The 2017 campaign may be over for the ADM girls soccer team, but the awards and accolades keep on coming. Yesterday afternoon the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association released their Coach Of The Year award winners and on the girls side, ADM’s four year head coach Kelsey Gaffney took home the honor.
Since arriving on the grounds of ADM high school, coach Gaffney has transcended what was already a sound Lady Tiger soccer program sending ADM to their second straight state tournament appearance in two years. Under coach Gaffney’s watch in 2017 alone, ADM put up 84 made goals, the most in school history. The Lady Tigers also witnessed senior Sydney Bertman become the ADM girls individual career scoring leader. That’s without mentioning the fact that for the first time in program history, the ADM girls soccer team advanced past the opening round of the state tournament, doing so against a Xavier team that ousted the Lady Tigers in two prior state meet appearances.
ADM’s overall 2017 record was set at 18-3 after finishing 6th in the regular season class 2A rankings, while becoming state semi-finalists. Through her first four years of many to come, coach Gaffney has accumulated a mark of 65 wins and just 12 losses.