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KU Soccer Coach Erik Burstein Earns Opportunity to Lead Lehigh Valley Tempest of Women’s Premier Soccer League this Summer

Kutztown University women’s soccer head coach Erik Burstein has accepted an opportunity to lead the Lehigh Valley Tempest, a member of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), as the team’s head coach for the upcoming 2018 summer season.

While continuing his coaching duties at KU, Burstein has the opportunity to work with the best players in the area this summer.

Club owner and former KU assistant coach Brittney Ruggieri announced the addition to her program. Lehigh Valley enjoyed its inaugural season in 2017, finishing 5-4-3 and in third place in the Mid-Atlantic Division of the WPSL.

The Women’s Premier Soccer League is the highest level of women’s amateur soccer supporting the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the longest operating professional women’s soccer league.

Burstein is the winningest coach in KU women’s soccer history with 153 wins and completed his 11th season in 2017. KU is coming off a 16-4-1 campaign in which it earned the program’s first-ever No. 1 national ranking, won a school-record 13-straight games to start the season, led the league in scoring, and qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

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