Eastern Massachusetts Girl's Soccer Coaches Association

Eastern Massachusetts Girls Soccer Coaches Association © 2015-2019

Effective November 11, 2021

With the new Statewide Tournament Format, the Girls Soccer Coaches Association wanted to do something special for those who made the Final Four. 

The 20 Teams who win their Elite Eight matchup will receive the following “Championship” for their amazing accomplishments in their season and their tournament play.  The Coaches felt it was important to remember local women who have achieved great things in the world of women’s soccer.  

With over 20 possible Champions, this Award will be able to grow and reward other women with Massachusetts roots who make significant contributions to women’s soccer, especially in the world of high school athletics.


A graduate of Plymouth-Carver High School, Alison Foley was a collegiate soccer All-American and went on to be the Head women’s soccer coach at Boston College and was there for 22 years.  The team under Foley’s tutelage went to the NCAA tournament 16 times including 8- Sweet 16’s, 3- Elite 8’s and an appearance in the 2010 Final Four.  She currently works with US Soccer.


Boston University's Nancy Feldman, from Needham, is one of only 11 coaches in NCAA women’s soccer history to accumulate over 400 career victories. Feldman, who received the 2019 United Soccer Coaches Women’s Soccer Award of Excellence, is an 11-time conference Coach of the Year and a two-time NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year. During her time with the Terriers, she has coached nine All-Americans.


Sam Mewis played soccer at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School where she recorded 77 goals and 34 assists. In high school, Mewis earned Parade All-American honors twice, was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Player of the Year in 2010, and was awarded Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Soccer Player of the Year two years in a row. Mewis played for the UCLA Bruins during her collegiate career where she helped lead the team to its first NCAA Championship in 2013. During her club career, Mewis has won three NWSL Championships. Mewis was a part of the final roster when the United States won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Kristie Mewis, a US National Team Player, was on the 2020 Olympic Team Roster, was a former captain of the Boston College Eagles, was named the 2008 NSCAA Youth Player of the Year and the 2008 US Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year. She also played at Whitman-Hanson and finished her career with 74 goals and 34 assists, and was a three-time NSCAA All-American, three time All-New England and All-Massachusetts team honoree and a three time EMGSCA Div. 1 First-Team All-Star. 


Sue Hendee has over 300 wins in over 30 years of coaching at Wilmington High School. The Springfield College Alum was one of the first Nationally recognized Coach of Significance Award Recipients, she also has nine league titles, one state finalist trophy, one Division 2 North Sectional Championship, and a large number of Coach of the Year awards.  She also served on the MIAA Soccer Committee and as a leader in EMGSCA.  Hendee also spends countless hours organizing many charitable events, including the Pan Mass Children's Bike Ride.