In her first year as a head coach, she led Indiana to the NCAA Tournament
She played her freshman year at Samford University
Head Coach Amy Berbary announced her 2014 signing class
The Hoosiers will play at home four times in the spring
Head Coach Amy Berbary and some of the upperclassmen recap the 2014 Spring season and look ahead to the 2014 season in the Fall
Highlights from the 2013 season
IU Director of Athletics Fred Glass and women's soccer head coach Amy Berbary announced an exciting offer for Saturday's NCAA Tournament First Round game against DePaul. The first 200 IU students that show a valid ID will get in for free.
The players show some of the moves they like to bring to the game to add a little flair.
We venture into the weight room to find out who excels in one of the most important off-the-field areas for the team.
Amy Berbary is in her second season as the head coach of the Hoosiers in 2014. She was named the third head coach in Indiana Women's Soccer history on Feb. 6, 2013, after spending the previous five seasons as an assistant coach at Auburn University.
In her first season in Bloomington, she guided the Hoosiers to a 15-7-1 overall record and a 6-5 mark in Big Ten play, earning appearances in the Big Ten Tournament and NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007. The season began with a bang, as the Hoosiers opened the year 8-0-1, setting a new school record for best start to a season. Following the season, she signed a 5-year contract extension that goes through the 2019 season.
The team excelled all over the field, posting school records for wins (15), goals (43), assists (46) and shutouts (9) in a single-season. Indiana also claimed its first-ever victory at Purdue and defeated DePaul at home in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.
With all of those team accolades, a number of individual accolades followed, led by Lisa Nouanesengsy being named NSCAA/Continental Tire First Team All-Great Lakes Region and Second Team All-Big Ten. She finished her career in sixth place at IU in points (56) and goals (24) and is the only player in school history to have three games with three goals scored.
Another senior, Rebecca Candler, closed out her career with 20 assists, which puts her in second place all-time at Indiana and she holds the top two single-season totals in program history. The Medina, Ohio, native also holds the IU record for most assists in Big Ten play for a career.
On the defensive side of things in 2013, goalkeeper Shannon Flower played every minute in goal for the Hoosiers, setting new school marks for wins (15) and shutouts (9) in a season. In non-conference play, Flower allowed just two goals to help the Hoosiers start the year 8-0-1.
In the classroom, Berbary's squad was just as strong and it was once again led by the upperclassmen. The Hoosiers had 17 players named Academic All-Big Ten while redshirt junior Rebecca Dreher and Flower were named First Team Capital One Academic All-District 5.
Before arriving in Bloomington, Berbary spent the previous five seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Auburn. She was named associate head coach prior to her final season with the Tigers while also serving as the recruiting coordinator. In addition, she was responsible for the offensive attack on the field and helped the Tigers to five consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament. She was named the 2012 South Atlantic Regional Assistant Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
During her tenure at Auburn, Berbary helped guide the Tigers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2011 and 2012 while earning the program's first-ever seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2011. That came on the heels of winning the 2011 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Tournament and the Tigers made another appearance in the conference tournament title game in 2012. The Tigers claimed the SEC West Division crown in 2008 and 2011 as well. Auburn also placed at least one player on the First Team All-SEC in each of the five years that Berbary was there.
The 2011 season was a historic one for the Auburn offense under the leadership of Berbary, as the Tigers tallied 50 goals and 61 assists, both ranking as the second-most in a single season in school history. In her five years, Auburn averaged 39 goals scored per season. She coached Katy Frierson to First Team All-SEC honors, NSCAA All-American accolades and she was a semi-finalist for the Hermann Trophy.
Berbary came to Auburn after four years as an assistant coach at the University of Dayton, where the Flyers had a .691 winning percentage during her time. She coached a pair of Atlantic-10 Offensive Players of the Year and seven first team all-conference selections. As the recruiting coordinator at Dayton, all of her recruiting classes were regionally and nationally ranked and four times the Flyers had players land on the All-Rookie Team for A-10.
Before Dayton, Berbary was the head coach at Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Ga., where she led the team to back-to-back regional championships and a 19-0-0 regional record. She was named the Region 7AAA Coach of the Year twice and the 2004 Women's Soccer Coach of the Year by the Gainesville Times.
She also served as a staff coach with the U.S. Olympic Development Program from 2005-11. She was an assistant coach for Ohio South `91, `90 and `88 girls (2005-07), the head coach for Ohio South `93 Girls in 2008, a Region II Staff Coach (2008-09) and a Region III Staff Coach (2009-11)
While earning her degree in Health Promotion and Wellness Education from the University of Georgia in 2002, Berbary was a standout on the field for the Bulldogs. She closed her career in third place on the career goals scored list as well as the career points list. She led the team in scoring three straight years and propelled UGA to the Sweet 16 in 1998 and the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament in 2001.
A native of Alpharetta, Ga., she played for the Tophat Club program and was an assistant varsity coach at Oconee High School in Watkinsville, Ga. Berbary is also a member of the NSCAA and holds a USSF "B" License.
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