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 Alison Foley
Alison Foley
Hometown:
Plymouth, MA

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
17th season

Alma Mater:
Keene State '92

02/25/2014

Women's Soccer To Welcome Four Recruits

Bryant, Dunham, Kenny and Swamby will join Eagles in 2014.

12/02/2013

Coach Foley Talks About The NCAA Tournament

Eagles coach praises the 2013 senior class.

11/29/2013

Women's Soccer Falls To No. 3 Florida State, 4-0

Eagles NCAA run ends in Florida

11/14/2013

Women's Soccer Hosts Northeastern Friday Night

Eagles host first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 7

11/11/2013

Women's Soccer Earns NCAA Tournament Bid

Eagles to host Northeastern on Friday night.

AS A COACH

• With a 212-103-32 record at Boston College, Coach Foley has won more games than any other women's soccer coach in program history.

• Overall career record is 216-111-35 in 18 seasons.

• Has led BC to 12 NCAA berths, including 10 consecutive.

• The team has been to seven Sweet 16's, two Elite Eights and the 2010 College Cup (Final Four).

• All-American players Foley has coached include: US National team member Kristie Mewis; NSCAA All-American and former ACC Rookie of the Year Victoria DiMartino; Hermann Trophy candidate and current French National team member Laura Georges; Hermann Trophy semifinalist Kelly Henderson as well as Boston Breakers defender Kia McNeill and former ACC Rookie of the Year and NSCAA All-America Gina DiMartino.

• In 2012, Foley's team went 11-8-3 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament before bowing out in the second round.

• While playing for Foley, Kristie Mewis evolved into a high-caliber player as she is now a member of the US Women's National team. Mewis is now the all-time leading scorer in BC women's soccer program history with 113 points. She is the first player in history to crack the 100 point plateau. Mewis, who was a Hermann Trophy semifinalist in 2012, is also the all-time leader in goals scored and second in assists.

• In the 2011 season, Foley guided the team to a 9-0-2 start and finished the year at 12-6-3, while going 6-4-2 in the conference.

• The Eagles posted a 0.68 goals-against-average for the season, good enough for 21st in the country.

• The team also was 28th in the country in shutouts with 11.

• BC finished the season ranked 15th overall in the NSCAA final poll.

• The NSCAA named then-junior Kristen Mewis and seniors Jillian Mastroianni and Alaina Beyar to the Southeast Region All-American team. Mewis was also a first-team All-ACC honoree and a Hermann Trophy semifinalist.

• Jillian Mastroianni graduated as the all-time leader in career shutouts with 44, while Beyar and Julia Bouchelle were All-ACC second-team honorees.

• Two freshmen on the 2011 team - Casey Morrison and Stephanie McCaffrey - were named to the All-ACC Freshman team.

• The 2010 season will go down has the most successful in program history. The Eagles advanced to the College Cup before bowing out to eventual champion Stanford.

• BC went 17-7-1, while hosting its first-ever Sweet 16 round in the NCAA Tournament.

• Senior Hannah Cerrone nailed the historic goal in a 1-0 win over Washington to advance the Eagles to the College Cup.

• During the season. BC defeated then No. 1 ranked North Carolina, 3-2, on the road. It was the first win over the Tar Heels in program history.

• The Eagles finished the season with 51 goals, marking the second season in which one of Foley's team scored over 50 goals.

• Then sophomore Kristie Mewis was an NSCAA All-American and was named a Hermann Trophy semifinalist, while teammate Victoria DiMartino had a team-high 14 goals and earned NSCAA All-American honors.

• The 2009 season, Foley led the team to an 18-4-2 record and advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since the 1980's.

• The Eagles also earned a share of the ACC regular season title with FSU with a 7-2-1 conference record.

• Foley's team broke the program record in goals scored in a single season with 55 goals.

• The team finished fourth nationally in shutout percentage (0.667) and seventh in goals-against-average (0.524).

• Foley's players also picked up some hardware as Jillian Mastroianni was an All-ACC first-team member, along with being named to the NSCAA All-America Southeast Region first team. She was also Soccer America MVP third team and ECAC All-Defensive Player of the Year.

• Kelly Henderson earned All-ACC second team honors and was named to the Hermann Trophy Finalist list. She was also named to the NSCAA All-Southeast Region first team, along with NSCAA Division 1 All-America second team.

• Freshman Victoria DiMartino became the second of Foley's players to be named ACC Freshman of the Year and she picked up All-ACC first team honors. DiMartino was also Soccer America's Freshman of the Year.

• Rookie midfielder Kristen Mewis earned All-ACC Freshman team honors, NSCAA Southeast Region second team and a spot on the All-Freshman team named by Soccer America.

• The 2008 campaign saw the Eagles place tied for third in the ACC with a 6-3 record, while finishing the year at 15-6-2.

• Boston College defeated Duke, 1-0, in the first round of the ACC Tournament. It was the first season BC earned an ACC Tournament victory.

