Matthew Soderstrom

Matt Soderstrom enters his first season as the Lions’ assistant coach in 2020 after 5 successful seasons at Northeastern after working as an assistant coach.

Most recently at Northeastern University, Soderstrom led Northeastern University to the 2nd best NCAA Division1 RPI improvement in the country going from 272 to 94 within two seasons at Northeastern. Additionally, this was the 3rd best win improvement in Division 1 volleyball with a 14-win improvement (2015-2016) and the best game improvement in school history. Northeastern University Volleyball in the span of 2 seasons had gone from last place in the CAA conference to 2nd place. Additionally, as the recruiting coordinator, Soderstrom recruited four straight years of USA Volleyball Open All Tournament Selections including Northeastern’s first Prep Volleyball All American (Gabrielle Tschannen) and first Prep Volleyball Senior Ace recruit, Elizabeth Carroll. During the 2017 season, Soderstrom helped mentor CAA setter of the year Kristen Walding and Defensive player of the Year, Gabrielle Eyl. In total, he mentored 7 All-CAA Selections, 5 All CAA Rookies, and one CAA Player of the Year. In 2010, Northeastern University came in 3rd place in the CAA Conference and made a CAA Finals Tournament appearance.

Prior to joining the coaching staff at Northeastern University in fall 2015, Soderstrom served as the assistant director of Woodlands Wave Volleyball Club in Spring, Texas (currently TAV Houston). From 2014 to 2015, he was the head coach of the organization’s Top 14’s Team Program while also working as the club’s recruiting coordinator. He was instrumental in the development of Prep Volleyball Senior Ace, Nena Mbonu, No. 55 in the Class of 2019 by PrepVolleyball.

Additionally, Soderstrom brings experience from the USA Volleyball High Performance Pipeline to the Lions’. Most recently, he served as the Associate Head Coach at the Future Select National Skills Program for 2018. Soderstrom served as the Assistant Coach for the same program the previous year. He also was an Associate Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the A2 Training Camp in 2014 and 2015. Finally, Soderstrom served as the Assistant Coach for the Youth Continental Team, High Performance, A2 Training Camp and National Training Camp.

Soderstrom became an assistant coach at Syracuse, where he ascended into the role of interim associate head coach between October 2011 and January 2012. As the recruiting and video coordinator for the Orange, Soderstrom helped guide Syracuse in 2011 to a fourth-place finish in the BIG EAST and the program’s first victory against national power Notre Dame since 1981.