Blake becomes the first goalkeeper ever to be taken with the top pick in the draft; Mamadou Diouf taken in second round
UConn will host the NCAA Quarterfinals for the second straight season and the fifth time under Ray Reid.
Huskies host New Mexico at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 25 at Morrone Stadium.
The Battle of the Huskies will take place at Morrone Stadium. Free video broadcast at uconnhuskies.com.
UConn will host either Boston College or Northeastern at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 18 at Morrone Stadium.
Mike Mordocco finished his fourth season on the bench in 2014, helping to guide UConn to its 13th-ever regular season conference title. The Huskies sport an overall record of 58-16-15 since Mordocco was brought on as an assistant coach, and in 2013 Connecticut reached the NCAA Quarterfinals for the third consecutive season and finished with a 12-3-8 record.
Mordocco graduated from Connecticut in 2002 after leading the Huskies to the 2000 NCAA Championship, and he returned to UConn after eight seasons in the college coaching ranks. The former Husky standout has worked primarily with the UConn goalkeepers throughout his Connecticut coaching tenure, as he has helped develop players such as Andre Blake, who became the first goalkeeper to ever be selected No. 1 overall in the MLS SuperDraft in January of 2014.
Most recently, Mordocco served as a top assistant at Division I Stony Brook for four seasons. While at Stony Brook, Mordocco led the Sea wolves to the 2009 America East Championship and to the NCAA Tournament that season. Prior to his time spent with Stony Brook, Mordocco spent four years as an assistant at Division III Oneonta State. Mordocco has coached numerous youth teams since his graduation, beginning with the U18 Black Watch Soccer Club out of Albany, N.Y. in 2004. He also served as the head coach of both the U11 and U16-U18 teams at Stony Brook Soccer Club between 2007 and 2010, leading his players to the 2009 Score at the Shore championship title as well as a victory at the 2010 Northeast Regional Premier Championship.
He also has experience in administrative roles, serving as both the Technical Director of the Stony Brook Soccer Club Youth Academy and as the Assistant Director of the Markovic Academy of Soccer for five years. As a player, Mordocco led Connecticut to four BIG EAST Regular Season Championships, a BIG EAST Tournament Championship, and a berth in the1999 NCAA Semifinals in addition to the 2000 NCAA Championship.
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