Liberal, KS – Head Coach Derek Talcott has announced Arlene Ruiz as the first-ever assistant for the Women’s Soccer program.

Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Arlene Ruiz, a Liberal, Kansas Native, is entering her first year with the Women’s Soccer program as they will start their inaugural season at Pratt on August 19, 2023.

Coach Ruiz is a 2017 graduate of Liberal High School where she starred on the Lady Redskin’s soccer team. Ruiz continued her academic and soccer career by attending Kansas City Kansas Community College obtaining her Associates degree in 2020 while seeing action on the field as a defender.

Following her time in Kansas City she attended Park University located in Parkville, Missouri where she has played for the Lady Pirates for two seasons. Arlene is in line to graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with disciplines in Psychology and Fitness and Wellness.

In 2021, Ruiz began working on staff at Liberal High School as an assistant coach for the Lady Redskin’s soccer program and she just completed her third season as the assistant (2021-2023).

Assistant Coach Arlene Ruiz brings KJCCC and Region VI experience to the Lady Saints’ along with the knowledge of what soccer means to the community of Liberal, KS.