May 28, 1997
Berticelli to Receive Outstanding Achievement Award
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Notre Dame head men's soccer coach MIKE
BERTICELLI will be honored by The Maine Sports Hall of Fame on
June 1 with the Outstanding Achievement Award. The award will be
presented at the Maine Sports Hall of Fame annual awards banquet
at the Bangor Civic Center.
BERTICELLI, a native of Lewiston, Maine, and a graduate of the
University of Maine-Farmington, led Notre Dame to its most
successful season in school history as the Irish won the BIG EAST
championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA
tournament. Notre Dame posted a 14-7-2 record in '96 and finished
third in the final BIG EAST regular season standings with a 6-3-2
mark. After winning the BIG EAST tournament and earning the
Conference's automatic berth into the NCAA 32-team field,
Berticelli's squad upset second-ranked UNC-Greensboro 1-0 for the
school's first-ever tournament win. The Irish lost in the second
round to UNC-Charlotte 1-0.
In seven seasons at Notre Dame, BERTICELLI has led the Irish to
three NCAA tournament appearances (1993, 1994 and 1996). He has a
77-56-11 mark with the Irish.
BERTICELLI will begin his 22nd season at the collegiate level in
1997. In 21 seasons, he has a 263-111-34 record. Prior to Notre
Dame he coached at Old Dominion (1984-89), UNC-Greensboro
(1980-83) and Thomas College (1976-79). While UNC-Greensboro, his
teams won back-to-back Division III national titles in 1982 and
BERTICELLI received the Maine Sports Hall of Fame President's
Award in June of '95.