Head Coach Lindsey Horner LINDSEY HORNER Head Coach Second Season Kansas (2001)
Lindsey Horner is her second season leading the Drake women’s soccer program after serving five seasons (2003-08) as assistant coach for the Bulldogs. Horner was named to her position on April 10, 2008, becoming only the second head coach for women’s soccer, which began as a varsity sport in 2002. “Lindsey Horner exemplifies all the special qualities that Drake desires in a head coach,” said Drake Athletics Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb. “First and foremost, she is squarely focused on the quality of the student-athlete experience. Lindsey brings talent, passion, a strong work ethic and high moral character to this position. It was an honor to promote Lindsey Horner to position of head soccer coach at Drake University.” In her first season leading the Bulldogs, Drake posted an 8-10-1 mark, including a 4-2 record in the Missouri Valley Conference. Senior Katie Sauer was tabbed a first team All-MVC selection, while then senior Jenny Schroeder and juniors Elizabeth Woerle and Crystal Townley were chosen as second team All-MVC selections. Juniors Blair Nelson and Melissa Lewis gained honorable mention all-league accolades, while freshmen Samantha Knosby and Danielle Figliola were named to the All-MVC Freshman team. Off the field, Drake maintained a collective 3.25 grade point average with Schroeder and Lewis tabbed as first team AllMVC Scholar-Athlete selections. Horner was the Bulldogs’ top assistant from 2003-08. During her tenure, the Bulldogs compiled a 56-35-9 record winning four Missouri Valley Conference regular season championships, while competing in the 2006 NCAA Tournament. She assisted in all facets of the Bulldog soccer program and served as camp director of the Premier Soccer camps.
HORNER’S COACHING RESUME
YEAR 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
SCHOOL Drake (Assistant Coach) Drake (Assistant Coach) Drake (Assistant Coach) Drake (Assistant Coach) Drake (Assistant Coach) TOTAL (FIVE SEASONS)
RECORD 13-7-0 13-5-3 11-7-2 12-6-2 7-10-2 56-35-9
Drake (Head coach) TOTAL (ONE SEASON)
“I am proud to have been a part of this program for five seasons as an assistant coach, and I am honored to be able to continue as the head coach,” said Horner. “This program has been very successful in its short history, and I am excited about the possibilities for the future.” Horner has been involved with Iowa Olympic Development Program since 2004. She plans to assist with the 1994 girls squad this season. She has worked with several youth clubs as a clinician and a coach. In 2002, Horner was a sports marketing intern for the Washington Freedom of the Women’s United Soccer Association, where she was invited to try out for the team and also was a coach for Freedom camps and clinics. Horner, a native of West Des Moines, Iowa, was a fouryear letterwinner at Kansas, being named the Jayhawks’ most valuable offensive player as a senior in 2000. She was an all-academic Big 12 Conference selection in the spring of 2001 and graduated in 2002 with a bachelor of science degree from the school of education, majoring in exercise science with an emphasis in sport management. She is working towards a master’s degree in adult learning and organizational performance. She also helped the Kansas women’s basketball team to a second-place finish in the Big 12 Conference Tournament while making an NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1997. Horner holds a Premier Coaching Diploma from the NSCAA and a ‘B’ license from USSF.
Women’s Soccer Team Honored By NSCAA For Its Work In The Classroom The Drake women’s soccer team was honored for its academic success by being tabbed as a College Team Academic Award Winner for 2008 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Drake was honored for the sixth consecutive campaign for maintaining a team grade point average of 3.25 for the 2007-08 academic year. The Bulldogs were one of 269 women’s programs across all levels of collegiate soccer to be so recognized across the country. Eight Bulldogs received All-Missouri Valley Conference recognition last season and two were named to the AllMVC Scholar-Athlete team. The Bulldogs will be aiming to contend for an MVC title and their second NCAA Tournament appearance this fall under second-year head coach Lindsey Horner.
Coaching Staff DANIELLE OSWALD Assistant Coach Second Season Drake (2007)
JASON WICHMAN Goalkeeper Coach Second Season Simpson College (2004)
Danielle Oswald is in her second season as an assistant coach for
Jason Wichman joined the Bulldog coaching staff for the 2008 season, serving as goalkeeper coach. Wichman, a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was a four-year letterwinner at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. In his first season as an assistant coach in 2008, eight Drake players garnered All-Missouri Valley Conference accolades, including senior goalkeeper Jenny Schroeder, who was named a second team All-MVC selection. His tutelage helped guide the Bulldogs to record six shutouts, Wichman served as the goalkeepers coach for the Simpson College women’s soccer team in 2006 and 2007, coaching the Storm to 10 shutouts and a 1.07 team goals against average in 2006. Wichman also served on the staffs at Waukee High School in 2007 and 2008 and at Iowa City West in 2006. He currently coaches the Johnston and Urbandale Soccer Club (JUSC) and recently received his NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma.
Assistant coach Danielle Oswald is in her second season at Drake after a stellar playing career for the Bulldogs.
2009 Drake coaching staff (L-R): Danielle Oswald, Jason Wichman and Lindsey Horner.
the Bulldogs. In her first season as an assistant coach in 2008, eight Drake players garnered All-Missouri Valley Conference accolades, led by senior Katie Sauer, who was tabbed a first team All-MVC selection. Oswald is a former Drake women’s soccer standout and in 2006 was named as the Missouri Valley Conference’s Defensive Most Valuable Player. Oswald played forward and defender for the Bulldogs in 2005 and 2006 after transferring from the University of Iowa prior to the 2005 season. She appeared in 36 games for the Bulldogs, earning first team All-MVC honors as a senior in 2006. Oswald recorded three goals, seven assists and led the defense to 17 shutout victories over two seasons. She also guided the Bulldogs to a pair of MVC regular season titles and their firstever berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2006. This marks the first collegiate coaching position for Oswald, who was a head coach at the Ankeny and Urbandale Soccer Clubs. She was also the assistant coach for the 1994 Iowa Olympic Development Program and will serve as the head coach for the 1993 Iowa ODP girls. This fall, Oswald will be the head coach for the 1997 girls ODP team and will work with the Iowa Rush Soccer Club. A native of Dubuque, Iowa, Oswald holds her USSF ‘C’ coaching license.