Dr. Todd Olsen of Lynchburg women’s soccer is celebrating his 21st season as head coach. During that time, he has lead his program to the NCAA tournament 17 times. His team was the first men or women’s team from Lynchburg to play in the Tournament
Olsen’s teams have been to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (2009), the Elite Eight three times, and the Sweet 16 six times.
His teams have also produced several All-Americans, All- Conference players and All Region players.
There is one thing that Olsen has not accomplished yet, and that’s winning a national title. Despite winning almost 350 games in his successful career.
But Olsen and his squad hope to change that this time around. Right now the Hornets are No. 4 in the country and in a prime position to move up as they prepare for the NCAA Tournament which starts in a few weeks.
What may help Olsen this time around is that his team is full of experience. This past Saturday, Olsen honored five seniors on Senior Day and Homecoming.
The team is lead by senior forward Angela Bosco of Long Island, New York. Bosco. Bosco leads the team with 17 goals and nine assist this season. She is also 10th in the NCAA in scoring.
Last year, Bosco was All-State, All South Atlantic Region and All Conference. She along with Dessi Dupuy are the keys to this team’s success and hopefully, a key to a championship.
Dupuy just broke the Old Domion Conference scoring record with her 80th goal which she scored back in September breaking a record that almost stood for 20 years.
Olsen knows the value of Dupuy’s impact on his team.
“I think she’s just an extraordinary athlete. I’ve just been so blessed to be a part of her life and it’s been fun. I met her at 12. I helped her CVU team. She makes coaches look good and I think some of our record from the last four years, we haven’t lost an ODAC game in a long time and it’s because of people like Dessi. She just scores.”
If Lynchburg is to win Olsen’s first national championship, they will need Dupuy and Bosco to continue to be on point with not only their scoring, but leadership as well.