The Dartmouth College athletic department finally filled the void left by former women's soccer Head Coach Steve Sampson -- at least temporarily. The College announced on Tuesday that it had signed former professional soccer player and coach Neil Orr to a four-month contract as head coach of the Dartmouth women's soccer team. "After a long and extensive search, we feel very fortunate to have landed on our feet with an outstanding player and coach to lead us in 1996," Josie Harper, Dartmouth's associate athletic director, said in a release. "We are excited to have a coach the caliber of Neil Orr make the four-month commitment he has made to the Dartmouth women's soccer program." Orr, a Scottish native who is also an avid two-handicap golfer, retired from a professional soccer career in Great Britain which spanned three decades in 1995. Orr also is also no stranger to the Upper Valley area -- he has coached in a number of camps, including the Lightning Soccer Camps held at Dartmouth in the summer. "Through our camps, Neil has become familiar with the coaches and players at Dartmouth," Harper said. She added that Orr's primary mission will be "sustaining and raising the team's already-high level [of play], and leading the women to more national prominence." Following the end of the 1996 soccer season, the college athletic department will reopen its search for a permanent Head Coach of the women's soccer team.