Nick Bochette is in his second year as head coach after being promoted from associate head coach in March 2017.
In his first year as the head coach, Bochette's Great Danes won their final three games in the conference regular season to earn the 3-seed in the America East Tournament at 4-3-1 and 6-11-1 overall, including victories over Siena and Iona. Caroline Kopp was the first-ever UAlbany player to be named America East Defender of the Year, being joined by Gina Bracamonte on the America East All-Conference First Team, with Mariah Williams on the Second Team. In addition, Vivian Vega tied the all-time program record with 23 career goals.
Bochette has been with the program the last five years, including two as the associate head coach and the previous two as the first assistant coach under Caitlin Cucchiella. Together, they led UAlbany women’s soccer to its first two America East Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances.
Bochette is the sixth head coach in UAlbany women’s soccer Division I history. With him assisting the program, the Great Danes tied a program-record 11 wins in each 2015 and 2016 en route to America East Tournament titles plus a league regular season title in the latter year. In addition, UAlbany earned the National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA) Team Academic Award all four seasons of his tenure for earning at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA during the academic season, currently standing at 3.45 for the team.
In 2015, Bochette, in his first year as associate head coach, served as the acting head coach during UAlbany's non-conference season, leading the Great Danes to five victories, tying the most in program history in pre-America East play. The team earned road victories over Atlantic-10 opponents Davidson and Rhode Island during Bochette's term as acting head coach. That season, UAlbany won its first-ever America East Tournament and earned the conference's automatic qualifier into the NCAA Tournament.
Under Bochette, Alana Brennan became the winningest goalie in UAlbany Division I history, the program's all-time leader in saves plus stands wih the best goals against average for all UAlbany keepers that have started at least 25 games.
Prior to arriving at UAlbany, Bochette was a men's soccer assistant coach with a focus on goalkeepers at RPI. The Engineers made three NCAA Division III appearances in 2008, 2009 and 2012 under Bochette's guidance. He was also a member of the Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2012. Bochette coached a goalkeeper to All-Liberty League honors in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012.
While coaching at RPI, Bochette was also a goalkeeping coach with the Adirondack Linx of the Women's Professional Soccer League. He spent one season coaching at Hartwick College in 2008.
Bochette played professionally for the Wilmington Hammerheads from 2006-08.
A 2006 graduate of RPI, Bochette transferred from Oneonta in 2004 to spend the remainder of his collegiate career with the Engineers. He graduated with a degree in mathematics.
He lives with his wife, Megan, and his two daughters, Scarlett and Tessa.
Nick Bochette - Head Coach, 2017-present
|2017||6-11-1 (4-3-1 AE)||AE Quarterfinals|
|Overall||6-11-1 (4-3-1 AE)|