Amy Helliwell enters her sixth year as Rose-Hulman women's soccer coach after leading the Fightin' Engineers back to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament in 2013.
Helliwell led the Fightin' Engineers to a 10-6-4 record and a 6-3 mark in HCAC play with one of the toughest defensive units in the nation. Rose-Hulman finished third nationally with a .924 save percentage and goalkeeper Lucinda Combs set school records with a 0.57 goals against average and 11 shutouts.
The 2013 team did not lose a regular season conference match in regulation time, and the team recorded six consecutive shutouts during the season.
Helliwell's teams have a 19-13-7 mark over the past two seasons. In five years at Rose-Hulman, her overall mark stands at 22-19-3 in conference play and 39-47-8.
In 2009, Helliwell inherited the program in August and led the Fightin' Engineers to a regular season conference championship. Rose-Hulman earned the top seed for the league tournament that year 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.
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.
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