PPA 2 July 13th – 16th
In his ninth season leading the Amherst College men’s soccer team, head coach Justin Serpone directed the Purple & White to a phenomenal and historical season that culminated in the program’s first-ever national title.
Guiding his team to an 18-1-2 record (9-0-1 NESCAC), Serpone was named the 2015 NSCAA, D3soccer.com, and HeroSports.com Division III Coach of the Year. The 18 wins for Amherst in 2015 ties the program’s high watermark for victories as Serpone’s 2013 squad also finished that season with an 18-1-2 ledger.
Since taking the reins in 2007, Serpone has amassed a superb 138-17-24 overall record which includes four NESCAC championships (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013); nine appearances in the NCAA Division III Championship tournament; eight Sweet 16 berths; four Elite 8 appearances; a pair of Final Fours; and the program’s first national championship in 2015.
In 15 seasons under the guidance of Dennis Bohn, the Lafayette men’s soccer program has produced nothing but winning teams. Bohn has led the Leopards to winning seasons in 12 of his 15 years on College Hill, three Patriot League championships and three NCAA Tournament berths. His overall record entering his 16th season at Lafayette is 132-92-55 with a 46-44-23 mark in Patriot League play and a 68-28-22 tally at Oaks Stadium.
A.J. Barnold is in his third season as the operations assistant for the Virginia men’s soccer program. Barnold’s responsibilities include all aspects of video editing and analysis, overseeing the general welfare of the Virginia men’s soccer student-athletes and assisting the coaching staff with day-to-day operations.
Prior to his move to Charlottesville, Barnold spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Lafayette. In 2014 he was elevated to first assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Leopards. Barnold was involved in all areas of the Lafayette program, including coaching, scheduling, recruiting and video and scouting analysis.
University of Virginia
Drew Hutchins completed his second season as an assistant coach of the Big Red in 2017, helping the squad improve to a 7-8-2 overall record and a 2-4-1 showing in Ivy League play. Hutchins? presence on the sidelines proved to be valuable as the team?s offensive productivity nearly doubled from the previous season. Cornell?s 22 goals were the third most in the league that year.
He was also instrumental in guiding the team to a monumental overtime victory over No. 11 Syracuse, marking the first time that the Big Red had defeated the Orange since 2001.
Andrew Coughlin joined the Orange staff as a volunteer assistant coach in 2016. A Syracuse native, Coughlin has five years of experience playing at the collegiate level and is actively playing professionally.
Coughlin started his collegiate soccer career at Syracuse University, where he played for the Orange for three years. After redshirting his freshman year, Coughlin made three appearances in his career at Syracuse, not allowing a goal in any of those outings.
Ken Bovell enters his second season as the head coach of the MIT men?s soccer in 2016 after an extremely successful first year in which he led the Engineers to a program record mark of 18-3-1 and the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Prior to his promotion to head coach last year, Bovell served as an assistant for two seasons under then head coaches Aidan Byrne and Mike Singelton.
As part of the success that Bovell brought to the MIT men?s soccer program, he was awarded with both the NEWMAC Coach of the Year and ECAC Division III New England Coach of the Year accolades in 2015.
Ben Beaver joins the Bucknell men’s soccer team as an assistant coach prior to the 2016 season. In this position, Beaver is involved in all facets of the program including practice planning, advanced scouting, and recruiting.
His impact on the sidelines was immediate as the Fords repeated as Centennial Conference Champions, becoming the first team in conference history to win the Centennial Conference regular season title and Centennial Conference Tournament title. Haverford also advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round as a regional host.
Prior to Bucknell, Ben served as an assistant coach at Haverford College.
Adam Batista joined the Brandeis men’s soccer coaching staff in early 2017. In his first season on the Judges’ sidelines, he helped Brandeis post a 17-5 record and reach their second-straight NCAA Division III Tournament Final Four.
Batista came to Brandeis after two years at Wheaton College, where he helped the Lyons reach the NEWMAC championship game in 2016. At Wheaton, he was an assistant under legendary coach Matt Cushing.
Zack Grady joins the Trinity coaching staff in the spring of 2018 after being a part of the coaching staff at Wheaton College from February 2016 through last fall.
