Stephen Cavallo begins his sixth year at MSUB and third as the head coach of the women’s soccer team in 2019-20.
Under Cavallo’s guidance in 2018, junior center back Amanda Hemmen was named a first-team academic All-American with a perfect 4.0 grade point average in biology. As a team, the Yellowjackets carried a 3.74 GPA for the 2018-19 academic year.
Cavallo was named the head women’s soccer coach on Dec. 30, 2016, and previously spent three fall seasons as the assistant women’s soccer coach for the Yellowjackets.
Helping MSUB to its third GNAC Championships appearance in the last four seasons in 2015, Cavallo assisted MSUB to an overall record of 8-7-2 and a mark of 6-5-1 in league play en route to a fourth-place finish.
In 2015, Cavallo earned his Class C Licensure from the United States Soccer Federation.
In 2014, Cavallo helped lead the ‘Jackets to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships, as MSUB finished as the runners-up in the conference with a record of 11-4-2, 9-3-2 in conference play.
Cavallo came to MSUB after one season as the assistant men’s and women’s soccer coach at Emory & Henry College. Before Emory, he spent time at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C., where he was the goalkeeper coach for the Crusaders’ women’s team during the spring of 2013.
Prior to his work at Belmont Abbey, Cavallo was the head varsity boys’ soccer coach at Allegany High School in Cumberland, Md. In two years at Allegany, his teams posted an overall 21-7-3 record. In 2012, Cavallo led Allegany to an undefeated regular season – the first in school history. Allegany also set school records for wins (15), consecutive wins (11), longest unbeaten streak (16 matches), goals scored in a season (71), fewest goals allowed in a season (5), and shutouts (12). For his efforts, Cavallo was selected the 2012 Pepsi-Cola High School Soccer Coach of the Year.
Cavallo, a native of Charlotte, N.C., has also coached at the club level for Lake Norman Soccer Club and at the high school level as a varsity assistant girls’ coach at East Lincoln High School, both in his home state. He was the men’s goalkeeper coach at Frostburg State University during the spring of 2012.
Cavallo played for two seasons at Warren Wilson College before transferring to Frostburg State University to finish out his junior and senior years, where he was a two-year starter in goal.
A prep standout at East Lincoln High School in Denver, N.C., Cavallo was named to the all-region team his senior season. He also played for North Meck Soccer Club throughout his high school career.
Cavallo holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from Frostburg State, which he completed in the summer of 2012.