Gallimore Honored By The NSCAA
Jan. 7, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- Washington women's soccer head coach Lesle Gallimore is being honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America with the Women's Committee Award of Excellence.
The Women's Committee Award of Excellence was established in 1999 to recognize those who have brought honor and distinction to women's soccer. It is sponsored by Washington Area Girls Soccer (WAGS).
Previous winners of the award include April Heinrichs, Michelle Akers, Anson Dorrance and others.
WAGS has supplied sponsorship funds from this award to be used in the promotion of the women's game through various inner-city programs. Funds also will be donated to charities that promote female soccer participation.
Gallimore led the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament for the 12th time last season. She led the Dawgs to a record of 10-8-3, including the opening round loss to Auburn in the NCAA Tournament.
Gallimore is the longest tenured coach in the Pac-12, having been at the helm of Washington for 19 seasons. She has compiled a record of 199-158-34 during her illustrious career in Seattle.
In addition to her head coaching duties, she also serves as an NSCAA National Academy staff coach (since 1995) and has also served as a member of the Board of Directors. As a Board member and Women's Committee member, she represented NSCAA interests in Washington, D.C. in the late 1990s when politicians were considering changes to Title IX and women's rights in intercollegiate athletics.
Gallimore will be honored at the annual NSCAA Convention, specifically the Women's Breakfast on January 19.
In preparation for the NSCAA Convention, Gallimore will also be participating in a live chat on Wednesday, January 9 at 10 a.m., PT. The chat is intended for those attending the convention as Coach Gallimore explains how to maximize the experience. It is available online at www.NSCAA.com/live.