year letterwinner at Buffalo from 2011-14 and appeared in 77 matches during her career. She also started 56 times and was named to the Mid-American Conference's All-Freshman Team in 2011.
 
During her career, she scored four goals and four assists for a total of 12 points and took 67 shots. She scored two goals with an assist during her freshman season and had two goals as a junior.
 
She also helped the Bulls to the 2014 MAC regular-season and tournament championships with a 16-3-3 record and a berth to the NCAA Regional Tournament.
 
Giesen also served on UB's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for four years and was named to the Executive Board as the Secretary Officer as a senior.
 
Giesen graduated with a bachelor's degree in health and human services from Buffalo in 2015.