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Ben Boyd
Assistant Coach -- 2nd Season

Ben Boyd Is in his second season as an assistant coach and goalkeeper coach at University of St. Francis but certainly is no stranger to USF head coach John Nikchevich. 

Boyd has served as an assistant to Nikchevich on the girls’ soccer staff at Nazareth Academy in nearby La Grange Park since the spring of 2004. With Nikchevich, he has been part of regional championship teams in four of the past six seasons and helped direct the team to a sectional title and a berth in the supersectional round of the 2010 state tournament.

In addition to working at Nazareth, Boyd has coached both girls and boys – ages U8 to U14 – at a pair of area soccer clubs. He was the club goalkeeper trainer and coached a girls team at the Hawks Soccer Club in Oak Brook from 2005-2008. He then worked at the Zen United Soccer Club in Westmont in the fall of 2009 and trained the goalies and coached a boys’ team there.

Boyd was a goalkeeper himself, playing one season of collegiate soccer at Dominican University in suburban River Forest.  He has continued his playing career in various adult leagues ever since.

Boyd graduated from Dominican in the spring of 2007 and completed his Master’s Degree in Teaching from Dominican in the fall of 2007.  He is a native of La Grange Park and a 2002 graduate of Nazareth.  He currently is in his third year of teaching at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills.

2011 Women's Soccer Roster
Roster for 2011 Women's Soccer Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
0Danielle DeMentJRGK5-8Lemont, ILMt. Assisi Academy
2Erin VossSRF5-5Elmhurst, ILNazareth Academy
3Susannah PetteyFRD5-3Eagleville, TNFred Page H.S.
4Delaney GoddardJRF5-2Romeoville, ILRomeoville H.S.
5Natalia NaumoffSRF5-5Elmwood Park, ILTriton College
6Ann ZajdaJRD5-4Plainfield, ILJoliet Catholic Academy
7Danice CarbajalJRMF5-2Merrillville, INMerrillville H.S.
10Amanda ColemanSOD5-3Lockport, ILLockport H.S.
11Kim AskewJRMF/D5-7Reddick, ILHerscher H.S.
12Ashley SikytaSOD5-6Normal, ILNormal Community H.S.
13Debbie RiosJRMF/D5-7Joliet, ILJoliet West H.S.
14Regina MeloneSRD5-6Orland Park, ILLockport H.S.
16Ashton BalchFRF5-8Chesterton, INChesterton H.S.
17Amber ZukowskiJRMF/GK5-8Tinley Park, ILAndrew H.S.
19Jessica TanykoFRD5-3Arlington Heights, ILSaint Viator H.S.
21Emily KowalskiFRD5-10New Lenox, ILLincoln-Way West H.S.
22Brooke PolusSOF/GK5-6Crown Point, INLake Central H.S.
26Kaley MarcinakSOF/MF5-7Schererville, INLake Central H.S.
28Jackie BelmonteFRF/MF5-4Darien, ILHinsdale South H.S.
33Liceth RoblesFRF/MF5-4Chicago, ILLane Tech H.S.
John Nikchevich Image
Head Coach
4th season
Ben Boyd Image
Assistant Coach
2nd season