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BOSTON, Mass. - The Emmanuel College Department of Athletics announced today that Wayne Currie has resigned as the Saints Women's Soccer Coach after 15 seasons at the helm.

Currie, who took on the head job in 2002, with able support from Assistant Coach Keith Rogers, enjoyed much success at Emmanuel including two Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championships, numerous broken records, playoff berths in 14 of 15 seasons and a plethora of individual honors.

Soon after Currie took the reins in 2002 the Saints climbed to the top, winning the programs first ever GNAC Tournament in 2003 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The Saints hoisted the GNAC Trophy again in 2007 after posting a record breaking 17 wins including an undefeated record of 12-0-1 in conference play. The Blue and Gold went on to reach the conference final in 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2015 under Currie's tutelage.

"Wayne displayed a real love for Emmanuel and all his players in his many years coaching the Saints." Long-time Saints Women's Basketball Coach and Associate Athletic Director Andy Yosinoff said "Wayne was a true professional in everything he did for our athletic program and will truly be missed."

The celebrated coach leaves the Saints with a career record of 158-129-20 in order to continue to flourish in his new appointment as Director of the Multicultural Center at Saint Anslem College.

As the Women's Soccer team bids farewell to their beloved coach they and long-time Assistant Coach Keith Rogers remain eager to get back to training on Roberto Clemente Field where they boasted a 7-2 record last season. The 2016 team graduated just six seniors of their 35 player roster that featured a conference record of 6-4-1 and earned a GNAC playoff spot.

The sizable collection of veteran players are fired up to welcome six recruits from Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island as the season approaches. Together the team is looking forward to putting forth the effort necessary to get them to their 12th straight GNAC playoff appearance and beyond.