Krissy Turner will get an opportunity to evaluate players in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of Monmouth University SID)

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Monmouth University head women’s coach Krissy Turner has joined the staff of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

The appointment will afford Turner the opportunity to evaluate the top players specifically in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as national U.S. Soccer Academy events

“It is an honor to wear the U.S. Soccer badge as a Development Academy scout and member of the National Training Centers program,” Turner said in a statement. “To interact with and coach the future stars of our youth national team program provides a great opportunity for me personally, as well as it is promoting Monmouth’s women’s soccer program.”

Turner’s role with U.S. Soccer will not interfere with her daily commitments with the Monmouth women’s soccer program. U.S. Soccer is exempt for NCAA recruiting rules and regulations.

The 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference coach of the year, Turner completed her 20th season on the Monmouth sidelines. She has guided the Hawks to five consecutive Metro Athletic Athletic Conference regular season championships and consecutive MAAC tournament titles.

Since joining the conference prior to the 2013 season, Monmouth is 73-19-8 and has posted a 44-3-3 record in league play, while securing 31 shutouts in 50 conference matches. Monmouth’s 73 wins are the most for any Division I program in New Jersey since 2013.