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.”
|1||Kassi Todryk||SR||GK||5-4||Marshfield, Wis.||Marshfield|
|2||Sarah Calhoun||JR||D||5-3||Longmont, Colo.||Longmont|
|4||Alex Place||SO||D||5-7||Denver, Iowa||Denver|
|5||Emily Snider||SO||F||5-6||Reinbeck, Iowa||Gladbrook-Reinbeck|
|6||Victoria Rothe||SR||MF||5-2||Alton, Ill.||Alton|
|7||Deidre Franzen||JR||D||5-7||Denver, Iowa||Denver|
|8||Christina Rueth||JR||MF||5-2||St. Charles, Ill.||St. Charles East|
|9||Katherine Taylor||JR||F/MF||5-0||Elburn, Ill.||Kaneland|
|10||Maddie Perna||FR||MF||5-2||Cedar Rapids, Iowa||Neuqua Valley|
|12||Megan Charlton||SO||MF||5-6||Andover, Minn.||Anoka|
|14||Bethany Stivers||SO||F||5-10||Fountain, Colo.||Fountain-Fort Carson|
|15||Norean Bailey||SO||F||5-5||Alexandria, Egypt||Rabat American School|
|17||Nicole Cook||SR||MF||5-5||Evanston, Ill.||Evanston Township|
|19||Cody Stockert||SO||MF/GK||5-4||Colorado Springs, Colo.||Mesa Ridge|
|20||Kayla Septer||SO||MF||5-8||Lockridge, Iowa||Fairfield|
|21||Jennifer Strebeck||SO||F||5-4||Kirkwood, Mo.||Saint Elizabeth Academy|
|24||Holly Herzig||SR||D||5-6||Lake City, Minn.||Lincoln|
|25||Alicia Wilson||SO||D/F||5-9||Fountain, Colo.||Fountain-Fort Carson|
|26||Megan Rueth||SR||D/MF||5-5||Saint Charles, Ill.||Saint Charles East|