July 20, 2005 - The Truman athletics department announced an addition to their women’s soccer coaching staff as Emily Huyck, a former Bulldog all-American, has been named the team’s assistant coach in a newly created position.
“I am very excited about adding this position,” said women’s soccer head coach Mike Cannon. “Emily will do a great job for us. As a former player, she knows the program well which will help in relating with the players and in recruiting. Her goalkeeping background will also be very beneficial to the program.”
Huyck was a member of the Truman women’s soccer team from 1998-2001 and remains one of the top goalkeepers in Truman and MIAA history. She earned the starting goalie position as a sophomore and ended up re-writing numerous school, conference and NCAA records. Over her college career, she appeared in 69 games, including 60 starts, and collected 43 shutouts and 300 saves, while allowing just 31 goals. Her 0.48 career goals against average is still the third-best mark in NCAA history.
In her three years as the starting goalkeeper, Truman went 47-11-1 and won three conference titles. Huyck earned first-team all-MIAA honors in all three of those season and she earned MIAA MVP honors in 1999 and 2001. As a senior, she led Truman to an 18-3 record and helped the team advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals. Also in her senior campaign, Huyck was named a second-team all-American after leading the nation with an 0.38 goals against average.
After her playing career, Huyck was a student assistant coach for Truman in 2002 and helped the team win another MIAA title and once again earn a NCAA Tournament berth. She returned to the soccer sidelines last year as an assistant coach at Minnesota State, Mankato.
Huyck graduated from Truman in 2002 with a bachelor of arts in english and a minor in women’s studies. Last year, she completed her first year of graduate school at Minnesota State, where she was studying to earn a master of science in women’s studies.