Jeremy Ekeler
Jeremy Ekeler Image
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 3rd Season
Alma Mater: University of Nebraska

Ekeler begins his third season at Saint Xavier University as head coach after spending the 2007 season as an assistant coach and five years as head coach at Saint Pius X High School in Lincoln, Neb.  His first campaign in 2008 was a successful one with six All-CCAC selections and a CCAC Tournament Championship, four CCAC Player of the Week honorees and a NAIA National Player of the Week.  As an assistant, Ekeler was primarily responsible for the Cougar defense, which allowed just 19 goals over 24 games and posted 10 shutouts.  The SXU defenders earned four all-conference, four all-region, and four All-American honors during the 2007 campaign.  From 2003-2007, Saint Pius X compiled a 79-10 overall record, five district titles, two state championships, two state runner-up finishes, and two NSCAA National Top 20 ratings.  This team also set 14 team and 21 individual records.

Fifteen Saint Pius X players earned All-State recognition during Ekeler's tenure and 24 went on to play soccer at the collegiate level.  In addition, Ekeler has been twice nominated for the Nebraska Coaches Association Soccer Coach of the Year (2004 & 2005). He has the following licenses:  United States Soccer Federation National D License, National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced Regional and Goalkeeping 1 license and a NSCAA Regional License.

Ekeler recently received a master's degree in education administration at SXU.  He lives in Western Springs with his wife, Susan.  The couple welcomed their first child, Charlotte, in June 2009.

 
 
 
Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
0Anita BalciunasFRGK/F5-9Brookfield, Ill.Riverside-Brookfield
00Sarah SchraderJRGK5-7Metamora, Ill.Illinois Central College/Metamora
1Ashley Shugar*JRGK5-4Lake Orion, Mich.Western Illinois/Lake Orion
2Amanda WesselSOD/MF5-3Metamora, Ill.Metamora
3Molly SheehanFRD/MF5-5Orland Park, Ill.Stagg
4Andrea FischerSRD/MF5-2Lincoln, Neb.Saint Pius X
6Kelly SteinhausSRF/MF5-7Lemont, Ill.Lemont
7Jennifer DiOrioSOMF/F5-5Western Springs, Ill.Lyons Township
8Nancy SchuethJRMF5-8Lincoln, Neb.Saint Pius X
9Tammy ContornoSOMF/D5-4Lemont, Ill.Lemont
12Sam FormellaSOF5-8Homer Glen, Ill.Lockport
13Lauren LaRoyJRMF5-2Orland Park, Ill.Marist
14Katie DuPreeSRMF/D5-5Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield South
15Carey BrownSRMF5-4Des Plaines, Ill.Maine West
16Larissa JondleJRD/F5-4Lincoln, Neb.Saint Pius X
17Sara CervenkaSOD/F5-7Sycamore, Ill.Northern Illinois/Sycamore
18Nikki GendronSRD/F5-6Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic
20Elysha PeeleSOF/MF5-4Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
21Lauren CiszewskiJRD/MF5-6Alsip, Ill.Saint Ambrose/Marist
22Kristina LukasikFRD/MF5-7Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
23Jessica DePintoFRD/MF5-4Lockport, Ill.Lockport Township
24Casey MeehanJRMF5-8Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
25Joanna JanulisJRMF5-4Bolingbrook, Ill.Benet Academy
31Brittany DeRiggiJRD/MF5-5Lemont, Ill.Lemont
* Redshirt
Coaches
Jeremy Ekeler Image
Head Coach
3rd season
 
Evan Strehlau Image
Assistant Coach
3rd season
 
Abby Anderson Image
Assistant Coach
3rd season
 
Josh St. Pierre Image
Assistant Coach
1st season