In her seventh season, Wilson earns her second NE10 Coach of the Year honor
EASTON, Massachusetts (November 12, 2019) – Stonehill College women's soccer head coach Alex Wilson'08 has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year for the second time in her seven years at the helm, last week.
Wilson, who is in her seventh season in charge of the program, has improved the Skyhawks' dynamic on the field. Over the past four years, she has seen a record of 46-28-5 overall and 31-19-5 in the NE10, including this year.
This season, the Skyhawks saw an outstanding record of 6-1-0 in the month of September. One of the victories including a win over No. 18 Franklin Pierce University, 4-1. The team continued rolling in October as they handed No. 21 Southern New Hampshire University a 5-2 loss, for its first home loss of the year. They closed in on No. 10 the College of Saint Rose, sending the game into overtime, but the Golden Knights prevailed with a 2-1 win. Stonehill also saw some out of region competition as they traveled south to play Lynn University, where they won 3-1, and Barry University, falling 1-0 in overtime.
Wilson has coached the program to two national rankings and two NCAA Tournament bids in the past four years (PHOTO BY: Andrew Katsampes)
Stonehill received its first national ranking since 2016. The Skyhawks have gotten as high as No. 18 and are currently No. 19 in the United Soccer Coaches national poll. In the East Regional poll, Stonehill has gotten as high as No. 2 and have stayed at No. 3 in the NCAA Division II East Regional poll for two weeks.
Prior to the Skyhawks being the second seed in the NE10 Tournament, the highest they have been since 1999, eight members of the team were named to All-Conference teams. Senior Isabella Collentro, juniors Tess Erwin and Kayla Henry, and freshman Emma Slade were all selected to the first team, while Slade also was voted to the All-Rookie team. Junior Alex Giardina and sophomore Camryn Thompson earned second team honors, while seniors Kaitlin Brown and Nicole Geraghty were named to the third team.
In last four years, Stonehill has received two NCAA Tournament bids, including the program's first automatic bid in 2016 when they won the program's third NE10 Championship. Wilson and her staff, were named the 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA, now the United Soccer Coaches) Women's Regional Staff of the Year.
Stonehill (11-4-4, 8-1-4 NE10) awaits word on a potential NCAA bid when the pairings are announced at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 18 via webstream on NCAA.com.
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