Men’s soccer coach Ashby records win No. 100 at UM-Fort Kent

Posted Sept. 29, 2011, at 6:33 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 29, 2011, at 10:05 p.m.

University of Maine-Fort Kent men’s soccer coach Bill Ashby reached another milestone when he recorded his 100th victory at UMFK Saturday when the Bengals defeated the UM-Presque Isle Owls 10-2.

Ashby has compiled a 100-8-3 record in six seasons at UMFK and has a career college coaching record of 307-166-21 in 27 seasons. He began his coaching career at his alma mater, UMaine-Machias, and then went on to Husson University in Bangor, Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, the University of Mary in North Dakota and Brescia University in Kentucky.

He set records for most wins as a soccer coach at MMA, University of Mary and Brescia.

Ashby guided the Bengals to the USCAA national championship last season and his teams have been to the NAIA national tourney in five of his six seasons at UMFK, once reaching the final eight and twice the final 16.

CANCER AWARNESS DAYS SET

The UMaine Black Bears’ athletic community is looking for support from the public as the University of Maine’s soccer, field hockey and football teams take on the battle against women cancers, including breast, ovarian, uterine and cervical.

Each team has selected a specific game that it will dedicate as its cancer awareness day. Women’s soccer takes on UMBC on Oct. 9 at noon, field hockey will battle Holy Cross the following day, Oct. 10, also at noon, before football hosts Rhode Island on homecoming weekend, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m.

UMaine invites all fans and community members to come out and support these teams and their fight against cancer.

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