Stefanie Golan - Head Coach
Stefanie Golan was named the fourth head women's soccer coach in University of Minnesota history on June 27, 2012. She is now in her sixth year as Head Coach at the U. Her first season saw the Gophers finish 4th in the Big Ten with an overall record of 11-7-2. and were followed by winning seasons in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. During her tenure, the Gophers have made three NCAA Tournaments and won the Big10 Regular Season and Tournament Championship in 2016. Last season, the Gophers finished 16-3-4 and were ranked 15th nationally and Golan was named Big10 Coach of the Year. Golan's players have received All-American, All Great Lakes and All-Big 10 honors. Off the field, the team has received the NSCAA Team Academic award and Academic All-American and All Big 10 Academic honors.
Golan comes to Minnesota from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she spent three seasons as the Black Knights' head coach.
While at Army, Golan, 37, served three seasons as the program's associate head coach before being named head coach in January 2009. In her three seasons in charge, Golan led Army to an impressive 33-18-10 overall record. While at Army, the Black Knights won the 2010 Patriot League regular season crown and 2011 the Patriot League Tournament, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The 2010 Patriot League Coach of the Year, Golan's players have shined under her guidance. In her three seasons at West Point, Golan coached two Patriot League Defensive Players of the Year and one Rookie of the Year. She has also had players selected All-Region four times, with one being named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List in 2011. Golan has had a total of 11 cadet-athletes garner All-League honors and 21 players placed on the Patriot League Honor Roll.
A 2001 graduate of Duke University, Golan lettered as a defender for the Blue Devils for four years. She was named to the Soccer America Team of the Week in 1998 and to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Tournament team in 2000. The Blue Devils earned bids to the NCAA Tournament three of her four playing years, compiling an overall record of 43-35-5 during her tenure in Durham, N.C.
Krystle Seidel - Associate Head Coach
Krystle Seidel is entering her ninth year on the coaching staff at the University of Minnesota in 2017, working primarily with the Gophers' defenders. While with Coach Golan, Coach Seidel has helped he Gophers earn three NCAA Tournament Births, a Big10 Regular and Tournament Championship and two twenty rankings. In 2015, Seidel was named Great Lakes Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
2010 marked another banner year for the Gophers soccer program as the team reached the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the second time in Seidel's tenure with the team.
Defensively, Minnesota allowed fewer than 20 goals for the third-straight year while defensive midfielder Kylie Kallman - a younger sister to the Gophers assistant - earned All-Big Ten and NSCAA/Performance Subaru NCAA Division I Women All-Great Lakes Region Team honors. The Gophers assistant coach was also instrumental in the program setting a program record with 16 All-Big Ten honorees while the team also earned a second-straight Academic Progress Report Public Recognition Award.
In 2009, the back line helped Minnesota post one of its most successful seasons in program history. In 20 games that year, the Gophers allowed just 14 goals for a goals against average of 0.67 - both ranked second in the Big Ten. Meanwhile,Seidel was instrumental in the development of Minnesota's defensive players such as senior Jennie Clark, who earned First-Team All-Big Ten honors and NSCAA First Team All-Great Lakes Region in 2009.
Seidel joined the staff fresh off her senior season with the Golden Gophers where she patrolled the defense and led them to the top of both the Big Ten and NCAA charts. As a starter in every match in 2008, Seidel helped lead the Golden Gophers to the best record in school history (22-4-0) and an appearance in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Defensively, the Gophers earned 17 shutouts in 2008, which led the league, set a Big Ten record and ranked fifth nationally with a shutout rate of more than 65%.Seidel and her teammates on the back-line also produced the Big Ten's best goals against average (0.45) on their way to allowing a league-low 12 goals.
A Word from Coach:
"Our goal at Minnesota Soccer Camps is to use our staff's experience working with all levels of players to create an outstanding soccer environment that is both fun and challenging. We want very much for you to leave here equipped with the tools to move up to the next level, whether it is from rec to travel, jv to varsity or club to college. Minnesota Soccer Camps features a top flight staff of college, club and high school coaches from around the country who are dedicated to working with young players. In addition to our many experienced coaches, we also feature a number of current outstanding college players who are able to share with campers what it is like to play at the highest level. We are looking forward to working with you and are confident that you will thoroughly enjoy your time in our program."
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