Marcel Choquette, the winningest coach in program history and currently the longest-tenured head coach at Saint Michael's College, completed his 12th season at the helm of the Purple Knights' women's soccer program in 2010. Choquette has guided his teams to seven .500-or-better seasons in his 12 years, including five straight from 2000-04, and three consecutive winning campaigns from 2000-02.
In just six years, Choquette became the winningest coach in school history, matching the record of 52 victories set by Azzie Azagoh Kouadio from 1988-96. He has the second-highest winning percentage of any women's soccer coach in program history (.456, 89-108-19).
In addition, his teams' list of achievements include: most wins in a season, most goals in a season, most assists in a season, most total points in a season, three consecutive conference tournament appearances, and the program's first ever bid to the ECAC Division II Tournament.
The Purple Knights have finished .500-or-better in two of the last four seasons, including an 8-8-2 mark in 2008. In 2010, Choquette's squad recorded a tough-luck 5-10-2 record, with all 10 of the team's setbacks by just one goal.
Choquette came to Saint Michael's from nearby Missisquoi Valley Union High School where he taught Physical Education and served as the Director of Athletics and Head Coach for the girl's soccer program. In addition to 12 years of experience in public education, he also had coaching stints at Norwich University and Lyndon State College. In addition to his work experience, he holds a Master's degree in Athletic Administration, and an Advance National Coaching Diploma from the NSCAA. He is a staff coach for the Nordic Spirit Premier Soccer club and is the head coach for the Under-11 and Under-12 girls' premiere teams, and is a New England ODP Regional staff coach.
Choquette's playing experience includes a four-year college career at Lyndon Sate College where he was a three-time All-Conference selection, and an All-New England and All American candidate. He is still among the school record holders for career points, career goals, and career assists. On Sept. 18, 2009, Choquette was inducted into the Lyndon State College Athletics Hall of Fame. He has also played professionally, most recently with the Vermont Wanderers (Voltage).
Along with his coaching duties, Choquette has administrative duties in the Athletic Department, including Intramural Director and Director of Summer Sports Camps.
Choquette's Year-by-Year Results
|2000||Saint Michael's||10||8||1||7-6-1||NE-10 Quarterfinals
Program Record for wins
|2001||Saint Michael's||10||9||0||6-8-0||NE-10 Quarterfinals|
|2002||Saint Michael's||10||9||1||6-7-1||ECAC Division II Semifinals|
|2004||Saint Michael's||8||8||2||5-8-1||Tied program for wins (52)|
|Totals (11 Years)||89||108||19||54-95-16|