Julianne Sitch turned the primary lady to educate a males’s soccer program to an NCAA championship when she led the College of Chicago previous Williams School 2-0 within the Division III title recreation Saturday.
Sitch, a former star participant for DePaul and the NWSL’s Chicago Crimson Stars, guided the top-seeded Maroons to a 22-0-1 report in her first 12 months as coach. The shutout win Saturday comes simply eight months after Sitch returned to Chicago as head coach after serving two earlier stints as an assistant with the staff.
It was the primary NCAA males’s soccer title in this system’s historical past and capped a season during which the Maroons set a faculty report for wins.
Julianne Sitch, @uchicagoath head coach, turns into the primary lady to steer an NCAA males’s soccer staff to a nationwide championship!#TitleIX50 x #d3soc pic.twitter.com/QAZP9c8l9p
— NCAA (@NCAA) December 3, 2022
Sitch is one in all solely two girls teaching a males’s NCAA soccer staff in Division III (NYU’s Kim Wyant is the opposite).
“The credit score goes to the staff,” Sitch stated after the win in Salem, Virginia. “I imply, these guys have by no means had a feminine coach earlier than, they usually embraced me as one in all their very own. For me, that can eternally be a grateful second.
“Simply to look at them play, I am extraordinarily proud,” she added. “They put on their coronary heart on their sleeve, they present up daily … the power, the help, the togetherness, this can be a staff.”