DePauw women’s soccer coaches depart for Colorado youth program

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Kristina Corona, DePauw women’s soccer head coach, has resigned to accept a position as the 15U-19U Girls South Director of Coaching for the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club.

Corona, who took over the DePauw program in January of 2018, led the Tigers to a 4-11-1 record in her lone season with the Tigers with seven of the defeats coming by one goal each including all five in North Coast Athletic Conference play.

Assistant coach Kayla Grimsley is also resigning to take a position as the 9U-13U Girls North Director of Coaching for the same club.

“We’re sad to see Kristina and Kayla leave after making such a positive impact on the team and department in their time here, but these are incredible opportunities for them” said Stevie Baker-Watson, DePauw Associate Vice President for Campus Wellness and Theodore Katula Director of Athletics.

“We’re committed to supporting our student-athletes through a national search for our next head coach,” Baker-Watson added.

• Moelk hired as women’s lacrosse coach — Anne Moelk, former head coach at Denison University and Ohio University and longtime trainer with the US Lacrosse Coaches Development Program, is DePauw’s choice to lead the women’s lacrosse program as its head coach.

“I am thrilled to be joining the athletics staff at DePauw as the women’s lacrosse coach,” Moelk said.

“From the minute I stepped on campus, I felt welcomed and excited to be there. DePauw has a long history of excellence, both academically and athletically. The campus is a quintessential college setting that is attractive to recruits and the educational opportunities are second-to-none. I know that the current players are dedicated to the team’s success and I can’t wait to help them find that success on and off of the field.”

Moelk earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Denison while majoring in history and played both lacrosse and field hockey for the Big Red.

She stayed on as an assistant coach in both sports for two years before moving to Princeton University as an intern assistant coach for one season.

Moelk returned to her alma mater as head coach of both sports for the 1995-96 academic year and posted a 12-2 record in lacrosse and 11-7 in field hockey.

She then moved on to The Ohio State University as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach for the program’s first three varsity seasons and earned a Master of Arts in Sport and Exercise Studies degree there before beginning a four-year stint as the first head coach at Division I Ohio University.