Karie Huchting returns to LMU for the second time, entering her fifth overall season on the Lions' coaching staff as the volunteer assistant coach. In addition to serving as a volunteer assistant coach, Huchting is also the team psychologist.
A former Lion soccer player, Huchting graduated from LMU in 2000 and earned her Master's Degree from LMU in 2004. She recently completed work on a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and is a faculty member in the LMU School of Education. She also is a research consultant for the Division of Student Affairs.
In 2010-11, Huchting was recognized on campus with an LMU Advisor of the Year award.
Huchting began her coaching career at Culver City High School and has worked as a counselor at LMU soccer camps since she was a student-athlete.
Huchting had an illustrious career as a Lion, earning the LMU Female Scholar-Athlete award in 1999 and 2000. She earned WCC honorable mention honors in 1996 and 1998 and was named the team's Rookie of the Year in 1996 and Most Inspirational in 1999.