Chris Kirwan begins his fifth season as an assistant coach for the women's soccer team. During practices and games, Coach Kirwan specifically works with the squads goalkeepers.
In all four seasons that Coach Kirwan has been on the sidelines, the Blue and Gold have qualified for the MASCAC Tournament semifinals with three appearances in the title game.
Most recently in 2014, the Blue and Gold led the confernece in goals against average (0.88) permitting 17 goals to pass through the pipes in 22 games en-route to the MASCAC Regular Season title, the MASCAC Tournament championship and an appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
In his first campaign as an assistant coach, Kirwan helped the
Lancers lead the MASCAC in goals against average (0.77) and goals
allowed (17) as Worcester State claimed a share of the regular
season conference title and captured their first-ever ECAC Division
III New England Tournament crown.
Coach Kirwan played three years of varsity soccer at St. Peter-Marian in Worcester, MA. During his senior year, he captained the team to their first district appearance in four years and earned both Central Mass and T&G All-Star awards.
He continued his playing career at nearby Becker College where
he was captain both years he played. While at Becker, he
earned North Atlantic Conference honors, ECAC honors, and was voted
Coach Kirwan then served as an assistant coach at Becker College for two years, winning a conference tournament during his tenure. Coach Kirwan also coached at Nichols College in Dudley, MA, working as the first assistant coach and head goalkeeper coach.