KANSAS CITY, Kansas — Husson University women’s soccer head coach Carly Gettler has been selected to participated in the the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s 30 Under 30 Program.

“I’m honored and excited to be selected to the inaugural NSCAA 30 Under 30 class,” Gettler said in a press release. “I hope to use the program to continue learning and improving my coaching, which will benefit my colleagues, team, and soccer community as much as myself.”

More than 350 applicants submitted credentials to earn a spot in the program, and Gettler is among the 15 men and 15 women who will participate in inaugural edition of 30 Under 30.

The effort is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity for up-and-coming coaches who have made soccer coaching their career of choice. This program was created to support fledgling coaches and foster their growth at a crucial point in their vocation.

Gettler also serves as the sports information director at Husson University and is preparing for her second season as women’s soccer coach.

Husson track team honored

The Husson track and field team has been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association 2013 Division III All-Academic Track & Field team.

The Eagles held a 3.36 team grade point average and ranked 69th among the 148 Division III teams. To be eligible for the All-Academic a team must hold a 3.10 or higher cumulative team GPA.

Husson was the only North Atlantic Conferencerepresentative on the team.

“This is a very hardworking group,” said head coach Chris Wood. “This academic award is proof of that and is just a small look into the great things this group is going to achieve in 2013-2014.”

Huskies get academic honor

The USTFCCCA also announced this week that the University of Southern Maine in Gorham is among the 148 institutions to receive its 2013 Division III All-Academic Track & Field team honor.

Three members of the team — senior Molly Carl (York), freshman Nicole Kirk (Scarborough) and sophomore Anna Whitaker (Cumberland) — were among the 363 student-athletes representing 123 schools to receive individual All-Academic honors. T

Tis is the third consecutive year that Carl has earned the distinction.

The 26 USM student-athletes combined for a 3.16 cumulative team GPA.

Carl, Kirk and Whitaker earned the All-Academic individual distinction by compiling a 3.30 or higher cumulative GPA.

Kirk and Whitaker were members of the Huskies’ 4 x 400-meter indoor relay team that was ranked 20th in the nation (3:57.17). Kirk also was ranked 26th indoors at 400 meters (58.40). Carl finished the outdoor season ranked 32nd in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:13.04).

Bowdoin hires Ireland

Bowdoin College in Brunswick has announced that Julia Ireland has been named the new assistant coach for women’s ice hockey.

Ireland joins Bowdoin head coach Marissa O’Neil and the Polar Bears, who are coming off their most successful season in nearly a decade. Bowdoin won the 2013 NESCAC crown over Middlebury last March and posted a 21-5-2 overall record, including the team’s first NCAA appearance since 2005.

Ireland joins the Polar Bears after a distinguished playing career and coaching stint at Middlebury, where she graduated in 2011 with degrees in English/American Literatures and History.

The captain of the Panthers during her senior year, Ireland’s teams earned a combined record of 78-13-8. She made three NCAA Tournament appearances, twice advanced to the Frozen Four, while winning a pair of NESCAC titles.

During her senior season, Ireland earned second-team All-NESCAC honors. She finished the season third on the team with 21 points (12 goals, 9 assists).

She stayed with the Panthers as a coach for two seasons.