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Wilber honored as WHAM Sportswoman of the Year

William Smith College Head Soccer Coach Aliceann Wilber was honored as the WHAM College Coach of the Year yesterday, at the Sportswomen of the Year Awards Luncheon at the Clarion Riverside Hotel in Rochester. The winningest female soccer coach in collegiate history, Wilber owns a career record of 373-113-40. This past fall, she coached the Herons to a 17-1-1 overall record, including the Liberty League Championship and the program’s 18th NCAA Tournament appearance. William Smith finished the year ranked sixth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III poll. The team’s 17 wins also tied the program record for wins in a regular season. Wilber, whose teams have not suffered a losing season since 1983, has been presented with nearly every award possible. She is a three-time recipient of the Division III Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year and NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year awards. Wilber earned four-consecutive NYSWCAA Coach of the Year awards from 1999-2002, and in 2003 became the first woman to be honored with the NSCAA’s prestigious Bill Jeffery Award for lifetime achievement. She also garnered the Service Award from the NYSWCAA, for her contributions to women’s collegiate athletics. Wilber has led her Herons to five Liberty League titles, six NCAA Regional titles, and the 1988 National Championship.