Markus Roeders
Markus  Roeders

Head Coach

302-119-46 (entering 2017)

Alma Mater:
UNC Asheville (1990)


Morgan Proffitt earns BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year

Four individuals and the Marquette coaching staff were honored Tuesday


MU Hosts it's annual "Tournament of Friends"

Current players and alumni competed in a futsal tournament


Ally Miller Nominated for Wisconsin College Athlete of the Year

Senior attended the Wisconsin Sports Awards on Thursday


Marquette Splits Road Games at Iowa on Saturday

Golden Eagles outshot both Iowa and Western Illinois


Marquette Earns Two Victories in Its Spring Schedule

The Golden Eagles allowed no goals in two contests


Post-Match Inteviews - 2013 BIG EAST WSOC Championship

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.


Women's Soccer to Host Marquette Invitational

Head coach Markus Roeders and senior Ashley Stemmeler preview Marquette's home opener and the inaugural Marquette Invitational.


The family atmosphere for MU women's soccer

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.


MU improves to 9-2-1 overall


Relive the best moments of 2011


2011 Season in Review

A Winning Traditions: Images from a championship season.


Mens Basketball vs. Georgetown (Senior Day)

Marquette Mens Basketball vs. Georgetown (Senior Day)


Women's Soccer vs. Purdue

Marquette Women's Soccer vs. Purdue Photos by Maggie Casey and Karen Bares


Women's Soccer vs. Villanova

Marquette Women's Soccer vs. Villanova


Marquette Women's Soccer vs. Louisville

Photos from MU Women's Soccer vs. Louisville. Photos by Maggie Casey

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Marquette Soccer Coaching Philosophy

Entering his 22nd year as head coach of the Marquette women's soccer team in 2017, 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 302-119-46, a .795 winning percentage -- Roeders has proven he can coach a team that knows how to win. The Golden Eagles have finished the each of their 21 campaigns under Roeders .500-or-better and only once have failed to reach double digit victories. He has guided MU to 13 NCAA tournament appearances and advanced as far as the Sweet 16 three times (2005, 2010, 2012).

During his tenure, Roeders has produced 122 all-conference, 67 all-region, and 12 All-America selections. His teams have won 10 regular-season conference titles, including five consecutive BIG EAST regular season crowns from 2009-2013, and four tournament championships, including back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013. In 13 NCAA tournaments, Roeders owns a 6-3-2 record when those games are played at Valley Fields and 9-8-4 overall.


Marquette won its 10th regular season conference title with a 3-2 overtime victory over DePaul in the regular season finale and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the 13th time. The BIG EAST crown and NCAA appearance were MU's first since 2013 as the Golden Eagles went 12-8-2 overall and 7-2 in conference action.

Senior midfielder Morgan Proffitt earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year honors while classmate Liz Bartels was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team. Goalkeeper Maddy Henry started every minute of every match to earn unanimous selection on the All-BIG EAST Freshman Team where she was joined by defender Emily Hess.

Proffitt, a 2016 NWSL draftee, scored a pair of goals against the Blue Demons in the regular season finale before Eli Beard's lone goal of the year won things in overtime. Their next game also went to overtime against St. John's in the BIG EAST semifinals at Georgetown as Carrie Madden's semi-bicycle kick from the top of the box past league goalkeeper of the year, Diana Poulin, pushed MU into its fourth tournament championship contest.

Marquette fell to Wisconsin, 1-0, in its 13th NCAA Championship appearance to conclude the year.


The Golden Eagles concluded the year with an 8-8-4 overall record and a mark of 5-3-1 in league action, helping their streak of appearances in the BIG EAST quarterfinals continue. Marquette earned the fifth seed in the conference tournament after stringing together a five-match unbeaten streak in mid-October before falling 1-0 at Butler in its final match of the season in Indianapolis.

Redshirt senior Jacie Jermier and junior Morgan Proffitt each earned All-BIG EAST First Team recognition and were joined by All-BIG EAST Second Team selection Darian Powell as NSCAA All-Region honorees. Junior Liz Bartels also garnered second team all-league honors with Powell, while Jamie Kutey was named to the league's all-freshman team.


A record of 10-9-2, a down season by Marquette women's soccer standards, was good enough for the squads 19th consecutive winning season under Roeders. The Golden Eagles lost in penalty kicks in their BIG EAST semifinal match against DePaul, which concluded their season.

Four Golden Eagles were named to the All-BIG East team in 2014. Senior Mary Luba and sophomore Liz Bartels earned first team honors, while junior Jacie Jermier and sophomore Morgan Proffitt were selected to the second team. Luba was also named to the 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women's All-Northeast Region second team.


