Tom Serratore has worked with the University of Oregon women’s soccer team as the Player Development/Camp Director for two seasons.
During the 2016 season, the program finished 8-10-2 overall with a 6-5 record at home. The season was the program's best in four years, matching the 8-10-2 finish. The Ducks closed the regular season with 26 goals, the most since the 2010 season (29).
The Ducks also earned three Pac-12 weekly honors in the 2016 season. Caitlyn Wong was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week twice and Maryn Beutler earned the conference's Offensive Player of the Week after back-to-back game-winning goals in Oregon's weekend sweep over Arizona (1-0) and Arizona State (4-0).
At the conclusion of the season, Marissa Everett earned Pac-12 honorable mention honors.
In goal, Katelyn Carter, Halla Hinriksdóttir and Lauren Holden combined for 63 saves throughout the season with a save percentage of 0.708% and a record of 8-92. In the goals against average (GAA), the keepers combined for 19.
The 2015 season saw all three keepers on the Ducks’ roster receive playing time and the starting job was eventually earned by Hinriksdóttir, who compiled a 1.17 GAA and made 39 saves in her 14 starts. Her GAA is the fifth-best in program history for a single season and the 16 goals she allowed is tied for the second-lowest margin ever in Oregon soccer single-season history.
Hinriksdóttir was 8th among Pac-12 keepers with a 1.55 GAA in conference matches and both she and fellow keeper Lauren Holden finished 10th in conference shut-outs.
A 2015 graduate of Valparaiso University, Serratore has spent the previous five years as a member of the Crusaders’ men’s soccer squad.
When he was not competing on the pitch, Serratore was providing instruction at Camp Shutout, Chicago Fire Jr. summer camps and camps being put on by the Valparaiso coaching staff. Serratore was also the junior varsity and varsity summer league coach for his alma mater, Andrew High School.
“Tom is a bright coach who is full of energy and passion for the game,” Oregon head coach Kat Mertz said. “We were excited to have him join our Duck staff. He has a good eye for the game and will be able to help develop and push our goalkeepers to be the best in the conference.”
Serratore was a decorated high school, club and collegiate athlete. He set the school record for career (21) and consecutive (6) shut-outs while competing at Andrew High School and he won two national championships with his club team, Chicago Magic. He also won a national title while competing with the Illinois ODP team.
While at Valparaiso, Serratore helped lead the squad to the 2011 Horizon League championship and he was also selected to the Horizon League Academic All-League squad and earned a spot on the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
Serratore graduated Valparaiso with a degree in secondary education and kinesiology along with a minor in non-profit promotions in communications. He was named the inaugural recipient of the Crusader Athletics’ prestigious Anderson-Hoffman Memorial Service Award for his community service efforts.
Serratore helped raise over $150,000 during his tenure at Valparaiso as he worked with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness for childhood cancer research. His tireless work and commitment to fundraising earned him the cover of the summer 2013 issue of NCAA Champion Magazine.
Serratore hails from Tinley Park, Ill. and is a 2010 graduate of Victor J. Andrew High School. He currently resides in Eugene, Ore.