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Soccer coach of the year

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11/15/2010 —



Jack Adams, who guided Penn State New Kensington to the conference finals, was named "Coach of the Year,' recently the Penn State University Athletic Conference.

The men's soccer team's improbable march to the PSUAC title game in its inaugural season ended Oct. 30 with a 2-0 loss in the championship game against top-ranked Penn College in Williamsport, Pa. Adams' squad finished 7-4 in the PSUAC and 8-9 overall. With only one upperclassman, the roster was anchored by 16 freshmen. Despite its inexperience, Adams' molded the team into a cohesive unit that was efficient on offense and stingy on defense. The Lion's are poised to contend for the title next year and earn a coveted slot in the nationals.

A former soccer standout and captain at Grove City College, Adams brought a wealth of energy and passion to the position when he was named head coach a year ago. He created the program from scratch, recruited a full roster of student-athletes, and competed successfully with the established programs in the conference.

Adams graduated from Pine Richland High School before earning his bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship with a minor in economics. The Pittsburgh native was named the Grove City's most valuable player in his senior season.

For more about campus athletics, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/StudentLife/Athletics/29228.htm online.

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