Jane Alukonis hired as head coach for USC women’s soccer

The 33-year-old Alukonis (pronounced ah-loo-KO-nis) spent the last four years (2018-21) as an assistant at UCLA, where she helped guide the Bruins to two Pac-12 Championships and an NCAA College Cup appearance. She becomes the fifth head coach in the 29-year history of USC women’s soccer, succeeding Keidane McAlpine, now at Georgia.

“We are excited to welcome Jane Alukonis to the Trojan Family as our new women’s soccer head coach,” Bohn said. “As a talented athlete and coach, Jane brings a winning pedigree and the highest level of competitiveness to our program. Her familiarity with both the Pac-12 Conference and the California recruiting landscape is a tremendous asset as we aim to return to the podium as national champions. Her unique educational and teaching backgrounds align with our vision to be the most student-athlete centered program in the country. She arrives at USC highly recommended by her industry peers and by our current players who participated in the search process.

“Los Angeles is a premier destination for soccer, and I believe USC can be the nation’s most elite women’s soccer program. We are thrilled that Jane will be leading us in that pursuit, and we will provide the support and resources that are needed to accomplish our goals.”

The USC women’s soccer program has won two NCAA Championships (2007 and 2016), made 20 NCAA tourney appearances (including the past eight seasons) and produced seven All-American first team selections, 40 All-Conference first teamers, three World Cup participants, an Olympic double gold medalist and an Academic All-American first team honoree.

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