Robyn HornerHead Coach
Office Phone: 704-463-3227
Robyn Horner took over as Women's Soccer Head Coach in January 2015. Horner has spent the previous two seasons as Pfeiffer’s assistant coach and brings a tremendous background to the program.
As a professional, Horner née Jones played in the WPS, the highest level of women’s professional soccer. She spent two years playing for the Philadelphia Independence and traveled to play in Japan as a member of the New Jersey Sky Blue organization. Horner has also played semi-professionally for the past three seasons with the Charlotte Lady Eagles, including the past two as the team’s captain. This past season, Horner was the finalist for the W-League Goalkeeper of the Year and her team won the Southeastern Conference Championship and advanced to the W-League Final Four.
Horner brings seven years of coaching experience to the Falcons and had a distinguished collegiate career as a goalkeeper for Rutgers. As a freshman for the Scarlet Knights, Horner was named Rutgers Rookie of the Year, Soccerbuzz All-Region Co-Freshmen Goalkeeper of the Year and won the MVP of the Notre Dame Classic.
Horner began her coaching career at Franklin & Marshall University and went on to serve as the Head Goalkeeper Trainer for the Next Level Soccer Academy in Pennington, NJ. Following that stint, Horner accepted the Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach at The College of New Jersey. During Robyn’s three seasons, the Lions made three straight Division III NCAA Tournament appearances, including a spot in the Final Four.
In addition to collegiate coaching, Robyn coached youth soccer CSA-North Club in Charlotte and was the Assistant Coach for the Women’s Varsity Soccer Team at Southlake Christian Academy in 2013. Robyn has also served as a Goalkeeper Trainer for North Carolina ODP since 2011.
“I feel very blessed and excited to start this new chapter in my life,” said Horner. “I am so thankful to Bob Reasso and Pfeiffer University, not only for putting their faith in me and helping me chase my dream of becoming a Head Coach, but also to lead these young women. It is my sincere hope that I can continue to honor and promote the legacy of success and tenacity that has become the foundation of Pfeiffer Women's Soccer, not just on the field, but in the classroom as well."
Sarah Ann WaughAssistant Coach
Office Phone: 704-463-3250
Sarah Ann Waugh enters her first season at Pfeiffer.
Waugh comes to Misenheimer after a very successful Division I playing career at UNC Charlotte. Waugh was a four year member of the Charlotte women’s soccer team and was named a captain her final two seasons. In 2012, Waugh was named to the All-Atlantic 10 Academic Team and anchored a defensive unit that posted a 1.05 goals-against average. For her career with the 49ers, Waugh played in 68 career matches, starting 50 times. In the summer of 2012, Waugh was a member of the Charlotte Lady Eagles professional team.
Waugh is CSCS and HFS Certified and had an internship at Queens University with the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach where she worked with Queens athletics and members of Team Elite SwimMac.
Additionally, Waugh has spent 2010-2014 volunteering with the FCCA soccer club and was an assistant coach for the U-13 girls Charlotte Soccer Academy.
Sarah Ann graduated from UNC Charlotte in May 2014 with a B.S. in Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning.
Kirsty MontignaniGraduate Assistant
Kirsty Montignani enters her first season at Pfeiffer University.
Montignani is a 2013 graduate of Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT where she earned a degree in Exercise Science with minors in psychology and coaching. While at Rocky Mountain, she was a four time Academic All-Conference selection and also made the First Team All-Conference each of her four seasons. Kirsty was named the Frontier Conference MVP along with earning an NAIA National Player of the Week award. During her career, Montignani broke the school record for goals in a season (21), career goals (49) and career points (114) and won the NAIA Champion of Character Award (2014) as well as being named an NAIA All-American.
Previously, she worked at Maine Maritime Academy as an Assistant Women’s Soccer coach and was a volunteer Strength and conditioning coach.
Montignani captained the Seacoast United Mariners of the semiprofessional WPSL league for two seasons. She was also a youth soccer coach for Seacoast United Blackbear while playing for the Mariners.
In 2011, she played in the top flight Scottish Women’s soccer league with the Hibernian Ladies and won the Scottish Cup and League Cup.