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.
Nebraska Soccer Talk is here to examine, cover, and promote all of these teams. This task has been made a bit more challenging by the circumstances created by COVID-19. Depending on the playing level, conference, and school, the season outlook changes drastically. Roster information can also be in flux, depending on the school. Despite these challenges, our staff attempted to put together the best program summaries possible. To our knowledge, we are the only outlet providing such coverage to our state’s college programs.
Just like Nebraska Soccer Talk, this column will grow and become more in depth as the years pass. In the future, we hope to provide sideline coverage of games, facility features, coach and player interviews. We look forward to the journey ahead. Thank you for being a part of our community. The sport of soccer is growing in Nebraska, and we intend to see it thrive.
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Wayne State College
Head Coach – TBD
Assistant Coaches – TBD
Mascot – Wildcats
|Year||Regular Season Record||NSIC Conference Record|
Nebraska Homegrown Players On Roster –
- #3 Morgan Rhodes – Fr – MIllard West – Mid
- #5 Brea Kreikemeier – Fr – Lincoln Pius – Mid
- #11 Olivia thompson – So. – Gretna High – D
- #15 Jaiden Thompson – Fr – Elkhorn High – F
- #17 Madison Craig – Sr. – Omaha Central – D
- #18 Payton Haliburton – So. – Omaha Central – Mid
- #21 Skylar Stueckrath – So – Elkhorn South – F
7/24 = 29%
Known Recruiting Class –
- Kaelyn Reeves – M – Skutt Catholic
- Kailey Crawford – M/F – Iowa
- Molly Michaelson – D – Minnesota
- Maia Vack – M – Florida
- Alicia Green – M – Arizona
NEST Analysis – An exciting program that appears to be heading in the right direction. During the 2019 campaign, the Wildcats qualified for the NSIC post-season tournament for the first time since 2006. With that momentum, the program signed perhaps its most complete and diverse recruiting class during the 2021 cycle.
WSC is now undergoing a national coaching search as Joe Cleary decided to step away from the collegiate game. This is a process that we will follow with great interest as WSC is both an appealing and challenging job. High levels of support from administration and upgraded facilities make it a job that the right coach can flourish in. However, its rural location and rigorous conference schedule do present obvious challenges.
The athletic department has done well with the last two hires for this position. This is not uncharted territory for the decision makers at Wayne State. An organized and thorough search is expected to take place.
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