|Title:||Head Men's Soccer Coach|
Mark Ludwig enters his 14th season at the helm of the York program having become one of the top mentors in the country. Under his tutelage the Spartans’ have accumulated a mark of 199-63-25 including a glistening 122-17-20 record since the 2005 season.
Since 2005, the Green and White have made seven consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament including two appearances in the Elite Eight. York’s first two NCAA bids came on the heels of back-to-back Capital Athletic Conference Tournament championships, while York also enters the 2012 campaign as reigning three-time CAC champs. The Spartans have finished five out of the past seven years with final national rankings of tenth, fifth, fifth, tenth, and eighth.
The 2012 campaign was different for the Spartans as they started the season 0-2 for the first time since 2001. The next few weeks weren't much better as the Spartans were just 3-5-3 in the first 11 games of the year. The Green and White bounced back in impressive fashion as they reeled off a 10-game unbeaten streak including their third straight CAC tournament championship. The streak ended with a tight 1-0 loss in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
In 2011, the Spartans posted a 16-5-1 mark including a flawless 8-0 record in CAC play. Much to their credit, York did not surrender a single goal throughout conference action. The Spartans would go on to secure their fifth CAC Tournament championship courtesy of a penalty-kick shootout victory after a 1-1 draw against Salisbury. York once again reached the NCAA Tournament, chosen as a host for the first and second rounds, but fell 1-0 to Kenyon in the opening match.
In 2009, the Spartan squad posted an outstanding 17-1-5 record including an undefeated 6-0-2 mark in CAC play. Highlighting the campaign, York won the 2009 CAC Tournament title with a 2-1 triumph over Stevenson. The conference crown was York's fourth CAC championship and their third in the past five seasons. With the conference title, the Green and White garnered their fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. York, chosen to host the first- and second-rounds notched 6-0 and 2-0 wins, reaching the Sweet 16 for the third time in the previous four seasons.
The 2008 campaign proved to be one of the top seasons for a Ludwig-guided program. The Spartans posted a sterling 18-0-2 record, including an 18-game win streak to open the season, outscoring their opponents by a wide 59-3 margin, as the three goals allowed ranked the 2008 York squad as one of the top defensive teams in the history of NCAA Division III men’s soccer.
In 2007, the Green and White stretched their unbeaten streak, which began at the end of the 2005 season, to 49 consecutive contests, one of the top marks in NCAA history. York then climbed to first in the country in mid-October, the first team in York College history to achieve such a ranking. The Spartans made their third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, this time on their first at-large bid. After winning three contests, including a penalty-kick shootout win, the Spartans would bow out in the Elite Eight to Middlebury, the eventual national champion.
Ludwig guided the Spartans to a stellar 2006 season which saw them post a sterling 21-0-3 mark as they won the CAC regular season and tournament crowns and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament before being ousted on penalty kicks. He was again named the CAC and South Region Coach-of-the-Year, having received both honors in 2005, and then earned Division III National Coach-of-the-Year accolades. The Spartans finished the season ranked fifth in the nation after reaching as high as second in the country during the 2006 year, and sported the top winning percentage in NCAA Division III men’s soccer.
Ludwig holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma and has coached 35 of the 36 Spartan Regional All-Americans. Over the past three years, he has also coached all eight Spartan All-Americans including five first-team honorees, and the 2009 NSCAA National Player-of-the-Year Jon Ports.
In addition to coaching the Spartan men's soccer program, he also teaches math at York College.
Ludwig resides in York with his wife, Connie, and their two sons, Christian and Rees.
|Title:||Asst. Men's Soccer Coach|
Andrew Marshall enters his first year as an assistant coach on Mark Ludwig’s staff. Marshall brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the Spartan squad.
Marshall was a two-year letter winner at Division I Towson University before embarking on a four-year professional career. He started his professional journey by playing for the Crystal Palace Baltimore Pro Soccer club in 2007. He remained there through 2010 before catching on with the Norfolk Sharx Pro Indoor squad in December of 2011. Marshall then joined the Harrisburg City Islanders in March of 2011. He still plays for both the Sharx and the City Islanders.
Marshall’s coaching career includes a collegiate stop at Goucher College where he was responsible for all aspect of the Gophers’ Division III program. He has also had various experience coaching youth and club teams. He has had tenures at Mechanicsburg Soccer Club, Central Dauphin East High School, and the Lower Dauphin Soccer Association.
Marshall is currently working towards his US Soccer “B” coaching license while he is also trained in sport specific strength and conditioning.
|Title:||Asst. Men's Soccer Coach - Goalkeepers|
Jim Mustard just finished his fifth season as York’s goalkeeper coach. Mustard has made a huge impact in on the program during his tenure on the Spartan bench.
Under his tutelage, Spartan netminders only allowed three goals during the 2008 campaign, one of the best marks in Division III history, while nabbing 17 total shutouts. In 2009, York's goalkeepers sported an outstanding goals against average of 0.50 while totaling six shutouts.
During his time with the Spartans, Mustard's charges have allowed just 60 goals in 111 games covering 10,407:49 of game action, good for a goals against average of 0.52. The Spartans have notched 66 shutouts during those 111 games.
In addition to his coaching duties with the Spartan squad, Mustard serves as the Athletic Director at nearby York Country Day School while he is also the head girls goalkeeper coach for the Maryland Olympic Development program and the head goalkeeping coach for FC York. Prior to serving with the Green and White, Mustard was the Millersville University goalkeeper coach. Mustard also holds a USSF "B" coaching licesne and NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma.
Mustard played collegiately at the University of Virginia and UMBC, both Division I programs.
|Title:||Asst. Men's Soccer Coach|
Steve Corrieri begins his fifth year and second stint on the Spartan bench. Corrieri brings an impressive resume to Coach Ludwig’s staff.
He spent five seasons as the head boys’ soccer coach at Susquehannock High School where he guided the Warriors to four consecutive division titles, two York County Championships, and an appearance in the 2006 PIAA State Quarterfinals. He was twice named the YAIAA Coach-of-the-Year.
Currently, Corrieri is the Heritage Hills Athletic Club Director of Soccer and VP of UK Soccer Training Development. Corrieri was a member of the English Pro Club Carlisle United FC from 1994 to 1996. Corrieri also holds a USSF 'B' coaching license.
|Title:||Asst. Men's Soccer Coach|
Liam Behrens returns to the Spartan sidelines for his third season with the Green and White. Behrens brings tremendous coaching experience to the York program and will look to translate that into success with the Spartans.
A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where he played his collegiate soccer, Behrens was the head coach at Guilford College for nine years from 1997-2005. With that outstanding experience, Behrens brings a wealth of knowledge to the Spartan bench.
Behrens played professionally from 1988 until 2007. He suited up for three professional indoor teams and three outdoor teams during his 19-year playing career. He played outdoor for the Richmond Kickers, the Carolina Dynamo and the Baton Rouge Capitals while his indoor experience included stints with the Hershey Impact, the Wichita Wings and the Richmond Kickers.
During Behrens' career at Guilford, he coached 11 players that received a combined 19 All-Conference honors while he also had five NSCAA All-Region players and one NSCAA All-American.
In addition to working with the Spartans, Behrens is also the CEO of the Hanover YMCA.