|Title:||Head Women's Soccer Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Keene State College, 1999|
Amy Zombeck returns for her eighth season as the winningest coach in UMass Boston women's soccer history and is a two-time Little East Conference Coach of the Year recipient.
Since coming to Boston, Zombeck has changed the program into one of the top ranked teams in all of New England. During her seven seasons, Zombeck has coached multiple all-conference and all-region honorees, and has led the Beacons to the conference tournament every single season since 2008.
In 2010, she made history by leading UMass into their first conference tournament final after upsetting the first-seeded Warriors of Eastern Connecticut State in penalty-kicks. UMass also made conference tournament history by becoming the first fourth-seed to ever advance to the championship round.
The 2011 campaign was just as impressive as Zombeck and her Beacons made a serious run in both the conference and the ECAC New England tournament. Led by the program’s third conference Rookie of the Year honoree in the last four seasons, UMass advanced to the semi-finals of both tournaments.
On-top of their postseason appearances, Zombeck has set a new standard for wins in a season, which she has reached for the last three seasons with 14 victories. The 2009 season saw the Beacons earn their most wins in conference play as they finished the regular season with a 5-1-1 record and the third seed in the LEC tournament, their highest seeding ever.
During the remarkable turnaround, Zombeck has coached a combined
nine all-conference, three conference Rookies of the Year, one ECAC
Rookie of the Year, and three All-Region selections. Prior to
her arrival UMB had only one player named to an all-conference team
since the program’s inception in 1995.
Zombeck arrived at UMass after serving as the assistant coach for Keene State College women's soccer for four years.
Before joining the Keene State coaching staff, Zombeck was a highly decorated soccer player for the Owls, earning Little East Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior. The midfielder was named Second-Team All-American by the Division III National Soccer Coaches Association of America, as well as All-Regional First Team and Little East Conference First Team as both a junior and senior.
Zombeck earned All-Region Second Team accolades for her junior
and senior campaigns from the New England Women's Soccer Coaches
Association of America and, following her sophomore year, she was
tabbed as a member of the Division II NSCAA All-Regional Second
Team after leading the Owls to an appearance in the NCAA
After graduating from Keene State in 1999 with a degree in sociology, Zombeck continued her career as both a coach and player. She coached in various soccer camps and leagues and enjoyed two seasons playing in the United States Independent Soccer League with the Springfield Sirens and the New Hampshire Lady Phantoms in 2000 and 2001, respectively.