Head Coach Kerri Scroope, Hornets Finish Soccer Season at the Top

By Andrew Ross

Soccer hasn’t been a staple to Delaware State sports in a very long time, but it looks like things might be changing.

Head coach Kerri Scroope had her first season with the team last year, and she already has the school playing at a high level.

When Scroope was first hired, Candy Young – Director or Athletics – said: “She was highly recommended by some of the most respected names in collegiate women’s soccer. I believe Kerri [Scroope] has the tools and the energy to lead our women’s soccer pro-gram to the next level.”

It looks like Young was spot on in her evaluation of the young coach.

The team recently finished off their season by defeating the NJIT High-landers 2-0 to win the Independent Conference Championship.

The win was a huge deal not only because of bringing home a championship, but it was the icing on the cake to a season that brought in the second-most wins in school history.

At this rate, it looks like Scroope will have a great chance at breaking the record next season.

Scoope said, “I am very excited to be given such a great opportunity to coach at Delaware State University. I hope that my love of the game, my energy and passion to winning will be instilled in my student-athletes to help make the Hornets a winning program.”

After the big win, College Sports Madness named Scroope Coach of the Year and also gave Paige Wilcox Freshman of the Year.

Wilcox received the accolade for being second on the team in goals (4) and points (10). In addition to that, the freshman also had an impressive three game-winning goals.

These Hornets will be a force to be reckoned with next year.

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