Taylor Wilson | Assistant Coach
Taylor Wilson, a former All-Big East standout, joined the University of Delaware women's soccer coaching staff as an assistant on Jan. 30, 2017.
Wilson arrives at Delaware after serving two successful seasons on the St. John’s women’s soccer coaching staff, which followed three seasons working with new Delaware head coach Mik Barroqueiro on the staffs at both Iona College and North Carolina State University.
"I couldn't be more excited to have Taylor joining us here at the University of Delaware,” said Barroqueiro upon Wilson's hiring. “I've been fortunate to have known her through her recruiting process, as a college player, and now as a coach and have been impressed with her journey. She has high-level playing experience and has approached her coaching career with similar passion and drive. On top of that, she possesses a work ethic and loyalty that is second to none. She is the perfect fit for what we are building here at Delaware."
A native of Rahway, N.J., Wilson enjoyed a standout playing career at Seton Hall University in 2008-11 and earned her degree in social and behavioral science in 2012 before joining the NCAA Division I coaching ranks. She served as an assistant coach to Barroqueiro at Iona in 2012, moved to North Carolina State when Barroqueiro became assistant coach there and served as director of operations for two years, and spent the last two seasons as assistant coach under Ian Stone at St. John’s.
"I am looking forward to joining coach Mike Barroqueiro and working with the staff here at the University of Delaware,” said Wilson. “Having worked with Mike in the past, I am confident in our abilities to work together to make UD not only a great environment for the student-athletes, but a successful one as well. I want to thank Ian Stone, the staff, and the players at St. John's for making my time there so enjoyable. I wish them nothing but the best in the future."
During her two seasons at St. John’s, Taylor helped lead the Red Storm to outstanding success as the squad went a combined 26-8-6 overall, including a mark of 12-3-3 in Big East regular season play. The team advanced to the Big East Tournament both seasons and competed in the NCAA Tournament with an at-large bid in 2015. This past season SJU went 11-4-5 and advanced to the Big East Tournament semifinals.
Under Wilson’s guidance, the Red Storm set school records for wins (15) and shutouts (12) in 2015 while claiming the first Big East regular season title in program history. For their efforts Wilson and her colleagues were honored as the Big East Coaching Staff of the Year.
Previously Wilson had served as the director of operations for the women's soccer team at North Carolina State, helping guide the Wolfpack through an incredibly competitive Atlantic Coast Conference for head coach Tim Santoro.
Prior to her stint in Raleigh, she worked as an assistant coach at Iona in 2012 under Barroqueiro. While in New Rochelle, Wilson helped the Gaels record their first MAAC Tournament appearance since 2009 as they finished 5-3-1 in conference action.
A center midfielder for Seton Hall, Wilson concluded her playing career as one of the program's all-time greats. As a senior captain in 2011, Wilson tallied four goals and six assists for 14 points, good enough for a spot on the All-Big East third team.
Her six helpers were the fifth most in school history for a single campaign while her 14 points were good enough for 10th in program history. She ranks No. 4 on the all-time Seton Hall career list with 12 assists.
A two-time Big East Academic All-Star, Wilson was also named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week and the SoccerAmerica.com Division I National Player of the Week during her senior year after scoring two game-winning goals in as many contests against Georgetown and Villanova. She was also a part of the U.S. Women's Under 18 National Team Pool.
Mike Shenigo | Assistant Coach
Mike Shenigo, who spent the last four seasons as head coach at Guilford College after successful stints as an assistant at NCAA Division III powers Scranton and Lynchburg, joined the new University of Delaware women’s soccer coaching staff as an assistant in March, 2017.
Shenigo, a former standout player at Lynchburg, joins new head coach Mike Barroqueiro and assistant coach Taylor Wilson on the staff and will have primary responsibilities of coaching the Blue Hen goalkeepers.
“We are excited to have Mike Shenigo join our staff here at the University of Delaware,” said Barroqueiro, who was named Delaware’s second head coach back in January. “Having known Mike for quite sometime, he was always someone that I was very interested in bringing on to one of my staffs. As we work towards building our championship culture, his extensive NCAA Tournament and conference championship experience is something that will prove invaluable. On top of that success, he also has a passion for, and proven track record of, developing successful goalkeepers. Coming off an impressive head coaching stint at Guilford, there is no doubt that he will add an important and unique perspective to our program. I couldn’t be happier to have him here with us.”
Shenigo is a nine-year college coaching veteran who has enjoyed successful stints as assistant coach and goalkeepers coach for three seasons at Lynchburg (Va.) College in 2008-2010 and for two seasons at the University of Scranton (Pa.) in 2011-12 before becoming head coach at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. for the last four years. His entire career has included extensive work with goalkeepers and defenders.
“I have been very fortunate to have worked with several exceptional Division III programs such as Lynchburg College, University of Scranton, and Guilford College,” said Shenigo. “To have this opportunity to join the coaching staff of the University of Delaware is incredible. I am anxious to get started and look forward to working with Coach Barroqueiro and Coach Wilson in taking the steps toward building an incredible program that will promote the exceptional student-athletes here at the University of Delaware.”
A native of Lynchburg, Va., Shenigo earned his degree in sport management with minors in coaching and business from Lynchburg in 2008 and followed with a master’s degree in business administration from Lynchburg in 2010.
While head coach at Guilford, he led the Quakers to a turnaround that resulted in a 7-10-1 record in 2015 and a 6-9-1 mark this past season. During his five years as an assistant coach, he led teams to a combined record of 74-18-6, five straight NCAA Tournament appearances (three at Lynchburg, two at Scranton), an NCAA Final Four appearance with Lynchburg in 2009, an NCAA Sweet 16 showing in 2008 with Lynchburg, and four conference championships. He coached three All-Americans and 34 all-conference players during that period.
Shenigo spent two seasons directing the goalies and defenders for coach Colleen Murphy’s Scranton team that went 22-11-8 - including 22 shutouts - with postseason appearances in 2011 and 2012. The Royals captured a pair of Landmark Conference titles in his tenure and had seven students earn 11 all-league honors, including 2011 Landmark Defensive Player of the Year Amanda Kresge.
In addition, three Scranton students earned All-Mid-Atlantic region recognition from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). As Murphy’s top assistant, Shenigo contributed to many facets of the successful program, including recruiting, conditioning and scouting. He also had a hand in organizing Scranton’s summer trip to Europe in 2012.
He began his coaching career as his alma mater in 2008 and helped Dr. Todd Olsen’s club post a 56-7-10 mark in three seasons, which included a 2009 national semifinal berth and a 2008 national quarterfinal appearance. Lynchburg won two ODAC Tournament titles (2008, 2010) and had 13 students combine for 19 all-conference selections, including two league Players of the Year. With Shenigo on the sidelines, the Hornets produced three performance All-Americans and 15 All-South honorees.
An outstanding player, Shenigo was a four-year letterwinner at Lynchburg where he helped the Hornets post a 42-28-6 record and win the 2006 ODAC Tournament title during his tenure.
Shenigo has supplemented his college coaching with an advanced national diploma from the NSCAA and significant work as a camp instructor. For the past nine years he has worked the Navy Women’s Soccer camp and served as assistant director for Lynchburg’s camp in 2010 and 2011.