Alumna Polinski joins Thiel College women’s soccer coaching staff

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College women’s soccer head coach Becky Scroger recently announced the hiring of Emma Polinski ’20 as the program’s assistant coach.

Polinski earned a degree in business administration with a minor in environmental science in May.

Polinski was a four-time All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference selection, including three second-team nods. A native of Brunswick, Ohio and graduate of Trinity High School, Polinski recorded 26 points during her career with the Tomcats, the eighth-most in program history. She scored nine goals and registered eight assists.

A two-year captain, Polinski’s eight career assists tie her for the fifth-most in program history, and her seven assists in 2019 are the third-most in a single season in program history.

Polinski was a member of Thiel’s chapter of Sigma Kappa and served a stint as the sorority’s executive vice president. She was also the student government representative for Alpha Psi Omega, the national honor society in theatre.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a new Master of Science in speech-language pathology and 2Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program.A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.