Shea Harwell

Coach Harwell holds his National, Advanced National, Premier Diploma and Goalkeeping Level I Diploma From the NSCAA

Coaching Accomplishments

Whittier improved within conference play this season picking up five wins but still came in 7th place in the final SCIAC Standings. Wins included Claremont-M-S (2x), Caltech, Pomona-Pitzer, and Cal Lutheran. The Poets completed the programs first ever sweep over the Stags and saw Connor Tait-Mole and Luis Espitia become 2nd Team All-SCIAC performers.

It was the third straight year the Poets have missed the SCIAC Post Season Tournament as they finished 8th overall in the SCIAC Standings with a 4-13-1, 3-12-1 SCIAC record. James Suri highlighted the accolades on the season earning 2nd Team All-SCIAC recognition. Early in the season the Poets earned a big win against George Fox University before picking up SCIAC wins over Chapman and Caltech.

The Poets men's soccer program missed the SCIAC Post Season tournament for the second straight year after finishing 7th in the SCIAC Standings with a 5-11-2, 4-10-2 SCIAC record. Two big wins came early in the season as they took out NAIA Powerhouse Biola 2-1 before blanking Pomona-Pitzer two weeks later 2-0. Opening up October they then went up to Cal Lutheran and edged the Kingsmen 3-2 in double overtime before returning home on October 14 to beat Caltech 5-2 for their last win of the season.

In his fourth year leading the Poets men's soccer team, Shea Harwell saw the three year streak of making the SCIAC Post Season Tournament broken as the program finished 7-9-2, 5-9-2 SCIAC finishing 7th overall in the SCIAC Standings. He opened the season with three wins over San Diego Christian and Occidental and then faced two double overtime contests with Chapman and Cal Lutheran before improving to 4-1-1 with a convincing win over Caltech. The highlight of the season came against the University of Redlands on October 1 where the Purple & Gold held on for the 1-0 victory, marking the first time in five years Whittier defended their home field against the Bulldogs.

At the conclusion of the season Brian Russell and Dylan Fortin found themselves landing on the 2nd Team All-SCIAC.