Aug. 27, 2007
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's soccer program announced hiring of Megan Walinski as wellness coach today. Walinski, a 2000 graduate of San Jose State, will focus on the overall mental and physical wellness of the women's soccer student-athletes, including their nutrition.
"I am excited and honored to be a part of such an elite academic establishment and soccer program here at Santa Clara," said Walinski. "I look forward to working with Jerry and the staff, along with the student-athletes to continue building on the successful tradition of the Santa Clara women's soccer program."
Walinski earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in nutrition from San Jose State in 2000 and followed that up with a master's degree in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University. She earned her master's degree in 2004.
She is currently working at Youth and Family Services in Fremont as a marriage and family therapist intern. She works with parents, administrators and teachers to organize client care.
In addition to her counseling background, Walinski also has vast expereince in soccer beginning with her playing days at San Jose State. She served as team captain for the Spartans during the 1997-98 season. Following her graduation, she served as a coach at Ohlone Community College, while also coaching youth soccer for the Pleasanton Youth Soccer Association.