U SPORTS FOX40 WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR
STFX X-Women head coach Graham Kennedy has been selected as the Fox40 Coach of the Year in Women’s Soccer. This is his first win in women’s soccer, but his second overall, as he won the national honour in men’s soccer in 2010. In his eleventh season as head coach of the X-Women program, Kennedy led them to an undefeated 12-0-0 record, a first-place finish in the regular season standings and an AUS Championship.
The X-Women, who are the No. 3 seed at this week’s U SPORTS championship were the only team in the nation to win all of their regular season games and they allowed just three goals against all season—a league and U SPORTS best—for a goals against average of 0.25. They managed a league-leading nine shutouts this season and finished with 48 goals, second only to Ottawa in the country.
Kennedy becomes the first person to win national coach of the year in both men’s and women’s soccer. He is also the first winner of this national award StFX.
- RSEQ: Jose-Luis Valdes (McGill)
- OUA : Dave McDowell (Queen’s)
- CW: Jesse Symons (UBC)