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Andrews named head women’s soccer coach

November 14, 2017

Jordan Andrews has been named head coach for the Finlandia University women’s soccer program. Andrews has been an assistant coach for the men’s team for the last three seasons and women’s team for the last two seasons.

“Jordan has shown a great work ethic and passion for the game of soccer over his three seasons as an assistant coach here at Finlandia,” said Curtis Wittenberg, Athletic Director. “He has been an asset in his roles to date here, and we expect nothing different in his new role with the women’s soccer program.”

During his three seasons with the Lions men’s program he’s been part of some of the most successful on-field teams in program history, including a 24-26-1 overall record. In that time he contributed to two conference players of the year, 23 all conference award winners and a first place finish among AD3I teams in 2015. He’s also seen success with the women’s team, including the 2016 NCAA leader in saves per game in Haley Makela, the 2017 ACAA Freshman of the Year in Kelsi McDermid, 14 all conference award winners and three All-ACAA Academic Award Winners during the 2017 season.

“I’m excited to be taking on a new role here at Finlandia University,” Andrews said. “This is a terrific opportunity, and I look forward to the challenge of building this program. I will be leaning on the successes and experiences I’ve had while at Finlandia to lead the program into this new era.”

In addition to his experience at FinnU, Andrews has worked for the Columbus Crew, Detroit Tigers and for the last two summers he has worked for Detroit City FC where in 2017 he was named Assistant Coach and Director of Player Development. Andrews played college soccer for NCAA Division III Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio.

The Lions finished the 2017 season with a 1-11-1 record, the program’s third straight season with less than three wins.

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