Audra Larson begins her first season as a graduate assistant with womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s soccer at Cumberland after finishing her playing career at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
The Montoursville, Pa., native set an NCAA menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s soccer record for most career solo shutouts with 68. She ended her Falcons career with an 88-4-8 mark in goal with a 0.24 goals-against-average and 158 saves in 100 matches.
She was a NSCAA Second Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region and Second Team All-MAC Commonwealth selection as a senior, allowing just four goals in 25 outings (0.18 GAA) and posting a 22-0-3 mark with 12 saves. Messiah lost in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships on penalties to Washington University.
Larson garnered Honorable Mention All-MAC Commonwealth and All-Mid-Atlantic Region accolades as a junior, finishing the season 22-0-3 in goal with 16 shutouts and a 0.28 GAA, with her team falling in the quarterfinals of the national tournament, again on penalties.
She earned Honorable Mention All-MAC Commonwealth honors as a sophomore, registering a 20-3-1 mark with 18 shutouts and a 0.29 GAA and was a Second Team All-Conference pick as a freshman, recording a 24-1-1 mark with 22 shutouts and a 0.23 GAA. Messiah won the national championship during her freshman campaign, including five consecutive shutouts to end the season.
The Falcons won conference championships in her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons.
Larson spent three summers working summer camps as a goalkeeper coach at Penn State and worked summer camps all four years during her career at Messiah. She served as an assistant coach for U13 and U18 girls in the Hershey Soccer Club and also worked as an assistant coach for Hershey FC in the WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Premier Soccer League in 2016.
Larson earned her bachelorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in Communication from Messiah in May 2016 and is currently enrolled in the masterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s program for Sports Management at Cumberland.