Annandale Alum Leads UCLA to the Semi’s

Congratulations to Annandale native anCromwell_Amanda_006_cropd soccer phenom, Amanda Cromwell. Amanda is now the head coach of UCLA women’s soccer. Tonight, her team plays in the women’s college semifinal game.

This isn’t her first time in the limelight. Eight months after being hired on Apr. 12, 2013 as the fifth head coach in UCLA women’s soccer history, Cromwell led her team to the program’s first-ever NCAA Championship. In six seasons as UCLA head coach, she has taken her teams to two College Cups, four quarterfinals and five Round of 16 appearances.

Cromwell was an inaugural member of the Annandale High School Athletic Hall of Fame and attended the University of Virginia. She was the captain of the 1991 Cavaliers team that advanced to the Final Four. She was also a two-time All-America selection, a finalist for the 1991 Hermann Trophy and a four-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree. She played for the US team and is in the DC/Virginia Soccer Hall of Fame.

ABGC wishes Amanda the best of luck tonight as UCLA plays at 6:30 (PT) tonight against Stanford in the women’s college cup semifinals. You can watch it on ESPNU.

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