A little more than a week prior to the United Women’s Soccer season, Flower City 1872 has a new coach.

Adam Schwartz, who guided the Rochester Lady Lancers to a share of the Northeast Division crown last year, stepped down “due to unforeseen circumstances” according to the club.

Rochester, N.Y. area resident Diana Groth, who has international experience as a player and coach, was named the new coach on Wednesday.

Groth is as an assistant coach for the Nazareth College women’s soccer team.

A native of Berlin, Germany, Groth played professionally for five years there and coached youth teams for seven years before moving to the United States. She has worked at several camps and clinics in the Rochester area and is a coach in the Olympic Development Program.

Groth has UEFA-B and USSF-B coaching licenses. She resides in Greece, N.Y.

Flower City 1872 kicks off its season, hosting FC Buffalo in its UWS home opener on Saturday, May 20.