The Fresno State women's soccer team said goodbye to its seniors and distributed team awards during the 2012 banquet.
Kevin Botterill begins his fourth season as an assistant coach for Fresno State soccer. His primary responsibilities include training goalkeepers and their integration into team defense and attack. Botterill also assists with recruiting, camps, community relations, video and scouting, amongst other program duties.
Botterill mentored freshman goalkeeper Katie DeVault to an impressive debut season for the Bulldogs, as she anchored a defense that amassed 10 shutouts. She also recorded 106 saves (4th most in a season in Bulldog history) and sits 3rd on career Goals Against Average .Botterill coached former Bulldog goalkeeper Kaitlyn Revel for two years, as she earned multiple all-conference honors and in her senior season broke the school record for career shutouts. Under his coaching, the Bulldogs have recorded 25 shutouts in just 3 seasons.
Botterill spent two seasons as the first assistant coach with the Murray State University soccer program, where he was responsible for goalkeepers and defending. During this time the Racers broke the school record for wins in two consecutive seasons, including winning 12 on the way to the program's first Ohio Valley Conference Championship in 2008.
His goalkeeper, Tara Isbell, also improved dramatically in her two seasons with Botterill, culminating in being named OVC "Defensive Player of the Year" in 2008. She posted a 1.28 GAA and 0.712 save percentage as a freshman in 2007, before setting school records with a 0.91 GAA, a 0.821 save percentage including 12 shutouts in 2008. In fact, her GAA for the second half of the season was below 0.4. Botterill also made an impact off the field, as the Racer's 2008 recruiting class was the first in school history to be named No. 1 in the OVC, and to be regionally ranked (No. 18) by SoccerBuzz.com.
He began his college coaching career at Wesley College, a NCAA DIII program, where he served as the graduate assistant coach from 2001-2003, while earning his Master's in Education. Following that he spent four years as head coach at NCAA DII Oakland City University where he remains the winningest coach for both men's and women's programs.
He has also been busy in the club ranks, most recently with California Odyssey Soccer Club, where he coaches the U17 girls team and serves as Girls Director. He served as academy director for the Southwest Indiana Soccer Association and has directed and coached at numerous camps across the country. He holds the NSCAA Advanced National and National Goalkeeping Diplomas, the UEFA C License and has completed the residential requirement of the UEFA B with the English FA. He obtained his USSF National Goalkeeping License in January of 2010.
Botterill, a native of Leeds, England, played college soccer at the University of Durham and graduated in 2000 with a degree in Applied Physics. He lives in Fresno with his two sons, Aiden (5) and Jack (2).
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