2013 was yet another successful season for the Marquette women's soccer team as they totaled an 18-4 overall record, earned its fifth consecutive BIG EAST regular season title and remained BIG EAST Tournament champions with a second consecutive crown. The Golden Eagles earned the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, which was the program's highest seed and the 12th NCAA Championship berth in program history.

Roeders, along with associate head coach Frank Pelaez and assistant coach Ashley Bares, was named BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year, voted on by the league's head coaches. MU went a perfect 9-0-0 in BIG EAST action in the first season of the revamped conference.

Seniors Emily Jacobson, Maegan Kelly and Taylor Madigan earned first team All-BIG EAST honors, while juniors Mady Vicker and Mary Luba and sophomore Amanda Engel were selected to the all-BIG EAST second team. Seniors Cara Jacobson and Katie Hishmeh earned third team accolades. Senior Kate Reigle earned prestigous Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America first team selection and graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Kelly, Jacobson, Madigan and Luba were named to the NSCAA All-Northeast region squad, while Kelly went on to become an NSCAA All-America honoree. Kelly, who became MU's all-time assists leader in 2013, was drafted by FC Kansas City in the National Women's Soccer League.


The 2012 season was a record-setting year for the Marquette women's soccer program as it 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.


The Golden Eagles enjoyed a banner season in 2009 as they captured their first-ever BIG EAST American Division Championship. MU finished the 2009 season 15-5-3 and 7-2-2 in BIG EAST play. Marquette earned its eighth NCAA Tournament bid and advanced to the BIG EAST Tournament Championship game for the first time in program history, following a 1-0 win over West Virginia in the Tournament semifinals. The Golden Eagles capped the regular season with a No. 25 national ranking by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and a No. 10 ranking by Soccer America. Roeders registered his 200th career win with a 1-0 victory over St. John's on Oct. 25, and earned BIG EAST Coach of the Year honors for the second time in five seasons.

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.


With an at-large berth, Marquette returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2008. With a record of 11-8-3 and a berth in the BIG EAST semifinals, the Golden Eagles earned its seventh trip in program history to the NCAA Tournament. For yet another season, postseason awards poured in for MU. Senior defender Katie Kelly was awarded Fourth Team All-America honors and named Second Team All-BIG EAST, while senior defender Shannon Cusick, and sophomore forwards Ashley Bares and Julia Victor each earned All-BIG EAST Third Team accolades.


The 2007 season saw the Golden Eagles storm out of the gate. Marquette impressed its national critics with a 10-game unbeaten streak to commence the season. The Golden Eagles went on to finish the season 12-4-4, but fell to, 1-0 to Louisville, in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Tournament, which ended MU's season.

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 2006, the Golden Eagles rose to the occasion. After standing 2-3-3 through the first half of the season, Marquette went 8-2-1 through the end of the regular season to earn a first round bye in the BIG EAST Conference Tournament. MU defeated Villanova in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals to earn a return trip to the BIG EAST semifinal -- the only newcomer team since the conference expanded to do so. Eventually, Marquette saw its dream of the conference tournament championship fade with a 2-0 loss to Notre Dame, but the Golden Eagles were rewarded for their impressive turnaround and tough schedule with their sixth trip to the NCAA Tournament.

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.


The 2005 team was evidence of Roeders' ability to take his team to new heights. Playing in its first season in the daunting BIG EAST Conference, Roeders led Marquette to one of its most successful seasons. Bolstered by a 4-1 win over No. 5 Notre Dame, the Golden Eagles finished fourth in the BIG EAST, far surpassing its middle of the pack prediction in the preseason.

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.


Roeders guided the 2004 squad to an 12-8-1 mark. It was the ninth-straight season that a Marquette women's soccer team had 10 or more wins and a winning record. The 2004 season marked personal growth for the squad.

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.


Roeders led the 2003 squad to an 11-8-1 mark. Several players received post-season honors, both on and off the field. Lindsay Smale was named an all-region selection, while Smale and two others -- Anne Ioder, Kristen Jensen -- were regional academic All-America selections.


Marquette made its fourth-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament in the 2002 season, after making a run at the Conference USA title. During the regular season, MU defeated nationally ranked Duke, while also earning victories over Wisconsin and Dayton. During the year, MU was ranked as high as 15th, the highest ranking ever achieved in MU women's soccer history. The Golden Eagles advanced to their seventh-straight league title match, losing to Cincinnati, but solidifying its spot in the NCAA Championship field.

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.


In 2001, Roeders' Golden Eagles advanced to the NCAA's for the third time in school history. MU received its first-ever at-large bid to the national championship tournament. The team also hosted the first and second rounds of NCAA play -- the second straight year MU hosted a first-round contest.

