Colleen Pivirotto
Colleen Pivirotto
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 570-941-6191
Email: colleen.pivirotto@scranton.edu

In 11 seasons, former Royal standout Colleen Pivirotto (formerly Murphy) has led the Royals to an overall record of 148-50-25 (.720), including five Landmark Conference championships (2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017) and seven NCAA tournament appearances (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018).  She has led Scranton to the Landmark Conference playoffs in all 11 seasons in which she has coached the Royals.

In addition, her players have earned all-Landmark Conference honors 56 times, including Chelsea Paskman, a two-time all-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and Rebecca Russo, who was a United Soccer Coaches All-American honoree in 2018. Paskman and Russo, along with 14 others — Christina Akalski, Colleen Berry, Caitlin Byrne, Erin Casey, Sarah Gibbons, Jamie Hreniuk, Amanda Kresge, Erica Licari, Sydney Parker, Samatha Russo, Jasmine Sconciafurno, Erin Unterstein and Carolyn Warner — have earned NSCAA all-regional honors. Pivirotto herself was named Landmark Conference Coach of the Year three times (2013, 2016, 2018) and the coaching staff was also named Landmark Conference Coaching Staff of the Year in 2010.

Pivirotto returned to her alma mater in January 2008, replacing Toby Lovecchio, who served as interim head coach for the 2007 season after veteran head coach Joe Bochicchio passed away on July 24, 2007. Pivirotto returned to Scranton after serving as assistant women’s soccer coach at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., in 2007. The Greyhounds finished 15-6-1 and advanced to the championship match of the Landmark Conference tournament, and received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

Prior to her appointment at Moravian, she served as an assistant women’s soccer coach at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., from August 2004 through June 2006, including a stint as acting head coach from December 2005 through March 2006, while working on and eventually earning her Master of Science degree in adult education. Pivirotto also served as an administrative intern for the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators in Wilmington, N.C., where she was responsible for office management, assisting with the 2006 NACWAA convention, along with marketing and public relations.

Pivirotto was a four-year letter-winner on some of the most successful teams in Scranton history under the legendary Bochicchio. She was a four-time all-Freedom Conference selection — first team in 2000 and 2003 and second team in 2001 and 2002 — and earned first-team all-Mid-Atlantic regional honors by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 2003. She started 81 of 83 career matches as the Royals posted a four-year overall record of 71-13-4 (.830), including four Freedom Conference championships and four NCAA tournament appearances. In her senior year, she served as team captain and was a key member of a Royal defensive unit that posted 21 shutouts en route to a school-record 22 victories on a team that ended its season with a hard-fought 1-0 loss in double overtime to eventual champion Oneonta State University in Oneonta, N.Y., in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. She also played a key role on the 2001 team that lost a 1-0 decision to Wheaton College (Ill.) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament in Wheaton, Illinois, to put the wraps on a 17-4-1 season.

Pivirotto is a native of Langhorne, Pa. and a graduate of Neshaminy High School. She was inducted into the Neshaminy High School Hall of Fame for girls’ soccer in 2006.

Pivirotto is the fourth head coach in University of Scranton women’s soccer history. She graduated cum laude from the University with a Bachelor of Science degree in management in 2004. She received her national diploma (with distinction) from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 2008. Pivirotto also serves as an assistant director of athletics and senior woman administrator. She is married to University of Scranton men's soccer coach Matt Pivirotto. Their son, Ben, was born on Dec. 4, 2015.

