Ohio Wesleyan Women's Soccer Pride and Tradition

Quick Facts

LOCATION: Delaware, Ohio

NICKNAME: Battling Bishops

COLORS: Black and Red



CONFERENCE: North Coast Athletic

Our Program by the Numbers

2 NCAA Division III National Championships
9 NCAC Conference Championships
21 All-Americans
9 states will be represented on the 2017 roster

OWU Soccer Staff

Nicole Ross- Head Coach


Becca Madison- Assistant Coach


Ali Gary- Goalkeeper Coach

Todd Miller- Head Athletic Trainer

Jay Martin Soccer Complex

Named the Jay Martin Soccer Complex in 2013 in recognition of the longtime Ohio Wesleyan men's soccer coach, the facility is widely regarded as among the Midwest's finest for soccer.

In addition to the lighted game field, which is still known as Roy Rike Field, the facility includes a fully-enclosed press box, aluminum bleacher seating, a building housing locker rooms and offices, a state-of-the-art irrigation system, and practice fields that can accommodate both Bishop teams simultaneously.

The Jay Martin Soccer Complex hosted the NCAA Division III men's soccer championship in 1990 and 1998 and the NCAA Division III women's soccer championship in 2001. Its lights have shined upon an overwhelming home-field record by the Bishop men's team, including a 40-game winning streak during the 1991-93 seasons. That home-field advantage also helped the Bishop men post the best record in the NCAA during the 1980s, regardless of division, and helped the Bishop women's team assemble an NCAA Division III-record 60-game winning streak during the 2001-03 seasons.

Dr. Jay Martin is the winningest coach in college men's soccer history with a total of 683 wins. He teaches and serves as an advisor to many women's soccer players. In August of 2016, Jay traveled to the Cayman Islands as an on-staff coach with the women's program.
Morrill Strength and Conditioning Room

"I chose OWU because when I visited, I felt at home. OWU is a place where I can grow academically, athletically, and personally."

-Lauren Kocsis Class of 2020

2016 International Team Trip

Cayman Islands

7-Mile Beach
OWU Women's Soccer played two international friendly matches against the Cayman Islands National Team. Both games were officiated by FIFA.
Emma Felty scored the game winner in game #2.

Endless Travel Opportunities

2016 world travel through OWU programs

Alumni Connection

Team OWU is the fundraising arm of OWU Athletics. It is made up of alumni, parents, and friends of OWU Athletics that are committed to providing the funds necessary to compete for championships.

The funds raised provide equipment upgrades, travel expenses, expanded recruiting efforts and most importantly consistent financial stability to OWU Athletics. Through the generosity of over 1,100 supporters in 2016, Team OWU provided resources for expenses associated with our 23 varsity athletic programs.

Meet Our Bishops

Sinclaire Davis (Knoxville, Tennessee) will be an RA in 2017.
Cat Mechler (Rochester Hills, Michigan) has been accepted to graduate school Pharmacy programs at Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Butler.
Caitlin Maggio (Rochester, New York) received a Theory-to-Practice grant to study accounting in New Zealand and Australia in May 2017.
Ayla Macomber (San Francisco, California) will live in the "Peace and Justice" Small Living Unit on campus in 2017

Highlights from our 2016 NCAC win over Kenyon College

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