Sierra Joseph | Assistant Coach
Joseph will enter her second season on the sidelines as an assistant to coach Jodie Smith in the fall of 2016.
In 2015, Joseph helped lead ASU to a 7-3 conference record and an appearance in the SWAC Championship match.
Joseph joined the Lady Hornets coaching staff after serving from 2013-2014 at Ohio State, where she worked with the defenders, video analysis, administrative work and the day-to-day training.
A native of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Joseph graduated from Arizona State with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Wellness.
A four-year letter winner, Joseph was also a three-time All-Pac 12 performer as well as being an All-Pac 12 All-Academic selection with the Sun Devils.
During her career, she helped lead Arizona State to three NCAA Tournament appearances.
With the Lady Hornets, Joseph will serve as the recruiting coordinator as well as working with the position players, with her main focus directed toward working with the defenders.
As a player, Joseph played club soccer at Real Colorado, winning five state cups...drew into the national pool for the Olympic Development Program...represented Costa Rica to play for the national team.
At Arizona State, was a captain from her sophomore season until her senior season...coached club at Ohio Premier for two seasons.
As an assistant coach at Ohio State, oversaw and coached camps and clinics...holds a NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) national diploma.
Shelbi Vienna-Hallam | Assistant Coach
Shelbi Vienna-Hallam enters her first year as assistant coach at Alabama State after spending the 2016 season as a student assistant.
Vienna-Hallam was among the staff that helped the Lady Hornets win the 2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Tournament title after a 2-1 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The decorated player spent two seasons with Alabama State (2014-2015) where she finished ranked fourth all-time in school history for career goals (12), tied for third in career assists (13) and fourth in career points (37).
Also among her accomplishments at Alabama State, Vienna-Hallam shares the career books for most assists in a season (11) and was a 2015 All-SWAC Preseason First Team selection as a midfielder. She played club soccer in 2015 with the Seacoast Mariners Maine Football Club in the Women’s Premier Soccer League. Academically, Vienna-Hallam earned 2015 spring semester Honor Roll and Dean’s List recognition.
In 2014, Vienna-Hallam was the Top Drawer Soccer SWAC Postseason Top 20 player and was mentioned as a Top Drawer Soccer SWAC Midseason Top 20 player. She received All-SWAC Second Team honors as a midfielder.
During her senior season at Alabama State, she started all 21 matches and played the second most minutes on the team with 1,821. She played a vital role in helping a defense that tied the SWAC for most shutouts with six in conference play and held a 1.54 goals-against average.
Prior to coming to Alabama State, Vienna-Hallam spent two years at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Wash. She was named an All-Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) in both seasons, while helping lead Peninsula to a 43-3-1 two-year record – the best two seasons in program history. During that span she helped guide PJC to back-to-back NWAACC Championships. Her 13 career goals ranks third all-time for the two-year junior college.