2014 Women's Soccer
Record: 8-7-1 Home: 5-2-1 Away: 3-4 Neutral: 0-1 MWC: 4-4
 
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Leslie Oskey
Head Coach - 1st Season

Oskey, who played three years at Lakeland (Sheboygan, Wis.) College, was named Cornell's head women's soccer coach on July 20, 2014.

A native of Howards Grove, Wis., Oskey carries 10 years of soccer coaching experience, including the past two seasons as an assistant at NCAA Division III Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass.  

“I am excited about this opportunity at Cornell College and look forward to working with the talent on the team,” Oskey said. “This team is in the building stages and on the path to success. My job is to help push them forward and reach their goals. I know the girls are dedicated to getting better.”

Oskey served as goalkeeper coach at Mount Holyoke. She helped the Lyons to a 6-12 record in 2013, which doubled the team’s record from the previous season.

Oskey, a 2006 graduate of Howards Grove High School, went on to play three seasons as a goalkeeper and defensive back at Lakeland. She was a two-year team captain, and in 2008 was recipient of the NCAA Academic Scholar Award.

Oskey played club soccer for one semester in Argentina as part of Lakeland’s study abroad program. She was also a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for three years. Oskey received a bachelor’s degree in sport studies and Spanish from Lakeland in 2010.

In addition to her academic and athletic commitments, Oskey served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves for 3 1/2 years before being medically released. Following her service, she enrolled in a graduate program at Smith (Northampton, Mass.) College and earned a master’s in exercise science and sport studies with an emphasis on coaching practicum and pedagogy in 2014.

Oskey inherits a talented, young Cornell team that finished 9-8-1 last fall, marking the program’s first winning season since 2002. The Rams started seven underclassmen in the 2013 finale.

“I have a competitive drive and a strong desire to teach the finer components of the game,” Oskey said. “My short-term goals are to create a positive team culture and establish more distinguished roles. We will be a high-energy disciplined team. I want us to be a class act on and off the field.”

 
2014 Women's Soccer Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownHigh School
1Kassi TodrykSR GK5-4Marshfield, Wis.Marshfield
2Sarah CalhounJR D5-3Longmont, Colo.Longmont
4Alex PlaceSOD5-7Denver, IowaDenver
5Emily SniderSOF5-6Reinbeck, IowaGladbrook-Reinbeck
6Victoria RotheSR MF5-2Alton, Ill.Alton
7Deidre FranzenJR D5-7Denver, IowaDenver
8Christina RuethJR MF5-2St. Charles, Ill.St. Charles East
9Katherine TaylorJR F/MF5-0Elburn, Ill.Kaneland
10Maddie PernaFRMF5-2Cedar Rapids, IowaNeuqua Valley
12Megan CharltonSOMF5-6Andover, Minn.Anoka
14Bethany StiversSOF5-10Fountain, Colo.Fountain-Fort Carson
15Norean BaileySOF5-5Alexandria, EgyptRabat American School
17Nicole CookSR MF5-5Evanston, Ill.Evanston Township
19Cody StockertSOMF/GK5-4Colorado Springs, Colo.Mesa Ridge
20Kayla SepterSOMF5-8Lockridge, IowaFairfield
21Jennifer StrebeckSOF5-4Kirkwood, Mo.Saint Elizabeth Academy
24Holly HerzigSR D5-6Lake City, Minn.Lincoln
25Alicia WilsonSOD/F5-9Fountain, Colo.Fountain-Fort Carson
26Megan RuethSRD/MF5-5Saint Charles, Ill.Saint Charles East
Leslie Oskey - Head Coach - 1st season
Zauditu Kaza-Amlak - Assistant Coach - 1st season