Kevin Cumberbatch enters his ninth season as the head coach of the women's soccer team with an overall record of 88-47-22 (.631).
As the winningest coach since the program was elevated to varsity status in 1991, Coach Cumberbatch has helped guide the Lancers to the MASCAC Tournament semifinals in every season while also earning NCAA Division III Tournament berths in 2010 and 2014.
Most recently, Cumberbatch led his team to two consecutive MASCAC Regular season titles as his 2015 and 2014 squads went undefeated in the MASCAC going 6-0-1 and 7-0, respectively. The Lancers also shared the regular season title in 2011 and his 2009 squad also posted an unbeaten conference slate with a mark of 4-0-3.
After getting bounced from the MASCAC Tournament finals in 2011, the Lancers rebounded in the postseason and advanced to the ECAC Division III New England Championship game and claimed the tournament trophy by defeating Keene State in penalty kicks.
Worcester State has earned appearances in the MASCAC Tournament Championship game in four out of the last five seasons that Coach Cumberbatch has been at the helm.
Coach Cumberbatch first joined the team in 2007 as the top assistant and he helped guide the squad to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and #21 ranking nationally in the final NSCAA poll.
At Southern New Hampshire University, Coach Cumberbatch enjoyed a successful career as a standout center-back. He was a member of the SNHU team that played in the 2002 Division II National Championship game and in 2004 he was selected as a captain of the team his senior season. For his efforts in 2004 Coach Cumberbatch was named to the NE 10 All-Conference second team.
Coach Cumberbatch has also been on the staff at the Nutmeg Soccer School in Manchester, NH for six years. In 2008, Coach Cumberbatch played professionally with the Western Mass Pioneers as a right back.
Chris Kirwan enters his sixth 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 five seasons that Coach Kirwan has been on the sidelines, the Blue and Gold have qualified for the MASCAC Tournament semifinals with four appearances in the title game.
Over the past two seasons, Kirwan has led the Blue and Gold to the lowest goals against average in the conference, as the team marked a 0.77 goals against average in 2015, and a 0.88 average in 2014. Most recently in 2015, the Lancers only permitted 15 goals to pass through the pipes in 19 games en-route to the MASCAC Regular Season title and the MASCAC Tournament championship.
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 team MVP.
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.