Alverno College - Soccer

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Coaching Staff

Lisa Waltz
Head Coach

Lisa Waltz became the 10th head coach of the Inferno soccer program in June 2016.

In her first season at the helm, Alverno had the best start in program history with a 5-1 record in the opening third of the schedule. The team finished 5-12 overall and ninth in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference standings with a 1-9 league record.

The former Carthage College assistant, Waltz was the recruiting coordinator and organized the Lady Reds' ID prospect camps in addition to developing scouting reports of upcoming opponents. For the 2016 spring season, she was responsible for the team's head coaching duties while the head coach was on maternity leave.

The Deerfield, Illinois native also coached various club and high school teams in the Chicago, Dubuque and Kenosha areas. She earned her bachelor's degree in physical education from Loras College where she was a member of the Duhawks' soccer team that won three Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles. She recently finished her master's degree in education at Carthage in the spring of 2016.


Neysel Powell
Assistant Coach

Powell began her first season as an assistant coach with the Alverno soccer team in the fall of 2016.

In her first season as an assistant coach, Alverno had the best start in program history with a 5-1 record in the opening third of the schedule. The team finished 5-12 overall and ninth in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference standings with a 1-9 league record.

A four-year member of the Inferno soccer team from 2012-15, Powell played in 59 games and started in 48 as a midfielder and defender. The Milwaukee native tallied four goals -- including two game-winners -- during her career.

She was unable to compete her senior season due to a knee injury but was still honored with the team's Inferno Award. Powell was named to the NACC All-Sportsmanship team her junior year and tabbed as the Inferno's Most Improved Player her rookie campaign when the team set the school wins record at 10-10.

Powell earned her bachelor's degree in women's and gender studies and is currently working on her master's degree in community psychology at Alverno.