Robinson to leave UCD sidelines

By From page B1 | November 27, 2013


MaryClaire Robinson. Courtesy photo

UC Davis’ all-time winningest women’s soccer coach, Maryclaire Robinson, will step down following a 2013 season during which she won her 200th career game.

Robinson, who led the Aggies to championships in the Northern California Athletic Conference and the California Collegiate Athletic Association and guided a memorable run to the 2002 NCAA Division II quarterfinals, has a 201-169-34 career record.

In 2011, Robinson was named the Big West Coach of the Year after taking UCD to the conference semifinals with a D-I program record of 11 wins. Her teams also have been repeatedly honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America with team academic awards.

The Aggies finished 6-9-3 this season.

“We want to thank Maryclaire for more than two decades of dedication to UC Davis Athletics,” said Athletic Director Terry Tumey. “She has led our program through several conference changes and its transition to Division I, and we’re appreciative of her efforts.”

Robinson said she’s looking forward to spending more time with her family, which includes two young daughters, Teaghan and Piper.

“I’ve spent a lot of time working with other people’s children, helping them develop into successful adults, but now it’s time for me to devote my time and energy to my own kids,” Robinson said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to step away and spend more time with my family.”

Robinson added that she likely will return to coaching in the future.

Tumey said a national search for a new head coach will begin soon.

Enterprise staff

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