Cal State Fullerton graduate and standout midfielder Stacey Fox will enter her third season as an assistant coach with the Titans' women's soccer program in 2015, after head coach Demian Brown announced the hire on March 4, 2013.
In two years with the Titans as a coach, Fox has been part of back-to-back Big West Tournament championships (2013, 2014) and NCAA Tournament appearances (2013, 2014), as well as a Big West regular season championship in 2014 (10-8-4, 6-0-2).
In 2014, the Titans put together their fourth consecutive winning campaign, and ended the regular season on a 10-match unbeaten streak and seven-match winning streak before suffering a loss to Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Fullerton had three players receive NSCAA All-West Region honors, matching a program best, while nine players received Big West Conference honors – the second most in school history.
On the offensive side of the ball, Rebecca Wilson was named the Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Year with a 10-goal, three-assist season, while Big West Tournament MVP Christina Burkenroad scored six goals and added four assists, ending the year with five goals and one assist in her last five matches.
In Fox’s first year (2013) with the Titans, the program completed its third consecutive winning season (8-7-7) as Fullerton won the Big West Tournament and secured the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Fullerton had three players – Morgan Batcheller, Lindsey Maricic and Erica Mazeau – earn NSCAA all-region honors while Mazeau was named the Big West Midfielder of the Year. In addition, six Titans earned all-league honors with three on the first team.
Cal State Fullerton made it a habit of scoring late, netting nine of its 18 goals -- three of those going for "golden goal" game-winners -- in the 70th minute or later. In addition, 10 different Titans scored goals during the 2013 season as only five players scored multiple times during the year.
Fox completed her collegiate career with Fullerton in 2012, earning All-West Region Second Team honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for the second consecutive season -- one of only 10 Titans to be named to the all-region team since 1996 and only the third to earn multiple awards from the NSCAA, joining Karen Bardsley (third team in 2002, second team in 2006) and Jenae Gibbens (third team in 2007-08).
"I am very honored and excited to get the opportunity to return to CSUF women's soccer program as an Assistant Coach," Fox said. "I have so much pride in this program and cannot wait to help contribute to its success."
A first-team all-conference performer for the first time in her career as a senior, Fox led the Titans in scoring 2012, finishing with a team-high seven goals and 16 points to go with two assists and three game-winning strikes. She started 17 of the 18 matches she appeared in, helping Fullerton to a 10-9-1 overall record and a Big West regular season title with a 7-2 mark in league play.
After suffering a season-ending injury that sidelined her for all of 2010, Fox was a third-team NSCAA All-West Region selection as a redshirt junior in 2011, finishing tied for second on the team in points (10) and tied for the team lead in goals (5) in 15 starts. She also tied for the team lead in points (6) and goals (3) as a sophomore and was an All-Big West Honorable Mention choice as a freshman, appearing in all 19 matches as a rookie and leading the team with five goals and 13 points.
Fox finished her Titans career ranked ninth on the school's all-time list in career points (45), sixth in goals, (20), ninth in goals per game (0.29), tied for third in game-winning goals (6), and seventh in shots (110).