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Northwestern University - Girls Soccer
Northwestern University - Girls Soccer

Northwestern Girls Soccer Academy

Academy Directors

Michael Moynihan
Head Coach - Northwestern University Women's Soccer

Michael Moynihan arrived at Northwestern in December of 2011, after 19 years with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's soccer program, where he led the program to nine NCAA Tournament appearances, 13 Horizon League Championships and eight Horizon League Tournament titles. Moynihan, an eight-time Horizon League Coach of the Year, coached the Panthers to 12-straight conference titles.

In 2014, the Wildcats competed in the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2008. In 2015, Moynihan led Northwestern to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1998.  That squad broke a plethora of school records including most Big Ten wins and fewest goals allowed in a season.

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David Nikolic
Associate Head Coach - Northwestern University Women's Soccer

  • 2011 NSCAA Great Lakes Regional Assistant Coach of the Year
  • 18 year coaching career at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Former Chicago Red Eleven Head Coach, W-League Semi Pro Team
  • Region II ODP 1992 age group girls head coach in 2009 and 2010

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Brittany Nikolic
Head Coach - University of Wisconsin-Parkside Women's Soccer

  • 7 years of collegiate head coaching experience
  • Former assistant coach at Northwestern, UNLV, UW-Milwaukee
  • Region II ODP Staff (2004-2009)
  • Played college soccer at Stanford University

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