Aileen Ascolese joins the Brandeis women's soccer coach in 2011 as an assistant coach after two years as an assistant at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
While at RPI, Acolese served as the Engineers' recruiting and travel coordinator. RPI went 10-22-3 during the regular season in her tenure, while Ascolese coached the Engineers to a 4-0 record in their two non-traditional seasons. Prior to her stint at RPI, Ascolese at Elmira College from August 2007 to June 2009, where was an assistant varsity coach, head junior varsity coach and served as interim varsity head coach in the spring of 2008.
Ascolese is a 2006 graduate of Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J., with a B.A. in communications. She served as captain as a senior and twice earned NCAA National Student-Athlete awards and earned three Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic honors. Ascolese graduated eighth on the Broncs' career assist list and was part of the two winningest teams in program history. While coaching at Elmira, she earned an M.S. in general education.