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Kristin Shaw entered her second season at the helm of the Colby College women’s soccer team in 2017-18. She was named the head women's soccer coach in April of 2016 after two seasons as an assistant coach at Villanova University.
Since arriving on “the Hill”, Shaw has moved the women’s soccer program in a positive direction. She has in both seasons reduced the number of goals against, increased shots/ shots on goal per game, while mentoring 18 NESCAC All-Academic Award winners and earning the United Soccer Coaches Team Ethics Award.
Prior to arriving at Colby, Shaw served as the assistant coach at Villanova University During the 2014 and 2015 season, Shaw worked with both the backline and goalkeepers. She helped the Wildcats earn a 2014 Big East Tournament bid and mentored 2nd –team All Big East Conference defender, Emily Damstrom.
Shaw also severed as the head soccer coach at Smith College from 2011 – 2014 and as the associate head coach at the University at Albany 2008-2011.
In 3 seasons at Smith College, Shaw helped mentor 15 Academic All-Conference recipients (most in a 3-year period, while 2013 placed, Jordan Houston, on the All Conference 1st Team (1st recipient since 2006) and in 2012 placed Aidan Hitt, on the All Conference 2nd Team (1st recipient since 2009).
At Albany, Shaw helped guide the Great Danes to 5 consecutive record-breaking seasons. Shaw’s last season at Albany saw the biggest program accomplishments by helping the squad: to its first winning season in program’s Division I era. Setting a school record for wins in a season in the Division I era for the second straight year with 10 wins (8 wins in 2009). Making its first-ever America East semifinal appearance. Setting a Division I program record for shutouts (9) for the second straight season.
In addition to her collegiate coaching, Shaw also is a senior staff member with the Region 1 (East Region) Olympic Development program. She has served as the U13 head coach from 2014-2016, and assistant coach from 2012-2014. She currently works with the U12 team as an assistant coach.
A former WPSL and University of Washington player, Shaw currently holds a USSF “C” License and United Coaches Advanced National Diploma.
Michael Skelton, an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2016, is in his first year as assistant coach for the Colby women's soccer program in the 2017-18 academic year. Skelton, a native of Conway, N.H., helped UNC-Asheville (8-12 overall) make the Big South Conference quarterfinals, falling to top-seeded Liberty.
Skelton, who primarily worked with the forwards, helped senior forward Paige Trent earn second team all-conference accolades, while junior forward Caroline Houser was an honorable mention selection. While in Asheville, Skelton also worked with the Carolina Mountain Soccer Club, training their under-14, under-16, and under-18 girls’ teams.
Prior to his work at UNCA, Skelton coached an under-16 boys’ club team for the Mount Washington Valley Soccer Club, and also served as the girls’ varsity soccer head coach at Kennett High School in North Conway for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. In his first year at Kennett, he led the program to the playoffs for the first time in eight years, and followed that up with another playoff berth in his second year.
In college, Skelton was an All-American soccer player at Lasell College in Newton, Mass., where he made the dean's list and earned a bachelor's of science in communications degree in May 2014 with a dual concentration in sports communication as well as multimedia and web design.
Skelton finished his playing career owning a number of school records including single-season goals, single-season points, career goals, and career points. Before his collegiate career, Skelton spent time playing semi-professional soccer in England.
Skelton currently holds a USSF “E” license and a United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma.