Reggae Girlz 'keeper Nicole McClure joins coaching staff at Princeton University

By April 16, 2021

Reggae Girlz goalkeeper Nicole McClure has signed on to become an assistant coach at US Ivy League’s Princeton University. There she will work along with head coach Sean Driscoll and Mike Poller.

“It's a privilege to start my college coaching career at Princeton," McClure said, who played for the Reggae Girlz senior team between 2014 and 2019.

"The women's program has a strong legacy of outstanding student-athletes and I look forward to providing mentorship and guidance to these young women. I'm excited to learn from (head coach) Sean (Driscoll) and (assistant coach) Mike (Poller) as we prepare the leaders of tomorrow and continue the success of the program."

McClure got the job after impressing Coach Driscoll during her interview for the position.

"Nicole made an immediate impact during the interview process," Driscoll said.

"Her desire to be a part of our program was evident from her preparation, palpable energy and the questions she asked of our staff and our goalkeepers. Her life experiences and acquired knowledge from playing professionally in France, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Croatia and Iceland, as well as the Jamaican National Team, will be invaluable for our goalkeepers and field players.”

McClure only started the Reggae Girlz’ final World Cup match that came against Australia in what was the country’s first-ever World Cup appearance but she was instrumental to the team getting there in the first place.

In the playoff for third place during the CONCACAF qualifiers, McClure helped Jamaica win the penalty-kick shootout 4-2 with a pair of saves, creating history in the process.

As a professional football for eight years, she played for teams in Iceland, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Croatia, Israel, France and the United Kingdom.

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