Amanda Cummings enters her third season as the Husson head women's soccer coach and fourth year on staff in 2017 with a career record of 15-18-3. She also serves as the director of alumni relations.
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.
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).
Cummings was named the eighth head coach in program history on June 15, 2015.
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 earned a Bachelor of Science in English from Husson in 2012.
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.