NORTH CANTON, Ohio - Dale Howard, Walsh Vice President/Director of Athletics announced the appointment of Lauren Lewicki as head coach of the Walsh women's soccer program on Tuesday (September 20).
Lewicki takes the lead of the women's soccer program after Dave Renard stepped down as head coach after eight seasons.
"First, I would like to thank Dave for building a fantastic program and wish him the best in his next endeavor. I also want to thank Dale Howard, Jason Fautas and President Collins for their support and confidence in this transition. These players are an honor to work with, and I am excited to see what new heights we can reach together," said Lewicki.
This is Lewicki's fifth season with the Cavaliers as she spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach. Last season, the Cavaliers finished 15-5-1 with an appearance in the G-MAC championship and appearance in the NCAA tournament. This marked the program's first NCAA tournament bid and first NCAA post-season victory when the Cavs defeated Saginaw Valley (1-0) in the first round of the regional tournament.
She was previously the head coach at Urbana University for three years (2011-2013) and was an assistant coach at Defiance College for two years (2009-2011). During her time at Urbana, Lewicki turned a 4-10 team to a 9-8 team in her first year heading the program.
Walsh opens the season on September 5th at Slippery Rock at 7 PM.