Position: Head Coach
Coach Erin Redwine will begin her seventh year at the helm of the Eagles and was the first women’s soccer coach for the Eagles’ starting with their inaugural season in the fall of 2006. Redwine received her USSF “A” license last year at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The USSF “A” is currently the highest level of soccer coaching license issued in the country by the United States Soccer Federation. During the nine day course, the coaches spent 40 plus hours coaching and playing in field sessions and 30 plus hours of classroom instruction.
The 2011 season was the most successful season to date as Coach Redwine led the women’s team to a third place finish in the conference and a berth in the championship game of the CCC post season tournment. The team finished with an overall record of 11-4-4 and a 7-2-2 league mark. She was named CCC Co-Coach of the Year by a vote of the league coaches and six of her players received all-conference honors. One Eagle player, Stephanie Cummins, earned NAIA All-American recognition as a result of the season. For the first time in NU women’s soccer history, the Eagle team received votes for the NAIA Top 25 poll and just missed an at-large bid to the national championships.
In the spring 2011, Redwine was appointed the head coach of the Issaquah Soccer Club team for their inaugural season as a member of the Northwest Division of the WPSL. She guided the team to a second place finish with a 5-1-4 record, just one point shy of the first place Spokane Shine. The Women’s Premier Soccer League is a 50-plus team national pro-am league and is the largest women’s soccer league in the world. The league was formed in 1998 and is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
After graduating from Issaquah High School, Redwine went on to play for the University of Montana from 1997-1999, then finished her college career at Seattle Pacific University where she was named Team Captain, All-Conference First team and Academic All-Star. Erin has played semi professional soccer for the Seattle Sounders since 2003 and was recently named a member of the 2010 Sounders team, a W-League team in the United Soccer League.
The type of player Coach Redwine is looking for: A talented, committed, hard working Christian athlete who’s excited about building a winning tradition at Northwest University.
“I’m passionate about women’s soccer at NU,” states Coach Redwine. “Since we started the program back in 2005, we’ve been building a strong foundation and establishing rich tradition for our future players. My goal is to guide my athletes every step of the way through their college years - challenging them to keep academics as the focal point while pushing them to the next level on the soccer field,” Redwine continued. “I love the game of soccer because it exposes and builds character, provides life lessons, demands discipline and encourages a selfless, team-first mentality. My greatest joy has been watching my freshman come in and be stretched physically, spiritually, emotionally their first year, mature and grow their sophomore year, assume more responsibilities their junior year and lead with confidence and grace as seniors,” she concluded.
Coach Redwine is building a winning tradition at Northwest University.