Presque Isle, ME -
Aaron Marston helped finish out the 2018 season with his wife Keli Marston when Trevor Parent stepped down from coaching midway through the season. After starting the year 0-9 the Marstons helped lead the Owls to two wins in their final six games of the season.
Marston was a four-year starter at center midfield and two-year captain for the UMPI men's soccer team from 1993-1996, helping lead the Owls to an at large bid to the NAIA regional playoffs in 1996. After graduating from UMPI in 1997 he served as a Graduate Assistant for the Marshall University Men's Soccer team who were ranked in the top 25 in the country in Division I. Marston would graduate with his Masters from Marshall University before moving to Florida where he was the Director of a large sports performance facility, training athletes of all sports at the highest level. Coach Marston has a strong history of working with soccer players from youth, middle school, high school, club, collegiate and has helped several players reach the professional level.
Kane on the hire of Coach Marston, "we couldn't be more excited about Coach Marston taking over the women's soccer program. His enthusiasm for not only soccer, but UMPI soccer is second to none. When Keli and Aaron took over midway through the season there was a dramatic change within the culture of the team and we feel the program is heading in the right direction and is in the right hands with Coach Marston."
Marston takes over a young team that returns many of their key players and has one of the strongest incoming classes the program has seen in almost a decade. Coach Marston on his appointment, "I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to contribute to UMPI athletics. With some excellent returning players and a talented incoming class, we are expecting to get better and better as the year goes on. I am passionate about coaching this sport and this team and the players have responded by working hard in our non-traditional season which we believe will help us have an improved season next fall."