Boston College defender Hannah Cerrone (11) celebrates her goal/victory with Boston College head coach, Alison Foley. In overtime, Boston College defeated University of Washington, 1-0, in NCAA tournament "Elite 8" match at Newton Soccer Field, Newton, MA, on November 27, 2010.

Select Names Boston College Head Coach Alison Foley as Senior Director of Coaching

South Shore Select is excited to announce the hiring of Alison Foley as the club’s new Senior Director of Coaching, announced today by Owner and Director Liz Lima.
Alison becomes the first Senior Director in program history. As the current headwomen’s soccer coach of Boston College, Alison brings 19 years of experience to Select. She led Boston College to 13 NCAA berths, including 11 consecutive, while amassing a record of 229-121-36; which is more wins than any other women’s soccer coach in program history.
“I cannot think of a better person in the country to bring on board to the Select family”, said Director Liz Lima. “She has so much knowledge of the game and will be an amazing asset throughout the college recruiting process, which will be invaluable to our players. Best of all, her values and unwavering dedication to her players and families is exactly what we were looking for in a Senior Director”.

Foley will provide direction for the older age groups in all aspects of their college preparation, ultimately making Select a premier model of top training and development for all age groups. Players will be able to stay in the club they love while knowing that their college preparation will be enhanced.

During her tenure at Boston College, Alison guided the program to eight Sweet 16’s, three Elite Eights and the 2010 College Cup (Final Four). Foley has coached several All-American players including: US National team member, Kristie Mewis, current French National team member, Laura Georges, as well as Boston Breakers’ defender Kia McNeill.

Coach Foley’s work continues off the field as well, as she has served as staff for the Regional I ODP since 1998 and is an NCAA Regional Advisory Committee member. Additionally, she has NSCAA Advanced National and USSF Class A Coaching Licenses and runs the Lady Eagles Soccer School.
“I truly believe with the addition of Alison, we can make some incredibly positive changes in the youth female club soccer realm”, said Lima. “Most importantly, we can impact and empower so many young girls.”