Robert Galazka

Head Women's Soccer Coach/Sports Information Director

Athletics & Recreation

Bartley Center 204

413.552.2161 (Tel)

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Women's Soccer

2017 Womens Soccer team photo

The Lady Cougars are coached by former Holyoke Community College All-New England goalkeeper Rob Galazka. Galazka played for the Cougars from 1996 to 1997 and enters his 14th season as our Women's Soccer Head Coach in 2017. The Lady Cougars have been crowned New England Champions for five consecutive years and in nine of the last 11 seasons, advancing to the National Elite Eight six times over those years. HCC made its first ever appearance at the National Women's Soccer Final Four in 2008 and had its best finish at a National Tournament in 2013 where they finished third in the Nation. HCC also boasts 15 All-Americans, all under Galazka. Coming off a stellar 2016 campain, the Cougars once again won a New England Championship while also finishing undefeated in the New England region. One athlete was named to the NJCAA All-American team in 2016, and this year the Cougars welcome back four athletes who were part of last year's successful season. Coach Galazka is looking forward to another tremendously successful season on the pitch.

If you are interested in playing for the 2016 season, please contact head coach Rob Galazka and fill out the athletic interest form.

Meet Our Team 2017 - Click Here

Individual Stats on NJCAA Website - Click Here

Lady Cougars Soccer All-Time - Click Here 

Photos from 2017 and 2016 - Click Here

Photo: 2017 Lady Cougars Soccer


Date Opponent Location Result/Time Overall Record Region XXI Division III Record NJCAA Division III Record
August
Sat. 25

@ Tompkins Cortland CC (NY)
(@ East Coast Cup Invitational @ Tompkins Cortland CC)

Dryden, NY 5:30pm
Sun. 26

vs. Finger Lakes CC (NY)
(@ East Coast Cup Invitational @ Tompkins Cortland CC)

Dryden, NY 10:00am
September
Sat. 1 @ Nassau CC (NY) Garden City, NY 1:00pm
Sun. 2 @ SUNY Broome CC (NY) Broome County, NY 2:00pm
Thur. 6 Hudson Valley CC (NY)  O'Connell Field (HCC) 4:00pm
Sat . 8 @ Bunker Hill CC * Boston, MA 1:00pm
Wed. 12 @ Springfield Tech CC * Springfield, MA 4:00pm
Sat. 15 Massasoit CC * O'Connell Field (HCC) 1:00pm
Fri. 21 Quinsigamond CC * O'Connell Field (HCC) 4:00pm
Sat. 22

Bristol CC *

O'Connell Field (HCC) 12:00pm
Tue. 25 @ Quinsigamond CC * Worcester, MA 6:00pm
Thu. 27 @ Quincy College * Quincy, MA 7:00pm
Sat. 29 @ Massasoit CC * Brockton, MA 3:00pm
October
Wed. 3 CC of Rhode Island + O'Connell Field (HCC) 4:00pm
Fri. 5 Quincy College O'Connell Field (HCC) 4:00pm
Sat. 6 @ Bristol CC * Fall River, MA 3:30pm
Wed. 10 Springfield Tech CC * O'Connell Field (HCC) 4:00pm
Sat. 13 @ New Hampshire Technical Institute Concord, NH 1:00pm
Sun. 14 Bunker Hill CC * O'Connell Field (HCC) 2:00pm
Sat. 20 NJCAA Region XXI Semi Finals   TBD TBD
Sun. 21 NJCAA Region XXI Championship 
TBD TBD
Sat. 27 NJCAA District Championship Game Region XXI vs. Region XV  TBD TBD
November
Thurs. - Sun. 8-11 NJCAA National Championship Tournament (Elite 8) @ Rock Valley CC Rockford, IL

Bold indicates home game played on the HCC campus
* indicates Div. III Regional Match
+ indicates Div. I Regional Match

Game stories are available for scores underlined in green

# Name Year Position Height Hometown High School 
GK/25 Maddisin Atkinson Fresh GK 5' 6" Easthampton, MA Smith Vocational '17
23 Olivia Brooks Fresh F / M 5' 8"  Agawam, MA Agawam '17
26 Lina Caicedo Fresh F 5' 3" West Springfield, MA Liceo Juan XXIII '09
16 Ithar Gabriel Fresh F 5' 5" West Springfield, MA IMAS '11
10 Emma Gomes Soph M / D 5' 8" Ludlow, MA Ludlow '16
3 Miranda Grochowski Fresh 5' 1" Westfield, MA Westfield '17
9 Catherine Hotham Soph D 5' 6"  Southampton, MA Hampshire Regional '16
11 Shannon McCarthy Fresh M / U 5' 4"  Chicopee, MA Chicopee Comprehensive '16
18 Tamara Nicholson Fresh M / F 5' 5" Chicopee, MA Chicopee '17
2 Jessica Patruno Fresh D / M  5' 3" Granby, MA Granby '17
22 Cassidy Snyder  Fresh 5' 11" Holyoke, MA Smith Academy '14
8 Karina Volpe Fresh D 5' 2" Easthampton, MA Easthampton '17
13 McKenzie Wilson Soph M / D 5' 5" South Hadley, MA Smith Academy '15 (Home school)
6 Lizbeth Zambrano Fresh F 5' 3" Springfield, MA Commerce '17
7 Allison Zollo Soph  M 5' 5" Monson, MA Monson '16
15 Madison Zollo Fresh M / F 5' 8" Monson, MA Monson '17

