April 27, 2010
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will be seeking a new head women's soccer coach after announcing that, as part of a department re-structuring of positions, the contract of Head Coach Carla DeSantis will not be renewed.
Under DeSantis, the Corsairs compiled a record of 10-22-5 in two seasons. UMD was 4-8-2 in Little East Conference play, reaching the quarter-final round of the LEC Championships in both seasons. DeSantis also coached two LEC All-Conference players, multiple LEC Players of the Week, and several LEC All-Academic selections.
DeSantis joined the Corsairs after coaching at Coast Guard for four years. Prior to coaching at Coast Guard, she was an assistant coach at both Middle Tennessee State and Minnesota State-Mankato. From 1995 through 1998, she served as the first head women's soccer coach at Tulane, where she led the Green Wave to three post-season appearances in the first three years of the program. Before coaching at Tulane, DeSantis was an assistant at George Washington for two seasons.
A native of Sudbury, MA, DeSantis graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where she earned All-Region, All-New England and NCAA Division I All-American honors. She also threw the javelin for the track and field team, earning All-East honors and being named the Two-Sport Female Athlete of the Year at UMass for the 1988-89 season.
"We would like to thank Carla for her service to the UMass Dartmouth athletic program," said UMD Director of Athletics Ian Day."We wish her well in her future endeavors."
"I appreciate the opportunity I've had at UMass during the past two seasons and I wish the women's soccer program all the best in moving forward," said DeSantis.
The Corsairs will conduct a search for DeSantis' replacement.
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