Stefanie Golan - Head Coach

Head Coach, Stefanie Golan has led University of Minnesota Soccer since 2012. During her tenure, the Gophers have made three NCAA Tournaments and won the Big Ten Regular Season and Tournament Championship. In her six seasons, Coach Golan has posted a record of 72-39-15, leading the Gophers to finishes in the top half of the Big Ten five times and earning Big Ten Tournament births every season. In 2016, the Gophers won both the regular season Big Ten Championship and the Big Ten Tournament championship and Golan was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. In 2017, they were the Big Ten regular season runner up.  Golan's players have received All-American, All Great Lakes and All-Big Ten honors. Off the field, the team has received the NSCAA Team Academic award and Academic All-American and All Big-Ten Academic honors. 

Prior to University of Minnesota, coach Golan served as the head coach at the United States Military Academy. She led the program to a 33-18-10 record in her three years as a head coach and second-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in her final season in 2011. In 2010, Golan received Patriot League Coach of the Year honors after going undefeated in the Patriot League and sharing the regular season title. 

Golan was a student-athlete at Duke University from 1997-2001. 

Becky Fletcher - Assistant Coach

Fletcher enters her first season with the Golden Gophers in 2018. Fletcher was hired in May of 2018 as an assistant coach after stops at Ole Miss, Auburn, Tennessee Tech and her alma mater Erskine College. 

In her five years at Ole Miss, the Rebel defense saw improvement in each year. In 2013, she helped the Rebels host their first ever NCAA Tournament match in school history. She also coached numerous All-SEC defenders. At Tennessee Tech as the head coach, Fletcher led them to back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference tournaments, which included a run to the OVC Tournament championship game in 2009, its first appearance since 2000. Fletcher’s five year span at Auburn were eventful, with three SEC West titles, four trips to the NCAA Tournament and a record of 58-32-11 (.617). 

The Columbia, S.C. native started as an assistant at her alma mater, Erskine College in 1998 and has also served as a member of the Olympic Development Program staff for Region III since 1997, helping develop some of the top soccer talent in the Southeast.

Fletcher is a 1998 graduate of Erskine with a degree in physical education. As a player, she helped lead the team to its first conference title by scoring the game-winning goal in the championship game. A team captain her junior and senior seasons, Fletcher was also a two-time CVAC All-Tournament team member. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education along with a master’s in health and physical education from Tennessee Tech.

Molly Rouse - Assistant Coach

Rouse is a Minnesota soccer alum who played in 88 career games for the Maroon and Gold in her four seasons that spanned from 2007-2010. Rouse netted 18 goals with the Golden Gophers while adding 17 assists for a grand total of 53 points in her career. 

During her four seasons, the Gophers participated in the NCAA Tournament twice, reaching the third round both times, which is the deepest the Gophers have made it in the postseason in program history. Rouse also was a two-time All-Big Ten selection, and served as the team captain during her junior and senior campaigns

While putting up her big numbers in Minneapolis, Rouse also was able to put many shots up. She currently holds the position for sixth most shots in a career at the University of Minnesota at 203. Rouse is also associated with one of the most consistent stretches in Gopher soccer history when she tallied at least one assist in five straight matches in 2008, tying her with Erin Hussey who did it across the 1993 and 1994 seasons. 

Rouse rejoins the Gophers as an assistant coach after making multiple other assistant coaching stops since leaving in 2010. She most recently coached the University of Iowa (2017-18), Nebraska-Omaha (2017), Buffalo (2015-16) and Alabama State (2014). Prior to coaching Rouse was played a few years professionally, competing for the Minnesota Kings and Vancouver Whitecaps in the Women's Premier Soccer League. 


Rouse graduated with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education with a minor in child psychology and an emphasis on American Sign Language from the University of Minnesota in 2010. She currently holds a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) National "B" License.


Alli Lipsher - Director of Goalkeeping
Alli Lipsher enters her first season as the Gophers' Director of Goalkeeping Lipsher most recently was an assistant coach at Trinity College and spent time as the goalkeeper coach at East Carolina University (ECU) and Arizona.

In her four seasons at Trinity College, the Bantams saw their goals against average drop from 1.38 to 0.90, including 30 shutouts over Lipsher's direction. Lipsher also worked with teh foward line to develop training sessions that were aimed to advance their attacking production. At ECU Lipsher mentored First-Team All-Conference USA goalkeeper Christine Cordero who was named College Sports Madness Defenisve Player of the Year. 


Lipsher was a standout player at Duke before entering the professional ranks in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS).  Known as one of the top goalkeepers in the nation during her time with the Bluedevils, Kipsher totaled 33 career shutouts and a goals against average of 0.87, both rank second in program history.

Following a stellar career at Duke, she led Ajax America to the 2008 WPSL National Championship where she was named to the WPSL All-Tournament Team. Lipsher also played professionally for the New Castle Jets (2010-11) and Sydney FC (2011-12) of the Australia Women’s League. Lipsher spent three years on soccer’s biggest stage playing for the Boston Breakers (2009-10) and Atlanta Beat (2011) in the WPS. While with the Breakers, she played in 11 games, starting in 10 and led all goalkeepers in minutes played with 928 allowing six goals in 11 games and recorded a league fourth-best five shutouts. In Atlanta, Lipsher started seven games, collected 47 saves and had one shutout. In 2012 she secured a roster spot in the Women’s Professional Soccer League (WPSL) Elite wit​h the Western New York (WNY) Flash playing alongside US National Team members Megan Klinginberg and Lori Lindsey, where they captured the 2012 league title.

Lipsher is a 2008 graduate of Duke with a degree in history and earned her master’s degree in public policy from Trinity College in 2017.


Molly Rouse - Assistant Coach
Molly Rouse - Assistant Coach