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Detrie Steps Down as St. Norbert Women's Soccer Coach

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, April 16, 2019 | Women's Soccer
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College women's soccer coach Dennis Detrie has stepped down after 16 seasons in charge of the Green Knights, athletics director Tim Bald announced today.

Detrie, whose position is part-time, fashioned a 164-116-19 record. The Green Knights won Midwest Conference championships in 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2017 under his leadership and also appeared in the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2013. Detrie's 164 career wins are the third-highest total in Midwest Conference history.

"St. Norbert has been a second home to me," Detrie said. "I would like to thank Don Maslinski for taking a chance on a 23-year-old kid and Tim Bald for sticking with that kid. I would also like to thank my many assistants over the years, especially Jen Jacobsen, who never got as much credit as she deserved. And finally my love, Sara, for allowing me to do this for 16 years. It was a fun ride and I will remember it forever."

"We are sincerely appreciative of all that Dennis has done for the women's soccer program," Bald said. "With his growing family and increasing job responsibilities, I understand the reasons behind his decision. He did an outstanding job here while understanding the nature of Division III athletics and how it fit within the big picture of the college experience."

The Green Knights advanced to the four-team Midwest Conference Tournament in 13 of his 16 seasons, winning it in 2013 in front of boisterous crowd in a night game at Schneider Stadium. St. Norbert took a 2-0 lead on No. 1-ranked Washington (Mo.) University in its NCAA Division III Tournament game before falling 5-2.

Detrie coached eight Midwest Conference Offensive Players of the Year, two MWC Defensive Players of the Year and one overall MWC Player of the Year before the awards were split. Katie Vanden Avond was an All-America selection in 2013 and 2015, while Zoe Kurth was also an All-America choice in 2013. Vanden Avond finished her career as the NCAA Division III career leader in goals with 130. St. Norbert also had six CoSIDA Academic All-Americans under his supervision.

Detrie was named MWC Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2013.

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