Suzette Soboti took over the position of head women’s soccer coach in April of 1998 and promptly led the Bulldogs to a second-place finish in the conference and the program’s first-ever winning season.
In addition, Soboti coaches the women’s lacrosse team and serves as a faculty member in the Department of Physical Education.
Since her arrival at Redlands, the women’s soccer program has consistently finished in the top three of the conference, earning six second-place showings and five SCIAC Championships (2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2015).
After guiding the team to its inaugural conference title and postseason appearance, Soboti was named the 2001 NSCAA West Region Coach of the Year. In 2004, she led the team to its first official playoff victory as the team defeated local rival Chapman University, 2-1. On the heels of the 2006 SCIAC championship, the Bulldogs served as hosts for the first-ever SCIAC Postseason Tournament. In one of her most successful seasons, Soboti guided Redlands to a Sweet-16 appearance during the record-breaking 2010 campaign.
In 2003, the Bulldogs were also honored off the field as an NSCAA Academic Team.
Soboti also coached the women’s soccer program’s only NSCAA All-America First-Team honoree in Becky Willis ’09. Willis is now a Bulldog Hall of Famer.
A graduate of Skidmore College (NY), Soboti was the Thoroughbreds’ goalkeeper in both soccer and lacrosse. After earning a master’s degree from Montclair State University (NJ), Soboti coached for four years at Middlesex County College in New Jersey before moving out west to Redlands. In her spare time, Soboti enjoys horror movies and books, classical music, and outdoor pursuits. Soboti resides in Redlands with her husband, Brian Swinson, and their two dogs, Kona and Bode.