EDISON, NJ – Monmouth University Women’s Soccer Head Coach Krissy Turner was named the BigAppleSoccer.com Women’s College Coach of the Year as announced by the publication. Turner guided the Hawks to the 2016 MAAC Championship, the second in program history (2013) and a NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship berth.
Turner was also named the ECAC and BSN Sports MAAC Coach of the Year for her efforts this season. She led the Hawks to a (14-4-2, 9-0-1 MAAC) mark in 2016 and earned the program its fourth consecutive MAAC regular season title. Monmouth defeated Marist College, 4-1 in the MAAC Women’s Soccer semifinals and then topped Quinnipiac, 5-2 in the championship game.
"We had a tremendous performance in all phases of the game," Turner said after the Quinnipiac victory. "We left no doubt that we are the best team in the MAAC. I am very proud of every player, coach and support staff member in our program who worked extremely hard to allow us to hold up the trophy today.”
The Hawks advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in program history and faced the University of Virginia in the opening round.
Under Turner, a total of 11 Hawks were selected to All-MAAC teams this past season. Alexis McTamney was named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Year and was a member of the All-MAAC First Team. McTamney was joined by teammates Rachael Ivanicki, Julie Spracklin, Rachelle Ross, and Madie Gibson on the First Team. Gibson was also named the MAAC Rookie of the Year and was selected to the All-MAAC Rookie Team.
Miranda Konstantinides, Alli DeLuca, Gabriella Cuevas, and Amanda Knuab made up Monmouth’s Second-Team players. Knuab joined Gibson and Anna Lazur on the All-Rookie squad.