Kick-off is set for 4 p.m. CT in Provo, Utah
Golden Eagles celebrate BIG EAST American Division Championship
Golden Eagles welcome USF at 7 p.m.
Golden Eagles have clinched first round bye for BIG EAST Tournament
The Golden Eagles host St. John's at 7 p.m. in their pink game
Marquette women's soccer fosters a family atmosphere - as part of its spring season, MU takes time away from training to invite alumni back for friendly competition, and a family reunion.
A Winning Traditions: Images from a championship season.
Marquette Women's Soccer vs. Purdue Photos by Maggie Casey and Karen Bares
Marquette Women's Soccer vs. Villanova
Photos from MU Women's Soccer vs. Louisville. Photos by Maggie Casey
Contact Associate Head Coach Frank Pelaez
Frank Pelaez is in his 19th season at Marquette and has been with head coach Markus Roeders each year he has been on staff. Aiding in all aspects of the Golden Eagles program, Pelaez has been instrumental in helping Roeders build a winning tradition and a championship program. Along with Roeders, Pelaez has guided Marquette to a 273-95-37 record, 12 NCAA Tournament berths, nine regular season conference championships, including four BIG EAST titles, two BIG EAST Tournament Championships and two Conference USA Tournament Championships.
He has assisted in the development of 109 all-conference, 62 all-region, and 12 All-America selections.
"Frank has played a vital role in the growth of this program and has become a key member of not only the Marquette staff, but of the Milwaukee soccer community," Roeders said. "His knowledge, emotion and love for the game come through in his coaching and that reflects on our team."
Pelaez has been vital to Marquette's success. He is intricately involved in aspects of recruiting and on field coaching. He is respected by the players and his coaching abilities have translated to success on the field. Together, Roeders and Pelaez have collected 17 consecutive winning seasons.
"It has been a team effort for Frank and I. His leadership, knowledge, passion, enthusiasm and drive to make Marquette women's soccer unique reflects in his work every day," Roeders said. "We have a wonderful friendship and our shared desire to make this program the very best has influenced our team throughout the years and into the future. Our team motto is `family' and Frank resembles all that it stands for."
Pelaez came to Marquette following a four-year stint as head boys' and girls' coach at A.C. Reynolds High School in Asheville, N.C.
In four seasons as a head coach at Reynolds, Pelaez compiled an overall mark of 88-21-6 and earned Western Carolina Coach of the Year honors for both boys and girls in 1995 and 1996. He was also the Boys' Coach of the Year in 1993. Under his guidance, both the boys' and girls' teams earned their first conference titles in school history. In addition, both teams qualified for the state quarterfinals three times.
A native of Cartagena, Colombia, Pelaez also was head coach of the North Carolina Boys Select A-Division club team for four seasons, and was a Wisconsin State Olympic Development Program coach.
Pelaez was a four-year letterwinner as a defender at UNC Asheville, where he was coached by former Marquette men's soccer coach Steve Adlard and was a teammate of Roeders. He was the Bulldogs' captain as a senior, and graduated from UNC-Asheville in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in visual arts.
Pelaez married the former Melissa Moffatt in July, 2008. The couple has two children, Gabriella, born in August 2009, and Leela, born June 2012.