Lisa Petruccelli was named the fifth head coach in the history of women's soccer at the University of Southern Maine in June 2006. In her first nine seasons at the helm, she has guided the Huskies to a berth in the Little East Conference tournament six times.
Petruccelli came to USM after serving as the women's soccer head coach at SUNY-Potsdam for two seasons (2004-2005). Prior to her time at Potsdam, she was an assistant coach at Bowdoin College for five seasons (1999-2003).
She began her coaching career as an assistant coach at the Univ. of New England in 1992 and was a graduate assistant at the Univ. of Maryland in 1993.
Petruccelli got her first head coaching experience in 1994 when she served as the interim women's soccer head coach at the University of Maine. She moved on to start the women's soccer program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1995, and was named the WIAC Coach of the Year in 1998.
An All-State high school player at Cape Elizabeth (Maine) High School, Petruccelli played four years at Smith College and graduated with a degree in biology in 1992. She later earned her master's degree in kinesiology from the University of Maryland. The holder of a national diploma from the NSCAA, Petruccelli is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA.