Jonathan Macadam and Gabby Isola appointed to the women’s soccer coaching staff

Bronx, NY – (April 6, 2022) – Fordham Women’s Soccer Head Coach Magnus Nilerud announced the hiring of Jonathan Macadan Y gabby island to the coaching staff on Tuesday.

Macadam is very familiar with Nilerud, having spent five seasons on the University of Bridgeport coaching staff under Nilerud from 2016 to 2020, while Isola comes to Rose Hill after working as a graduate assistant at Ohio University.

“I am very excited to welcome Macadam to my staff,” said Nilerud. “Her integrity of hers and her work ethic will be extremely utilized as we begin this next chapter in Fordham’s women’s soccer legacy.”

During Macadam’s time with the Purple Knights, he was a part of their 2018 National Championship, two Regional Championships and two East Coast Conference Championships. He was also an integral part of the 2018 NCAA Division II National Coaching Staff of the Year.

Most recently, Macadam was a volunteer assistant coach at Fairfield University for the 2021 season, helping with practice and day-to-day operations.

Macadam also has experience working with spell club teams in the Des Moines Menace and more locally, the Connecticut Football Club. Originally from Scotland, Macadam holds Tier 1 and 2 badges from the Scottish Football Association.

A soccer player for four years at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, Macadam earned his undergraduate degree in Health Promotion and Fitness Management. He had a successful playing career earning three NAIA All-American Awards and captaining his team to the national elite 8 twice and was a part of three conference championships.

Macadam also received a Master’s Degree in Global Media and Communications as well as Business Administration from the University of Bridgeport.

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“Gabby will be a valuable addition to the Fordham women’s soccer staff. Her energy and passion will be contagious among our goalkeepers. I am very excited to see Gabby develop in the college game,” said Nilerud.

During the 2021 season, Isola worked as a graduate assistant coach for Ohio University women’s soccer. Under the guidance of head coach Aaron Rodgers, who won the 2021 MAC Coach of the Year award, she coached a group of goalkeepers who recorded 10 shutouts over the course of the season. The team finished second in the MAC conference regular season with a 7-1-3 record, falling in the MAC Tournament semifinals to Kent State. Starting goalie Sam Wexell earned First Team All-MAC honors, along with three teammates, and posted a 0.86 GAA and .770 Save Percentage.

As of August 2022, Isola will have earned a Master of Science in Sports and Recreation from the Ohio University Coach Education Program.

Isola graduated from Villanova in May 2021 with a degree in Communications, where she was a goalkeeper on the women’s soccer team.

Isola attended high school in her hometown of Montclair, New Jersey, where she was a four-year starter, MVP of her Group IV State Champion team her sophomore year, and team captain her senior year. He received the Matt Reissig Memorial Soccer Award, an annual award presented to a senior college player who has benefited most in his personal life from active participation in the soccer program at Montclair High School, and who has contributed significantly to the soccer effort. general.

Isola holds a USSF National F License, USSF 9v9 License, USSF 11v11 Base License, US SafeSport Certification, Goalkeeper Level 1 United Soccer Coaches (USC), USC LGBT Diversity and Inclusion, and a USC 11v11 Prenational Certification.

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