2013 Women's Soccer - Chicago
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Kurt Melcher
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Head Coach
19th Season

Office Phone: 312-935-4110
Cell Phone: 312-296-0888
E-mail: [email protected]

Coach Melcher is entering his 18th season as head women's soccer coach at Robert Morris University and he's doing so with confidence. Since the year 2000, RMU soccer has consistently been ranked nationally and is a CCAC Conference title contender year in and year out.

Melcher has led his team to six NAIA National Tournament appearances, where the Eagles have advanced to the "Final Four" (2004), "Elite Eight" (2010), and "Sweet Sixteen" (2002, 2003, 2005).  He has also led his team to seven  Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) titles and to two CCAC Tournament championships.   Over his seventeen years, Melcher has coached 25 NAIA All-Americans, 36 All-Region players, and 69 All-CCAC athletes. Six Lady Eagles have earned CCAC Player of the Year honors, three also being named NAIA Region VII Players of the Year.  Melcher is perhaps proudest of the 42 of players who have been named NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athletes, an honor that highlights the program's commitment to academics. 

Melcher says, "Robert Morris University provides our program with absolutely everything we need to be successful. From equipment to administrative support, everything is done first class."

Prior to his RMU career, Melcher played soccer at NCAA Division I University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). As captain he led that team to its best record ever. His coaching career began in 1992 at UIC as the first full-time assistant coach. In 1995 Melcher took on the role of head coach of the newly formed RMU women's soccer team. Melcher holds a United States Soccer Federation National "B" coaching license, has worked with the NSCAA and IYSA, and has been actively involved with the Illinois Olympic Development Program. He was selected as CCAC Coach of the Year three different times (2002, 2004, 2010) and twice as Region Coach of the Year (2002 & 2010). Melcher is also an active member of Green-White S.C., a top amateur soccer club in the Chicagoland area.

2013 Women's Soccer - Chicago Roster
Roster for 2013 Women's Soccer - Chicago Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
0Darby BennettSOGK5-8Portage, Mich.Portage Central HS
Biancia Sosa*FRF5-2Chicago, Ill.Bogan HS
1Ana HernandezSOGK5-5Chicago, Ill.Lane Tech HS
3Sami HalterJRD/MF5-7Schaumburg, Ill.Schaumburg HS
4Tavia AndersonJRD/F5-7Ajax, OntarioPine Ridge Secondary
5Shelby LearmontJRMF5-6Beach Park, IllZion-Benton HS
6Cindi ChavezJRMF5-6Oswego, Ill.Oswego HS
7Karina MunozSRD5-7Chicago, Ill.Farragut HS
8Brooklyn KerlinSOMF5-5Croydon, EnglandRichmond Upon Thames
9Vivianna GarciaJRMF5-3Oak Lawn, Ill.Queen of Peace HS
10Florence DadsonSRF5-11Cape Coast, GhanaAcademy of Christ the King
11Paulina CaratacheaFRMF5-5Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield North HS
12Linda EshunSRD5-5Accra, GhanaTakoradi Diabene Secondary
13Cindy CastilloFRMF5-7Wheeling, Ill.Wheeling HS
14Bricia VazquezFRD5-3Chicago, Ill.Wells Community HS
15Kelsey NevilleSRD5-6Goodrich, Mich.Goodrich HS
16Courtney KenneySOD5-7Brunswick, OhioBrunswick HS
17Samantha ElliottSRMF5-10St. Louis, Mo.Southwestern Illinois College
20Becca SparkmanSOMF/F5-5Loves Park, Ill.Rockford Lutheran HS
22Gaby LoeraJRF5-4Chicago, Ill.Lane Tech HS
23Stephanie BarreraSRD5-0Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic HS
25Erika MaganaSOD/F5-6Chicago, Ill.Triton College
59Carolynn WielandSOMF/F5-6Buffalo Grove, Ill.Buffalo Grove HS
* Redshirt
Kurt Melcher - Head Coach - 19th season
Tom Czop - Associate Head Coach - 17th season
Jean Gehrke - Assistant Coach - 8th season
Jeannette Williams - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Izaela De La Rosa - Grad Assistant - 1st season