Head Coach: Robert Galazka (14th season)
Assistant Coach: Sara McMurray (4th season)
Director of Athletics: Thomas E. Stewart
Trainer: Keith Scarlett
Vice President Student Affairs: Yanina Vargas-Arriaga
President: Christina Royal

 

Date Opponent Location Result/Time Overall Record Region XXI Division III Record NJCAA Division III Record
August
Sat. 26

SUNY Broome CC (NY)

O'Connell Field (HCC) L, 1-2 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
Wed. 30

Southern Maine CC 

O'Connell Field (HCC) W, 2-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
September
Sat. 2 Nassau CC (NY) O'Connell Field (HCC) W, 2-0 2-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0
Thur. 7 @ Hudson Valley CC (NY)  Troy, NY L, 2-3 2-2-0 0-0-0 1-2-0
Fri . 8 Bunker Hill CC * O'Connell Field (HCC) W, 11-0 3-2-0 1-0-0 2-2-0
Wed. 13 Springfield Tech CC * O'Connell Field (HCC) W, 4-0 4-2-0 2-0-0 3-2-0
Sat. 16 @ Massasoit CC * Brockton,MA W, 1-0 5-2-0 3-0-0 4-2-0
Sun. 17 @ CC of Rhode Island+ Lincoln, RI W, 4-0 6-2-0 3-0-0 4-2-0
Fri. 22 Quinsigamond CC * O'Connell Field (HCC) W, 10-0 7-2-0 4-0-0 5-2-0
Sat. 23

Bristol CC *
cancelled  

O'Connell Field (HCC) CXL'd
Wed. 27 @ Williams College JV Williamstown, MA W, 5-1 8-2-0 4-0-0 5-2-0
Sat. 30 Massasoit CC * O'Connell Field (HCC) W, 3-1 9-2-0 5-0-0 6-2-0
October
Tue. 3 @ Quinsigamond CC * Worcester, MA W, 10-0 10-2-0 6-0-0 7-2-0
Thur. 5 ASA College NY O'Connell Field (HCC) L, 0-5 10-3-0 6-0-0 7-2-0
Sat. 7 @ SUNY Adirondack CC Queensbury, NY W, 8-0  11-3-0 6-0-0 8-2-0
Wed. 11 @ Springfield Tech CC * Springfield, MA W, 5-0  12-3-0 7-0-0 9-2-0
Sat. 14 New Hampshire Technical Institute O'Connell Field (HCC) L, 2-3 12-4-0 7-0-0 9-2-0
Sun. 15 @ Bunker Hill CC * Boston, MA W, 8-0 13-4-0 8-0-0 10-2-0
Fri. 20 NJCAA Region XXI Semi Finals  
Bye into Finals as #1 seed 
Sun. 22 NJCAA Region XXI Championship 
vs. Springfield Tech CC
O'Connell Field (HCC) W, 2-0 14-4-0 9-0-0 11-2-0
Sat. 28 NJCAA District Championship Game Region XXI vs. Region XV 
@ Nassau CC
Garden City, NY T, 2-2
(3-2 PKs Home)
14-4-1 9-0-0 11-2-1
November
Thurs. - Sun. 9-12 NJCAA National Championship Tournament Elite 8 @ Tompkins Cortland CC  Dryden, NY  DNQ

Bold indicates home game played on the HCC campus
* indicates Div. III Regional Match
+ indicates Div. I Regional Match

Game stories are available for scores underlined in green

# NAME YEAR POSITION HEIGHT HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
23 Taydrah Clinton Soph F 5' 3" Springfield, MA Renaissance School '15
18 Jennifer Galindo Soph M 5' 3" South Hadley, MA Chicopee Comprehensive HS '11
14 Natalie Galindo Soph M 5' 7" Chicopee, MA Chicopee Comprehensive HS '15
15 Brandy Gallagher Soph M / F 5' 3" Chicopee, MA Chicopee Comprehensive HS '15
10 Emma Gomes Fresh M 5' 8" Ludlow, MA Ludlow HS '16
19 Rebekah Herring Soph D / M 5' 6" Springfield, MA Palmer HS '14
9 Catherine Hotham Fresh D 5' 6" Southampton, MA Hampshire Regional HS '16
7 Reilly Jodoin Soph M / F 5' 2" South Hadley, MA South Hadley HS '15
20 / GK Yesenia Leon-Velazquez Soph F / GK 5' 8" Springfield, MA Putnam HS '15
3 Olivia Neiswanger Soph F 5' 0" Holyoke, MA Cathedral HS '15
12 / GK MyKaela O'Connell Fresh GK 5' 6" Palmer, MA Palmer HS '16
5 Alexis Rios Fresh F / M 5' 1" Springfield, MA Central HS '16
8 Alexandria Stuetzel Soph M 5' 2" Feeding Hills, MA Agawam HS '15
11 Noelle Tetreault Fresh F / M 5' 4" Monson, MA Monson HS '16
26 Holly Wardwell Soph M / F 5' 5" Granby, MA Granby HS '15
13 McKenzie Wilson Fresh D / M 5' 4" South Hadley, MA Smith Academy '15 (Home school)
17 Allison Zollo Fresh D / M 5' 5" Monson, MA Monson HS '16

