On Wednesday, April 9, William Smith College Soccer Junior Varsity Head Coach BreLynn Nasypany ’11 was introduced as the next women’s soccer head coach at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y.
“We at Mount Saint Mary College are elated to hire someone of BreLynn’s caliber and pedigree,” Director of Athletics Dan Twomey said in a statement on msmcknights.com. “With Coach Nasypany having both played and coached at the highest level of Division III women’s soccer, I am very much looking forward to our program taking the next step up under her guidance.”
Over the past three seasons, Nasypany guided the JV Herons to a 24-5-1 record, outscoring opponents 107-16. This past fall, her charges produced an unblemished 11-0-0 mark, topping their foes by an aggregate of 57-1.
Nasypany has also assisted with coaching the William Smith varsity soccer team, which won the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship. She and the rest of the Heron coaches were voted the 2013 Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year by their peers.
As a student-athlete at William Smith, Nasypany was without question one of the finest players in school history. The 2010 D3soccer.com Forward of the Year and a three-time NSCAA All-American, led the conference in goals (18), assists (13), and points (49), the latter two are Heron season records, as a senior. The four-year starter recorded 53 career goals and 32 career assists for 138 points, ranking second in school history in all three categories.
During her career, the four-time first team All-Liberty League pick helped the Herons to a 65-9-12 overall record and a 22-0-6 mark in Liberty League play. William Smith captured four consecutive conference crowns, earned four straight NCAA Tournament bids, and advanced to the national semifinals in 2008 and 2010 with Nasypany on the pitch.
“The truth is, I dreaded the day that Bre played her final game in a William Smith uniform and then I dreaded her graduation,” five-time NSCAA Coach of the Year Aliceann Wilber says. “We have been enormously fortunate to have benefited from both her coaching aptitude and loyalty to the William Smith soccer program these past three years, let alone the playing legacy she created before that. Of course I have also dreaded the day she would drive her car, all loaded up, away from Geneva and headed toward a new coaching opportunity. But it’s time for her to move on. We are thrilled and sad at the same time. I know she will bring great energy and expertise to the Mount Saint Mary soccer program.”
Off the field, Nasypany was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), serving as president twice. she also represented the Herons on the campus’ Committee on Athletics and on the Liberty League SAAC.
A native of Herkimer, N.Y., Nasypany graduated from William Smith in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in child advocacy. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sports studies from the U.S. Sports Academy.