Schoeberl, Luce Join North Dakota State Women's Soccer Staff
Release: August 02, 2012
FARGO, N.D. - Meghan Schoeberl, an assistant at Wisconsin-River Falls last season, has been named assistant women's soccer coach at North Dakota State. NDSU head coach Mark Cook made the announcement Thursday, Aug. 2.
Schoeberl spent five years with Cook at the Minnesota Thunder Academy as a head coach and assistant coach for its U15 to U19 teams. She was a four-year starter at Northern Iowa from 2004 to 2007 and began her coaching career as an assistant for the Waterloo West High School boys' varsity team for two seasons while at UNI.
Schoeberl, a graduate of Eastview High School in Apple Valley, Minn., was the girls' varsity assistant at Burnsville (Minn.) High School in 2010 and has worked the last three years in the Minnesota Olympic Development Program.
She earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Northern Iowa in 2008 and has a United States Soccer Federation 'D' national coaching license.
Cook also announced the addition of former Bison player Katie Luce as the team's director of soccer operations. Luce will assist the NDSU coaching staff with team travel, game-day preparations, video exchange, camps, and other administrative duties.
Luce, from Waconia, Minn., played in 77 games and was a four-year letterwinner for the Bison from 2008 to 2011. She was a four-time Summit League All-Academic Team honoree.
Luce was head coach of Waconia's U18 and U19 women's soccer teams in 2010 and 2011. She was a youth coach and director with the Red River Soccer academy for four years, and coached U12 and U13 teams with the Tri City Storm club.
She graduated from North Dakota State in May 2012 with a bachelor's degree in human development and family science and is enrolled in graduate school at NDSU.
Schoeberl and Luce join assistant coach Chris Logan on the Bison staff under Cook, who took over for Pete Cuadrado in January.
NDSU returns four starters from last year's 15-4-2 team that placed second in The Summit League with a 7-1-1 record and advanced to the Summit League championship game.
The Bison play Creighton in an exhibition game Saturday, Aug. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., and open the regular season Friday, Aug. 17, against Idaho State in Boise, Idaho.