2018 Soccer Schedule
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In his first season on the sidelines at H-SC in 2017, the Tigers improved by four wins overall and within conference play. H-SC returned to the ODAC Tournament after a two-year hiatus, earning the #5 seed a year after finishing in 11th place. The Tigers recorded their first victory over Virginia Wesleyan University for the first time since 2006. The team’s 10 wins marked just the second double-digit win season since 2010.
Coach DiNuzzo came to Hampden-Sydney after spending the last four seasons as the head coach of the University of Maine at Farmington. DiNuzzo took over a Maine Farmington team that won just two games, and he was able to triple that win total in his third year while also reaching the conference semifinals for the first time since 2011. Additionally, he had the most all-conference honorees since 2011.
Prior to his time at Maine-Farmington, DiNuzzo was an assistant coach at ODAC-rival Lynchburg College (2011-13) and the University of Mary Washington (2009-11).
Henry Ametti joined the Hampden-Sydney Soccer coaching staff in the summer of 2017, joining the Tigers after a four-year playing career under Coach DiNuzzo at University of Maine Farmington. He graduated from UMF in 2017 with a degree in General Studies and a minor in International Studies.
“We could not be more excited to have Henry joining the program. He’s an excellent young coach that will work tirelessly to make sure our players have a great experience here at Hampden-Sydney and reach their potential in every way,” said Coach DiNuzzo. Ametti has a USSF “D” License and has head coaching experience with the Western Maine United U17 team. This past spring, he assisted with coordinating recruiting and organizing and leading the spring season at UMF. Ametti has served as a Division Leader at Bridgton Academy Sports Camp since 2014.
At UMF, he was a four-year starter on defense and served as a captain as a junior and senior. He was named to the NAC All-Tournament team in 2015 after leading UMF to the conference semifinals. Ametti appeared in 70 games while starting 69, tallying four goals and one assist.
Student Assistant Coach
Drew Ratliff ’18 shifts to the sidelines as a Student Assistant Coach for the 2017 season. Ratliff spent the past three years as a student-athlete on the Hampden-Sydney Soccer team, playing in 21 games with 10 starts as a forward. He most recently served as the Head Soccer Coach for the varsity team at Fuqua School in Farmville.