Doane University – Women’s Soccer College Spotlight

Although it is rarely covered by the traditional media giants of the state, Nebraska is filled with exciting and competitive collegiate soccer programs. In fact, Nebraska contains a grand total of THIRTY programs for men and women. Those thirty programs compete across a wide variety of collegiate levels including Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, and junior college.

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Doane University

Head Coach – Jennifer Kennedy-Croft

Assistant Coach – Patrick Smith

Mascot – Tigers

Year Regular Season Record GPAC Record
2019 5-10-2 1-9-2
2018 3-15 1-11
2017 2-14-2 1-9
2016 3-11-2 3-5-2

Nebraska Homegrown Players On Roster – 

  • #3 Lewe Gill – Fr – Papillion-La Vista – D
  • #5 Maggie Garbin – Sr – Lincoln East – D
  • #7 Quinn Whitcomb – So – Bellevue West – F
  • #10 Abbie Hedgecock – So – North Platte – M
  • #19 Makenna Klug – So – Columbus Lakeview – M
  • #21 Victoria Foster – So – Lincoln North Star – D
  • #23 Ashley Marsh – So – Gretna – M
  • #28 Payton Cooley – Fr – Elkhorn – M
  • Dani Schreiber – Sr – Waverly – F

9/30 = 30%

NEST Analysis – Coach Kennedy-Croft has an impressive and winding background in the game of soccer. Her experience includes playing and coaching at the Division I level most notably at the University of Connecticut. She is familiar with the NAIA level having previously coached in Washington. However, since her arrival, the Doane women’s program has sputtered in its development, posting a combined 13 wins since the 2016 season. Progress must be made within this team and very soon. So far, during the 2020 campaign, the Tigers are winless in 14 attempts. This program has had high levels of success in its history, we hope that Doane returns to those heights. The GPAC is incredibly competitive, making this rebuild no easy task. It will take the right pairing of coaching staff and players to elevate Doane to a competitive level.


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