Sheila McGill
Sheila McGill
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 651-962-5921

Coming off a conference title in 2015 and 2016, Sheila McGill enters her 11th year at the helm of the Tommies in 2017. Her 110-60-20 overall record (68-28-14 in MIAC regular-season) includes eight consecutive winning seasons in conference play and three consecutive trips to the conference playoffs. 

A former MIAC soccer player at St. Mary's from 1993-97, McGill was an assistant coach at St. Catherine from 2003-06. Her 12-year local coaching resume also includes four seasons as an assistant coach at Cretin-Derham Hall High School (1999-2002); five seasons as a head coach in White Bear Lake's youth soccer program, and eight seasons coaching for USYSA Region II and the state of Minnesota in the Olympic Development  Program.
McGill also conducts her own annual youth soccer camp and has been a clinician at several other camps. McGill holds a USSF 'B' license, a National Youth License, and NSCAA Level I & II goalkeeping coaching license.
St. Thomas finished 10-7-1 despite injuries and a young roster in McGill's debut season, then broke through to win the MIAC championship in 2008. Picked sixth in the MIAC preseason poll, the 2008 Tommies finished 14-1-5 overall and took first in the conference with a 9-0-2 record. St. Thomas made it to the NCAA Tournament -- the program's fifth NCAA playoff berth in 12 seasons but first since 2002 -- before losing in penalty kicks to Loras. Junior Erin Sprangers was chosen conference MVP and McGill was named conference Coach of the Year. Their 14-1-5 record and .825 win percentage ranked among the best in college soccer, and UST reached 13th in the Division III national rankings.
St. Thomas was MIAC runner-up and returned to the NCAA playoffs in 2009 after a 13-6-1 finish.

The 2014 Tommie team returned to the MIAC playoffs. They won their quarterfinal game but fell in the semifinals to finish the season 8-8-4.

In 2015, St. Thomas was slotted in a tie for fourth in the MIAC preseason poll and posted a 8-2-1 conference record to win the regular-season championship. In the MIAC playoffs, the Tommies reached the championship game but fell 1-0 to Gustavus to finish second. That UST team had 21 freshmen and sophomores on a 27-player roster.

The 2016 Tommies posted a remarkable 10-0-1 record in conference play to claim the MIAC regular-season title for the second-straght year. St. Thomas fell in the MIAC championship game but received an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament for the teams' first trip since 2009. The Tommies lost to Loras in the first round to end the season with a 17-3-1 record and Coach McGill and her staff were honored as Region Coaching Staff of the Year. Sophomore forward Mallory DeBoom, the MIAC Offensive Player of the Year, and senior goalkeeper Tarynn Theilig, the 2X MIAC Defensive Player of the Year, were both third-team All-America selections. St. Thomas played exceptional defense the entire season as they only allowed six goals in 21 games played.
The Tommies have a strong academic tradition with a team grade-point average ranging from 3.25-3.45. In 2015 alone, UST had five upperclass athletes make Academic All-MIAC with cumulative gpas of 3.50 or better.


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