By Kaci Mexico
Coming off of a 2014 GSAC championship and a second round NAIA National Tournament appearance, #7 Westmont Women’s Soccer will embark upon this season under the new leadership of first year head coach, Chantel Cappuccilli.
The team’s previous head coach, Kristi Kiely, who posted a record of 65-26-10 (.693) at Westmont and took the program to the NAIA National Championship the last four years, announced her resignation last spring. Cappuccilli, though new to the head coaching position is not new to the program. She was the team’s assistant coach for the past two seasons, and as such has already significantly contributed to the program’s success.
On the brink of her first season, Cappuccilli is driven to uphold, yet passionate to enhance the long standing and highly regarded Westmont Women’s Soccer tradition; a tradition that is characterized by a commitment to pursue excellence in the athletic, academic, and spiritual realms.
“In all, this program is very traditional and I think coming into it I understand what is innately important to the program,” said Cappuccilli. “So, I want to keep those traditions alive within Westmont Women’s Soccer. I think that is important to do. It is important to the players, it is important to the community, and it is important to the people who have been supporting this program for a number of years.”