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Beth Guccione

Player Profile

Florissant, Mo.

Last College:
Lewis & Clark C.C.


Assistant Coach (Southeast Missouri)


Beth Guccione returns for her fourth season as an assistant coach at Southeast. She joined the coaching staff after finishing up an amazing career in-goal for Southeast Missouri State and graduating with a degree in computer science.

After being recognized as OVC Player of the year in 2001, Guccione went on to become the first true goalkeeping coach in the five-year history of the Southeast program. Off the field, Guccione is in charge of recruiting and travel along with Coach Nelson.

Guccione came to Southeast Missouri State in 1999 from Lewis & Clark Junior College where she was a NSCAA All-American for two seasons. At Southeast she became one of the original Otahkian team members and the first goalkeeper in school history. In her first season with Southeast, Guccione gained All-OVC first-team honors and was also named to the OVC All-Tournament team while finishing 11th in the country in saves per game (8.33) on the season. She also made a season-high 14 saves on way to 100 total saves for the season, a 1.75 goals allowed average and three shutouts.

Preparing for her senior campaign in 2000, Guccione suffered a shoulder capsule injury that forced her to have surgery and miss the entire season. But the injury turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as Guccione returned to be in-goal for the 2001 edition of the Otahkians that finished with a school and OVC best 16-2 record and set numerous school and conference statistical records.

Individually, Guccione finished the season with a .72 shutout percentage in goal which ranked her second all-time in NCAA history for a season. She also posted 13 total solo shutouts, good enough to rank her in a tie for third place on the NCAA all-time single season list. Guccione allowed only eight goals all season while guiding a Southeast defensive unit that led the nation in total defense. Those numbers earned Guccione the distinction of being named OVC Player of the Year in 2001, and becoming the first goalkeeper to ever take home the award. Guccione was also named to the Soccer Buzz All-Central region third team and finished her career as the statistical leader in every Southeast goalkeeping category.

Guccione was the assistant coach of the 1986 age group Missouri Olympic Development Team that won the Midwest Region II Championship in 2003 and represented Region II at the 2004 ODP National Championship in Las Vegas, NV. She currently is the assistant coach of the 1988 Missouri ODP team.


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