CAREER RECORD: 24-25-4 (.491)
Amanda Cummings begins her fourth season as the Husson head women's soccer coach and her fifth year on staff in 2018.
In three seasons at the helm, Cummings has guided the Eagles to a 24-25-4 overall record with a 18-11-3 (.609) record versus conference opponents. She inherited a program that has made the postseason 16 years in a row, which includes 11 NAC Semifinal appearances (2003-04,06-14) and seven NAC Championshp final appearances (2003-04,06-10), while capturing four staight NAC Championships from 2006-09 when she was named the eighth head coach in program history on June 15, 2015.
Through the 2017 season, Cummings ranks third in program history in victories and second in career winning percentage.
Cummings led Husson to a 9-7-1 overall and a 6-2-1 mark in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) in 2017. The Eagles earned the #4 seed in the conference tournament and advanced to the Championship final for the first time in seven years with a 3-1 first-round triumph over #5 Maine Maritime Academy and then a double overtime, 1-0, upset over top-seed Colby-Sawyer. The 2017 campaign came to a close with a double overtime, 1-0, setback at the hands of second-seeded Castleton University in the very last matchup between the long time rivals as conference foes on November 4th.
Following the season, senior forward Leah Hibbad claimed First Team All-NAC honors while senior midfielder Taylor Fortin, senior defender Maddie Page and junior Alex Speed earned Second Team mention. Hibbad, who recorded her 50th career goal, 100th career point, and currently sits third in goals (54) and points (126) on the women's soccer career ranks, tallied 21 goals (three being game winning goals) and nine assists for 51 total points, becaming the fourth ever player to surpass the 50-point mark, while also recording seven or more points in three games - Newbury College (8), Lyndon (11), and Green Mountain (7) - during her senior season garnered New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) All-Region Second Team honors and became the first player in program history to be chosen to play in the NEWISA Senior Bowl Game.
2016: The 2016 campaign saw the Eagles go 7-8-2 overall with a 6-1-2 record in conference play under the watch of Coach Cummings. Husson earned the #2 seed in the NAC Tournament - their highest seed since 2009 - and faced #3 Colby-Sawyer College in a semifinal match in Bangor on November 2nd. Trailing 1-0, Husson scored one minute and 46 seconds into the second half to tie the game at 1-1, but the Chargers tallied the game-winner in the 69th minute and managed to hold off the upstart Eagles the rest of the way to advance to their fourth straight NAC Championship game.
Following the season, three players claimed All-Conference honors, as junior Leah Hibbad earned First Team acclaim, junior Maddie Page was listed on the Second Team and senior Brooke LaBelle was chosen for the All-Sportsmanship Team.
2015: In Cummings first season (2015), Husson went 8-10-1 overall and 4-5-0 in NAC play en route to earning the program’s 17th straight posteason appearance as the #6 seed in conference tournament. The Eagles’ campaign came to a close with a 1-0 loss at the hands of #3 Maine Maritime Academy in the NAC Tournament Quarterfinal round on Saturday, October 31st, resulting in the programs’ first lost in a quarterfinal matchup in 11 years.
The 2015 team featured three players who earned All-NAC Honors Leah Hibbad (2nd Team), Erin Boulier (2nd Team) and Katie Cyr (Sportsmanship).
Before returning to Husson, Cummings spent two seasons (2013-14) as head girls varsity basketball coach at Hermon High School where she compiled an overall record of 18-18. In the 2013-14 campaign, she led the Hawks to their first postseason appearance since 2011, which ended in the Class B East semifinals.
Cummings helped guide five Eagles to All-NAC honors as an assistant coach with the Husson women’s soccer team in 2012.
Cummings was a three-year letterwinner from 2009-11 for Husson as a midfielder in women's soccer and guard in women's basketball. She also lettered as an infielder in softball in 2011.
In soccer, Cummings played in 53 games, scoring 13 goals and 5 assists for a total of 31 points, including four game winners helping Husson reach a pair of NAC Tournament championship games in 2009 and 2010. Cummings was selected to the NAC Fall All-Academic Teams in 2010 and 2011, the NSCAA All-East Region Scholar Athlete Team in 2010, the 2011 NSCAA DIII All-New England Team and the 2011 NAC All-Tournament Team.
In basketball, Cummings played in 83 games, scored 835 points, recorded 300 assists, 202 steals and shot 81 percent from the free throw line, which is the second best career percentage in program history and helped the Eagles to back-to-back NAC Tournament Championships in 2010 and 2011. She was selected to the NAC All-Conference second team in 2011 and the NAC Winter/Spring All-Academic Teams in 2010 & 2011 and was named the NAC Tournament MVP twice during the Eagles’ back-to-back Championship seasons.
In softball, Cummings played in 38 games, hit .275 while scoring 19 runs and knocking in 18, en route to Husson’s fourth straight NAC Championship and third consecutive NAC Tournament Championship in 2011 while also earning a place on the All-NAC second team.
Cummings was named the first Husson University Clara Swan Co-Female Athlete of Year Award Winner with Angela Stauble in 2011.
Cummings earned the NCAA Women’s Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarship in 2011, one of only 13 awarded nationwide.
Cummings graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in English from Husson and a Master of Business Administration and Master's in Human Relations and Counseling from Husson in 2015.
She also served as Husson's Director of Alumni Relations from 2014-18 and Major Gifts Officer from 2012-14.
A native of Lee, Maine, Cummings attended Lee Academy. She and her husband, Matt, a former Husson men's basketball player, reside in Bangor, Maine with their daugther Vivian.