Jeremy Ekeler
Jeremy Ekeler Image
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 4th Season
Alma Mater: University of Nebraska

Ekeler took over as head women's soccer coach at Saint Xavier University in 2008 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 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 has a master's degree in education administration from SXU.  He lives in Western Springs with his wife, Susan.  The couple have two young daughters, Charlotte and Marion.

Roster for 2011 Women's Soccer Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
0Anita BalciunasSOGK/F5-9Brookfield, Ill.Riverside-Brookfield
1Ashley ShugarSRGK5-4Lake Orion, Mich.Western Illinois/Lake Orion
2Amanda WesselJRD/MF5-3Metamora, Ill.Metamora
3Molly SheehanSOD/MF5-5Orland Park, Ill.Stagg
4Cassie PulliaFRMF5-5Homer Glen, Ill.Lockport Township
6Monica ChavollaFRMF5-7Chicago Heights, Ill.Bloom
7Shannon SpethmanFRMF/D5-7Lincoln, Neb.Saint Pius X
8Nancy SchuethSRMF5-8Lincoln, Neb.Saint Pius X
9Tammy ContornoJRMF/D5-4Lemont, Ill.Lemont
10Morgan GravesFRUT5-8Joliet, Ill.Joliet West
11Marissa GravesFRUT5-8Joliet, Ill.Joliet West
12Sam FormellaJRF5-8Homer Glen, Ill.Lockport
13Lauren LaRoySRMF5-2Orland Park, Ill.Marist
16Larissa JondleSRD5-4Lincoln, Neb.Saint Pius X
17Sara CervenkaJRD/F5-7Sycamore, Ill.Northern Illinois/Sycamore
18Danielle InzingaFRMF5-9Orland Park, Ill.Marist
20Elysha PeeleJRF/MF5-4Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
21Lauren CiszewskiSRD/MF5-6Alsip, Ill.Saint Ambrose/Marist
22Kristina LukasikSOD/MF5-7Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
23Jessica DePintoSOD5-4Lockport, Ill.Lockport Township
24Casey MeehanSRMF/F5-8Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
25Joanna JanulisSRMF5-4Bolingbrook, Ill.Benet Academy
29Brenda RuizSOMF5-6Cicero, Ill.Morton East
31Brittany DeRiggiSRD/MF5-5Lemont, Ill.Lemont
Jeremy Ekeler Image
Head Coach
4th season
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Assistant Coach
4th season
Elizabeth Ruberry Image
Assistant Coach
1st season
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Assistant Coach
2nd season