Women's Soccer Coaching Staff Earns Pacific Region Honors
The UCLA women's soccer coaching staff has been selected by the United Soccer Coaches as the Pacific Region Coaching Staff of the Year.
Head coach Amanda Cromwell, along with associate head coach Sam Greene, assistant coach Jane Alukonis and goalkeeper coach Saskia Webber, led the Bruins to the 2020-21 Pac-12 Championship and to a 13-1-3 overall record and NCAA Round of 16 appearance. UCLA maintained a Top 5 ranking throughout the regular season despite the loss of several key players to injury, including MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List players and NWSL draftees Viviana Villacorta and Lucy Parker. The Bruins had five wins and three ties against ranked opponents. UCLA led the Pac-12 in goals scored (36) and points (106).
Cromwell was selected the Pac-12 Coach of the Year, while three UCLA players received top Pac-12 honors – Midfielder of the Year Delanie Sheehan, Goalkeeper of the Year Lauren Brzykcy and Freshman of the Year Reilyn Turner. Additionally, five Bruins earned All-Pacific Region honors, the most since 2014.
Each of the 43 (21 men's and 22 women's) staffs receiving Regional Staff of the Year honors will be recognized at the College Coaches Awards Ceremony, which will be made available to view online as a digital event beginning June 30. Additionally, each of the recipients have been placed on the ballot for the United Soccer Coaches National Staff of the Year consideration within their respective NCAA division. The Bruin coaches are the only all-female coaching staff in NCAA Division I or II to earn Region Staff of the Year honors.
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