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SVSU Womens Soccer
SVSU Womens Soccer

Head Coach Michael O'Neill

Michael O'Neill enters his third season as the head coach of the SVSU women's soccer program.

In the 2015 season, the team tallied an overall record of 6-10 and 4-8 in the GLIAC. Senior Presley Tibbets was named All-GLIAC First Team, junior Ashley Henderson earned All-GLIAC Second Team and freshman Samantha Dunn was named All-GLIAC Honorable Mention.

In his first year at the helm of the program, the Lady Cardinals posted an overall record of 11-4-3, advancing to the second NCAA Playoff appearance in program history. In the first round matchup, SVSU claimed its first ever NCAA Playoff victory in a 2-1 victory over Ohio Dominican. Claire Spleth and Presley Tibbetts were named all-region and First Team All-GLIAC, with Spleth being named the GLIAC "Goalkeeper of the Year." Ashley Henderson and Shelby Thompson earned Second Team All-GLIAC plaudits as well.

O'Neill has spent two seasons (2012-13) as the Men's Soccer Assistant Coach, where he has helped the program flourish.  In 2013, the Cardinals qualified for the GLIAC Tournament, losing in the championship match in double-overtime to Ohio Dominican.

The 2012 SVSU men's soccer team enjoyed a historic trip to the NCAA DII National Championship game for the first time in school history. SVSU set school records for both wins in a season (18) and at home (10) as they claimed their second straight GLIAC Championship and NCAA Tournament apperance. Seven Cardinals earned All-GLIAC honors including Zach Myers who was named Player of the Year. Four players also earned NSCAA All-Region honors; Lachlan Savage, Michael Lamb, Jason Wise and Zach Myers, while Myers and Wise also earned All-Academic honors as well from the NSCAA. Zach Myers and Jason Wise also became the first two players in program history to be named All-Americans, with Myers earning both Daktronics Inc. and NSCAA honors and Wise earning NSCAA honors. Myers would also be named a Capital One Academic All-American and the 2012 NSCAA National "Player of the Year."

O'Neill graduated from Tiffin in 2012 with a bachelors degree in Sport and Recreation Management excelling academically as he was selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Academic All-American team.

O'Neill hails from Luton, England and joins SVSU after holding the title of Director of Coaching at Perrysburg Impact Soccer in Ohio.