The latest guest on New England Soccer Journal’s “The Goal” podcast is University of Hartford women’s soccer coach John Natale.
The 2023 season will be Natale’s 20th campaign at the helm at Hartford, and it will come with historic change. After competing as a Division 1 institution for decades, the Hawks will compete in the Division 3 Commonwealth Coast Conference.
For Natale, it’s the latest challenge in a career that has seen him become the winningest coach in Hartford women’s soccer history and a five-time America East Coach of the Year. Even last season, as a Division 1 independent, Hartford finished with a record of 10-3-1.
Natale joined host Matt Langone to discuss the coming move to Division 3, how the program is approaching it, and the success of last season.