Ryan recognized for two awards this summer

Sue Ryan

June 9, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook University head women's soccer coach, Sue Ryan, who just completed her 29th season at the helm of the #Seawolves last fall, was the recipient of a pair of awards this summer. 

In May, she was awarded the Judith M. Sweet Award from the NCAA Women Coaches Academy Program, named after the first female president of the NCAA and advocate of the first Title IX legislation. The award, "recognizes two members of each academy team whose spirit to live her story with integrity and perspective, for her own, and others personal and professional success, has made an impact on her peers."

Ryan was also honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for her long-time service and commitment to the NSCAA and the women's game. She has been a long-time member of the NSCAA Women's Committee, implemented in 1991 to promote the women's game and represent women's soccer coaches at all levels. Recognized alongside Ryan were many distinguished women coaches including former United States women's national soccer team head coach April Heinrichs.

"It is a humbling experience to be recognized by fellow colleagues who represent the best of what our profession has to offer," said Ryan. "I consider it a gift to continue to give back to the sport and the people who have given me so much."

Under Ryan's guidance, the 2013 #Seawolves recorded an 11-6-2 record, claiming a share of the America East Conference regular season title. The 2014 squad will open their season on Friday, Aug. 22, at Rutgers University.