NEW YORK - Women's soccer head coach Kevin McCarthy has announced the addition of Nathan Kipp as the volunteer goalkeeper coach to the Columbia women's soccer staff.

"We are fortunate to have Nate come on board with us. He is an experienced goalkeeper coach and will be a great resource for the development of our goalkeepers. In addition to time with Duke, Nate has worked with Chicago, Boston and Sky Blue in the WPS.  Nathan has also worked some of the national team players. That type of experience will be very valuable for our team," said McCarthy.

Kipp most recently spent 2012 with the Sky Blue FC of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). During the first two seasons of WPS he spent time with the Boston Breakers in 2011 after working with the Chicago Red Stars.

A current member of the U.S. Youth National Team staff, Kipp also worked with the Iceland National Team at the 2010 Algarve Cup. The Ohio native began his coaching career at Iona College in 2003, spending two years working with Hayes, who was the head coach of the program at that time. He then made the move in 2005 to his alma mater, the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, working as the women's goalkeeper coach before heading to Duke University and helping the Blue Devils to a Sweet 16 and back-to-back Elite Eight appearances in his first three seasons there.

As a player, Kipp enjoyed a standout college career in Greensboro that eventually led to playing a pair of professional seasons with the Carolina Dynamo of the United Soccer Leagues (USL). The second year saw him post an 0.87 goals against average and earned him USL Goalkeeper of the Year accolades.

"Columbia Women's Soccer is a model college soccer program. I feel the opportunity to come into a quality organization with such an excellent coaching staff is a perfect way to continue my involvement in college soccer. I am excited about contributing to what will hopefully be another title run this year for Columbia Women's Soccer," said Kipp.