Head Coach: Robert Galazka (13th season)
Assistant Coach: Sara McMurray (3rd season)
Trainer: Keith Scarlett
Director of Athletics: Thomas E. Stewart
Vice President Student Affairs: Yanina Vargas-Arriaga
President: Christina Royal

 

Date Opponent Location Result/Time Overall Record Region XXI Division III Record NJCAA Division III Record
August
Sat. 27

@ Tompkins Cortland CC (NY) (East Coast Cup @ Tompkins Cortland CC)

Dryden, NY W, 1-0 (ot) 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
Sun. 28

vs. Brookdale CC (NJ) (East Coast Cup @ Tompkins Cortland CC)

Dryden, NY L, 1-3 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0
September
Sat. 3 @ Nassau CC (NY) Garden City, NY L, 2-3 (ot) 1-2-0 0-0-0 1-2-0
Wed. 7 American International College JV O'Connell Field (HCC) L, 0-4 1-3-0 0-0-0 1-2-0
Sat. 10 vs. Albany College of Pharmacy (New Hampshire Tech Classic @ NHTI) Concord, NH L, 1-2 1-4-0 0-0-0 1-2-0
Sun. 11 @ New Hampshire Technical Institute (New Hampshire Tech Classic @ NHTI) Concord, NH W, 3-2 2-4-0 0-0-0 1-2-0
Wed. 14 Springfield Tech CC* O'Connell Field (HCC) W, 5-0 3-4-0 1-0-0 2-2-0
Sat. 17 Massasoit CC* O'Connell Field W, 5-0 4-4-0 2-0-0 3-2-0
Thurs. 22 @ CC of Rhode Island+ Lincoln, RI W, 2-1 5-4-0 2-0-0 3-2-0
Sat. 24 Bristol CC* O'Connell Field (HCC) W, 6-0 6-4-0 3-0-0 4-2-0
Tue. 27 Quinsigamond CC O'Connell Field (HCC) W, 13-0 7-4-0 4-0-0 5-2-0
Wed. 28 @ Bunker Hill CC* Boston, MA W, 8-0 8-4-0 5-0-0 6-2-0
October
Sat. 1 @ Massasoit CC* Brockton, MA W, 10-0 9-4-0 6-0-0 7-2-0
Wed. 5 @ Hudson Valley CC (NY) Troy, NY W, 3-0 10-4-0 6-0-0 8-2-0
Sat. 8 Bunker Hill CC* O'Connell Field (HCC) W, 9-1 11-4-0 7-0-0 9-2-0
Sun. 9 @ Quinsigamond CC Worcester, MA W, 8-0 12-4-0 8-0-0 10-2-0
Wed. 12 @ Sprinfield Tech CC* Springfield, MA W, 1-0 13-4-0 9-0-0 11-2-0
Sat. 15 ASA College New York (NY) O'Connell Field (HCC) L, 0-3 13-5-0 9-0-0 11-2-0
Sun. 16 @ Bristol CC* Fall River, MA W, 6-1 14-5-0 10-0-0 12-2-0
Sat. 22 NJCAA Region XXI Tournament Semi Finals O'Connell Field (HCC) Bristol CC withdraws; HCC advances
Sun. 23 NJCAA Region XXI Tournament Championship vs. Springfield Tech CC* O'Connell Field (HCC) W, 4-0 15-5-0 11-0-0 13-2-0
Sat. 29 NJCAA District Championship Game Region XXI vs. Region XV @Region XXI vs. Nassau CC (NY) O'Connel Field (HCC) L, 0-1 (2ot) 15-6-0 11-0-0 13-3-0
November
Thurs. - Sun. 10-13 NJCAA National Championship Tournament Elite 8 @ Ocean County College Toms River, NJ DNQ

Bold indicates home game played on the HCC campus
* indicates Div. III Regional Match
+ indicates Div. I Regional Match

Robert Galazka

Head Women's Soccer Coach/Sports Information Director

Athletics & Recreation

Bartley Center 204

413.552.2161 (Tel)

Athletics interest form

Want to join an HCC sports team? Start by filling out the Athletics Interest Form.

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