Saturday, October 1 2022

One of the most successful goaltenders in program history, Josh Gildea will return to the sidelines for the Lycoming College men’s soccer team, 10th-grade coach Nate Gibboney announced Monday.

The Center Valley native was a two-year starter for the Warriors as a goalie, winning the team’s MVP award as a senior in 2016. He posted a 24-6-4 record over the course of these seasons, while his 14 shutouts rank fifth in school history. and his 0.80 goals-against average is second. He helped the team to two NCAA Division III championship appearances, including a berth in the Sweet 16 in 2015, when Gildea tied a school record with 16 wins and set the mark with a 0 goals-against average. .64, the two marks that stood two years.

After graduating, Gildea moved to Colorado and became active with the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club, where he coached for five years. He was named CSA Advanced League Boys Coach of the Year in 2021 and Central Select Program Coach of the Year in 2020.

While in Colorado, Gildea also worked as a real estate broker and was a sports performance consultant with the US Ski Team, Highland Hills Hockey and Littleton High School.

Gildea, who is an admissions counselor at Lycoming College, holds a USSF ‘D’ license. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lycoming College in 2017.

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