Assistant Soccer Coach: Penn State
Tim Wassell returns to Penn State for his seventh season in 2016. With the Nittany Lions, he serves as the recruiting coordinator and focuses on the teams goalkeepers and defensive unit.
Under the direction of Wassell, the Nittany Lions tallied one of the best defensive efforts in program history during the 2015 season. As a defensive unit, the Nittany Lions allowed 14 goals on the year and a goals against average of .51, which ranks third-best in program history. The Nittany Lions 15 shutouts in 2015 tied the second-best performance in school history (2004).
The Nittany Lion defensive prowess was on display during the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The Penn State defense did not concede a goal over the final 733:32 of the season and only allowed 13 shots on goal in six games during the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
Head Soccer Coach: Susquehanna University
In January, 2012, Nick Hoover was named the head womens soccer coach at Susquehanna after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant with the SU mens soccer program.
In his first three seasons, five players have been named All-Landmark Conference.
Hoover returned to his alma mater in 2010 as a member of the mens coaching staff. In 2011, he also served as the associate head coach for the Susquehanna womens soccer team before earning the title of head coach in early 2012.
Head Soccer Coach: Lehigh University
Eric Lambinus enters his sixth season as Lehighs head womens soccer coach. Lambinus led the Mountain Hawks to their first-ever Patriot League Championship in 2010 and back to the Patriot League Tournament in 2012 as Lehigh is continually in the postseason mix.
In his first season, Lambinus helped guide the program to its first NCAA Tournament where it hung tough against national power Virginia. He came to Lehigh on Feb. 2, 2010 from nearby Moravian College, where he enjoyed tremendous success as head womens and mens soccer coach over an 11-year span.
Lambinus made an immediate impact upon arrival, coaching the Mountain Hawks to an 11-5-4 record in 2010. Lehigh placed five on the All-Patriot League team, its most since 2005. Following a 1-0 loss to Army in their Patriot League opener, the Mountain Hawks responded by going undefeated over their final six league games. The momentum continued into the postseason where they defeated Bucknell for the second time before avenging their earlier loss to Army by beating the top-seed and host Black Knights in the Patriot League Championship Game.
Head Soccer Coach: La Salle University
Paul Royal enters his 13th season as head coach of the La Salle womens soccer program after bringing the Explorers to their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament in 2014. Royal became the fourth head coach of the program on April 25, 2003.
Royal earned his third Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year award in 14 while coaching Kelsey Haycook to A-10 Offensive Player of the Year and Kerri Aiken to Defensive Player of the Year after the Explorers took the A-10 regular season title with an 8-0 record in league play. Royal also guided assistant coach Ally Nick to her second NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Assistant Coach of the Year award (2012).
Haycook was named a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy, college soccers highest individual award, in addition to her second career NSCAA All-America distinction.
Head Soccer Coach: Kings College
In January, 2010, Frank Carrozza was named the new head womens soccer coach at Kings College. He stands as the first full-time coach in the history of the program, which began in 1992. Carrozza was elevated from part-time status to full-time after his first season at Kings in 2010.
Hard-work and dedication have paid off as Carrozzas Kings squad has shown dramatic improvement since his arrival. As the skill level of the players has increased, so have the expectations of the entire program.
Carrozza enters his sixth season at Kings in 2015 after previously serving as the assistant womens soccer coach at Misericordia University in Dallas.
Head Soccer Coach: Lebanon Valley College
Todd Hoffard completed his first season at the helm of the womens soccer team in 2015, compiling a 14-7 overall record and a 5-3 mark in Commonwealth Conference action. Sammy Bost landed on the All-Mac Commonwealth First Team, while Rachel Cummings and Alexa Muffly were named to the Second Team and Kristin Robeson and Meghan Ross earned Honorable Mention nods.
A Lancaster County native, Hoffard has been the goalkeeping coach for the US Womens U20 and U14 National Teams at various events. He possesses playing and coaching experience at virtually every level of the game, from youth development to the professional ranks.
A sought-after goalkeeping clinician, Hoffard also coordinates all US Soccer training centers in the Eastern Pennsylvania region. He spent two seasons as the goalkeeping coach for Major League Soccers New York Red Bulls, including an assignment with the 2011 MLS All-Stars when they played Manchester United at Red Bull Arena. During his tenure in New York, he took part in two MLS playoff seasons, and saw the Red Bulls win the Emirates Cup in London against Paris St. Germain, Boca Juniors, and Arsenal.
