University of the Cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands Athletics Dept
7526 College Station Drive Williamsburg, KY 40769
NAIA Kentucky Midwest
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Steve Hamilton

Head Coach Steve Hamilton just finished his eighth season at the helm of the Patriots women’s soccer program. Coach Hamilton has guided the Patriots to a 109-40-13 (46-0-11 Mid- South Conference) record, including a 9-7-0 mark in Mid-South Conference Tournament Play.

The Patriots appeared in their fourth straight NAIA tournament, and for the third straight year the team made it to the NAIA Final Site. The Season was capped off by a Quarterfinal win that sent UC to the Semifinals for the first time in Program history. During the 2022 season, the Patriots faced 17 ranked opponents and finished with a 12-2-3 overall record. For the first time in program history, US finished the season ranked in the NAIA top-3. The 2022 season was one to be remembered, as the Patriots went undefeated in 18 straight matches and held a 9-0-1 conference play record to secure the Regular Season Conference Title. Hamilton had two All-Americans on the season, Laura Navajas and Selena Barnett, each of them earned third team honors. He also had seven players earn MSC awards, with four first team, one second team, two honorable mentions and a freshman of the year in Carola Fontan. Hamilton also secured his second MSC Coach of the Year award.

Hamilton led multiple Patriots into record breaking seasons. Navajas broke the programs assist record, and now has the most of all time with 42. Jayden Boelter, a First Team All-Conference recipient now holds third place in two offensive categories, with 20 single season goals and 51 in her career.

During the 2021 season, The Patriots' appeared in their third straight NAIA tournament, and for the second straight year the team made it to the NAIA Final Site. For the second time in school history, UC finished the season ranked in the NAIA top-10. The 2021 women's soccer team made their mark, as they secured the most shutouts (15) in program history. The Patriots' were also second in assists (62), tied for second in wins (16), third in points (162), and fourth in goals scored (60). Hamilton had one All-American on the season, Jayden Boelter, who earned honorable mention honors. Boelter also earned Mid-South First Team All-Conference, and tied for third in program history scoring 18 goals in the 2021 season.

In the 2021 season, Cumberlands had one of their most successful seasons in program history. The Patriots won the program's first MSC Title, earning the MSC Tournament Champions. The team made it to the NAIA Final Site Quarterfinals for the first time after going 2-0-0 at the Williamsburg Bracket Opening Site. UC outscored opponents 70-17 and posted a program best of 12 shutouts. Before this season no player had earned higher than NAIA All-American Honorable Mention status, but under the guidance of Coach Hamilton, both Laura Navajas Marin (Second Team) and Shara Randez (Third Team) earned a spot on the All-American Teams along with Selena Barnett, Jayden Boelter and Ainhoa Camara getting Honorable Mention.

Hamilton earned his first National Tournament win in 2019 with a 3-1 victory over Tennessee Wesleyan on Friday, November 22 in the Lakeland Bracket of the NAIA Opening Round.

Hamilton has had 22 players garner First Team All-Conference honors, 28 players receive Second Team All-Conference recognition, and 10 players to earn All-American Honors; the only players to earn national recognition in program history. In 2017, Shara Randez became the first Patriot player in program history to be named the MSC Freshman of the Year. In addition to his success on the field, the Patriots have had 40 players named NAIA Daktronics All-Americans.

Prior to UC, Hamilton spent eight seasons as the Head Coach of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. He was recognized as the Coach of the Year in 2007. He also coached ENC to its first-ever home conference (TCCC) playoff win in 2011, its first ECAC Tournament in school history in 2013, and its first-ever home conference playoff semifinal game in 2014. Previously, Coach Hamilton was at Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY where he went 20-16 in two seasons.

Hamilton began his career as a soccer player as well as a track and field athlete at Roberts Wesleyan College from 1996-1999. He graduated in 1999 with a degree in Education and Psychology. After graduating, he continued his playing career as a member of the United Soccer League (USL), playing for Frazier Valley in 2001.

Hamilton earned Advanced National and Premier Diplomas (2006-2011) and earned a World Football Academy Periodization Diploma in 2014. He also earned a Masters of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from California University of Pennsylvania.

During his previous two coaching stints, he has coached 38 All-Conference players and one All-Region player.

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Quentin Boric

Quentin Boric completed his third season for the Patriots in 2022. Since being added to the Patriots’ staff, Boric has contributed to three NAIA Tournament appearances, each of which led UC to the NAIA Final Site. In his most recent season, he helped UC advance to the Semi-Final round of the NAIA Tournament for the first time in program history. As the goalkeeper’s coach, Boric helped lead the team to 12 shutouts and his goalies finished the season with a GA% of 0.81. The Patriots competed against top-notch teams and finished the season with the second-best MRPI. They also capped off the year with a No. 3 ranking, the highest in program history.

During the 2021 season, Boric helped make program history by securing first place in shutouts (15). The Patriots' faced 14 ranked opponents during the season and finished the year with an overall record of 16-6-2. For only the second time in program history, UC finished the season ranked top-10.

In 2020, Boric was elevated from Graduate Assistant to Assistant Coach. Boric was instrumental in the program's most successful team to date. UC had a record of 18-2 and reached the NAIA Quarterfinals for the first time in program history. The team also took home their first-ever MSC Championship, winning the MSC Tournament. Boric works with the goalkeepers and helped Laura Vogt earn Second Team MSC and 12 shutouts.

Quentin Boric comes to Cumberlands after recently graduating from Bridgewater College, where he was a three-year starter for their Men’s Soccer program. Boric amassed nearly 200 career saves, eight shutouts, and an impressive .818 save percentage as a goalie.

Set to begin his coaching career at Cumberlands, Boric states, "I am thrilled to join the Women's Soccer coaching staff alongside Coach Hamilton. It will be exciting to learn from a coach that has so much knowledge and experience to offer. The opportunity for me is a blessing. I expect this season to be very special for many reasons."

Boric is currently pursuing his MBA at Cumberlands.

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