Coaching Highlights

Landmark Conference Championships (5)
2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017

Landmark Conference Post-Season Tournament Appearances (11)
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

NCAA Tournament Appearances (7)
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018

Overall Record: 148-50-25 (.720)

Winning Seasons (9)
2008 (11-8), 2009 (13-4-2), 2010 (16-6-1), 2011 (13-4-3), 2012 (9-7-5), 2013 (15-3-3), 2014 (10-8-2), 2015 (13-4-2), 2016 (17-1-2), 2017 (15-4-2), 2018 (16-2-3)

All-Landmark Conference Selections (30)
Christina Akalski (1st team, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Kelsey Bacon (1st team, 2015)
Colleen Berry (1st team, 2017, 2018)
Emily Boyce (2nd team, 2008)
Caitlin Byrne (2nd team, 2009; 1st team, 2010)
Erin Casey (2nd team, 2012; 1st team, 2013, 2014, 2016)
Hope Drewes (2nd team, 2018)
Emily Farrell (1st team, 2010)
Sarah Gibbons (1st team, 2011)
Jamie Hreniuk (1st team, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Amanda Kresge (1st team, 2011)
Erica Licari (2nd team, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Emily MacPhee (1st team, 2008)
Kelsy McAnelly (2nd team, 2011; 1st team, 2012; 1st team, 2013)
Sydney Parker (2nd team, 2009; 1st team, 2010; 2nd team, 2011; 1st team, 2012)
Chelsea Paskman (1st team, 2008; 1st team, 2009; 1st team, 2010)
Becca Russo (1st team, 2017, 2018)
Samantha Russo (1st team, 2010; 1st team, 2011; 1st team, 2012; 1st team, 2013)
Eileen Sodano (1st team, 2008)
Jessica Sciscione (1st team, 2010; 1st team, 2011; 1st team, 2012)
Jasmine Sconciafurno (2nd team, 2013; 1st team, 2014, 2015)
Taylor Stevens (2nd team, 2016)
Erin Toburen (1st team, 2018)
Erin Unterstein (1st team, 2009)
Brittany Uricchio (1st team, 2016)
Gianna Vitolo (2nd team, 2015)
Ellen Walker (2nd team, 2013)
Carolyn Warner (1st team, 2016)
Krissy Welsh (1st team, 2015, 2016)

Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Year (6)
Caitlin Byrne (2010)
Amanda Kresge (2011)
Erin Casey (2013)
Jasmine Sconciafurno (2015)
Carolyn Warner (2016)
Rebecca Russo (2018)

Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Year (3)
Jamie Hreniuk (2016, co-Offensive Player of the Year)
Chelsea Paskman (2009, 2010)
Samantha Russo (2013)

Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year (3)
Samantha Russo (2010)
Christina Akalski (2013)
Shae Guilfoyle (2017)

USC/NSCAA All-American Selections (2)
Chelsea Paskman (2nd team, 2009; 3rd team, 2010)
Rebecca Russo (2nd team, 2018)

USC/NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Selections (16)
Christina Akalski (2nd team, 2013, 2014; third team, 2015)
Colleen Berry (2nd team, 2018)
Caitlin Byrne (3rd team, 2010)
Erin Casey (3rd team, 2013; 2nd team, 2016)
Sarah Gibbons (2nd team, 2011)
Jamie Hreniuk (2nd team, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Amanda Kresge (2nd team, 2011)
Erica Licari (1st team, 2017; 2nd team, 2018)
Sydney Parker (3rd team, 2010)
Chelsea Paskman (2nd team, 2008; 1st team, 2009; 1st team, 2010)
Becca Russo (2nd team, 2017; 1st team, 2018)
Samantha Russo (2nd team, 2010; 1st team, 2011; 2nd team, 2013)
Jasmine Sconciafurno (2nd team, 2015)
Erin Toburen (2nd team, 2018)
Erin Unterstein (2nd team, 2009)
Carolyn Warner (3rd team, 2016)

Awards & Honors
Landmark Conference Coaching Staff of the Year (1): 2010
Landmark Conference Coach of the Year (2): 2013, 2016, 2018

University of Scranton All-Time Coaching Records

Name Years Seasons Record Pct.
Colleen Pivirotto '04
2008 -2018 11 148-50-25 .720
Toby Lovecchio '85 (Interim) 2007 1 9-9-2 .500
Joe Bochicchio  1984-2006 23 297-144-34 .665

John Kelly Morahan (co-head coach)
George McGill '84 (co-head coach)

1983 1 10-4-1 .700
Totals 1983-2018 36 474-207-62 .680