Amy Helliwell has completed four seasons as Rose-Hulman women's soccer coach, highlighted by leading the team to a share of the 2009 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship.
The Engineers earned the top seed for the 2009 HCAC Women's Soccer Tournament on the heels of a win at fellow league co-champion Hanover College. Eventual NCAA Tournament representative Transylvania University ended the magical run in the league tournament with a narrow 1-0 victory.
In 2012, Helliwell led the Fightin' Engineers to their first winning record since 2008 with a 9-7-3 mark, including 4-3-2 in league matches. Her overall mark stands at 16-16-3 in conference play and 29-41-4 overall in four years at Rose-Hulman.
Helliwell came to Rose-Hulman after spending the last 11 years as head coach at Greenwood High School in Kentucky, where she led squad to six state Final Four appearances. Her teams combined for a 207-64-1 record with seven district championships, six regional and sectional titles, and the six Final Four appearances.
She also served as coach of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association All-Star Game in 2001, 2005 and 2008, and was named Southern Kentucky Soccer Referees Association Coach of the Year from 2001-05 and in 2008. Her career also includes serving as a mathematics teacher at Greenwood High School for 13 years.
Helliwell earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and secondary education from the University of Southern Indiana in 1996 and obtained a master's degree in education guidance counseling from Western Kentucky University in 2003. She was a four-year varsity soccer player, all-state honoree at team captain during her prep career at Evansville Reitz Memorial High School.
Helliwell and her husband Sean, the men's soccer coach at Rose-Hulman, reside in Terre Haute.
Kellie McPherson begins her first season as the graduate assistant coach for the Rose-Hulman women's soccer program.
McPherson comes to Rose-Hulman after spending the last two seasons on the coaching staff at Northview High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. She has also served as head coach for the Plainfield Area Select Soccer Premier Team in Michigan for four years.
McPherson played two seasons of soccer at Aquinas College after playing one season of basketball at Grand Rapids Community College. Her prep career included serving as a three-year soccer team captain at Zeeland High School in Michigan.
McPherson holds a State D Coaching License from the United States Soccer Federation. She earned a bachelor's degree in sports recreation with a minor in exercise science at Aquinas. McPherson is currently pursuing a master's degree from Indiana State University.
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