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Image of Carrie HannaCarrie Hanna
Head Coach


Carrie (Plute) Hanna is no stranger to Wheeling Jesuit Women's Soccer tradition of excellence. Within the past decade she has filled the roles of player, assistant coach, and currently head coach.

Hanna's current record in her eight seasons as head coach with the Lady Cardinals is 110-56-3. She has also led the team to a Regular Season Northern Division Champion title, two consecutive Regular Season Conference Runner-Up titles, two consecutive Regular Season Conference Champion titles, and three consecutive Conference Tournament Championship titles, two NCAA National Tournament Appearances, an NCAA National Ranking of Twenty, and 2007 NCAA Division II Statistical Champion for Scoring Offense.

The combination of a talented mix of new and experienced team members and Hanna's commitment to contribute to the program's winning tradition by exemplifying Wheeling Jesuit's "pursuit of excellence" ideal should yield many successes throughout the 2010 season.

Carrie Hanna graduated Wheeling Jesuit University in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She continued her education at West Virginia University earning a Master's degree in Sports Psychology.

Carrie's playing career includes All-American honors and professional experience in Germany. Coaching for over a decade in some capacity at various levels of play, Hanna has acquired invaluable knowledge within her profession.

In addition to her coaching duties, she serves as the university's Institutional Researcher. Originally from McDonald, PA she and her husband now live in Wheeling with their daughters Graceylyn Mae and Lilyan Morgan and son Wilson David. 

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Tyler Absalom
Assistant Coach


Tyler begins his third season as an assistant on the Lady Cardinal Staff.

Tyler is a graduate of Alvernia University. He was a three year starter who suffered a career ending injury before his senior season. He spent one year as an assistant for the menís team at Alvernia during the 2008 season. Tyler graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sport Management.

Following his stint at Alvernia University, Tyler then became the Assistant Menís Coach for the FC Reading Revolution, a top club in Eastern Pennsylvania. The FC Reading Revolution Menís Soccer Team competes in the National Premier Soccer League. Tyler has also worked various camps and clinics including the Tim Howard Goalkeeper Academy.

Tyler was hired as the Womenís Graduate Assistant at Wheeling Jesuit University in 2009 and earned a Masterís Degree in Science in Organizational Leadership in 2011.  He then accepted the position of full-time Womenís Soccer Assistant and Club Sports Coordinator at WJU.

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