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Drake University - Soccer Main

Women's Staff


Head Coach - Lindsey Horner

Assistant Coach - Kevin Brennan

Volunteer Assistant Coach - Chris Rennie

Goalkeepers Coach- Hugo Macedo

Director of Soccer Operations - Matt Ream


Head Women's Coach - Lindsey Horner

Lindsey Horner is in her ninth season leading the Drake women's soccer program as head coach after serving five seasons (2003-08) as assistant coach for the Bulldogs.

Horner was named to her position on April 10, 2008, becoming only the second head coach for women's soccer, which began as a varsity sport in 2002. She owns a 62-71-23 overall record.

Horner guided the Bulldogs to the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference regular season title. It was the program's fifth overall regular season title and first since 2006. Along with winning the team title, Drake collected numerous MVC awards, led by junior Rebecca Rodgers being named MVC Player of the Year, junior Sarah Grace Nicholson MVC Defender of the Year and junior Brooke Dennis MVC Goalkeeper of the Year. Horner and her staff was also named the MVC Coaching Staff of the Year.

"Lindsey Horner exemplifies all the special qualities that Drake desires in a head coach," said Drake Athletics Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb. "First and foremost, she is squarely focused on the quality of the student-athlete experience. Lindsey brings talent, passion, a strong work ethic and high moral character to this position."

The Bulldogs went 9-9-2 in 2014 while advancing to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. Sophomore Rebecca Rodgers burst out for 12 goals while recording eight assists on her way to being named to the All-MVC First Team. Rodgers' 12 goals equaled a program record. Senior midfielder Ashlie Stokes also earned first-team All-MVC honors while defender Kylie DeHaven and midfielder Rhian Pritchard were named to the second team. Defender Kasey Hurt  and goalkeeper Kylynn Moyer  earned MVC All-Freshman accolades.

Drake faced a challenging 2013 campaign in which 15 of the Bulldogs’ 20 games were decided by a goal or less en route to posting a 3-12-5 ledger. Despite the record, Drake advanced to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship for the first time since 2009 after besting Loyola on the road in the quarterfinal round via penalty kicks.

Three Bulldogs were recognized by the conference for their play on the field as Megan Fisher was honored as first-team All-MVC selection for the third consecutive year, while Rebecca Rodgers collected second-team All-MVC recognition. Rodgers and Sarah Grace Nicholson were tabbed to the All-Freshman team.

Off the field, Emma Winstead was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete first team. Recognized for the 11th consecutive campaign by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as a College Team Academic Award Winner, the Bulldogs were distinguished for maintaining a team grade point average of 3.42 for the 2012-13 academic year.

Drake was honored for the fifth straight year by the NSCAA with a Team Ethics Award. The Bulldogs were recipients of the Bronze award in 2013 after garnering bronze, silver, silver and bronze accolades following the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 campaigns, respectively.

Drake had a turnaround campaign in 2012 as the Bulldogs posted a 12-5-4 record on the strength of eight shutouts, including a third-place MVC showing with a 3-1-2 league mark.

Drake registered a school-record eight straight victories from Aug. 31 through Sept. 22 as part of a nine-game unbeaten streak.

Seven members of the team garnered All-MVC honors in 2012.  Megan Fisher and Ashlie Stokes were honored as first-team All-MVC selections, while Laura Moklestad, Kalena Litch and Brittany Schuling collected second team All-MVC recognition. Tabbed as honorable mention honorees were Generve Charles and Rhian Pritchard.  Pulling in All-Freshman team laurels was Pritchard.

Stokes was chosen a 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Great Lakes Regional third-team selection.

Kelsey Pigg was tabbed an honorable mention All-MVC Scholar-Athlete. Moklestad also was recognized for her academic success being selected by the NSCAA to its Women's University Scholar All-North/Central Regional First Team.

Horner directed a youthful 2011 squad that featured 10 underclassmen starters to a 4-11-4 mark.  The record may not belie the talent on the team as the Bulldogs were involved in 14 games decided by a goal or less, posting three wins and four ties in those matches.

