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

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

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
September 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

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

Schoenstein steps up, takes charge

Caitlin Golden, Staff Writer
February 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

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
Filed under Sports Briefs

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

Engelbrecht resigns

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
December 8, 2015
Filed under Sports

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

‘Perfectionist’ named Academic All-District

Sarah Loesch
November 9, 2015
Filed under Sports

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
Filed under Sports

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
Filed under Sports

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
Filed under Sports Briefs

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
Filed under Sports

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...

Women’s Soccer loses first game, looks toward promising season

Women’s Soccer loses first game, looks toward promising season

Bradie Gray
September 11, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Women's Soccer Team suffered a 4-2 defeat against Ashland University Friday at the Ohio Dominican Classic in Columbus, Ohio, but came back on Sunday with a 1-0 win against Ohio Dominican University, kicking off the start of its regular season. The team was ranked ninth in the GLVC pre-season ...

Diets among USI athletes vary

Zane Clodfelter
October 1, 2013
Filed under Sports

While everyone enjoys the food and delicacies at the Fall Festival next week on Franklin Street in Evansville, Southern Indiana athletes will be looking to maintain their focus. Focus not only on the field, but on their dinner as plate as well. Athletes of various sports deal with the importance of...

Eagles take GLVC opener against UIS, tie at McKendree

Eagles take GLVC opener against UIS, tie at McKendree

Roberto Campos
September 19, 2013
Filed under Sports

Southern Indiana women's soccer defeated the University of Illinois Springfield 1-0 Friday night at Strassweg Field for its first conference win, while extending its overall record to 3-0-0. Sophomore forward Madi Vellky scored the winning goal for the Eagles while senior forward Julia Kohnen assisted with the goal with a pass to Vellky. It was V...

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