This morning, Boston College students Asa Ackerly, Megan Kelly and Emma Healy broke the news in The Heights that former Boston College women’s soccer coach Alison Foley is suing the university for alleged gender discrimination and improper wiretapping. Foley became head coach at Boston College in 1997 and coached some of BC’s best teams and players, like Kristie Mewis, Laura Georges, and Stephanie McCaffrey, before she was allegedly forced to resign in 2018. The Eagles had a 14-5-1 season in her final year.
After Foley left Boston College, the Eagles hired Jason Lowe to take over the program. In Lowe’s first season, BC went 8-8-2, before falling to 3-10-1 last year. This season, BC is 6-7-1 and is 0-6 in ACC play. As noted by The Heights, 11 players have left BC or transferred since Lowe took over, including star player Sam Coffey who transferred to Penn State.
To read more about the details of Foley’s allegations, please visit The Heights website to read their full article. Thus far, BC has not commented, citing the ongoing lawsuit. Former AD Martin Jarmond, who was at the helm of the athletic program at the time of Foley’s resignation, has also not commented.