Current players and alumni competed in a futsal tournament
Senior attended the Wisconsin Sports Awards on Thursday
Golden Eagles outshot both Iowa and Western Illinois
The Golden Eagles allowed no goals in two contests
MU hosted the U16 Ontario Canadian National Team and the Chicago Red Stars
Post-match interviews with Emily Jacobson, Mary Luba and coach Markus Roeders following Marquette's 2-0 win over DePaul in the 2013 BIG EAST Women's Soccer Championship match on Nov. 10, 2013.
Head coach Markus Roeders and senior Ashley Stemmeler preview Marquette's home opener and the inaugural Marquette Invitational.
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 Mens Basketball vs. Georgetown (Senior Day)
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 Head Coach Markus Roeders
(As of June, 2013) In 17 years as head coach of the Marquette women's soccer team, Markus Roeders has built a renowned program that is synonymous with success.
Moreover, he has developed a program with a winning tradition, one that is a consistently nationally ranked and one of the top teams in the BIG EAST Conference. It is evident by career accomplishments and emphasized by the results of past seasons.
With a career mark of 254-91-37, a .714 winning percentage -- Roeders has proven he can coach a team that knows how to win. The Golden Eagles have posted winning season each of the last 17 seasons and have won no fewer than 11 games. He has guided MU to ten NCAA Tournament appearances and advanced as far as the Sweet 16 three times (2005, 2010, 2012).
During his tenure, Roeders has produced 101 all-conference, 58 all-region, and 11 All-America selections. His teams have won eight regular-season conference titles, including four consecutive BIG EAST American Division crowns, and three tournament championships. In 11 NCAA Tournaments, Roeders owns a 6-2-2 record when those games are played at Valley Fields, 9-8-4 overall.
2012 was a record-setting year for the Marquette women's soccer program as they compiled an 18-2-3 record, the third-most wins in program history, and recorded a program and NCAA best 17 shutouts. The Golden Eagles won their fourth consecutive BIG EAST American Division Championship and a first-ever BIG EAST Tournament Championship.
MU went unbeaten in conference play last season with a 9-0-1 BIG EAST record and shutout opponents in each of the nine victories. The Golden Eagles had an unbeaten streak of 17 games in 2012, as the season came to a close on penalty kicks in the NCAA Sweet 16 round. Marquette had not lost a game since Sept. 9.
The Golden Eagles earned the 11th NCAA Championship berth in team history and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time. MU opened the NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 shutout over Illinois State at Valley Fields and mounted a comeback against Princeton in a 3-1 decision in the second round at BYU. Marquette fell in penalty kicks to No. 1 seed BYU after playing to a 0-0 draw in two overtimes.
Ally Miller was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, the third consecutive year in which a Marquette player earned the award, while multiple Golden Eagles earned all-conference awards. Miller, Rachel Brown and Maegan Kelly earned first team honors, Rachael Sloan was named to the second team, while Amanda Engel, Emily Jacobson and Taylor Madigan were named to the third team. Engel was also an All-Rookie selection. In addition, Miller, Engel, Brown and Kelly were selected to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region squad.
The 2011 season proved to be a three-peat as the Golden Eagles captured their third straight BIG EAST American Division Championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship.
The Golden Eagles earned double-digit BIG EAST victories for the second consecutive season with a 10-1-0 mark, which included a thrilling 3-2 win over Notre Dame in overtime at Valley Fields. A loss early in conference at West Virginia didn't derail Marquette's hopes for third straight league crown as Marquette rattled off nine straight wins to complete the three-peat and it achieved a program-best national ranking of No. 5 (NSCAA) for two weeks (Oct. 17 and Oct. 25).
After earning the program's 10th NCAA Championship berth, Marquette defeated Toledo, 1-0 in overtime, at Valley Fields in the first round, before falling to Penn State, 4-1, in the second round at Wake Forest. The Golden Eagles capped the 2011 season 18-4-0 and ranked No. 16 by the NSCAA and No. 19 by Soccer America. MU's 18 wins were the third most in school history.
Following the end of the regular season several Golden Eagles were honored with post-season accolades. Both Natalie Kulla and Kerry McBride repeated as BIG EAST major award winners as the league's goalkeeper and defensive player of the year, while Maegan Kelly was selected to the All-BIG EAST First Team, Ally Miller to the All-BIG EAST Third Team and Mady Vicker to the All-BIG EAST Rookie Team. Kulla was also recognized as the BIG EAST's Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Award.
The Golden Eagles continued their winning tradition in 2010 as it repeated as BIG EAST Conference American Division Champions and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history.
After starting the season 3-3-2, the Golden Eagles won a program-record 12 straight games while going unbeaten and untied in BIG EAST Conference play for the first time in program history en route to their second regular season title.
In NCAA Tournament play, the Golden Eagles earned a number three seed and defeated Central Michigan, 1-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before topping Wisconsin, 5-4, in penalty kicks in the second round. The Golden Eagles finished the 2010 season 16-5-3 overall and ranked No. 23 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and No. 9 by Soccer America.
