Michael O'Neill enters his fifth season as the head coach of the SVSU women's soccer program.
During the 2017 season, the Cardinals posted a 10-7-2 overal record and a record of 4-4-1 in the GLIAC. Sophomore Molly Vanderhoff earned First-Team All-GLIAC and All-Midwest Region honors in the midfield. Sophomore Jen Muana earned Second-Team All-GLIAC, D2CCA All-American, and All-Midwest Region honors as a defender. Junior Mallory Hestwood earned Honorable Mention All-GLIAC honors as a midfielder. The Cardianals earned a bid to the GLIAC tournament and earned their way to the championship game before falling to Grand Valley.
In 2016, the Cardinals had an overall record of 10-7-1 and a 4-6-1 record in the GLIAC. Senior Ashley Henderson was selected to the Second-Team All-GLIAC Team for the third stright year. Senior defender Bria Spraggins earned Second-Team All-GLIAC honors as well as NSCAA All-Midwest Region Three honors. Defender Jen Muana earned All-GLIAC Honrable mention honors as a freshman.
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.