United Soccer Coaches honors six NCAA National Staffs of the Year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 19, 2017) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Tuesday the association’s 2017 National Staff of the Year recipients for NCAA men’s and women’s soccer, as voted on by coaches in each NCAA division.

Five of the six award winners claimed NCAA championships in 2017, while Duke reached College Cup for a fourth time in program history with a school record 23 victories.

2017 NCAA National Staffs of the Year
NCAA DI Men:
Stanford University, led by head coach Jeremy Gunn
NCAA DI Women
Duke University, led by head coach Robbie Church
NCAA DII Men
University of Charleston, led by head coach Dan Stratford
NCAA DII Women:
University of Central Missouri, led by head coach Lewis Theobald
NCAA DIII Men
Messiah College, led by head coach Brad McCarty
NCAA DIII Women
Williams College, led by head coach Michelyne Pinard

These six staffs will be honored at the United Soccer Coaches Awards Banquet on January 19, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention.

United Soccer Coaches announced the association’s Regional Staff of the Year recipients last month for NCAA men’s soccer and women’s soccer. Each Regional Staff of the Year was on the ballot for National Staff of the Year, along with the addition of staffs from all schools which reached the semifinals of their respective NCAA Championship.