TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Emily Hakeman has been named head women's soccer coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, effective July 1.
Hakeman, who will also assist with laundry room duties next fall, has spent the previous three seasons as assistant coach for both the men's and women's squads at Rose-Hulman.
The Engineers have compiled a 41-12-3 women's soccer record since Hakeman joined the team's coaching staff prior to the 2005 season.
"I think Emily has earned this opportunity due to her work with Brad and the success of the program. I am excited about her taking over the women's program, and we look to continue our recent success for years to come," said Rose-Hulman athletic director Jeff Jenkins.
Rose-Hulman won its first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship last fall and made its first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Engineers defeated Transylvania University 1-0 in the HCAC title game at Jim Rendel Field, before falling 1-0 to Denison University to cap a historic 19-3 season.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to build on the tradition of excellence that Brad (Hauter) has established throughout his career here. Rose-Hulman is a great institution, and it is a privilege and an honor to be named the next head women's soccer coach. We have a great group of players returning as well as a solid incoming freshman class, which makes me excited to get started," said Hakeman.
Individually, the Fightin' Engineers placed 10 players on the all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference team in 2007, including league Player of the Year Jennifer Gordon.
Prior to her Rose-Hulman career, Hakeman played for four seasons at DePauw University from 2000-03. She earned a pair of all-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors and was a member of two NCAA Division III Tournament teams.
In addition, Hakeman claimed all-Great Lakes Region accolades and was team captain for the 2003 squad that reached the NCAA Division III Semifinals.
Off the field, Hakeman served as the vice chairman and soccer representative to DePauw's NCAA Student Athletic Advisory Committee. She also earned academic all-league recognition before graduating in English Writing and Sociology in 2004.
Hakeman replaces Brad Hauter, who will serve as the men's head coach at DePauw University beginning next fall. A national search continues for the next men's soccer coach at Rose-Hulman.
"It has been a privilege to work with and learn from Brad over the pas three seasons. The Rose-Hulman community will miss him. He has left some very big shoes to fill, but as a program we are confident we will live up to the vision he has instilled in each of us," said Hakeman.