Saint Rose: 'Darling Gutheil Named National Coach of the Year'
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ALBANY – Laurie Darling Gutheil, head women’s soccer coach at The College of Saint Rose, has been named the 2009 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Mondo Division II National Coach of the Year. The announcement was made as part of the annual NSCAA Awards Banquet, held in conjunction with the 2010 NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia Saturday night.
The Golden Knights posted a 24-1 record while advancing to the NCAA Championship Finals for the second consecutive year under Darling Gutheil this past fall. Their only loss was an overtime decision to eventual national champion Grand Valley State. In the past eight years, she had led Saint Rose a 135-27-14 record and seven NCAA Tournament appearances.
Saint Rose also became only the third team in Northeast-10 Conference history (1985) to win three consecutive postseason league championships this past fall. The Golden Knights furthermore came one victory shy of tying an NCAA Division II single-season record and also set a school standard with 18 shutouts.