After conducting a search for the next leader of the womens soccer program, Marist announced the hiring of Nicole Pacapelli as the new Head Women’s Soccer Coach on Tuesday.
Pacapelli takes the helm after working her way up through the ranks, most recently serving as an assistant coach on Binghamton’s staff over the past three seasons. Her three-year run at Binghamton included two appearances in the America East conference championship match, in addition to her contributions to a staff that netted America East Coaching Staff of the Year honors for the 2022 season.
“I am grateful for the confidence and belief that Director of Athletics Tim Murray and the search committee have shown for their trust in me to lead the Marist women’s soccer program,” Pacapelli said in a press release put out by the Marist Athletic Department. “I can not [sic] tell you how grateful and appreciative I am for this amazing opportunity to help build a culture of excellence and community at Marist, a place that so strongly aligns with everything I value and believe in. I am so excited to get started leading and serving our Red Fox student-athletes as we strive to provide them with an elite student-athlete experience.”
Pacapelli does have prior head coaching experience at the Division II level, serving as the head coach of Queens College womens soccer from 2016 to 2018; her team sported a 12-31-7 record over the course of her three-year tenure. She also was an assistant coach at New Haven during the 2014-15 seasons and at Richmond in 2019.
She will now fill the shoes of former head coach Brittany Kolmel, who resigned in early December due to personal reasons after leading the team for three seasons. The program is relying on a new voice to provide leadership as they try to improve upon a 2022 season that ended in elimination from the opening round of the MAAC tournament.
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