Head Soccer Coach: Villanova University
The 2015-16 season marks the second as head coach and 5th overall for Fran Kulas, who was promoted to his current position in December 2013 after previously serving as the associate head coach. Kulas is an experienced teacher of the game whose career has covered every facet of playing, coaching and directing programs at every level.
In his first season as a head coach, Kulas helped the Wildcats emerge as one of the most competitive in the BIG EAST Conference and helped the squad qualify and return to the BIG EAST Tournament for the third-straight season in 2014. Additionally, he led center back Emily Damstrom to Second Team All-BIG EAST honors at the conclusion of the season and saw four girls named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. Kulas built upon his experiences as Villanovas associate head coach where he led the 2012 and 2013 teams to BIG EAST Tournament berths.
In addition to success for the program as a whole, several Wildcats have been honored for their performances on the field and in the classroom. Forwards Katie Ryan and Heidi Sabatura both were recognized as All-BIG EAST performers in 2010, while Ryan and Stephanie Myers each received all-conference honors in 2011. Ryan became the first Villanova forward since 2004 to earn first team All-BIG EAST accolades in 2010 and followed that effort up with first team honors again as a senior in 2011. She is one of only three forwards in the history of the program to earn first team BIG EAST recognition multiple times. Myers, meanwhile, came on strong as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and was named to the BIG?EAST?All-Rookie Team. In 2012, the program tied a single-season-record for All-BIG EAST honorees, as four players received recognition with Heidi Sabatura and Taylor Houck earning second team All-BIG EAST, Jami Kranich earning third team All-BIG EAST, and Emily Damstrom named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team.
Head Soccer Coach: Widener University
Todd Wawrousek is in his second season at the helm of the womens soccer program.
Wawrousek was the womens soccer coach 17 seasons (1990-2006) at Gettysburg, leading the squad in its greatest run in school history. In compiling a 195-108-19 mark, he led the Bullets to seven NCAA Tournament appearances, two ECAC Tournament trips and five Centennial Conference titles. Wawrousek also in that stretch coached eight All-Americas, three Academic All-Americas and six Centennial Conference Players of the Year.
Along with the aforementioned academic success, Wawrouseks teams consistently notched between a 3.0-3.35 GPA during his time. That will fit right in with Widener, which has been presented the NSCAA Team Academic Award the last three years for having at least a 3.0 team GPA and last fall had 15 student-athletes named to the Middle Atlantic Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Head Soccer Coach: Franklin & Marshall College
Heather Kemp was announced as the 10th head coach in the history of the Franklin & Marshall womens soccer program prior to the start of the fall 2015 season.
A 2008 graduate of Messiah College, Kemp spent the previous two seasons as head coach of DeSales womens soccer program. The Bulldogs steadily improved during her time on the sidelines, finishing 2014 with a 10-7-4 overall record, good for the second most wins in program history and advancing to the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom Title game after finishing the regular season with a 6-0-1 mark in the conference.
Kemp was a two-year starter and four-year member of the Messiah womens soccer team from 2004-08, where she helped guide the Falcons to four straight Final Four appearances, including an NCAA Division III National Championship in 2005, and finishing as the National Runners-up in 2007. The Falcons also captured three Commonwealth Conference Championships in her four years on campus.
Head Soccer Coach: Elizabethtown College
Amy Hough has eagerly been awaiting her chance to lead a collegiate womens soccer program. The top assistant at NCAA Division I Lehigh University since 2011 will get her shot at Elizabethtown College. Director of Athletics Chris Morgan announced Houghs hiring as head womens soccer coach Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
“Im excited to be named the head coach at Elizabethtown College,” said Hough. “This is an institution that allows student-athletes to pursue their dreams on the field and in the classroom and it is incredibly important to me that student-athletes have a well-rounded experience: finding success on and off the field, while developing into the best person they possibly can. I want to thank Director of Athletics Chris Morgan, Dean of Students Marianne Calenda and the search committee for the opportunity to lead the Blue Jays.”,
Hough becomes the seventh head coach of a traditionally strong Elizabethtown program, which enters its 29th season of play in 2016. The Blue Jays have averaged more than 11 wins per season since debuting in 1988, winning three conference championships and appearing in seven NCAA Division III Tournaments during that time. E-town reached the Final Four in 1997.