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Tampa Named National D2 IWLCA Coaching Staff of the Year, UF Named D1 Regional IWLCA Coaching Staff of the Year!

via the IWLCA press release/website

IWLCA Names 2024 Coaching Staff of the Year Recipients


The IWLCA has announced the 2024 National and Regional Coaching Staffs of the Year in Division I, II, and III. The NAIA Coaching Staff of the Year has been announced as well. All four National Coaching Staff of the Year honorees earned a National Title this past season. All winners will be honored at the IWLCA Convention which is set to take place this November at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel in Tampa, Florida.

The IWLCA Coaching Staff of the Year Award honors one National and multiple Regional Coaching Staffs of the Year from each NCAA Division and a National Coaching Staff of the Year from the NAIA. Ahead of the 2024 season, the IWLCA Board of Directors approved changing the name of this award to recognize the entire coaching staff, rather than individual coaches.

IWLCA National Coaching Staff of the Year – Division II

University of Tampa

Gallagher and her staff guided the Spartans to their first national championship in 2024 after winning the SSC tournament crown and landing eight players on the All-SSC teams. Tampa avenged regular season losses to Florida Southern and Adelphi during their NCAA run, cruising to a 13-8 victory over Adelphi in the title game. Seven Spartans earned IWLCA All-Region accolades and four were named All-Americans and Tampa finished the season at the top of the final ILWomen/IWLCA Division II Poll. Her staff consisted of Caili Guilday, Sam Scarpello, Elizabeth Gainer, Danielle Waters and Ally Blood.


IWLCA Regional D1 – South Region
University of Florida

Led by Amanda O’Leary, Regy Thorpe, Nicole Levy and Christina Esposito were named the American Athletic Conference’s top staff for the third time in the last four seasons. The Gators finished the season with a 20-3 overall record and 6-0 record in the AAC. They earned their 12th regular season conference championship, and their 11th conference tournament championship (10th consecutive). UF ranked first nationally in scoring offense (17.61 goals/game), points per game (26.48), scoring margin (+9.09), shot percentage (.550), and clearing percentage (.959), along with ranking second in free position percentage (.639), third in assists per game (8.87), sixth in draw controls per game (17.70) and seventh in scoring defense (8.52 goals allowed/game). After falling in the NCAA semifinals, Florida finished the season ranked No. 4 in the final ILWomen/IWLCA Division I Poll.

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