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.


In 2000, only a handful of teams in the country won more matches than the Golden Eagles. Marquette was one of just five teams to eclipse the 20-win mark, as the team soared to a 20-3-1 season -- a school record for wins. That feat put Marquette in the same class as national champions North Carolina (21-3-0), Notre Dame (23-1-1), Penn State (22-2-0) and Nebraska (22-4-0).

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


The Golden Eagles reached to new heights under Roeders during the 1999 season. Marquette equaled its highest win total, while earning two program firsts: a Conference USA Tournament championship and trip to the NCAA Tournament in the process.

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 1998 season, like every other Roeders' coached team, was an improvement on the season before. Finishing the season as the fifth seed, Roeders inspired his troops to an appearance in the Conference USA championship match, just one win away from an NCAA tournament bid. On the way to a 15-5-2 record, MU received its first ever national ranking on September 14.


For the second consecutive year, Roeders guided the 1997 Golden Eagles to a share of the C-USA regular-season title and a spot in the C-USA Tournament championship game. Marquette finished with a 14-2-4 overall record that included a Marquette-best 10-game winning streak and a 13-game unbeaten streak.


In 1996, Roeders steered Marquette to a 16-6-1 mark -- twice as many wins as had ever been recorded in school history. The Golden Eagles won the C-USA regular-season title and reached the finals of the C-USA Tournament. For his efforts, Roeders was a unanimous selection in a vote of the league's coaches as the C-USA Coach-of-the-Year.

The Early Years

Previously, Roeders had been an assistant coach for the MU women's team in 1994 and 1995. He also served as the men's assistant coach for four years, helping MU to its most wins ever in 1994 when the Golden Eagles went 16-6-1.

Effective Sept. 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 son, Kegan.

Roeders' Career Record

Season Record Pct. Conf. Record Pct. Notes
2016 12-8-2 59.1 7-2-0 77.8 BIG EAST Regular Season Co-Champs
NCAA First Round
2015 8-8-4 50.0 5-3-1 61.1
2014 10-8-3 54.8 5-3-1 61.1
2013 18-4-0 81.8 9-0-0 100.0 BIG EAST Regular Season & Tournament Champs
NCAA First Round
2012 18-2-3 78.3 9-0-1 90.0 BIG EAST American Division Champs
NCAA Third Round
2011 18-4-0 90.0 10-1-0 90.9 BIG EAST American Division Champs
NCAA Second Round
2010 16-5-3 72.9 11-0-0 100.0 BIG EAST American Division Champs
NCAA Third Round
2009 15-5-3 71.7 7-2-2 72.7 BIG EAST American Division Champs
NCAA First Round
2008 11-8-3 56.2 6-3-2 63.6 NCAA First Round
2007 12-4-4 70.0 5-3-3 59.1
2006 12-6-5 63.0 7-3-1 68.2 NCAA Second
2005 19-4-1 81.3 9-2-0 81.8 NCAA Third Round
2004 12-8-1 59.5 7-2-1 75.0
2003 11-8-1 57.5 7-3-0 73.0
2002 13-8-3 60.5 5-3-2 60.0 NCAA First Round
2001 16-6-0 72.7 8-2-0 81.8 NCAA First Round
2000 20-3-1 85.4 10-0-1 95.4 NCAA Second Round
1999 16-7-2 68.0 8-2-1 77.3 NCAA Second Round
1998 15-5-2 72.7 8-3-0 72.7
1997 14-2-4 80.0 7-1-1 83.3
1996 16-6-1 71.7 8-1-0 88.0

Coaching Highlights

BIG EAST Regular Season Titles 2013, 2016
BIG EAST Tournament Titles 2012, 2013
BIG EAST Regular Season Division Titles 2009, 2010, 2011
BIG EAST Finals Appearances 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016
C-USA Regular Season Titles 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000
C-USA Tournament Titles 1999, 2000
C-USA Finals Appearances 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
NCAA Tournament Appearances 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
BIG EAST Coach of the Year 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016

C-USA Coach of the Year

1996, 2000
C-USA Coach of the Decade 2004
Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year 2000, 2005
Northeast Region Coach of the Year 2010

Milestone Victories
First Career Win Sept. 6, 1996; 5-1 vs. Loyola (Ill.)
100th Career Win: Sept. 8, 2002; 1-0 vs. Dayton
150th Career Win: Oct. 30, 2005; 2-1 vs. Louisville
200th Career Win: Oct. 25, 2009; 1-0 vs. St. John's
300th Career Win: Oct. 23, 2016; 2-1 vs. Butler


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