Al Alvine Named Women's Soccer Head Coach
Dec. 29, 2011
PITTSBURGH - Duquesne University Director of Athletics Greg Amodio has announced that Al Alvine will be the next head coach of the women's soccer program.
Alvine comes to the Bluff after spending five seasons as head coach at California University of Pennsylvania where he was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2009.
Alvine led the Vulcans to a 73-28-11 (.701) record including a 2011 season in which Cal U recorded an undefeated regular season before falling to eventual-National Champion Saint Rose in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Championship. The Vulcans finished 20-1-2, won its first-ever Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championship and finished ranked No. 6 in the final NSCAA Top 25 Poll. Cal U had qualified for the NCAA Division II Championship in each of the last three seasons.
A native of Butler, New Jersey, Alvine has posted a 130-63-18 career record (.659) over 10 seasons which has also included stops at Saint Anselm and Castleton State . He helped lead Cal U to its highest-ever national ranking in the NSCAA Top 25 poll this year at No. 2 after finishing last season ranked No. 14 and No. 6 in 2009.
Individually, Alvine has produced 21 All-PSAC selections, two PSAC Athletes of the Year, two PSAC Freshmen of the Year and two Academic All-Americans.
"We are very excited to welcome Al Alvine to the Duquesne family," said Amodio. "He has done a tremendous job at California University (PA) leading his teams to national prominence at the division II level. We feel that Al Alvine is the perfect fit to guide our women's soccer program."
Alvine becomes the fifth coach in program history which started play at the club level in 1994 and the Division I level the following year.
"I would like to thank Greg Amodio and the search committee for affording me the opportunity to lead the Duquesne women's soccer program," said Alvine. "Duquesne University has a stellar academic reputation and an athletic program steeped in history and tradition. The beautiful campus and the City of Pittsburgh itself make this university an outstanding place for student-athletes to call home. I am both honored and excited about becoming part of the Duquesne University family."
The Dukes will start play for the 2012 season in August.
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