Four members of the team garnered All-MVC honors, led by Fisher, who was a first-team All-MVC selection.  Moklestad and Litch collected second-team All-MVC recognition.  Pulling in All-Freshman team laurels was Tori Flynn.

Additionally, Moklestad became the first Bulldog to earn regional accolades more than once when she was tabbed a NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-Great Lakes Regional third-team selection for the second-consecutive year.

Moklestad joined Andrea Schmitz and Sarah Foote, who were also named to the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Regional team in 2004 and 2006, respectively, as the only Bulldogs to earn regional honors.

Off the field, the Bulldogs were honored for their academic success by the NSCAA as a College Team Academic Award Winner for 2011.  The Bulldogs maintained a team grade point average of 3.31 for the 2010-11 academic year.  Additionally, Moklestad was selected as a first-team All-MVC Scholar-Athlete for the second-straight season.

Horner led the Bulldogs to a breakout campaign in 2010 as Drake posted a 10-6-3 overall mark.  The 10 wins marked the Bulldogs' first double-figure win campaign since going 12-6-2 during their NCAA Tournament season in 2006.

As a team, Drake matched a school record with nine shutouts, all by Litch.

Six members of the team garnered All-MVC honors, led by Moklestad, who was a first team All-MVC selection.

Paige Dusek, Fisher and Litch collected both second team All-MVC and All-Freshman team recognition.  Pulling in honorable mention laurels were Bailey Dorrington and Ali Walsh.

Additionally, Moklestad and Katie Anderson were selected to the All-MVC Scholar-Athlete first and honorable mention teams, respectively.

Horner led the Bulldogs to a 9-9-1 mark in 2009.  Earning first team All-MVC honors was Elizabeth Woerle, while Blair Nelson and Crystal Townley collected second-team laurels.  Receiving All-MVC honorable mention recognition was Rachel Gielau and Melissa Lewis along with Bailey Dorrington. Moklestad was selected to the MVC All-Freshman squad.  Lewis also earned first-team All-MVC Scholar-Athlete honors for the second consecutive year.

In Horner’s first season leading the Bulldogs, Drake posted an 8-10-1 mark in 2008, including a 4-2 record in the MVC. Katie Sauer was tabbed a first team All-MVC selection, while Jenny Schroeder, Woerle and Townley were chosen second-team All-MVC.  Nelson and Lewis gained honorable mention all-league accolades, while Samantha Knosby and Danielle Figliola were named to the All-MVC Freshman team.

Off the field, Drake maintained a collective 3.25 grade point average with Schroeder and Lewis tabbed as first team All-MVC Scholar-Athlete selections.

Horner was the Bulldogs' top assistant from 2003-08. During her tenure, the Bulldogs compiled a 56-35-9 record winning four MVC Conference regular season championships, competing in the 2006 NCAA Tournament. She assisted in all facets of the Bulldog soccer program and served as camp director of the Premier Soccer camps.

"I am proud to have been a part of this program for five seasons as an assistant coach, and I am honored to be able to continue as the head coach," said Horner when named head coach. "This program has been very successful in its short history, and I am excited about the possibilities for the future."

Horner has been involved with the Iowa Olympic Development Program since 2004.  She plans to coach the Iowa 1998 girls squad this season.

She has worked with several youth clubs as a clinician and a coach.

In 2002, Horner was a sports marketing intern for the Washington Freedom of the Women's United Soccer Association, where she was invited to try out for the team and also was a coach for Freedom camps and clinics.

A native of West Des Moines, Iowa, Horner was a four-year letterwinner at Kansas, being named the Jayhawks' most valuable offensive player as a senior in 2000. She was an all-academic Big 12 Conference selection in the spring of 2001 and graduated in 2002 with a bachelor of science degree from the school of education, majoring in exercise science with an emphasis in sports management. She earned a master's degree in adult learning and organizational performance with an emphasis in leadership at Drake.

She also helped the Kansas women's basketball team to a second-place finish in the Big 12 Conference Tournament while making an NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1997.

Horner holds a Premier Coaching Diploma from the NSCAA and an 'A' license from USSF.


