Head coach Sandy Lagana has announced that Mandy Reightler, a 2004 graduate of Penn State, will be joining the McDaniel women's soccer staff this fall.
Reightler joins the Green Terror staff in 2013 with extensive experience both as a player and coach.
A pre-kindergarten teacher at Robert Moton Elementary School, she was a two-year member of the varsity soccer team at University of Arkansas, where she was the leading scorer as a freshman. She was the first player in Razorback soccer history to be named to the Freshman All-America team and was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection. She was named to the all-freshman central region team as well.
She transferred to Penn State, where she played two years and was a member of two Big Ten championship teams as well as the 2002 squad, which made an appearance in the College Cup, and 2003 squad, which made a run to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals.
The Westminster High graduate earned her bachelor of arts in exercise physiology from Penn State and her masters of science in elementary education from McDaniel.
In addition to her success on the collegiate level, she played club soccer at the premier level for the Bethesda Pride. During her tenure there, the squad was state and Division 1 champions. She also played two years of semi-professional soccer for the Charlotte Lady Eagles.
She has extensive coaching experience, including as the JV girls and assistant varsity girls coach at Winters Mill.