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Stanislaus womens soccer assistant named head coach at Delta College
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Adrienne Sorenson, who was a Cal State Stanislaus women’s soccer assistant coach last season, has a tough task ahead.It was announced Wednesday that the 23-year old accepted the head coaching gig at Delta College in Stockton, a program that won two games overall, went winless (0-13-1) in the Big 8 Conference and was outscored 73-6 in 2009. But Sorenson seems to be ready for her latest career move, judging by her excitement and experience with the Warriors, who under longtime coach Gabriel Bolton have mentored a handful of former players into becoming coaches in recent years.“I am really excited about this new chapter in my career with the opportunity to coach at Delta College,” said Sorenson, who played soccer and softball at Stanislaus before going into coaching. “There is so much talent in Stockton and the surrounding areas and I know that it can be a successful program. I am looking forward to taking what I have learned here at Stanislaus and applying it at Delta.”Her first order of business is to land recruits at a very late date before the upcoming fall season.Sorensen is the fourth former player during the Bolton era to move up the coaching ranks. The other three are Tiffani Moore (Fresno City College), Melissa Phillips (Cal State Bakersfield) and Gennaka Fox (Modesto Junior College), as all of them are assistants at their respective colleges.Before Sorensen became a Stanislaus coach last season, she was a Sierra College transfer and forward who played for the Warriors from 2007-08 and scored 11 goals with eight assists during that stretch. She also spent a season on the Warriors softball team.“I’m always thrilled to see former players become coaches because they are such great role models,” Bolton said of Sorensen, who earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education at Stanislaus and is now working toward her master’s in education. “In Adrienne’s case, it is especially impressive that she has become a head coach at a major program at such a young age. My goal with all my assistants is to be a mentor and help them reach their career goals.”