Coach Profile: Yasmina Carvalho

Bears Women’s Soccer Head Coach Yasmina Carvalho just became a full-time head coach this summer after leaving Brockton High School, where she previously worked as a Physical Education teacher for ten years. She is also the Intramural Program coordinator in the BSU Athletics and Recreation department.  

Carvalho is in her 10th season as Bears Head Coach, where she has a 80-64-15 record that includes a 42-13-5 MASCAC Conference record. She is currently leading the Bears with a 6-5 record and a perfect 4-0 MASCAC, making them 2nd place in the conference behind Westfield State (who is 5-0 in the conference with a 9-5 overall record). As of October 13, the Bears are coming off a 4-0 shutout loss against Tufts on October 10.

However, Carvalho has not yet led the Bears to a MASCAC Championship, which she says is what “keeps me coming back every year.” The last time the Bears won the MASCAC Championship and made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament was in 2012, the year before Carvalho joined the Bears as a head coach and when current Franklin High School Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Lou Verrochi was leading the Bears in his last season. She has taken the Bears to the MASCAC Championship game twice as head coach, where they lost to Worcester State both times in 2016 and 2019. 

Along with her coaching experience, Carvalho played for the Bridgewater State Bears from 2006-2009 where she was back on defense and scored three goals and an assist in 61 career games. She helped the Bears reach the championship in two of her four seasons. Then, after graduating with a degree in Physical Education in 2010, she coached the South Shore Select Soccer Club and the Scorpions Soccer Club. She was an assistant coach for the Stonehill College Women’s Soccer in the 2011 & 2012 seasons during their time as a Division II School, then assisted the UMass Boston Women’s Soccer team in 2013 before accepting the Head Coaching position at BSU.  

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