|College:||Keene State 1999|
|Alma Mater:||7th Year|
Zombeck returns for her seventh season as the winningest coach in
UMass Boston women's soccer history and the 2009 & 2007 Little
East Conference Coach of the Year.
She made an immediate impact in her first season, guiding the team to its best winning percentage since 1997 behind the highest total of goals in eight years. In just her fourth season, Zombeck became the first women's soccer coach in school history to be named the LEC Coach of the Year after guiding the Beacons' women's soccer squad to its greatest season in school annals. She earned the honor for the second time in 2009 as UMass Boston set new school marks for season and conference victories with an 14-5-1 record went on to post a 5-1-1 mark in LEC play to tie for the second-best mark in conference play to earn a third seed in the LEC tournament, their highest seeding ever.
In 2010, the Beacons matched their school-record win total posting a 14-6-4 mark and advanced to their first-ever Little East Conference Championship match. For the second consecutive season, Zombeck's squad was selected to participate in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference post-season tournament, advancing to the New England Semifinals.
Prior to her arrival in 2005, UMB had not had a player named to the All-Conference team since 1997, but Zombeck has seen her players named 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 team in addition to two Rookie of the Year selections and one NSCAA All-Region honoree.
Zombeck arrived at UMB 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 tournament.
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.