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Women's Soccer
Jeff Bowers

Jeff Bowers

Title: Head Coach
Phone Number: 757-455-3285
Email Address: jbowers@vwc.edu, womenssoccer@vwc.edu,
College: York College of Pennsylvania '95, Western Maryland University '98
  • Western Maryland University '98, Masters degree in Sports Administration York College '95, Bachelor degrees in Secondary Education and Accounting
  • First year as Director of Men's and Women's Soccer in 2012
  • 14th season at Virginia Wesleyan in 2013; the only women's soccer coach in VWC history to guide his teams to five undefeated league seasons
  • Has guided the Marlin women to a current record of 202-51-27 overall and to an 119-14-11 record in league competition
  • Currently ranked No. 12 among the NCAA's current most successful coaches, owning a .775 winning percentage
  • Guided VWC to its most successful season ever in women's soccer in 2006, highlighted by an Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III final four tournament; team finished 18-4-4
  • Also serves VWC as the Associate Athletics Director
  • Two-time South Region Coach of the Year, two-time Virginia College Division Coach of the Year, two-time All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
  • Has coached Marlins to  8 All-America honors, 30 All-South honors, 30 All-Virginia honors, and 61 All-ODAC honors
  • Guided VWC to a school-record 20-2-3 finish in 2003; the first 20-win season in women's soccer
  • Steered the Marlins to a 2003 regular season championship in the ODAC, a South Region tournament championship, and a berth in the NCAA championship tournament, where the Marlins advanced to the round of the Elite 8
  • Selected to coach the professional women's soccer team, the Hampton Roads Piranha, during the summer of 2004
  • Four-year member of the York College men's soccer team, named as captain and Most Valuable Player in 1994
  • Former assistant men's and women's soccer coach at Messiah College
  • Holds a Premier License from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and a "B" License from the United States Soccer Federation
  • Former head girls soccer coach at Spring Grove Area High School, assistant coach at York Catholic High School, and men's assistant at York Suburban High School
  • Teacher in the Lower Dauphin Area School District from 1997 through 2000
  • Virginia District Staff Coach in the 2001 Olympic Developmental program
  • Has had experience as a camp staff coach at the College of William and Mary, the University of Kentucky, Ohio State University, Messiah College, and York College
  • Played for the Johansson Soccer Club for two years and the Harrisburg Amateur Soccer Club for two years
Women's Soccer
Mario Hurdle

Mario Hurdle

Title: Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Email Address: mhurdle@vwc.edu, womenssoccer@vwc.edu
College: Longwood College '95
  • Earned his bachelor's degree for Longwood College, majoring in health and physical education, with a concentration on teaching and coach NK-12
  • 14th season as an assistant coach for Virginia Wesleyan College in 2013
  • Working toward certification in Special Education from Old Dominion University
  • Currently the head girls soccer coach at Kellam High School in Virginia Beach
  • Coaching background includes one year as an assistant at Longwood College, head coach at Virginia Beach Catholic High School, head boys coach at Kellam High School
  • Former head coach on the club level for the Azzurri U-19 Boys team of the Atlantic Soccer Club and the Beach Football Club
  • Holds a United States Soccer Federation "B" license, a National Soccer Coaches Association of America national diploma and advanced diploma
  • Holds a Premier License from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and a "B" License from the United States Soccer Federation
  • Involved with the Virginia Olympic Development Program for the past eight years as a district evaluator and member of the state coaching staff
  • Played soccer in his native Naples, Italy, for five years; also played for Virginia Beach's Princess Anne High School, and for Old Dominion University for one year before finishing out with three years at Longwood College
  • Speaks Italian, French, and Spanish
Women's Soccer
Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor

Title: Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Phone Number: 757.233.8798
Email Address: lmtaylor@vwc.edu, womenssoccer@vwc.edu
College: University of North Florida '07
  • 2007 graduate of  the University of North Florida with a bachelor's of science degree in communications, with a concentration in public relations; minored in psychology
  • Third season at VWC in 2013
  • Holds the Advanced National License and National License from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America
  • Played one season professionally for FFC Wacker München, a German association soccer team in Munich
  • Former volunteer assistant coach at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach
  • Two-team All-Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll member
  • Three-time Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team honoreee
  • Five-year Dean's List student
  • Held positions with Jacksonville's The Callaghan Agency (public relations and event planning), the PGA Tour (customer relations), and TOSHIBA Business Solutions (sales account executive)
  • Native of Ormond Beach, Florida, where she played for Spruce Creek High School
Women's Soccer
Vasit Leidy

Vasit Leidy

Title: Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Email Address: vasit.leidy@navy.mil
College: Orange County Community College '85, State University of New York-Utica '88
  • 14th season at VWC in 2013
  • Received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering technology from SUNY-Utica in 1988
  • Received an associate's degree in electrical engineering technology fomr New York's Orange County Community College in 1985
  • Former assistant soccer coach for Virginia Beach's Salem High School
  • Former coach for the U.S. Navy Command soccer team for 10 years
  • Former U.S. Navy Aircrewman, Flight Instructor and Command Fitness Leader
  • Command Senior Enlisted Advisor AWCS (AW/NAC)
  • Graduated with honors from the Navy's Aviation Electrician's Technician "A" school
  • Personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (4 awards) and various service and campaign awards
  • Born in Nakhon, Thailand, raised in Layton, Utah


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