Women's Soccer Head Coach: Allen Duda
Phone: 412.292.6162 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Allen Duda is excited to begin his first season as the Carlow women's soccer head coach in 2018!
Duda has more than 20 years of coaching experience, including his most recent stint as the Baldwin High School varsity boys' soccer coach in 2017, when he was named the WPIAL AAAA Section 2 Co-Coach of the Year. He also works as the Director of Elite Development Academy at Pittsburgh Football Club, trains athletes at Next Level Soccer Training, and owns and directs Duda Enterprises, Inc.
Duda, a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and sports management, was a volunteer assistant coach with Celtics in 2017.
As a player, Duda was named a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference All-Star as a center midfielder at Westminster College and a Parade All-American as a striker at Peters Township High School.
Women's Soccer Assistant Coach: Marcus Pollidore
Phone: 412.578.6337 Email: email@example.com
Marcus Pollidore served as the head coach of the Carlow women's soccer team for 10 seasons, from 2008-17, leading the Celtics to a Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) regular-season championship and tournament championship in 2012. He was named the 2012 KIAC Coach of the Year. Under Pollidore, the women's team made two appearances in the USCAA National Women's Soccer Tournament and experienced three of the best seasons in program history, from 2012-2014.
Pollidore was instrumental in the addition of a men's soccer program at Carlow in 2016. He served as the head coach for the men's and women's teams for two seasons. Beginning in 2018, he will be the Carlow men's soccer head coach, while assisting Duda with the women's squad. Pollidore guided the Celtics to a 5-9 record, including their first River States Conference win, in their inaugural men's soccer season.
Pollidore, who earned his bachelor's degree from Long Island University-Brooklyn, has 20 years of soccer coaching experience, which includes college, high school and club soccer. He is very active in youth soccer in the Pittsburgh area. He currently is senior staff coach at Arsenal Football Club of PA and previously was a board member of Pittsburgh Dynamo Youth Soccer, where he also served as Director of Coaching and Player Development.
Pollidore holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma, Advance National and National Diploma, and a USSF Youth License.
Women's Soccer Goalkeeper Coach: Lexie Mirenda
Mirenda was a 3-year member and 2-year starter at goalkeeper on the Carlow women's soccer team from 2015-17, after transferring from Saint Francis University. She earned numerous conference Goalkeeper of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week awards, while accumulating an 81 percent save percentage. Mirenda also competed for the Carlow golf team from 2016-18, before graduating with her bachelor's degree in biology in the spring of 2018.