Release courtesy of Dickinson Athletic Communications
The Dickinson women's soccer coaching staff has been named the United Soccer Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic Region Coaching Staff of the Year, announced on Friday. Head coach Ted Zingman and assistant coach Molly Lewis are both in their third season with the Red Devils while Jarryd Erb joined the staff last fall.
Dickinson advanced to the "Sweet Sixteen" of the NCAA National Championship for the third time in program history. The Red Devils captured the regular season title in the Centennial Conference, going undefeated with an 8-0-2 mark and tied the school record for wins, finishing 16-3-4 overall.
Zingman was also voted the Centennial Conference Coach of the Year while first-year Meg Tate was the Rookie of the Year and First-team All-Conference. Dickinson had seven earn All-Conference, including four First-team selections and had four players named U.S. Soccer Coaches Association All-Region.
The Red Devils were one of the top defensive teams in the country, allowing just 14 goals on the year to post a 0.58 goals-against-average. With a core defense of three first-year players and one sophomore the Red Devils allowed just three goals in conference matches. Sophomore goaltender Carli Boyer had an outstanding year in goal, setting school records with 12 shutouts and a 0.52 goals-against-average.
Zingman came to Carlisle from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he spent 10 seasons as the head coach of the women's soccer program. During his tenure at Hamline, Zingman completely rebuilt the program while producing the most wins and the highest winning percentage in school history.
The 2011 season marked the first time Hamline posted a top-10 regional ranking, and the 2012 team set a school record with 12 wins. In 2016, Zingman finished his Piper career with one of the best seasons in program history as the program made its first conference playoff appearance.
Prior to taking over the program at Hamline, Zingman was an assistant coach with the Johns Hopkins University women's soccer team for three years. He helped lead the team to their first top-10 national ranking, back-to-back Centennial Conference titles and a three-year record of 50-11-4.
Zingman excelled as a player at Johns Hopkins as well. In his four years, the JHU men's soccer team had a record of 64-10-4, was ranked as high as second in the nation and appeared in the quarterfinals of the 1998 NCAA tournament. Zingman was a prolific scorer for the Blue Jays, breaking the team's single season scoring record with 23 goals in 1999, ranking him fourth in the nation that season.
Zingman graduated from Johns Hopkins with a degree in civil engineering in 2000. He went on to spend six years as a project manager with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company before making the full-time switch to coaching. He received an MBA from Hamline in 2014 and holds a Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and a B License from the United States Soccer Federation.