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In his ninth season leading the Amherst College men’s soccer team, head coach Justin Serpone directed the Purple & White to a phenomenal and historical season that culminated in the program’s first-ever national title.
Guiding his team to an 18-1-2 record (9-0-1 NESCAC), Serpone was named the 2015 NSCAA, D3soccer.com, and HeroSports.com Division III Coach of the Year. The 18 wins for Amherst in 2015 ties the program’s high watermark for victories as Serpone’s 2013 squad also finished that season with an 18-1-2 ledger.
Since taking the reins in 2007, Serpone has amassed a superb 138-17-24 overall record which includes four NESCAC championships (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013); nine appearances in the NCAA Division III Championship tournament; eight Sweet 16 berths; four Elite 8 appearances; a pair of Final Fours; and the program’s first national championship in 2015.
In 15 seasons under the guidance of Dennis Bohn, the Lafayette men’s soccer program has produced nothing but winning teams. Bohn has led the Leopards to winning seasons in 12 of his 15 years on College Hill, three Patriot League championships and three NCAA Tournament berths. His overall record entering his 16th season at Lafayette is 132-92-55 with a 46-44-23 mark in Patriot League play and a 68-28-22 tally at Oaks Stadium.
Brian Bouhl joined the Hoyas in 2018 as the volunteer assistant coach and he helped lead the Hoyas to the NCAA Championship in 2019. Bouhl assists in all aspects of the program, with primary responsibility on coaching the Hoya goalkeepers and managing the sport science program.
In 2019, the Hoyas had a historic run winning the national championship with a 3-3 victory over Virginia that was decided in penalty kicks, 7-6. GU finished the year with a mark of 20-1-3 which set the program record for wins in a season. Georgetown also boasted the program’s first three-peat, winning the BIG EAST Championship for the third-consecutive year in a 3-1 victory over Providence College at Shaw Field. It was just the second time in program history that the squad has won both the regular season and the championship in the same year.
Christian Lomeli enters his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Hoosiers in 2021. Lomeli will work with the team’s goalkeepers.
The Hoosiers were dominant in Big Ten Conference play during the unique 2020-21 season and captured a historic conference championship double. For the second time in program history, Indiana claimed the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles in three-straight seasons.
Andrew Storton recently completed his first season as an assistant men’s soccer coach at Connecticut College in 2019. He assists head coach Reuben Burk with all aspects of the program.
Storton helped lead the Camels to their most successful postseason run in school history this past fall. With postseason wins over Catholic, then-No. 3 Johns Hopkins, and Swarthmore, the team’s appearance in the “Elite Eight” marked only the third time a Connecticut College program advanced to the quarterfinal round of an NCAA Tournament in any sport.
Brendan Ujvary is in his fifth year as an assistant coach for the Hamilton College men’s soccer program. He has helped lead the Continentals to 33 wins and three NESCAC championship appearances. The Hamilton men advanced to the conference final in 2016 and the NESCAC semifinals in 2017 and 2018. He has coached the conference’s 2016 rookie of the year, two all-region selections and six all-NESCAC team honorees. He has earned his United Soccer Coaches National Diploma.
In the spring 2021 season he helped coach six all-conference selections including the Co-Defensive Player of the Year, five all-region, an All-American and a Scholar All-American. He was part of the staff that led the Leopards to a 6-0 undefeated regular season, and helped Lafayette make the program’s 13th championship appearance in the 31 years of the Patriot League Tournament. The Leopards also found themselves breaking into the United Soccer Coaches Top-25 poll.
During the 2019 season Robinson helped lead the Leopards to a record of 9-7-5 with an appearance in the Patriot League championship game. During its run to the championship, Lafayette compiled 10 shutouts on the season, finishing ranked 17th nationally in shutout percentage (0.476) and 31st nationally in team goals against average (0.941). .
Johnson joins the Lafayette Men’s Soccer program in the spring of 2021.
A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he comes to College Hill after serving as an assistant coach for multiple men’s soccer programs. Prior to his arrival, Johnson served as an assistant and goalkeeper coach for Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg men’s soccer program in 2019. During his tenure, PSU Harrisburg captured its first North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship and appeared in the NCAA Division III Soccer Championship Tournament for the first time in program history. He also assisted in setting a new single-season win record, with 15 wins, and coached goalkeeper, Nick Guglielmetti who led NCAA Division III goalkeepers in total shutouts for the year.
Coach Huffman looks forward to his third season at Amherst in 2019 — his 17th overall in collegiate soccer. This will be Huffman’s third season as men’s goalkeeper coach and second as the women’s.
After the 2018 season, both the men and women Amherst goalkeepers received post season accolades. Freshman Bernie White was tabbed by New England Soccer Journal as one of the top three D3 freshman goalkeepers in all of New England, while sophomore women’s goalkeeper Antonia Tammaro was named Second Team All NESCAC. In total, Huffman has seen 11 different goalkeepers receive individual post season accolades/accomplishments on his teams in 16 seasons of collegiate soccer.
Amherst College men’s soccer coach Justin Serpone recently announced the hiring of Alex Ortega as assistant coach of men’s soccer.
Ortega comes from Randolph Macon College, where worked as an assistant coach since prior to the 2019 season. The Yellow Jackets were 24-15-3 in his time. In 2021 RMC went 5-1-3 in conference play, its least league losses in one season since 1999.
Prior to his time with Randolph Macon, Ortega spent one season at Clark University. During his tenure with the Cougars, the team led the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) for goals, assists and points. Clark’s 3.06 goals-per-game were a Top 15 mark in the nation.