Entering her third season at the helm of the Dartmouth women's soccer program, head coach Theresa Romagnolo looks to continue the turnaround that she sparked in the 2012 season. Romagnolo was named the 10th head coach in Dartmouth women's soccer history in February of 2011.
The 2012 season saw the Dartmouth women's soccer team post a nine-game turnaround that featured a seven-game winning streak and a second-place finish in the Ivy League standings. The squad posted a 13-4, 6-1 Ivy League record and posted the second-highest winning percentage in school history.
Romagnolo and the team received numerous accolades headlined by Corey Delaney's Rookie of the Year selection. Delaney became Dartmouth's first outright Rookie of the Year selections since Melissa McBean in 1993. Additionally, Dartmouth placed five players on the first team and had eight players earn All-Ivy accolades including Delaney and Chrissy Lozier who were unanimous selections.
The Big Green also received national recognition with four players earning NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region accolades. Dartmouth's four all-region selections is the most by the Big Green since the 2001 season and was the first time since 2009 that the Big Green had honorees on an all-region team.
Not only did the Big Green excel on the field, but also in the classroom. Senior tri-captain Aurelia Solomon earned NSCAA Scholar All-America honors, becoming the first Dartmouth player since Myra Sack in 2008, to earn the prestigious accolade. Solomon was the Ivy League's lone representative. Solomon also earned Scholar All-Region honors and was joined by teammate Emma Brush. Brush also earned Academic All-Ivy honors for the second consecutive season.
In her first season with the Big Green , Dartmouth posted a 4-12, 2-5 Ivy League record. In a season that was plagued with injury, the Big Green had three players earn All-Ivy honors highlighted by second team selections for Chrissy Lozier and Emma Brush. Dartmouth also had one player earn Academic All-Ivy honors and was awarded the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the ninth time.
The Big Green posted conference wins over Princeton and Cornell and also picked up wins over regional foes, Vermont and Maine. The Big Green battled 10 opponents to within a goal throughout the season.
Prior to her appointment at Dartmouth, Romagnolo spent three seasons (2008-10) as an assistant coach for national powerhouse Stanford, helping the Cardinal to three consecutive NCAA College Cup appearances.
"I am thrilled to welcome Theresa to the Dartmouth College Athletic Department," said Harry Sheehy, Athletic Director, at the time of her hiring. "She brings a great playing and coaching background and is passionate about teaching the game of soccer and is a wonderful addition to our community. She has been a winner at every stage of her career. The future is very bright for women's soccer at Dartmouth."
As an assistant for Paul Ratcliffe at Stanford, Romagnolo helped the Cardinal to a staggering 70-4-3 record during her 2008-10 tenure in Palo Alto. Including one season as a volunteer assistant in 2002, Stanford went 91-5-4 with Wagner on the sidelines. In her most recent stint, the Cardinal made three NCAA College Cup appearances, twice advancing to the national championship game. During that time, Stanford won two Pac-10 Championships and excelled in the classroom, with a team grade point average of 3.45 in 2010 and a 100 percent graduation rate. Wagner was highly involved in the Cardinal's national recruiting efforts.
Prior to her arrival at Stanford, Romagnolo spent five seasons (2003-07) as the top assistant for the University of San Diego, helping the Toreros to three NCAA Tournament appearances. In her final season on the sidelines, 2007, San Diego ranked as high as ninth nationally with a 15-3-3 record. Wagner also spent the 2002 season at Stanford, serving as an assistant coach for the Pac-10 champions.
Outside of the collegiate game, Romagnoloserved as the head coach for the 1994-95 age group in the Cal North Olympic Development program in 2010. While in San Diego, she was a head coach for both the San Diego Surf and the Rancho Sante Fe Soccer clubs, working with U17 and U13 girls.
Romagnolo was a standout player in her own right, leading the University of Washington to its first Pac-10 title and the program's first-ever No. 1 ranking as a senior in 2000. Her team made three NCAA Tournament appearances in four years and she was a four-time All-Pac-10 honoree. A member of the University of Washington Sports Hall of Fame, Wagner was an NSCAA Scholar All-American, SoccerBuzz All-America and a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic team selection.
Following graduation, Romagnolo spent three seasons playing professionally for the San Jose CyberRays in the WUSA, leading her team to the league championship in 2001.
Romagnolo earned her bachelor's degree in business from Washington in 2001.
A native of Edmonds, Wash., she and her husband Alex have a newborn daughter, Sierra.