Gustie Soccer Camps
Head Coach and Camp Director
Laura Burnett-Kurie recently finished her first season as the head coach of the women’s soccer program in fall 2012. Burnett-Kurie, a 2008 graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY), is the fifth head coach in the 30-year history of the Gustavus women’s soccer program.
A licensed member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), Burnett-Kurie was most recently the assistant women’s soccer coach at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif. since August of 2010. While on staff for the Bulldogs, Burnett-Kurie served as the team’s director of recruiting and assisted in all aspects of the day-to-day operation of running a high caliber NCAA women’s soccer program. Redlands compiled a mark of 22-15-1 overall and 13-11-0 within the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) during her two seasons with the program. The Bulldogs qualified for the SCIAC Post-Season Tournament both years following fourth place league finishes.
Before taking the job at Redlands, Burnett-Kurie served as an assistant coach for the Gettysburg College (Pa.) women’s soccer program from June 2008-2010. At Gettysburg, Burnett-Kurie assisted in all aspects of team management and was specifically responsible for the in-season and off-season strength and conditioning programs for the team.
As a college player, Burnett-Kurie was a four-year starter and captain (2007) for the Heron women’s soccer program from 2004-2007. During her tenure on the field, she helped lead the team to the program’s first Liberty League Championship, one ECAC Championship, and two NCAA Tournament appearances. William Smith went a combined 56-13-8 within that time, as Burnett-Kurie became just the fifth women’s soccer player in Heron history to reach the 100-point milestone, registering 42 goals and 18 assists over her career. After being named Liberty League Rookie-of-the Year in 2004, she went on to be a two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Third Team All-American (2006, 2007), and the Liberty League’s Player of the Year in 2006.
In addition to her accomplishments on the field, the Durham, N.H. native also garnered numerous academic honors. Laura was an ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America honoree in 2005, a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree (2005-07), and a three-time Liberty League All-Academic performer.
Assistant Coach and Assistant Director
Andrea Rosenthal finished her first season as the assistant coach with the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s soccer program. Rosenthal graduated alongside Head Coach Laura Burnett-Kurie from William Smith College in 2008. Since graduation, she has spent four seasons coaching women’s soccer at her alma mater, the Emma Willard School, in Troy, NY. During her three years as the head varsity coach, Rosenthal compiled an impressive 39-3-7 record, making her as the winningest soccer coach in the school’s nearly 200-year history.
In addition, Rosenthal has gained coaching experience with High Country Soccer in Breckenridge, CO and has her NSCAA National Coaching License. She was also a student athletic trainer at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, providing assistance in the training room, helping with prevention and maintenance of injuries and receiving first aid, injury prevention and emergency response training.
While completing her Architectural Studies and Studio Art degrees at William Smith College, Rosenthal was a member of the Heron soccer team. In 2007, she helped the team win the program’s first ever Liberty League Conference Championship and qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the 18th time in school, ending the season with a 17-1-1 record. At the 2005-6 annual William Smith Athletic Awards Banquet, Rosenthal was presented with the Aliceann Wilber Soccer Award for best representing the values most important to the program and for her outstanding leadership.
To go along with her on-field success, Rosenthal was also highly engaged in the classroom and the community. She was named to the 2011 Liberty League Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team, was the Hillel Vice President and chaired the Student Art Exhibition in 2008.