UChicago’s Julianne Sitch first lady to educate NCAA males’s soccer crew to title

Julianne Sitch grew to become 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 Purple Stars, guided the top-seeded Maroons to a 22-0-1 file 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 crew.

It was the primary NCAA males’s soccer title in this system’s historical past and capped a season wherein the Maroons set a college file for wins.

Sitch is one among solely two ladies teaching a males’s NCAA soccer crew in Division III (NYU’s Kim Wyant is the opposite).

“The credit goes to the team,” Sitch stated after the win in Salem, Virginia. “I mean, these guys have never had a female coach before, and they embraced me as one of their own. For me, that will forever be a grateful moment.

“Simply to observe them play, I am extraordinarily proud,” she added. “They put on their coronary heart on their sleeve, they present up each day … the power, the assist, the togetherness, it is a crew.”