|Isabelle Harvey has been named the new women's soccer coach at Cal Poly Pomona.|
Isabelle Harvey, assistant coach at the University of Southern California, has been named the new women's soccer coach at Cal Poly Pomona, Athletics Director Brian Swanson announced on May 8.
Harvey emerged from a candidate pool of more than 60 applicants for the newly-created position at Cal Poly Pomona. Paul Caligiuri, who has been the head coach of both the men's and women's programs for the past four seasons, will continue to be the head coach of the men's soccer program.
Harvey has been an assistant coach at USC for one year. She had a record-setting playing career for the Trojans, becoming the only player in the program's history to earn All-America honors all four seasons. She still holds school career records for goals (48), assists (39), game-winning goals (21) and points (135).
After finishing her playing career at USC, Harvey spent the next four years at Cal State L.A., where she was an assistant coach for three of those years and the interim head coach for the men's and women's teams for the 2002-03 season. She led the men's squad to a 9-9-1 mark, which was the most wins for the program since 1996, while the women's team was 9-8-2 and posted the most wins in the program's history.
“Isabelle experienced success as an All-America player and as a coach at both Division I and Division II. She is an excellent teacher and recruiter and will continue to move the women's soccer team toward conference and national prominence,” says Swanson. “Isabelle has a tremendous understanding of balancing academics and athletics and will be an outstanding addition to Cal Poly Pomona.”
Harvey, a native of Cap-Rouge, Quebec, Canada, played for the Canadian National Team at the 1999 World Cup. She started all three games for Canada and registered two assists. She has appeared in more than 60 international competitions for Canada.
“I'm very excited to be a Bronco,” says Harvey. “This is definitely a great opportunity for me and I'm excited to bring this team to the next level. As soon as the job opened up, I knew it was a great fit and something that I really wanted.”