Roeders was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year for the second straight season and third time of his career, while junior Natalie Kulla was named the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year and junior Kerry McBride was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year. Along with Kulla and McBride, senior Ashley Bares and junior Rachael Sloan also earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors, senior Rosie Malone-Povolny was named to the third team and freshman Maegan Kelly walked away with All-BIG EAST Rookie Team accolades. McBride also was named to the NSCAA/Performance Subaru Women's Division I All-America Third Team marking MU's first NSCAA All-America selection since Kate Gordon earned second team honors in 2002.
Rachael Sloan earned MU's first-ever All-BIG EAST First Team selection and was named to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team, while Natalie Kulla, who set a school record for shutouts with 16 was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team, Rosie Malone-Povolny earned All-BIG EAST Third Team accolades and Ally Miller was named to the All-BIG EAST Rookie Team.
Following the season, Kulla, who owned the nation's seventh-best goals against average of 0.499 for the season, was invited to four U.S. Women's U-23 Team training camps.
In conference awards handed out following the season, Allison Mallams (despite playing in only nine games) and Christy Zwolski were each named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team, while Laura Boyer and Katie Kelly were named to the third team. Mallams, Kelly, Zwolski and Rosie-Malone Povolny were also showered with regional awards by the NSCAA and SoccerBuzz.
A testament to Roeders' ability to develop players, Mallams and Natalie Kulla were invited to U.S. Soccer National Team U-23 and U-20 training camps, respectively. Mallams earned a spot on the U-23 team and played with the team on its European Tour in preparation for the 2008 Nordic Cup. up.
In conference play, Marquette found success in the ultra competitive BIG EAST yet again as the Golden Eagles went 7-3-1 and took second place in the American Division. Allison Mallams was named to the BIG EAST Second Team, while Michelle Pitzl earned third team honors. Each were also awarded regional honors by the NSCAA and SoccerBuzz.
Success didn't stop in conference play. Roeders guided the 2005 team to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time and first time in three seasons, advancing to the Sweet 16 round. A win over Wisconsin in the first round combined with a last-minute goal against UW-Milwaukee in the second round advanced Marquette farther than the school had ever been in NCAA Tournament play. MU dropped a 4-0 decision to national runner-up UCLA. The Golden Eagles finished the 2005 season 19-4-1 overall.
Roeders also coached his third All American; goalkeeper Laura Boyer was named a third-team selection. In all, nine players received conference, regional or national postseason awards following the 2005 season. Roeders was awarded for his success by being named the BIG EAST Coach of the Year, as well as a pair of Great Lakes Coach of the Year honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and Soccer Buzz.
In Marquette's final season in Conference USA, Roeders led the squad to a semifinal spot in the C-USA Tournament. Four Golden Eagles earned all-league honors, while Julie Thompson and Ashley George were tabbed as all-region selections. Following that season Roeders was honored as Conference USA's Coach of the Decade.
As usual, the team was littered with award recipients. Kate Gordon was both all-league and a Second Team All-America selection. Anne Dalecky received all-region honors as well. During the season, Roeders and associate head coach Frank Pelaez celebrated their 100th career win at Marquette.
Roeders' two most dominant players were also highly decorated. Gordon was named Conference USA Player of the Year and was a First Team All-Region selection, while Anne Dalecky was the C-USA Co-Defensive Player of the Year, as well as earning all-region accolades.
But the accolades didn't stop there. Roeders coached the program's first ever All-America selections -- Rhegan Hyypio (first team) and Gordon (second team). Roeders also produced three all-region selections and eight all-conference selections. For his efforts, Roeders was tabbed Coach of the Year in both Conference USA and the Great Lakes Region by the NSCAA. For the first time in school history, Marquette also finished the season nationally ranked. MU finished the year at 24th, reaching as high as 17th during the season. The Golden Eagles also went through the C-USA slate undefeated and won a second-consecutive conference tournament title. Roeders led his squad to a first-round NCAA Tournament win over Wright State, 2-1, at Valley Fields before falling to Texas A&M in the second round
Finishing with a 16-7-2 overall record, Marquette tallied a 2-1 overtime win against Charlotte in the league title contest before scoring a dramatic, four-overtime 3-2 victory over Missouri in its debut in NCAA Tournament play. In the second round, Marquette gave the eighth-ranked Clemson Tigers all they could handle, but dropped a hard-fought 1-0 decision on a last-minute goal.
The Early Years
Effective September 1, 1999, Roeders took on additional duties as a member of the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Committee, which oversees all aspects of the NCAA Tournament and the NCAA's regional rankings. He concluded his assignment on the committee with the end of the 2002 season. He also served as chair of the Great Lakes Region committee. Roeders is involved with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's (NSCAA) national and regional rankings committee and serves as Chair of the BIG EAST Women's Soccer Coaches Committee.
A native of Idstedt, Germany, Roeders began his collegiate soccer career at Brevard Junior College in Brevard, N.C., before transferring to UNC Asheville, where he became associated with former Marquette men's soccer coach Steve Adlard, then coach of the Bulldogs.
Roeders received an associate degree from Brevard in 1987. A two-time member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll, he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from UNC Asheville in 1990.
Roeders, who has a 'B' coaching license and is a head coach for the Region II ODP in which he has traveled to national tournaments as well as international events including France, Costa Rica and Brazil. He and his wife Katherine have a 13-year old son, Kegan. The Roeders family resides in Cedarburg, Wis.
Roeders' Career Record