Shenigo Named University of Scranton Full-Time Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Story Courtesy of The University of Scranton Sports Information Department
SCRANTON, PA - Colleen Murphy, head women's soccer coach at The University of Scranton, has announced the appointment of Michael Shenigo as full-time assistant coach.
Shenigo spent the past seven seasons as a player and assistant coach at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sports management with minors in coaching and business and a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA).
As an assistant coach with the Hornets' nationally-recognized women's soccer program, Shenigo worked primarily with the goalkeepers and defenders. During this span (2008-2010), Lynchburg College posted an overall record of 56-7-10 (.815) that included two Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) titles (2008, 2010) and three NCAA Division III championship appearances. The Hornets, who have allowed only goals against average of just 0.14 over the past three seasons, also advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA tournament in 2009 and quarterfinals in 2008.
Individually, the Hornet women's soccer program produced three National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) all-Americans, 15 NSCAA all-South regional and 23 all-ODAC conference selections, including the conference's rookie and player of the year twice (2008, 2010).
From 2004 through 2007, Shenigo was a member of the Hornets' men's soccer program. Under the direction of current head coach Chris Yeager, Lynchburg posted a 42-28-6 record, including a 14-5-2 record that included an ODAC championship and the Hornets' first NCAA tournament appearance since 1982. Yeager also led Lynchburg to winning records in 2004 and 2007. This past season, the Hornets reached the championship match of the NCAA tournament, losing 2-1 in overtime to perennial national power Messiah College.
A native of Lynchburg, Shenigo has worked numerous camps and clinics through the East Coast and holds an advanced national diploma and national diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
The Royals are coming off a 16-5-2 record that included their second Landmark Conference title in four years and a second-round loss to eventual semifinalist and then 9th-ranked William Smith College in the NCAA Division III tournament. In three seasons as head coach, Murphy, a former Royal standout, has led Scranton to a 40-17-3 record (.690).
The Royals will open their 2011 season on Thursday, September 1, against York College in York, Pennsylvania, beginning at 4:30 p.m.