AllenDuda2018

Women's Soccer Head Coach: Allen Duda
Phone: 412-578-6377   Email: afduda@carlow.edu

Head Coach Allen Duda has documented history coaching the game of soccer. He has a vast array of experience in developing youth players in the Pittsburgh area and coaching various age levels, including his current role as the Head Coach of the Carlow University Women’s Soccer team.
 
It didn’t take Coach Duda long to have an impact on the women’s soccer program at Carlow University. In his first season with the team he was named the River States Conference Coach of the Year. Carlow earned the No. 3 seed in the conference playoffs in the 2018 season. The Celtics reached the semifinals before falling to No. 2 Asbury (Ky.), 1-0.
 
Duda has coached soccer for over 25 years. He has been Director of Elite Development Academy for the Pittsburgh Football Club and is also involved in local training and skill development with Next Level Soccer Training. He is a USSF nationally licensed coach who holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Sports Management from Slippery Rock University.
 
Duda grew up in Peters Township playing for reputable youth clubs. In high school, he was recognized as an All-State, All-Region, and All-American for his efforts as a four-year starter at Peters Township High School.


Marcus 2014

Women's Soccer Assistant Coach: Marcus Pollidore
Phone: 412-578-6337 Email: mepollidore@carlow.edu

Marcus Pollidore served as the head coach of the Carlow women's soccer team for 10 seasons, from 2008-17, leading the Celtics to a Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) regular-season championship and tournament championship in 2012. He was named the 2012 KIAC Coach of the Year. Under Pollidore, the women's team made two appearances in the USCAA National Women's Soccer Tournament and experienced three of the best seasons in program history, from 2012-2014.

Pollidore was instrumental in the addition of a men's soccer program at Carlow in 2016. He served as the head coach for the men's and women's teams for two seasons. Beginning in 2018, he will be the Carlow men's soccer head coach, while assisting Duda with the women's squad. Pollidore guided the Celtics to a 5-9 record, including their first River States Conference win, in their inaugural men's soccer season.

Pollidore, who earned his bachelor's degree from Long Island University-Brooklyn, has 20 years of soccer coaching experience, which includes college, high school and club soccer. He is very active in youth soccer in the Pittsburgh area. He currently is senior staff coach at Arsenal Football Club of PA and previously was a board member of Pittsburgh Dynamo Youth Soccer, where he also served as Director of Coaching and Player Development.

Pollidore holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma, Advance National and National Diploma, and a USSF Youth License.

LexieMirenda2018

Women's Soccer Goalkeeper Coach: Lexie Mirenda

Mirenda was a 3-year member and 2-year starter at goalkeeper on the Carlow women's soccer team from 2015-17 after transferring from Saint Francis University. She earned numerous conference Goalkeeper of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week awards, while accumulating an 81 percent save percentage. Mirenda also competed for the Carlow golf team from 2016-18 before graduating with her bachelor's degree in biology in the spring of 2018.