NSU Soccer Hires Four-Year Starter as Assistant Coach

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Four-year collegiate soccer starter Alexsis Cable has been named a Northwestern State assistant coach, announced head coach George Van Linder on Monday.

In addition to normal program operation duties, Cable will be in charge of video operations at NSU.

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Cable played her first two seasons at Southeastern Louisiana before finishing her career at North Texas in 2016, appearing in two NCAA Tournaments.

Cable was part of two Conference USA championship teams at UNT, a regular season title in 2016 and regular season and conference champions in 2015 with an NCAA Tournament appearance.

“We’re really excited about Alexsis and her previous experience in the Southland Conference,” Van Linder said. “She’s been to the NCAA Tournament at both Southeastern and North Texas, so she instantly has respect from our players because she’s been where they want to be.

“It’s been a few years since myself and (assistant coach Sam Parker) have had our soccer cleats on, so we think Alexsis can reinforce what we’re saying to our players and create even more of a buy-in to what we’re trying to do.”

Cable saw action in more than 70 career matches before a knee injury cut her senior season short. She made more than 50 starts in her career.

The defender contributed four assists and one goal in her career.

At Southeastern, the Lady Lions won the 2013 Southland Conference Tournament and made an NCAA Tournament appearance.

Cable was part of teams who won a combined 60 matches in four seasons.

As a youth coach, Cable helped coach teams with UK Elite, South Tangi Youth Soccer Association and the Louisiana Soccer Association since 2013.

Cable will be pursuing a master’s degree in health and human performance with a concentration in sports administration.