• Three of Foley's players - Julia Bouchelle, Caroline Walden and Jillian Mastroianni - were named to the All-ACC second team. Bouchelle, Mastroianni and fellow freshman Alyssa Pember were also named to the All ACC Freshman team.

• The 2007 team was very young but earned the fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and finished the season 11-5-4 overall, a 4-4-2 ACC record.

• Foley placed Sarah Buonomo in goal for the first time and she led the nation in GAA (0.38).

• Freshman Hannah Cerrone and Brooke Knowlton were both named to the ACC All-Freshman team. Cerrone was also honored as Soccer Buzz Northeast Freshman of the Year and Soccer Buzz All-America first-team.

• The 2006 season saw Foley guide the Eagles to a 12-7-3 overall record and a fourth place finish in the highly-rated Atlantic Coast Conference (5-3-2).

• The Eagles finished the 2006 season ranked 11th nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

• The Eagles also received a number of individual accolades including - two first-team ACC honorees in Laura Georges and Jenny Maurer. Georges also earned the ACC Defensive Player of the Year Award and NSCAA All-America third-team. Maurer garnered a NSCAA All-Region first-team selection.

• Freshman Gina DiMartino was named the ACC Rookie of the Year, All-ACC freshman first-team, All-ACC second-team, NSCAA All-Region third-team, Soccer Buzz Northeast Regional Freshman of the Year and Soccer Buzz All-American third-team as well as Soccer America All-Freshman first-team selection.

• Under Foley's guidance, the 2005 squad went 13-6-2 overall while in the first season of ACC competition the team went 5-4-1.

• Boston College never fell out of the top 25 in any major poll, and placed 10th in the final NSCAA poll of the season.

• In 2004, the Eagles finished with an impressive 12-5-0 regular season record and a 7-3-0 Big East Conference record.

• Foley earned her 100th career win in a 4-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Sept. 26.

• The 2003 season BC finished 15-3-3, defeated third-ranked Notre Dame to advance to their second-ever Big East Championship game and earned an NCAA Tournament berth.

• Foley was recognized as the New England Co-Coach of the Year by the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA). She also earned Northeast Region Division I Coach of the Year honors, making her one of six finalists for National Coach of the Year.

• In 2002, Foley led the Eagles to an 11-8-1 record, including a 4-2-0 conference mark.

• Foley's players earned postseason honors, including Sarah Rahko (first-team All-America and Big East first-team selection) and Katie McGregor (Big East All-Rookie Team selection).

• The 2001 campaign saw the Eagles return to postseason play, finishing the season with an 11-10-1 record and earning an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament.

• Individuals flourished under Foley's guidance, as Sarah Rahko earned the Big East Midfielder of the Year award, a third-team All-American by the NSCAA and Northeast Player of the Year by Soccer Buzz.

• Boston College went 14-7 overall and advanced to the Big East Tournament semifinal round in 2000.

• Senior defender Sarah Powell earned second-team All-America honors, as well as Big East Defensive Player of the Year. Sarah Rahko, a freshman, earned the conference's Rookie of the Year and Northeast Regional All-American honors.

• A turning point in the program came in 1999. Foley helped the Eagles compile a 16-7-1 record overall and receive a berth into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1985.

• The Eagles advanced to the "Sweet 16," and Foley earned the NEWISA New England Coach of the Year Award in 1999.

• In Foley's first season at Boston College, she led the team to a 9-6-2 record. In 1998, the Eagles improved to 12-6-6.

• Prior to accepting the job at BC, Foley worked one season as the head coach at Angelo State and was an assistant at James Madison from 1992-1996.

EDUCATION

• Graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire in 1992.

• Earned her master's degree in kinesiology from James Madison in 1994.

OFF THE FIELD

• NCAA Regional Advisory Committee member.

• Regional I ODP Staff since 1998.

• NSCAA Advanced National and USSF Class A Coaching License.

• Runs the Lady Eagles Soccer School.

• Foley resides in Newton, Mass with her daughter, Sidnie.

Foley's Record Year-by Year

YearRecord
1996*4-8-3
19979-6-2
199812-6-3
199916-7-1NCAA Tournament
200014-7-0
200111-10-1NCAA Tournament
200211-8-1NCAA Tournament - 2nd Round
200315-3-3
200415-7-1NCAA Tournament - Sweet 16
200513-6-2NCAA Tournament - Sweet 16
200612-7-3 NCAA Tournament - Sweet 16
200711-5-4NCAA Tournament - 1st Round
200815-6-2NCAA Tournament - Sweet 16
200918-4-2NCAA Tournament - Elite Eight
201017-7-1NCAA Tournament - College Cup
201112-6-3NCAA Tournament - Sweet 16
201211-8-3NCAA Tournament - 2nd Round
Totals216-111-35
At BC212-103-32
*at Angelo State

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