|Year:||6th at MIT|
|College:||Stonehill College '97|
Martin Desmarais enters his sixth season at the helm of MIT’s women’s soccer program after taking over as the Engineers’ Head Coach in 2008. Desmarais first joined the program as an assistant coach in 2005.
In 2012, Desmarais guided MIT to its third appearance in the NCAA Tournament in four seasons and its first ever appearance in the Sweet Sixteen, as well as the program’s first, end-of-season national ranking at No. 15. With a career record of 60-25-14, he established the Institute standard for winning percentage (.667), conference wins (29), and postseason victories (seven). In September, he broke the record for most victories as a coach. The previous mark of 52 had remained untouched since 2002. He was also named the 2012 NSCAA Division III New England Coach of the Year.
He has led MIT to two NEWMAC Championships in the last four seasons.
Desmarais came to MIT from
Framingham State College where he served as an assistant
women’s soccer coach. Prior to joining Framingham State,
Desmarais worked as a media relations assistant for the Boston
Breakers of the Women’s United Soccer Association.
A 1997 graduate of Stonehill
College in North Easton, Mass., Desmarais was a member of
Stonehill’s ice hockey team. He went on to earn a
master’s degree in media studies from The Pennsylvania State
University in 1999.
Desmarais has his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma, as well as NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeping Diploma. He is also a head coach with NEFC and is a member of the Boston Breakers coaching staff.
|Title:||Associate Head Coach|
|Year:||5th at MIT|
|College:||Lesley University '05|
Lauren Nadler joined the Engineers' coaching staff in August 2008 and has been an integral part of the team's recent success including its 2009 NEWMAC Championship and its best winning percentage and highest conference finish in 2010.
Prior to her arrival at MIT, Nadler held several coaching positions with Eastern Mass FC. She joined the club in 2006 and has worked with U14, U15, U16 and U17 girl's teams. Nadler was also the Director of Coaching for the annual Leadership Summit for Girls, an event designed to increase player development and promote wellness for girls ages 9-15 through the game of soccer.
As a player at Lesley University, Nadler was a two-year captain and finished in the top-10 in the North Atlantic Conference for assists her senior year. She also received an NSCAA Academic Award and was a selected to the conference All-Academic Team her junior and senior years. Nadler graduated from Lesley with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2005. She continued her education at Tufts University where she earned a master's degree in urban and environmental policy and planning in 2007.
Nadler has a NSCAA National Diploma and NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeping Diplomas.
|Year:||3rd at MIT|
|College:||Bridgewater State University '08|
Emily Schlosser is entering her third season at MIT as an assistant coach, with a focus on goalkeeper training. In her first season in 2010, she helped guide MIT starter Meghan Wright to a NEWMAC First Team All Conference selection, as well as several regional selections. The team also set four goalkeeping records in 2010.
Prior to MIT, Schlosser spent three years as the goaltending coach for her alma mater Bridgewater State University. A native of Petersham, Mass., she was a standout goaltender for the Bears from 2003 to 2006. Schlosser earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Bridgewater State in 2008.
During her four-year career with the Bears, Schlosser posted a record of 23-21-8 with 292 saves and a 1.34 goals against average in 53 career games. She is third all-time at Bridgewater State in wins, goals against average, minutes played (4,627:50) and shutouts (13.5). Schlosser was a two-time Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference All-Conference selection, achieving the honor in 2004 and again in 2005.
Schlosser presently resides in Bridgewater, Mass., and is the retail manager at WeGotSoccer in Foxboro. She is also a goaltending coach and head coach for the Blackhawks SC.
|Year:||6th at MIT|
Chi-Fong Wang enters her sixth season as assistant coach at MIT, having joined the staff in 2007. She focuses on the program's weight training and conditioning both during the season and throughout the off-season. Wang's customized soccer training regimen has noticeably improved fitness on the team in recent years.
A 2007 graduate of MIT, Wang played four seasons as a defender, starting every game her junior and senior years. She received a B.S. in physics and is currently working towards a Masters in Medical Sciences from Boston University in addition to working as a research technician at MIT. Wang is also an assistant coach with the Engineers' track and field program.
|Year:||1st at MIT|
Alisha Lussiez begins her first year as an assistant coach after playing on the women's soccer team for three years while at MIT. She is a three-time NEWMAC All-Conference selection, as well as NEWISA All-New England selection. She led MIT in scoring for two of her three years on the team and she led the NEWMAC in scoring in 2010 as a junior before a knee injury cut her career short. Lussiez remains No. 6 all-time in scoring at MIT.