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Crooks UAA's Coach of the Year

Sonya Narla

Issue date: 11/20/09 Section: Soccer
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While the Spartans' season ended weeks ago, their achievements are still rolling in.

This week, the University Athletic Association put out their All-Association teams and awards lists; the lady Spartans had an impressive six players make the cut for second-team honors and honorable mentions.

Most notably, however, is the All-UAA honor of Coaching Staff of the Year that went to Case's own head coach Tiff Crooks and Assistant coaches Irenna Taylor, Buddy Cooper, and Emily Cole.

Under third-year head coach Crooks, the program has grown immensely. This fall, the Spartans secured a winning season, with a 9-6-3 record, for the first time in six years and also made waves in the UAA by going 3-3-1. This speaks volumes considering the Spartans were unable to win a single conference match in 2008 and were also coming into this fall season without a conference win in the past 19 matches.

To top it all off, the Spartans also ended ranked No. 7 in their region. Clearly, the coaching staff has something to be proud of.

Perhaps Crooks' strive-for-the-best attitude has something to do with it. Although she is "thrilled" with this year's progress, she still is determined to continue improving in a specific direction, "We want to contend for a UAA championship and compete postseason. That's the ultimate goal."

"I'm very happy to see our coaches finally be recognized," senior Caroline Garber said, "It takes a lot of work to move a team the way they have, and our positive results lend a lot of credit to their hard work. Our coaches care a lot about the players on and off the field, and each one brings a new aspect to the board."
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