Aug. 17, 2005
IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head women’s soccer coach Carla Baker has announced that Abby Rabinovitz has been named the program’s new assistant coach. Rabinovitz joined the staff on Wednesday.
“We are thrilled to have Abby as a part of our program,” Baker said. “Her level of Division I experience will do nothing but benefit our staff. She is capable of handling many responsibilities and we are very happy to have the opportunity to work with her.”
Rabinovitz joins the Iowa staff after serving as a graduate assistant at Kent State for two seasons. Rabinovitz helped guide the Golden Flashes to back-to-back MAC championships, including their first ever in 2003. In 2004, Kent State set a school-record with an 8-2 mark. This past summer, Rabinovitz coached in Israel and led her team to a silver medal in the Maccabi Games.
Rabinovitz was a goalkeeper and four-year starter for Wisconsin-Stevens Point. As a senior, she was a first-team all-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic all-star goalkeeper and a Central Region all-American. She led the Pointers to the NCAA Division III national semifinals and was second in the nation with a 0.23 goals-against average. She allowed only four goals in 26 games and posted a 20-2 record with six shutouts.
“I am very excited to be at the University of Iowa,” Rabinovitz said. These are exciting times for the Iowa soccer program. I look forward to helping build on the enthusiasm and potential that is present in this squad.”