October 20, 2010

Men's Soccer Coach Joe Barroso to be Inducted to NESHF

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Sacred Heart University men's soccer head coach Joe Barroso will be inducted into the New England Soccer Hall of Fame, this November.  Barroso, whose Pioneers are 9-3-1 overall and 4-1-1 atop the Northeast Conference, will go in with 5 other inductees at the NESHF ceremony held on November 14 at the Riviera Inn in East Providence, R.I.

Coach Barroso has been in his current position at Sacred Heart since 2005.  In his first season coaching the men's sqaud, the Pioneers made the NEC playoffs for their first Division I postseason appearance.  Three years later the team set a program mark with 10 wins at the D-I level.  Overall, Barroso is 47-43-12 at the helm of the SHU men's team.

Prior to taking over the men's team, Barroso served as the head coach of the Pioneer women's soccer team from 1992-1994 and again from 2000-2004.  Throughout his coaching career, including a five year stint at the University of Bridgeport, Barroso has accumulated 152 wins.

As a player, Barroso was a member of the Southern Connecticut State national championship team in 1990.  He currently ranks sixth all team at SCSU in goals scored with 41.  Barroso was also a member of the U.S. National 'A' Team in 1990, as well as playing professionally in Europe and the United States.

The other members of the New England Soccer Hall of Fame class of 2010 include: Brian Bliss, Tony Crescitelli, Manny Matos, Patricia Votolato, and Bojan "Bo" Vuckovic.