Lysik Resigns As Head Women's Soccer Coach to Become Assistant at Division I Brown
FROSTBURG, MD —
Carrie Lysik has resigned her position as head women's soccer coach at Frostburg State University to become the first assistant at Division I Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Lysik, who leaves as FSU's winningest coach with a 39-22-0 overall record, guided the Bobcats to new heights during her three-year tenure. After leading FSU to a combined 22-17 record and a pair of Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference runner-up finishes in her first two seasons, Lysik and her squad enjoyed a record-breaking year in 2001. The Bobcats posted a school-best 17-5 mark, won their first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in school history.
Lysik was named the AMCC Coach of the Year for her efforts, while seven Bobcats earned All-AMCC honors, including Amy Foote, who took home Most Valuable Player accolades.
"I want to thank Frostburg State University and the Frostburg soccer community for their support over the years," said Lysik. "This was a very difficult decision for me. I wish the team the best of luck, and I know they will do well."
Lysik, who joined the Bobcat staff as a graduate assistant coach for both the women’s soccer and lacrosse programs in 1997, leaves the program in excellent shape. Seventeen players return from last year's squad, and a host of excellent recruits are expected to help FSU challenge for a second straight AMCC title and NCAA berth.
"I am sorry that Coach Lysik is leaving," said Bobcat Athletic Director Ralph Brewer. "She has built a class program at FSU. We expect to make many more trips to the NCAA championships, and she has left a solid foundation for her replacement."
At Brown, a member of the Ivy League, Lysik will serve as the top assistant to legendary Phil Pincince, the seventh winningest coach in NCAA Division I history. Pincince has compiled a 219-140-25 overall record in his 24-year career at Brown, and he has led the Bears to 12 Ivy championships, including nine straight from 1982-90, and six NCAA Tournament appearances. He owns 18 winning seasons and five undefeated Ivy campaigns.
Brown struggled through an injury-riddled 2001 season, finishing 3-11-1 overall and 0-6-1 in the Ivy League. The Bears return 16 members of last year's team and also welcome a strong 11-player recruiting class.
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