Schneckloth, a native of nearby Davenport, is a member of the Ashford University women's soccer coaching staff as a second-year graduate assistant. She aids Head Coach Mick Regan in all operations of the women's soccer program and a was a key reason why the Saints claimed Midwest Collegiate Conference regular-season and tournament titles along with an automatic berth to the NAIA National Championships last fall.
A four-year letterwinner and three-year captain, Schneckloth played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She was among the Pioneers' leading scorers as a freshman, collecting Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors before suffering an injury.
The WIAC again recognized her efforts on the field as a junior in 2008 and Schneckloth landed on the all-league ballot. She completed her prep career at Davenport West High School.
In the offseason, Schneckloth helped out at UW-Platteville soccer summer camps in 2008 and 2009. Most recently, she has taken on head coaching responsibilities for the Quad Cities United Warriors, an under-11 club team.
Schneckloth is currently working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Recreation Management while at Ashford. She currently resides in Clinton.
Regan progressed the Saints' women's program
to the pinnacle of the Midwest Collegiate Conference in a historic 2010 campaign
that included a regular-season and tournament league title, ultimately placing
the Saints in elite company as one of the nation's best. He is entering his eighth season at the helm this fall.
Recognized by his peers for the third time in his accomplished coaching career at Ashford, he was named the MCC's Coach of the Year. He has invested five years in developing the men's soccer program and seven years, two solo, with the women's program.
In 2010, the Saints compiled a sterling 15-5-2 season record (7-1 in MCC play), including a school-record eight-game win streak in September. He navigated his youthful squad through the tricky postseason tournament bracket to punch the program's first ticket to the NAIA National Championships, outlasting nemesis Grand View University and rival St. Ambrose University in dramatic semifinal and championship game shootouts.
A single-season record total of seven student-athletes went on to collect all-conference accolades (four first-team selections), including the program's fifth NAIA All-American, midfielder Chelsea Fisher.
Since beginning his coaching career at then-Mount St. Clare College back in 2004, Regan has incrementally seen his single-season win totals spike, ascending from five (2006) to 10 (2007), 11 (2008), 12 (2009) and 15, last season.
In 2004, Regan was named Men's Soccer Coach of the Year for the Midwest Collegiate Conference, an award he received again in 2007.
Originally from Leigh-on-Sea, England, a town
45 miles from London, he was part of a youth team that won a National
Championship in England in 1994. He came to the U.S.
on a soccer scholarship to attend Marycrest
in Davenport, Iowa. While there, Regan completed a stellar
playing career and was named Marycrest Athlete of the Year, All-Conference,
All-Region and Academic All-American.
Upon graduation, Regan accepted a position as a teacher at Davenport Assumption High School where he taught AP biology and coached women's soccer. He led the team to back-to-back state championships in 2002 and 2003. In his years at AHS, the team had a record of 41-8-3 -- a remarkable turnaround from the 2-11 record they had the year before he took control of the program.
He also served as a coach at Davenport West High School where he led the men's soccer team to a second-place finish in the conference after going 0-10 the previous year.
Regan was also an assistant coach at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., from 2002-04, when it won its first conference title in school history.
Regan was also the Club Director (and founder) of the Quad Cities United Soccer Club, a premier club that showcases talent in the surrounding Quad Cities' area. He served as the Men's Conference Chair/National Rater for the 2008 season and held the title as the Women's Conference Chair/National Rater.
Regan owns a USSF National Goalkeeping
License and also carries a USSF "A" National Coaching License, an achievement he accomplished this past summer in Lake Forest, Ill.
Regan and his wife, Nikki, currently reside in nearby Eldridge, with three sons, Liam, Luke and Timothy.
|(W) Year||W-L-T|| MCC||Pct.||Conf. Finish|
|Totals||57-58-7|| 21-28-4 ||.496|
|(M) Year||W-L-T||MCC||Pct.||Conf. Finish|
|Totals||36-48-6 ||13-21-3 ||.429|
Roman joins the Ashford women's soccer coaching staff following the program's best season in school history with a graduate assistantship role. He accepted the position prior to the start of the fall semester in 2011.
Roman will be specializing with the Saints' goalkeepers, a position he is well acquainted with after a standout four-year career straight out of Belvidere High School. He will be working in conjunction with fellow graduate assistant Kim Schneckloth and three-time Midwest Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year, Mick Regan.
Roman was another First-Team All-MCC recipient and pitched six consecutive shutouts in net behind the 2009 squad's remarkable postseason run. Also a four-time MCC Defensive Player of the Week, he allowed a paltry 0.82 goals per game as a senior while recording 70 saves.
Roman was also a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete and made a career-high 11 saves against Mt. Mercy University (Nov. 8) in his junior campaign. He blanked seven opponents last fall and accounted for 12 of the Saints' 13 wins in net.
Roman also played an inaugural season for the Quad City Eagles, a semi-pro National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) affiliated club that included men's soccer graduate assistants Eddie Garza and Kyle Yager along with current team member Willy Kappie.
Roman will pursue his Master's Degree in Business Administration after graduating from Ashford earlier this year in Computer Graphic Design. Roman has been instrumental in making the Ashford University Sports Performance Yearly Awards (AUSPY's) a huge success the past two years.
Roman currently resides in Clinton.