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Longtime Women’s Soccer Coach Set to Retire

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York College head women’s soccer coach Vicki Sterner has announced her plan to retire from coaching effective at the end of the Spring Semester. 

Sterner, who completed her 24th year at the helm of the program in November, is the only coach in the history of the women’s soccer program at York. “I felt it was time to step away from the program and retire,” said Sterner. “I really enjoyed this last season. It was a fantastic group of players and I feel like the program is heading in a good direction.” 

She led the Spartans to the CAC championship match for the seventh time before they fell to Mary Washington in November. During her tenure at York, Sterner captured three CAC championships (2007, 2013, and 2015) and was named the CAC Coach of the Year in 2001, 2003, and 2007. She ends her career with an overall record of 239- 185-36, good for a winning percentage of 55.9% overall. She owned a CAC record of 103-68-10 (59.7%) as she went 20-17- 7 all-time in the CAC tournament. 

“I have been very fortunate to have so many great players, but more importantly, I have had so many fantastic young women. I will value the relationships this job has afforded me more than anything else,” said Sterner. “The memories I will carry away with me will be something I will never forget.” 

Sterner has recruited and coached six National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Regional players, five CAC Rookie of the Year players, and 44 players who have earned 33 first-team All-CAC honors and 37 second- team All-CAC accolades.