St. John’s Alum McBeath Joins Stanford Coaching Staff

Christine McBeath. Photo: St. John's University

For the past four years, Christine McBeath was a fixture on the Belson Stadium pitch for head coach Ian Stone at St. John’s University.

With her college playing days behind her, the Williamsburg, Va., native is stepping into the coaching ranks as McBeath has been hired as a volunteer assistant coach at Stanford University.

“We are excited to welcome Christine to Stanford,” said Paul Ratcliffe, the team’s head coach and Knowles Family Director of Women’s Soccer. “Christine brings a wealth of leadership and experience to our program and I am confident she will hit the ground running as we prepare for the 2020 season.”

McBeath joins one of the nation’s most successful women’s college soccer programs having won the Divison I national championship twice over the past three years.

During her four seasons at St. John’s McBeath appeared in 66 games with 55 starts while playing either center back or fullback.

A captain as a senior in 2019, she has a bachelors’ degree in finance and served on the executive board of St. John’s’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). 

McBeath was also active in the community, taking part in the Big East Conference’s “It’s on Us” campaign for sexual assault prevention awareness and serving for Community Mayors in New York City, an organization dedicated hosting events for special needs children in the area.