Lexie Gauger is the head coach of the Silver Lake College women's soccer team, which is beginning its inaugural season in 2017.
"I am very excited to be able to start my coaching career at Silver Lake College," said Gauger, who was born and raised in Green Bay. "After playing for many years and being a devoted student of the game, I am looking forward to being able to use that knowledge to help others develop their individual skills and ability to be part of a team. Having the opportunity to coach others to improve their soccer knowledge and skills is amazing to me."
Coach Gauger was a four-year starter as goalkeeper at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, an NCAA Division II institution. She holds school records for shutouts and goals-against, and on multiple occasions was selected as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference's Goalie of the Week. Coach Gauger also excelled in the classroom at UMC, being named to the dean's list and earning NSIC All-Academic Team honors. Prior to joining the Golden Eagles, she was team MVP and a two-year team captain for Green Bay Preble High School soccer team.
Coach Gauger is excited to lead the new women's soccer program at Silver Lake College "because the players can focus on developing as a team this first year and setting the tone for the years to come. The players will have a very important role of creating a strong women's soccer program that will impact future players for many years."
Her vision for the 2017 team is that the student-athletes work hard at every practice and game to develop into a cohesive unit. "It's important to have a balance between hard work and fun. My hope for the players is that they will feel empowered through their hard work and continue to love the game."
Silver Lake College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).