Assistant Coach - Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan was hired as an assistant coach for the Drake University women’s soccer team, head coach Lindsey Horner announced on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Brennan was previously the head men’s and women’s soccer coach at Cardinal Stritch University (NAIA) in Milwaukee, Wis. Brennan served as the men’s head coach for five seasons and as the women’s head coach for four seasons. He was a four-year letterwinner for the Wolves from 2003 to 2007. Brennan started his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant for both the Cardinal Stritch men’s and women’s soccer programs.

“Kevin is a great addition to our staff and athletic department,” Horner said. “He is an experienced coach that has proven to be successful. He knows how to help his student-athletes reach their potential, both individually and collectively, while valuing the student-athlete experience. We are looking forward to working with Kevin to utilize his strengths both on-and-off the field in our pursuit of championships.”

Brennan won 52 matches during his tenure as the men’s head coach at Cardinal Stritch, while he led the women’s program to 29 victories, nearly double the amount of wins for the Wolves in the four previous seasons before he took over.

Brennan guided the Wolves’ men’s team to Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference titles in 2012 and 2013. He received the league’s coach of the year award each season, including 2012 when he guided Cardinal Stritch to its first-ever NAIA National Tournament. The women’s team won a program-record 15 matches in 2015 and scored the most goals in program history with 49.


Brennan holds a bachelor’s degree in sports organization and management and a master’s degree in sports management from Cardinal Stritch. Breenan is a native of Bristol, England.


Volunteer Assistant Coach - Chris Rennie

Rennie is in his second season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Drake women's socccer program. A native of Scotland, Rennie, also assists the Grandview men's and women's soccer programs.

 

 

 


Goalkeepers Coach - Hugo Macedo

Hugo Macedo is in his first year coaching the goalkeepers for the Drake University women's soccer team.

He assumed this role at Drake after spending the last two seasons in the same role with the Des Moines Menace of the Women's Premier Soccer League. Prior to that, he was a student-assistant and goalkeepers coach at his alma mater, AIB, in Des Moines.

While on staff at AIB, he coached Kaylin Swart, a member of the South African national women's team and 2016 Olympian. Under Macedo's tutelage, Swart earned Midwest Collegiate Conference Freshman of the Year accolades in 2014 while leading the team its first conference title. Macedo also coached Darren Marcello to first team All-Midwest Collegiate Conference honors.

Macedo is also active in youth club soccer in Des Moines and serves as the head coach of the Sporting Iowa U-17 girls team and the Johnston/Urbandale Soccer Club U-14 girls team.

A native of Amparo, Brazil, Macedo played at AIB and received his degree in administration and management from the AIB College of Business.


Director of Soccer Operations - Matt Ream

Matt Ream is in his first season on the Drake University women's soccer staff as the Bulldogs' director of soccer operations but brings more than five years of junior college and Division III coaching experience to the sideline.

Since recently relocating to Des Moines, Ream has served as a volunteer assistant coach at nearby Simpson College following a one-year stint assisting at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Ream began his collegiate coaching career in 2011 at Cypress College in Cypress, Calif., prior to spending three seasons as an assistant at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wis.

Ream also boasts a wealth of experience coaching on the youth and club levels. He currently serves on the Iowa Olympic Development Program staff and works with the West Des Moines Soccer Club and Sporting Iowa. Shortly after moving to California in 2009, he began coaching club teams with FC Long Beach and North Huntington Beach FC. Additionally, he worked with Soccer Shots Orange Country helping to provide youth soccer programs for kids ages 3-8.

In 2012, Ream moved to Wisconsin and joined that state's Olympic Development Program staff while earning coaching positions with Bavarian Soccer Club and the Elm Grove Soccer Club. He also coached three years with the Wisconsin Fire program, overseeing the 2000/01 age group.

Ream holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from UC Davis with a minor in education. At UC Davis, he was a member of the men's club soccer team. In 2012, he earned a master's degree in kinesiology with perfect 4.0 GPA from Cal State Long Beach.

He owns a USSF 'C' coaching license and an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. In 2014, he was named to his second NSCAA '30 under 30' class.

Ream is married to former Drake women's soccer Libby Willrich who competed for the Bulldogs from 2002-04. The couple resides in West Des Moines with their daughters Sophia and Nora.