First Year as Head Coach: 2005
2018 season: Todd Ditmar guided the Owls to the MASCAC championship beating Salem State to earn the Owls a spot in the NCAA tournament. Westfield had 4 players chosen to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference all conference teams. Jenn Rennich, Bella Eduardo and Casey Rotti were named to the first team, while Natalia Falcone was named to the second team.
2017 season: For the second time in three years, the Owls defeated Worcester State to the win the MASCAC title to advance to the NCAA tournament, Westfield traveled to national powerhouse Messiah (PA) in the first round in which the Owls came up short. Bella Eduardo earned the MASCAC women’s soccer player of the year and Lydia Kinsman earned the league’s rookie of the year award. Rene Hamel, Marissa Mcgue and Caitlin MacGregor were named to the leagues all-conference team.
Career Highlights: The Owls' women's soccer team has reached new heights under Ditmar's direction as the Owls participated in the NCAA Tournament six times, won the MASCAC regular season title four times and won the postseason tournament championships on six occasions: 2017, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2009, and 2008.
Ditmar has posted a record of 140-86-22 at Westfield, including a 124-55-19 over the past seven years.
In 2008 Ditmar led the Owls to a 15-5 record and their first NCAA Division III tournament berth, followed by a stellar 16-2-2 record in 2009 behind a then-record 19 goals in a season from Meg Gearin.
Westfield in 2011, for the first time in school history advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament and posted a 15-4-2 record. The Owls upset tournament host Stevens Institute in the opening round with a penalty-kick shootout victory to advance to the season round.
Ditmar led the Owls to a spectacular season in 2012 as they had the best record (18-1-1) in school history and set numerous school records. The Owls were unbeaten in the regular season before falling in the NCAA Tournament. That team was highlighted by a high scoring attack that featured Kayley Miller, Brittanie McGregor and LeAnne Rivard, as well as standout goalkeeper Jess Habif.
In 2015, Westfield State pulled a mild upset in the MASCAC Championship game, defeating top-seeded Worcester State, 1-0 on the road to win the title and the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Westfield played eventual national champion Williams College in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
About Coach Ditmar: Ditmar resides in Longmeadow and graduated from Longmeadow High School in 1985. The UMass Amherst graduate is the son of former Major League baseball pitcher Art Ditmar of Pittsfield, Mass. He also oversees Westfield State University's club sports program.
Before Westfield: Before coming to Westfield, he was the head women’s coach at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Mass., for 12 years (1993-2004), posting a record of 114-86-7. During his tenure, Bay Path won North Atlantic Conference championships in 1998, 2002 and 2004. His 2004 team posted a 20-3-1 record and qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament.