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Augustana University - Soccer Camps

Augustana Soccer Camps

Coaching Staff

Jess Ries | Assistant Coach

In Jess Ries’s second season as an Assistant for women’s soccer at Augustana, Ries helped the Vikings to a record of 13-5-3 (10-2-3 NSIC) finishing fourth in the NSIC standings and concluding their season in the NSIC Tournament title match.
 
The 13 wins in 2016 are tied for the third most in school history. Offensively, during the 2016 season Augustana scored the fifth most goals (38) in a single season in school history. Defensively, the Vikings produced the fourth best goalie save percentage (.849) and shutouts (6) in a single season and the fifth lowest goals against avg. (1.00).
 
With Ries's assistance the Vikings had seven student-athletes earn All-NSIC recognition in 2016. Augustana had one first team honoree, two on the second team, three on the third team and one earn honorable mention.
 
The Vikings had four student-athletes named to the NSIC All-Tournament team. Augustana advanced to the NSIC Tournament title match for the second consecutive season after defeating No. 5 seed Minnesota Duluth in the quarterfinals and the No. 1 seed Minot State in the semis. The Vikings fell to No. 2 seed Minnesota State in the finals. Augustana was the No. 4 seed in the tournament.
 
In her first season as an assistant coach for the Vikings Ries helped lead Augustana to their first ever NSIC Conference Championship. The Vikings defeated Winona State 1-0 to win the championship and earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, the programs third ever trip.
 
With Ries’ help the Vikings broke numerous season records in 2015 including points scored (117), Game Winning goals (19), Assists (35), shots attempted (398), shots on goal (181), Goals against average (0.65), Wins (19), shutouts (11) and games played (23). The Vikings also set a record for All-NSIC honorees with seven and for the first time had an athlete selected to the NSIC All-Tournament team (4).
 
Ries began her coaching career with Dakota Alliance Soccer Club, and with local high school soccer teams in the Sioux Falls area. In 2013, Ries was the head coach to the JV Roosevelt High School team and assistant to the Varsity, helping guide the girls’ soccer team to a state championship title. In 2014, Ries assisted the Roosevelt High School team voluntarily, leading the girls to another successful season finishing 9-2-1 record. Ries has worked with the club for three years, coaching a variety of age groups, and both genders. The former Augustana graduate currently holds a USSF National "E" License.
 
The Sioux Falls, S.D. native played four years at Roosevelt High School, and many years with Dakota Gold soccer club. She played collegiately at Augustana University for all four years where she was captain her senior year.
 
Ries graduated from Augustana in 2012 with a major in Elementary Education, minor in Special Education, endorsement in English as a Learned Language (ELL). She currently pursues her master’s degree through the University of Sioux Falls in leadership and reading. In addition, she teaches fourth grade at Hayward Elementary in Sioux Falls. She is married to Tom Ries. 

Karlie Mueller | Assistant Coach

In Karlie Mueller’s first season as an Assistant for women’s soccer at Augustana, Mueller helped the Vikings to a record of 13-5-3 (10-2-3 NSIC) finishing fourth in the NSIC standings and concluding their season in the NSIC Tournament title match.
 
The 13 wins in 2016 are tied for the third most in school history. Offensively, during the 2016 season Augustana scored the fifth most goals (38) in a single season in school history. Defensively, the Vikings produced the fourth best goalie save percentage (.849) and shutouts (6) in a single season and the fifth lowest goals against avg. (1.00).
 
With Mueller’s assistance the Vikings had seven student-athletes earn All-NSIC recognition in 2016. Augustana had one first team honoree, two on the second team, three on the third team and one earn honorable mention.
 
The Vikings had four student-athletes named to the NSIC All-Tournament team. Augustana advanced to the NSIC Tournament title match for the second consecutive season after defeating No. 5 seed Minnesota Duluth in the quarterfinals and the No. 1 seed Minot State in the semis. The Vikings fell to No. 2 seed Minnesota State in the finals. Augustana was the No. 4 seed in the tournament.
 
Mueller was a four-year started at Texas A&M University where she played in 93 career matches, including 81 starts. She was a standout defender for the Aggies boasting 20 career assists and scoring one goal. Mueller earned two SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors over the course of her career. She was team captain her senior season and was a part of the most successful class to go through Texas A&M. During her junior season Mueller was named to second team All-SEC, as well as, being name to the All-South region team. She was awarded the President's distinguished Letterman's award which is the highest honor in Texas A&M Athletics. 
 
Mueller was called up for two stints with the US Under-20 Women’s National Team in 2013. She played the second halves of a 3-1 win over Sweden U-20 and a 1-0 win over Sweden U-23 in May/June in Sweden in 2013. She was selected for team that played Japan U-20 in Carson, Calif., in August of 2013.
 
Mueller is a Sioux Falls native and a 2012 graduate of Roosevelt High School. She was a two-time All-State selection at Roosevelt and two-time team MVP. She played club soccer for the Dakota Alliance Soccer Club (2004-09, 2011-12) and the Toro Soccer Club (2009-10).
 
Mueller graduated from Texas A&M in 2016 with a degree in Allied Health - Nursing. Mueller currently resides in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Aric Spader | Graduate Assistant Coach

In Aric Spader’s second season as a Graduate Assistant for women’s soccer at Augustana, Spader helped the Vikings to a record of 13-5-3 (10-2-3 NSIC) finishing fourth in the NSIC standings and concluding their season in the NSIC Tournament title match.
 
The 13 wins in 2016 are tied for the third most in school history. Offensively, during the 2016 season Augustana scored the fifth most goals (38) in a single season in school history. Defensively, the Vikings produced the fourth best goalie save percentage (.849) and shutouts (6) in a single season and the fifth lowest goals against avg. (1.00).
 
With Spader’s assistance the Vikings had seven student-athletes earn All-NSIC recognition in 2016. Augustana had one first team honoree, two on the second team, three on the third team and one earn honorable mention.
 
The Vikings had four student-athletes named to the NSIC All-Tournament team. Augustana advanced to the NSIC Tournament title match for the second consecutive season after defeating No. 5 seed Minnesota Duluth in the quarterfinals and the No. 1 seed Minot State in the semis. The Vikings fell to No. 2 seed Minnesota State in the finals. Augustana was the No. 4 seed in the tournament.
 
In his first season with the Vikings he helped guide the team to their first ever NSIC Tournament championship when they defeated Winona State 1-0.
 
The NSIC tournament victory also clinched the programs third ever NCAA Tournament Berth. In the 2015 NCAA tournament the Vikings won their first ever NCAA tournament match by defeating Harding University 2-1.
 
With Spader’s help the Vikings broke numerous season records in 2015 including points scored (117), Game Winning goals (19), Assists (35), shots attempted (398), shots on goal (181), Goals against average (0.65), Wins (19), shutouts (11) and games played (23). The Vikings also set a record for All-NSIC honorees with seven and for the first time had an athlete selected to the NSIC All-Tournament team (4).
 
Spader played four years of high school soccer at Washington High School, and six years of club soccer for Dakota Gold. He played collegiality at Mount Marty College, where his career was cut short due to injury. After transferring South Dakota State after his playing days were over, Spader immediately began his coaching career with Dakota Alliance Soccer Club, and with local high school soccer teams in the Sioux Falls area. 
 
In 2014, Spader was an assistant at Roosevelt High School, helping guide the girls’ soccer team to a 9-2-1 record, which was good enough to qualify for postseason play. The team also played an exciting brand of soccer on the field, scoring 28 goals on the year.
 
Spader has been a club coach for Dakota Alliance Soccer Club for the past five years, coaching a variety of age groups. He has had at least one of his teams win the South Dakota State Cup and qualify for the regional tournament. To go along with that, 13 of the 16 girls listed on the U18 girls roster went on to play college soccer ranging from Division I to NAIA. The former Washington High graduate currently holds a USSF National "D" License.
 
Spader graduated from SDSU in 2015 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. He currently in the process of earning my master's degree from Augustanta in Sports Administration and Leadership.