Under Cromwell's direction, the NCAA and Pac-12 champion Bruins finished 2013 with a 22-1-3 record and a 21-match unbeaten streak. UCLA had one of the most impressive NCAA Tournament runs of all-time, eliminating three No. 1 seeds and the previous two NCAA Champions. During their run, the Bruins gave up just one goal in six tournament games and won the championship game against top-ranked Florida State, 1-0 in overtime. UCLA allowed only eight goals all season and led the nation in goals against average (0.30).
Cromwell, who holds a 246-99-30 career record in 16 seasons as a head coach, is the first UCLA coach ever to be honored as Soccer America's Women's Coach of the Year.