Elizabeth Pike became the seventh head coach in Shenandoah University history when she was hired in August 2007.
Pike came to Shenandoah after spending eight years as the head girl's soccer coach at Lake Braddock High School in Burke, Virginia. The Bruins won four Patriot District titles, two Northern Region and three VHSL Group AAA state championships, including both 2006 and 2007, during her tenure as head coach.
The back-to-back state titles were the first for a Group AAA school in over 20 years.
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Prior to her time at Lake Braddock, Pike served as an assistant women's soccer coach at both Lebanon Valley College and her alma mater, American University. A 1994 graduate of American, Pike was a four-year starter for Eagles and earned All-America honors in 1993.
Pike still holds all major scoring records at AU, including career points and goals as well as points in a game (nine versus Catholic on October 3, 1990). She also holds the top three single season scoring performances in school history.
In February 2011, Pike was inducted into the American University Athletics Hall of Fame.
At Shenandoah, Pike has guided her team to double-digit winning seasons in the past three seasons. The 2010 team broke the school- record for victories in a season by recording 11, including a stretch of four straight in the middle of the campaign and a win over future ODAC foe Roanoke College.
In 2011, Pike shattered that previous win total, winning 15 games in the regular season and conference tournament on its way to the 2011 USA South Conference title.
The championship is the first-ever for the program and came in the team's final-ever USA South Conference contest.