Beth Guccione Inducted Into Lewis & Clark Hall of Fame
May. 2, 2005
GODFREY, Ill. - (Monday, May 2, 2005) Assistant Redhawks soccer coach Beth Guccione will be inducted into the Lewis and Clark Community College Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Campus located in Godfrey, Illinois today. Guccione a record-setting goalkeeper for the Southeast soccer team from 1999-2001 started her collegiate career at Lewis & Clark before moving on to Southeast.
As the starting goaltender for the Trailblazers for two seasons she was a two-time National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) First Team All-American. During those seasons she was also selected as All-District, All-Region, All-Central and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American. However one of her biggest accomplishment was being named to the NJCAA All-Century Team in 1999.
During her two-year reign in the net for the Trailblazers she anchored her teams to a 33-10-2 record. The Trailblazers were regional champions both seasons, district champions in 1997, district championship runner-ups in 1998 and National Tournament qualifiers in 1997 were they finished seventh in the nation.
In 1997 she recorded 13 shutouts in 24 games and topped that in 1998 when she recorded 14 shutouts in only 21 games as she established the school's all-time record of 27 career shutouts
The Florissant, Missouri native is one of the founding team members of the Southeast soccer program and one the all-time greats of the program.
In 2001 she was named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year as she led the team to a 16-2 record and the school's first OVC regular season championship.
During that record breaking season Guccione had one of the top single season performances by a goaltender in NCAA women's soccer history. She finished third nationally in goals against average with a miniscule 0.44 average, allowing only eight goals the whole season. She recorded 13 shutouts which ranks third on the NCAA all-time single season charts. Her shutout percentage of 0.72 led the nation and ranks second on the NCAA all-time single season charts. Overall she helped the team lead the nation in both total defense and goals against average.
A two-time All-OVC First Team selection, in 1999 she finished 11th nationally in saves per game with 8.25 per game.
Guccione still holds numerous goaltending records for Southeast including saves in a game (14 saves), goals against average in a season (0.44), wins in a season(16), career shutouts (16) and shutouts in a season (13).
Guccione is in her fourth season as an assistant coach for the Redhawks soccer program.
"This is a great honor for Beth," said women's soccer head coach Heather Nelson. "This is an honor that is long deserved for her and the program is extremely excited about it."