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Working toward the same goals

The women’s soccer team played their last game Nov. 2. The team tied with Rockhurst University and went into double overtime, but failed to advance in the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament due to penalty kicks.

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Kennedy Moore has played soccer since she was about three and a half years old. Growing up in Evansville, the senior marketing major played in many different leagues and club soccer teams. Moore tore her retina playing soccer when she was 13. She thought she wouldn’t be able to play college soccer....

Alumnus joins as assistant coach

Alumnus joins as assistant coach

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

August 24, 2017

Eric Schoenstein said new assistant coach Larry Nohalty brings over twenty years of coaching experience to the women’s soccer coaching staff, but perhaps the most important aspect he adds is stability. After last season’s assistant coach, Taylor Stevens, accepted a job at a Division I school, Sc...

‘Treat them like it’s Division I’: Soccer coach discusses coaching philosophy, start to season

Taylor Stevens, assistant coach for the women’s soccer team, works with senior goalkeeper Courtney Lofland. Stevens is entering her first year as assistant coach of the women’s soccer team.

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

September 1, 2016

After graduation Taylor Stevens knew she wanted soccer to be a part of her life. Stevens graduated in the spring from Murray State University and is now the assistant coach of the women’s soccer team. “Coaching was pretty much the closest thing I could do (to playing the game),” she said. S...

Schoenstein steps up, takes charge

Eric Schoenstein, the newly appointed head coach of women’s soccer, talks to players last year during a game. Schoenstein spent two years as assistant coach before he was hired to replace former head coach Krissy Engelbrecht.

Caitlin Golden, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016

This year, Eric Schoenstein landed his “dream job.” Schoenstein, who started coaching 30 years ago, will take over as head coach of the women’s soccer team for the upcoming fall season. He grew up playing soccer and when he moved to Evansville he played for Mater Dei High School. He went o...

Schoenstein named head coach

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 9, 2016

Eric Schoenstein was officially hired as head coach of the women’s soccer team. Schoenstein was the first full-time assistant coach hired at USI and after the resignation of former head coach Krissy Engelbrecht, acted as interim head coach. Schoenstein played soccer for USI from 1988-91. The team won ...

Engelbrecht resigns

Women’s head soccer coach Krissy Engelbrecht informs her players of the next play during the Kick for the Cure game in October.  Engelbrecht announced her resignation after 13 years as the head coach.

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

December 8, 2015

After 13 seasons as head coach of the women’s soccer team, Krissy Engelbrecht announced her resignation. Engelbrecht said she thought it would be best for her family if she allowed someone else to take over the program. She said now she has both a 9-year-old and a 2-year-old at home. “I feel t...

‘Perfectionist’ named Academic All-District

Senior forward Madi Vellky dribbles down the field during a game against Quincy University Oct. 18. Vellky recently was named Division II Women’s Soccer Academic All-District IV by the College sports Information Directors of America for the second time in her USI career.

Sarah Loesch

November 9, 2015

Madi Vellky used to play nurse as a little girl by putting Band-Aids on her baby dolls. She also started to play soccer at age four. Now, in her senior year at USI, both soccer and nursing are a major part of her identity. “I looked at a bunch of different schools,” the forward said, “and when they ...

Women’s soccer: Eagles vs. Hawks

Isaac Williams

October 18, 2015

The USI women’s soccer team came into the game against the Hawks with a 4-7-2 record.  This was their last home game of the season and they honored seven seniors prior to starting the game.  The Hawks scored early in the opening minutes of the game and were able to prevent the Eagle’s from s...

Women’s soccer: Eagles vs. Bulldogs

Isaac Williams

October 18, 2015

The USI women’s soccer team came into the game against the Bulldogs with a 4-6-2 record.  The Bulldogs came out fast and scored an early goal in the first half.  The Bulldogs scored a second goal with 4 minutes left until the half, while the Eagles were unsuccessful in scoring during the entire fir...

“Kick for the Cure” game Sunday

Sarah Loesch

September 29, 2015

The women's soccer team will return to Strassweg Field this weekend to play the University of Indianapolis and Saint Joseph's College. The game against Saint Joesph's will be Sunday at noon and will be the fourth annual "Kick for the Cure" game. This game is used to promote awareness for breast cancer....

The Verbal Commitment: University has more than just revenue sports

James Powell

September 23, 2015

At USI we are lucky to have 15 NCAA recognized varsity sports. However, most students are unaware the university has them. It is fairly common for most students to only recognize the big three: foot- ball, basketball and base- ball. Throughout the NCAA the big “TV sports” gar- ner all the a...

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