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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2007 12:36 pm | Updated: 7:33 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Ray Leone has resigned his position as head coach of the Arizona State University women’s soccer program to accept the same position at Harvard University, Vice President for University Athletics Lisa Love announced Thursday.

The head coach of the Sun Devils for the past six seasons, Leone guided ASU to two NCAA Second Round appearances while also building a program that accumulated numerous academic accolades, including holding the highest GPA of all 22 varsity teams on campus each of the past five years.

“I want to thank the entire Arizona State athletic department and academic community for a fantastic experience,” Leone said. “I have enjoyed working with everyone so much that this was an extremely difficult decision for my family and I to make. Our Sun Devil team is like family to Tracey and I and they always will be. The decision was purely a family decision to work at Harvard and to be closer to my family while our daughter grows up."

Leone guided the Sun Devil program a 60-45-14 record in six seasons

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