Amy Zombeck
Amy Zombeck
Previous College: Keene State 1999
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: 7th Year

AmyZombeck returns for her seventh season as the winningest coach inUMass Boston women's soccer history and the 2009 & 2007 LittleEast Conference Coach of the Year.

She made an immediate impact in her first season, guiding the teamto its best winning percentage since 1997 behind the highest totalof goals in eight years. In just her fourth season, Zombeck became the first women's soccer coach in school history to be namedthe LEC Coach of the Year after guiding the Beacons' women's soccersquad to its greatest season in school annals. She earned the honorfor the second time in 2009 as UMass Boston set new school marksfor season and conference victories with an 14-5-1 record went onto post a 5-1-1 mark in LEC play to tie for the second-best mark inconference play to earn a third seed in the LEC tournament, theirhighest seeding ever.

In 2010, the Beacons matched their school-record win total postinga 14-6-4 mark and advanced to their first-ever Little EastConference Championship match. For the second consecutive season,Zombeck's squad was selected to participate in the EasternCollegiate Athletic Conference post-season tournament, advancing tothe New England Semifinals.

Prior to her arrival in 2005, UMB had not had a player named to theAll-Conference team since 1997, but Zombeck has seen her playersnamed to the All-Star squad in each of the last five campaigns,including a league-high of six players in 2010. Since taking over,UMass Boston has placed a total of 14 players on the All-Star teamin addition to two Rookie of the Year selections and one NSCAAAll-Region honoree.

Zombeck arrived at UMB after serving as the Assistant Coach forKeene State College women's soccer for four years.

Before joining the Keene State coaching staff, Zombeck was a highlydecorated soccer player for the Owls, earning Little EastConference Player of the Year honors as a senior. The midfielderwas named Second-Team All-American by the Division III NationalSoccer Coaches Association of America, as well as All-RegionalFirst Team and Little East Conference First Team as both a juniorand senior. Zombeck earned All-Region Second Team accolades for herjunior and senior campaigns from the New England Women's SoccerCoaches Association of America and, following her sophomore year,she was tabbed as a member of the Division II NSCAA All-RegionalSecond Team after leading the Owls to an appearance in the NCAAtournament.

After graduating from Keene State in 1999 with a degree insociology, Zombeck continued her career as both a coach and player.She coached in various soccer camps and leagues and enjoyed twoseasons playing in the United States Independent Soccer League withthe Springfield Sirens and the New Hampshire Lady Phantoms in 2000and 2001, respectively.