Janss, a three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection while at the University of Maryland, has been named an assistant coach for women's soccer at her alma mater for the 2004 season.
Janss, a professional soccer player most recently with the WUSA's New York Power, comes to the Terps after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas since 2002. She was the recruiting coordinator for the Lady Razorbacks in addition to her coaching responsibilities. Janss has also worked as a youth club soccer coach in Arkansas.
"Emily brings a great deal of experience to Maryland, including three years in the WUSA," Head Coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski said. "She will be a tremendous asset to our program on and off the field."
A star under Higgins-Cirovski from 1996-99 at Maryland, Janss was selected as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference's 50th Anniversary Team in 2002, one of five Terps on the prestigious squad. Janss, an All-ACC first team selection in 1999 and a second-team honoree in 1997 and 1998, led the Terps to NCAA bids between '96 and '99 while tallying 42 points on 17 goals and eight assists during her career. She is second all-time at Maryland in games played with 95 and earned All-America honors from Soccer Buzz in 1997. She was also a two-time ACC All-Tournament selection and four-time Soccer America Team of the Week honoree.