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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ted Flogaites of Hastings (Neb.) has been named the 2010 Brine-NAIA Women's Soccer National Coach of the Year and the 2010 NAIA-NSCAA Women's Soccer Coach of the Year. Flogaites earned the distinction at the annual National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention awards banquet Friday in Baltimore, Md.
Flogaites led the Broncos to the title game of the 2010 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship in just their second appearance in the event, taking home a runner-up finish after suffering a 3-0 loss to Lee (Tenn.). Hastings' run at the National Championship included upsets of No. 16-seeded Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), No. 1-seeded Concordia (Ore.) and No. 9-seeded William Carey (Miss.).
After starting out the season with a 1-4-1 record through the first six games, Flogaites' team went on to win 14-straight matches and finished the season with a record of 17-5-3. The Broncos also claimed their first Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament title and had eight players garner all-league honors. Flogaites was named GPAC Coach of the Year and had Jessica Carlson named GPAC Offensive Player of the Year, along with Rebecca Glisan being named GPAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
In his four years at the helm of the Broncos program, Flogaites has racked up a record of 57-19-8. He coached his first All-Americans in 2010, a pair of honorable mention players in Carlson and Glisan. Carlson was also named the Outstanding Offensive Player at the National Championship.
Hastings' head men's soccer coach Chris Kranjc was named the 2010 Brine-NAIA Men's Soccer National Coach of the Year after leading the Broncos to their first national championship. It is the first time in the history of the award that both the men's and women's honoree have been from the same school.