Mount Saint Mary College Director of Athletics Dan Twomey has announced BreLynn Nasypany will take over as the new head women’s soccer coach.
“We at Mount Saint Mary College are elated to hire someone of BreLynn’s caliber and pedigree,” said Twomey. “I want to thank Coach Frank Martini for the outstanding job he did raising the level of play of our women’s soccer program here.”
Twomey adds, “With Coach Nasypany having both played and coached at the highest level of Division III women’s soccer, I am very much looking forward to our program taking the next step up under her guidance.”
The women’s soccer program is set for another strong campaign in the fall of 2014. The Knights finished the 2013 season with a record of 8-0 in conference. Nasypany is “eager to build upon the successes that the program has already seen while continuing to develop and foster growth in young women as both players and as people.”
“I am very honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead the women’s soccer program at Mount Saint Mary College,” said Nasypany. “The athletic department’s commitment to developing strong leaders as well as scholars through sport is something that I value as a former Division III athlete and coach.”
In 2013, Nasypany served as an assistant coach for William Smith College women’s soccer team and helped the Heron’s capture the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer National Championship.
“Being part of a national championship team was a very humbling experience,” Nasypany reminisces. “The players and coaches themselves put in a ton of work to get that outcome but none of what we did was possible without the hard work and dedication we saw from the campus community along with the greater Geneva community. We are, and will always be, extremely thankful for that.”
That same year, the coaches earned NCAA Division III Coaching Staff of the Year and Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year.
Nasypany also served as the junior varsity head coach at William Smith from 2011-13. The team earned an 11-0 record in the 2013 season and only allowed one goal against. Nasypany has accumulated a wealth of knowledge from her time as a coach.
“I am able to reflect on all the things that brought us to that point,” said Nasypany. “From game preparation and recovery to team building and chemistry, I have knowledge about the little things that it takes to reach that level and will look forward to implementing those at the Mount.”
Prior to becoming a coach, Nasypany was a four year member of the women’s soccer team and outstanding athlete at William Smith College. During her time as a Heron, she was selected All-Liberty League First Team four times. In 2007, Nasypany was selected Liberty League Rookie of the Year, NYSWCAA All-State and NSCAA All-Region Second Team.
In 2008, Nasypany earned the Stephanie Christie Awarded and was selected Liberty League Player of the Year. In 2008 and 2010, she was elected to NSCAA All-American First Team and earned ECAC Player of the Year. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 she was selected to the NSCAA All-Region First Team and ECAC Upstate All-Star First Team.
A native of Herkimer, N.Y., Nasypany graduated from William Smith in 2011 with a bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in child advocacy. She is currently earning her master’s degree from United States Sports Academy in sports studies.