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Coaching Staff

Russ SchouweilerRuss Schouweiler

  • Office: Regents Center 216
  • Phone: (563) 387-2161
  • Fourth Year as Head Coach
  • 2005 Graduate of Luther College
  • Four-year letter winner while at Luther who played on two conference championship and two national tournament teams, including an Elite 8 appearance in 2001
  • Took over Norse program after serving two years as an assistant women's coach at Macalester College
  • Prior to his duties at Macalester, he was the girls head coach at Simley High School from 2005-08, where his teams were consistently ranked in the top-10 in Minnesota Class 3A and 4A
  • From 2002-10 he was asenior coach for the St. Croix Soccer Club reaching the Minnesota State Cup Finals in 2007 and 2009 and the semifinals in 2008 as well as three straight indoor league championships from 2007-09.
  • From 2004-05 he was the Decorah High School head boys coach and led the Vikings to a 15-5 record and a fourth place finish at the state tournament

Julie Shockey


Julie Shockey

Assistant Coach

  • Office: Dahl Centennial Union - 213
  • Phone: (563) 387-1865
  • 2000 Graduate of Luther College
  • Coordinator of Campus News
  • Begins 13th year as an assistant coach
  • Four-year letter winner for the Norse
  • For the past 10 seasons has been the Head Coach of the Decorah High School girls soccer team


Christina SowardChristina Soward

Assistant Coach

  • Office: Regents Center 14
  • Phone: (563) 387-1702
  • Fifth year as assistant coach
  • 2009 graduate of Luther College - Athletic Training Major
  • Four-year letter winner for the Norse
  • Played in 42 matches during her career
  • Ranks seventh on Luther's all-time career list with a goals-against-average of 1.44


Laree SchouweilerLaree Schouweiler

Assistant Coach

  • Second year as an assistant coach
  • 2007 graduate of Augsburg College
  • Prior to joining the Norse staff she was the Head JV/Assistant Varsity women's soccer coach at Academy of Holy Angels from 2007-12
  • She was named the Missota Conference assistant coach of the Year - 2005
  • Also was the head coach for the Minneapolis United Soccer Club (2008-10) and Farmington Soccer Club (2005-08)
  • NSCAA National Diploma - 2010
  • USSF D License - 2008
  • She is also a certified Group Fitness and Health Coach and registered Yoga teacher

Steve O'MearaSteve O'Meara

Goal Keeper Coach

  • First year as an assistant coach
  • Coaches both the men's and women's goal keepers
  • 2011 NSCAA All-American
  • 2011 Iowa Conference MVP
  • 2011 Goalkeeper of the Year
  • Made 56 starts during his Luther career posting a goals-against-average of 0.77
  • Tallied 23 shut outs during his career
  • Finished his senior year ranked second in the NCAA III with a goals-against-average of 0.34 allowing just eight goals in over 2,000 minutes of action