Laurence Paterson
Laurence Paterson
Title: Assistant Coach - Goalkeepers

Laurence Paterson enters his second season working with the SVSU soccer programs as the goalkeepers coach.

In 2019, Saginaw Valley's Women's Soccer team posted a 12-7 overall record, sealing a trip to the GLIAC Tournament as the No. 2 seed. The Cardinals advanced to the title match of the tournament before falling just short of another NCAA Division II Tournament appearance. Molly Vanderhoff and Sakura Bals each earned All-GLIAC Second Team honors while Autumn Kloha was named to the All-GLIAC Honorable Mention squad.

The men's squad went 13-6-1 overall and bowed-out in the GLIAC Tournament Championship match, just falling short of an NCAA Division II Tournament bid as well. On the men's side, Connor Rutz was named the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year and All-GLIAC First Team. Alex Gloshen and Wladimir Babaew were each named All-GLIAC Second Team while Robbie Bruce earned All-GLIAC Honorable Mention honors. Rutz, Gloshen, Babaew and Bruce all earned All-Midwest Region honors as well for the 2019 campaign. Rutz would go on to be named a United Soccer Coaches All-America Second Team member as well.