Sarah Dwyer-Shick brings 15 years of college coaching experience to DUSC. (Photo courtesy of DUSC)

Downtown United Soccer Club Tuesday announced the appointment of Sarah Dwyer-Shick as assistant technical director for its girls program.

Dwyer-Shick, who brings extensive experience at all levels of youth soccer, will also serve the Manhattan-based club as assistant technical director of goalkeeping.

During her 15 years collegiate coaching experience, Dwyer-Shick served as a head or assistant coach at each of the three NCAA divisions and is in her third year as assistant men’s coach at Dutchess Community College.

“New York soccer continues to grow and to be at the heart of that development in Manhattan, at an organization that is committed to providing quality education and development opportunities for the youngest recreational players through older competitive teams, is truly exciting,” she said in a statement.

Dwyer-Shick, played soccer and lacrosse at the collegiate level and holds a Master’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Denver. She earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College.

She served for five years as director of coaching for Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association Girls North Olympic Development Program. She also coached with the NY Rush/Patriots Club for eight years and has worked as a consultant with youth organizations throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley.

“Sarah brings a lot of experience to the program from both a youth and collegiate perspective and will certainly help take the program to another level,” DUSC girls technical direcgtor Arman Osooli said.

Dwyer-Shick holds the U.S. Soccer National Youth License and Advanced National Diploma and Advanced National Goalkeeping Diplomas from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. She is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist by the NSCAA.