While at Wheaton, Grady helped coach three All-New England players, three New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference First Team players and the 2016 Rookie of the Year. Grady also coaches for NEFC, based out of Taunton, Mass., and has coached at Liverpool FC International Academy in Plymouth, Mass.
Jorge Chapoy begins his fourth year with the Maroon and White after serving as the assistant coach at East Stroudsburg University. During his time there, he assisted with all aspects of the program, while also running the team’s camps and serving as the head coach for the U13 girls PAGS team of ENCO United and the U18 boys MAPS team of the RYSA.
Chapoy was a stand-out player during his playing days at East Stroudburg, scoring 73 goals and tallying 36 assists during his career. The Monclova, Mexico native was a First Team All-American in 2003 and was the PSAC Conference Player of the Year that same season.
In 2016, Mendel led the Curry Men’s Soccer team for his tenth season. The 2016 squad posted a 6-13-1 overall record and qualified for the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament quarterfinals.
In 2015, his squad qualified for the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament quarterfinals. The team finished with a 10-9-1 overall record.
In 2014, he led his team to the Commonwealth Coast Conference Quarterfinals. Following that tournament his squad earned a bid to the ECAC Division III Tournament as the #6 seed. The Colonels defeated the #3 seed Bridgewater State to advance them into the Semifinals where they fell to the #1 seed Endicott College. Curry finished the season with an 11-10-1 overall record.
The Department of Athletics at Gordon College has named Matt Horth as the new head coach for the Men’s Soccer team. Horth, a former professional soccer player and 2010 graduate of Gordon College, will be the 12th coach in the program’s nearly 60-year history.
Horth has played soccer professionally with several organizations including the Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League (NASL); Rochester Rhinos of the United Soccer League (USL); the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer (MLS); and internationally with the Icelandic club Leiknir Reykjav?k of 1. Deild Karla. Horth was twice awarded NASL Player of the Week and once named Player of the Month during his tenure with the Silverbacks.
James Greenslit enters his third season as Head Coach of the Roger Williams University Men?s Soccer program for the 2017-18 academic year.
Greenslit guided the Men?s Soccer team through a difficult schedule that saw the Hawks face five teams that ended the season regionally ranked. One of those teams was sixth-ranked Wheaton College, whom the Hawks defeated 1-0 win back in late September. The team would clinch the #5 seed for the CCC Tournament and place three student-athletes on the All-Commonwealth Coast Conference Team.
Roger Williams University
Hayden Barbosa, begins his first season at the helm of Rivier University, men?s soccer program with great enthusiasm and experience
Barbosa is not only a native of Nashua, but is very familiar with the local collegiate landscape as he served as the Assistant Coach at his Alma mater, Lasell College from 2011-2013. While at Lasell his primary responsibilities were training Goalkeepers and overseeing all recruiting efforts. Barbosa?s recruiting efforts were undeniably impactful. His first recruiting class consisted of Division I, II prospects and transfers who came in to contribute to an overall 15-4-1 record. The following year they finished with a 17-4-2 overall record, as GNAC finalists and an ECAC appearance. Graduating several All-Conference and an All-American who have moved on to play at the next level both at home and abroad.
Adam Pfeifer begins his second season at the helm of the Norwich University men’s soccer program in 2017.
In his inaugural season, Pfeifer guided the Cadets to a 12-4-4 record and a berth in the GNAC Championship game, where NU fell 4-2 to Saint Joseph’s (Maine) on penalty kicks after playing to a scoreless 110-minute draw. Pfeifer tutored five GNAC All-Conference selections, including the GNAC Offensive Player of the Year in Jacob Zimmerman. Zimmerman and Moab Schiers also earned NSCAA All-New England honors.
Metz will enter his second season in 2017 as the Head Coach of the Colby-Sawyer men’s soccer program.
In his first season in 2016, Metz led the Chargers to a 10-7-1 overall record and a 6-2-1 conference record to earn the third seed in the NAC Tournament. He earned his first head coaching victory in the season opener with a 3-0 home victory over Curry College.
Metz received a BA in Recreation and Sports Leadership from Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Va.) in 2009 and a Master of Science in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University (Irvine, Calif.) in 2011.
Colby Sawyer College