Lisa Petruccelli was named the fifth head coach in the history of women's soccer at the University of Southern Maine in June 2006. In her first nine seasons at the helm, she has guided the Huskies to a berth in the Little East Conference tournament six times.
Petruccelli came to USM after serving as the women's soccer head coach at SUNY-Potsdam for two seasons (2004-2005). Prior to her time at Potsdam, she was an assistant coach at Bowdoin College for five seasons (1999-2003).
She began her coaching career as an assistant coach at the Univ. of New England in 1992 and was a graduate assistant at the Univ. of Maryland in 1993.
Petruccelli got her first head coaching experience in 1994 when she served as the interim women's soccer head coach at the University of Maine. She moved on to start the women's soccer program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1995, and was named the WIAC Coach of the Year in 1998.
An All-State high school player at Cape Elizabeth (Maine) High School, Petruccelli played four years at Smith College and graduated with a degree in biology in 1992. She later earned her master's degree in kinesiology from the University of Maryland. The holder of a national diploma from the NSCAA, Petruccelli is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA.
|Title:||Women's Soccer Assistant Coach|
|Previous College:||UMaine '05|
Now in his seventh season as an assistant coach with the women's soccer program, Andy Halligan came to USM after spending a stint as an assistant and freshman team coach at Cheverus High School (Portland, Maine).
Halligan continues to be active locally at the club level working with the MPS Portland Phoenix as the U18, 19 head coach in addition to his duties with the Huskies. He is a USSF nationally licensed coach.
A 2005 graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in history, Halligan played on two state championship teams and was an All-State scholastic player while attending Falmouth (Maine) High School.
He played one season at the University of North Carolina Charlotte where the team advanced to the semi-finals of the Conference- USA tournament before transferring to UMaine. He played three seasons for the Black Bears including the 2003 campaign when they made the team’s first America East Conference tournament appearance in 14 years.