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 Alison Foley
Alison Foley
Hometown:
Plymouth, MA

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
18th season

Alma Mater:
Keene State '92

05/13/2014

Two Additional Recruits Added To The Women's Soccer Class of 2014

Eagles add Holly Confalone and Camille Didio to the 2014 roster.

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

AS A COACH

• With a 225-113-33 record at Boston College, Coach Foley has won more games than any other women's soccer coach in program history.

• Overall career record is 229-121-36 in 19 seasons.

• Has led BC to 13 NCAA berths, including 11 consecutive.

• The team has been to eight Sweet 16's, three 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.

• The 2013 team finished the overall season at 13-10-1 but advanced to the programs 13th NCAA bid and third Elite Eight.

• Foley helped develop one of the most dangerous scoring duos in the ACC with junior Stephanie McCaffrey and sophomore McKenzie Meehan. The two combined for xx goals and xx assists. Meehan's 20 goals broke the program record for most goals in a single season. McCaffrey was a first-team All-ACC honoree while Meehan was named to the third team. Junior Alex Johnson also emerged as a formidable starter in goal for the Eagles. She started 16 of 17 games and went 10-5 with a 1.28 GAA in her first season.

• 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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