Suzy Strazzulla enters her second season as an assistant coach with the St. John?s women?s soccer program. In her first year on campus, Strazzulla helped to guide the Red Storm to their first-ever ECAC Championship.
As a member of head coach Ian Stone?s staff, Strazzulla works primarily with the goalkeepers. Last season, under Strazzulla?s guidance, senior goalkeeper Tina Fogg posted an 8-5-4 record and was named the MVP of the ECAC Championship. First year keeper, Tracey Rollings stepped in for an injured Fogg for four games, including three BIG EAST matches, posting a 3-1 record. Strazzulla?s goalies recorded five shutouts and a strong 1.39 goals against average.
Strazzulla joined St. John?s after serving as an assistant coach at Manhattan College during the 2001 season. Manhattan advanced to the semifinals of the MAAC Tournament and finished the year with an 8-9-1 overall record and a 5-4 in the MAAC, tying a school record for conference wins. Strazzulla?s other Division I coaching experience came as an assistant coach at Long Beach State from 1998-99.
Strazzulla played at Cal State-Fullerton from 1994-96 and is the Titan?s all-time career shutout leader (9), goals against average (1.42), and all-time saves leader (183). During the 1995 season, Strazzulla posted a 1.38 GAA, the best single season mark in Titan history. In 1996, she posted five shutouts and 95 saves, marks that rank among the top in the program?s record books. She recorded 13 saves against Pacific on September 22, 1995, the second most in school history.
In 2000, Strazzulla played for San Diego Women?s Football Club and helped lead the team to the Women?s Premier League Soccer Title. She also played four years with the Southern California Women?s Blues team, which were semifinalists at the Amateur Regionals in 1999. Strazzulla was a member of a U.S. traveling team, which played in Italy, Cuba, Costa Rica and Guatemala during 1999 and 2000.
Strazzulla also played in the WUSA, serving as a goalkeeper for the New York Power.
A native of Southern California, Strazzulla graduated from Cal State-Fullerton in 1998 with a degree in kinesiology and a minor in coaching.