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UT Tyler - Women's Soccer

 

COACHES

STEFANI WEBB  |  HEAD COACH

Stefani Webb guided the Patriots to the American Southwest Conference regular-season championship with an undefeated 9-0-0 record and to the NCAA Division III tournament for the second straight season in 2015. Webb, who earned her third ASC Coach of the Year honor after the season, now has a 232-96-21 career coaching record after guiding the Patriots to a 17-1-2 record.

Webb entered her 11th season as head coach of the women's soccer program at UT Tyler after guiding the program to their first-ever trip to the national tournament in 2014. Webb led the Patriots to a 13-3 2 record in 2014 and to the program's first trip to the NCAA Division III national tournament. She has amassed a 141-50-15 (232-96-21 career) record while at UT Tyler, including 15-0-2 American Southwest Conference record over the past two seasons.

The Patriots reached the conference tournament finals for the fourth time under Webb in 2015.

Morgan Monzingo earn the first All-American honor in the program's history in 2014. Along with Monzingo, Paige Harris, Chestley Strother and Melissa Miller were named to the NSCAA All-West Region team and seven players earned ASC honors.

In 2013, Webb helped lead the Patriots to their seventh-straight American Southwest Conference tournament appearance, falling in the semi-finals to Hardin-Simmons.

Webb helped coach four All-Region players (Macy Hurley, Chestley Strother, Courtney Dunstan, Jordan Johnson), seven All-ASC performers and the team was named Team Academic Award Winners.

Prior to the past two seasons, 2012 was the most successful season ever in UT Tyler program-history with a 14-5-1 overall record, and an 11-1 record in the American Southwest Conference.  Webb was named the prestigious National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association National Merit Award Winner, which also could be named the Coach of the Year.  Webb was the first female coach to win the award.

Coach Webb was also named ASC Coach of the Year, finishing as runners-up in the ASC Championship tournament for the first time in school history.  Webb helped coach nine All-Conference performers, a NSCAA Academic All-Region perfomer (Amanda Weaver) and 11 Academic All-Conference members.

In 2011, the Patriots finished with a 10-6-3 overall record and a 9-3-1 conference record.  After finishing as runner-up for four consecutive years (2007-2010) UT Tyler played Howard Payne to a 1-1 tie before falling in penalty kicks.  With only two seniors on the squad, the future looks bright for the Patriots.

In 2010, the Patriots finished with a 14-5 overall record and a 11-2 conference record.  UT Tyler finished as runners-up in the American Southwest Conference for the fourth consecutive year.  The team was also recognized with the Team Academic Award for the second straight year by the National Coaches Soccer Association. Coach Webb had three Patriots named to the Subaru Women's Soccer NCAA Division III All-West Region team.

The Dallas, Texas, native has become accustomed to winning on the pitch, both in her eight seasons at the University of Dallas where she compiled a 91-46-6 (.657) mark, won three-straight USCAA Championships and was also a three-time conference Coach of the Year selection and now at UT Tyler where she has posted double digit wins in all six seasons, including a school-record 14 wins in 2008 and 2010.

Success has also come off the field at UT Tyler, where 36 of Webb's players have gained Academic All-ASC recognition, including a league-best 16 selections in 2009. The team has garnered the NSCAA's Team Academic Award in 2009 and 2010, the only representative from the American Southwest Conference. A total of 32 players, including eight first teamers, have made the ASC All-Conference Team during her six-year tenure as well.

In her first year at UT Tyler, Webb went 10-8-1 (8-5 ASC) and guided the Patriots to eight wins in their last 11 games. Being in their third year of a four-year NCAA provisional status, the Patriots would have made the ASC playoffs but were not eligible in 2005 and 2006, when the team finished third in the ASC at 12-4-1.

A year later, Webb guided the Patriots to their first-ever ASC tournament appearance and into the conference championship game against national powerhouse Hardin-Simmons. Despite a hard-fought match, the Cowgirls claimed their 10th ASC title in 12 years with a 2-0 victory.

Prior to taking over the Patriots' program, Webb was the head women's coach and Director of Soccer for the University of Dallas, helping to build both the men's and women's program. She served as the head men's coach for two seasons and the assistant men's coach for four seasons. She also served as the athletic department's SWA.

A native of Dallas, and a member of the Longhorns Soccer Club, Webb captained her team to three consecutive National Championship appearances and captured the national title in 1991. She was also a member of the North Texas State Team, the Region III Regional Team and was a part of the US National Pool. Webb was selected to compete and train at the U.S. Olympic Training center in Colorado Springs, Colo., during that time.

Webb holds her USSF "A" License, and is one of the only females in the United States to hold the USSF National Goalkeeping license. She also holds a NSCAA Level I & II Goalkeeping license. Webb is the Director of Coaches for the Sting East Texas Soccer Club. She is also on the North Texas State Soccer Association Coaching Education staff and a member of the Olympic Development Program coaching staff. She also served on the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer National Committee for two seasons.

Webb played her college soccer for the University of Maryland, where she was a Dean's List graduate with a degree in behavioral and social sciences. 

Webb and her husband, James, live in Hideaway with their daughter, Taylor.

 

CAITLIN CRONAN  |  ASSISTANT COACH

Former UT Tyler Women's Soccer standout Caitlin Cronan was named Assistant Coach in August of 2015, bringing extensive playing experience to the staff.

Cronan, a Flower Mound native, played four seasons for Webb from 2011 to 2014, and ranks in the top-10 in games played with 70.  She scored five goals in her career while totaling five assists over the course of her career.

"I am very excited to add Caitlin to our staff as she was a tremendous player and leader for our team", said Webb.  "She is so passionate about the culture of this program and extremely driven to help take this program to another level."

Cronan will have various duties with the Patriots, including helping the team with their academic goals, community service and training.

Caitlin is a 2015 graduate of Texas-Tyler, earning her B.S. in Health & Kinesiology.