BOSTON, Mass.—UMass Boston men's soccer coach Jake Beverlin earned a spot on New England Soccer Journal's "50 Most Influential People In New England Soccer," the publication announced on Thursday afternoon.
Beverlin is one of nine coaches to earn a coveted spot on this year's list. He also is one of just four Division III coaches to earn the honors and the only Division III coach that coaches outside the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
In just five seasons, Beverlin has turned UMass Boston into a power in both the Little East Conference and the New England Region. The Beacons have won two LEC Regular Season Titles and three LEC Tournament Titles all within the last four seasons.
Overall, Beverlin has posted a 68-26-9 record (.703 winning percentage) record and a 22-9-6 mark in conference play (.675 winning percentage). Despite playing in the extremely competitive LEC, UMass Boston has finished above .500 in all five of his seasons and qualified for the four-team postseason in each of the past four years.
Beverlin was named LEC Coach of the Year in 2014, after leading the Beacons to their first ever LEC Regular Season and Tournament Title. The Beacons also set the program for wins in 2014 (14-6-2), only to break that record in 2015 (16-5) and 2016 (18-2-3).
UMass Boston enjoyed their best season in program history in 2016. The Beacons broke into the top five nationally for the first time in program history in 2016, started the season at 12-0-1 and earned their first-ever win in the NCAA Tournament. After downing their two opponents in the LEC Tournament 9-3, UMass Boston defeated Kean University 3-0 and advanced past Haverford College 1-1 on penalty kicks. The Beacons finally saw their season come to an end in the Sweet 16, when they fell 1-0 to eventual national champion Tufts University.