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Trinity Women's Soccer Coach Rachael Sushner Guides Team USA To Gold At Pan American Maccabi Games

Trinity Women's Soccer Coach Rachael Sushner Guides Team USA To Gold At Pan American Maccabi Games

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College Head Women's Soccer Coach Rachael Sushner guided Team USA to a gold medal at the 2019 Pan American Maccabi Games in Mexico City last month.  Sushner's squad featured players from NCAA Division I, II and III schools, including Duke University and Marist College in addition to players from club organizations. Maccabi USA was comprised of 400-plus athletes, who joined over 2,500 Jewish athletes from 30-plus countries to compete in 23 different sports.  Sushner was hired this winter to coach Trinity's women's soccer team, after guiding St. Olaf to a 10-6-2 mark in 2018.  The Bantams finished their 2018 season with a 5-7-3 record and tied with Connecticut College for ninth place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with a 2-6-2 mark in league play.

Team USA began its march to the title with a 1-1 draw vs. Israel on July 8, before routing Peru, 8-0, the following day. The Americans had no time for rest with a 2-0 win on July 10 over host Mexico, before a 9-0 victory over Argentina on July 11, including a goal from Friedman. Team USA played Brazil to a 1-1 tie on July 12, before coming away with a 1-0 triumph in the Championship match over Brazil on July 14.

Maccabi USA has an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs. The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games in Israel and other Maccabi competitions around the world. Maccabi USA supports Jewish Athletic endeavors enhanced by cultural and educational opportunities at home, in Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

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