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Men's soccer announces Lopez as Assistant Coach

Men's soccer announces Lopez as Assistant Coach

ARLINGTON, Va. – Marymount University men's soccer has announced the newest member of its coaching staff, welcoming Arturo Lopez ahead of the 2019 season.

Lopez comes to Marymount from Los Angeles, Calif., where he served as the Cathedral High School Varsity Boys' Soccer Assistant Coach for the past three years.

"We are very excited and fortunate that Artie has chosen to be a part of the Marymount men's soccer program, as he has a great eye for talent and he knows what it takes to be successful," Men's Soccer Head Coach Nate Kalin said. "He comes from a great soccer coaching family, and I have no doubt that he will be a great asset to our program."

He also spent the 2018 season as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Occidental College men's soccer program.

At Occidental, Lopez helped lead the team to a 14-6 record, including a 10-4 record in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play. The team advanced to the SCIAC tournament championship game, while boasting the 2018 SCIAC Player of the Year.

In his time with Cathedral HS, Lopez saw the team earn the Del Rey League Championship in each of his three seasons, with becoming a CIF Southern Section Division I finalist in each of the past two seasons.

He helped guide the team to a top-10 United Soccer Coaches' ranking, while coaching the team's goalkeepers, who led the league in shutouts.

"I would like to thank Coach Kalin and the Marymount University Athletic Department for the opportunity to be a part of the men's soccer coaching staff," Lopez said. "I am excited to work alongside Coach Kalin and help develop a winning culture."