Evan Strehlau
Evan Strehlau Image
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 3rd Season
Alma Mater: University of Illinois-Chicago

Strehlau joined the SXU women's soccer program as an assistant coach in 2008.  In his first season guiding the defense, three of his four defenders were selected All-CCAC, one received CCAC Player of the Week honors, and under his tutelage, Nikki Grant was chosen NAIA National Player of the Week.  As a former goalkeeper and current goalkeeper coach for the Chicago Red Stars developmental team (Red 11), Strehlau will work primarily with the Cougar goalkeepers.  He holds a USSF "D" Coaching License as well as a NSCAA Regional Goalkeeper Diploma.

Strehlau has a wealth of soccer coaching experience around the Chicagoland area. Prior to joining the Saint Xavier University women's soccer staff, he has served as varsity girl's head coach at Queen of Peace High School since 2007.  He has also been the goalkeeper coach for the Elite Soccer Trainers (Arlington Aces SoccerClub), Chicago Gaels (a USL W-League team) and Southwest United Soccer Club as well as held coaching stints with the Inter FC Soccer Club, Midwest Wings Soccer Club, Victor J. Andrew High School, and Moraine Valley Community College.  A former First Team All-Regional goalkeeper for Moraine Valley from 1997-98, Strehlau has been playing competitive soccer since 1986.

The former native of Memphis, Tenn., Strehlau now resides in Romeoville, Ill., with his wife, Christina.  The couple welcomed a daughter, Mackenzie, in August 2009.  He teaches biology and anatomy at neighboring Brother Rice High School and received his degree in kinesology from University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) in 2002 along with his K-12 teaching certificate.

Roster for 2010 Women's Soccer Team
#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
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