Carolyn Savage enters her second season as the assistant coach for the NAU women's soccer program. She returns to the program after playing four-years for the Lumberjacks from 2007-2011 where she was apart of two NCAA Tournament appearances and three Big Sky titles. She replaces Holly Jones as assistant coach.
During her time at NAU, Savage assumed six goals and six assists for a total of 18 points during 56 career games. She made an immediate impact as a freshman scoring three goals and handing out two assists, the most goals in the Big Sky among freshman. Savage tied an NAU single match record with six points (two goals, two assists) against Lamar. The game earned her Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for September 4th of 2007.
Not only did Savage have success on the field, but off the field as well. The former forward was a four-time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete award recipient, majoring in criminal justice.
In her brief time in coaching, Savage has had much success coaching in Anchorage, Alaska. In her first season as the girl's varsity head coach at A.J. Dimond High School, she led the team to an undefeated season and claiming Region IV champions as well as the Alaska State High School Champs. Savage earned Region IV Coach of the Year and the Alaska State Coach of the Year. In 2012-2013 she coached the U-17, U-14 and U-11 Alaska Rush Soccer Club.
Savage, a native of Anchorage, Alaska graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in criminal justice.