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Erica Walsh Named Coach of the Year by Soccer America

Women’s soccer coach Erica Walsh was named Soccer America Coach of the Year. Walsh’s squad won their 15th straight Big Ten title and made it to the program’s first ever College Cup title game this past season, losing to the University of North Carolina 4-1.

Soccer America cites the Penn State team overcoming many obstacles during the season such as missing Maya Hayes and Taylor Schram to the U-20 World Cup, and losing defenders Jackie Molinda and Lexi Marton to injuries, while also having a difficult early season schedule. The team still managed to achieve a 21-4-2 record. Penn State’s appearance in the national championship game was the second by a Big Ten school since 1991 when Wisconsin lost to North Carolina.

Walsh is the third ever National Coach of the Year in program history. Pat Farmer and Paula Wilkins both won the NSCAA Coach of the Year award during their tenures at Penn State.

Walsh was also named Big Ten coach of the year after the team went undefeated in Big Ten play.

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I'm a freshman Public Relations major. I was born in Staten Island, but I prefer to say I'm from New York City. I went to Brooklyn Tech High School, a specialized high school, and I'm very proud of it. I'm a huge sports fan - mostly (and sadly) a New York Jets fan.


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