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2013 Coaching Staff

Eva Meredith - Head Women's Soccer Coach
(860) 685-3585 - emeredith@wesleyan.edu

ebergstenmeredith     Eva Meredith was appointed as the faculty head coach of women's soccer at Wesleyan for the 2004 season and will be in her 10th season in 2013. She holds the rank of adjunct associate professor in the physical education department.
        Eva coached at the University of Hartford for six years before coming to Wesleyan, her first three as assistant women's soccer coach and the last three as head coach.  During her Hartford tenure, the Hawks won three American East conference titles and competed in the NCAA Division I championships five times.  In 2008 and 2009, Eva guided Wesleyan to its first back-to-back winning seasons in 15 years and led the Cardinals to their first-ever winning NESCAC ledger in 2010.  The Cardinals reached the NESCAC semifinals in both 2011 and 2012.
        An outstanding soccer player both on the national level in her home country of Sweden and as a collegian at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire, Eva was a National Team player for Sweden from 1989-1991 and a premier league player there from 1986-1992. Attending Franklin Pierce from 1992-1995, Eva was a four-time all-New England choice, a three-time All-American and the NCAA Division II National Player of the Year as a freshman.  She also was a two-time academic All-American and was a three-year team captain as Franklin Pierce captured NCAA titles in both 1994 and 1995.
        In addition to coaching at Hartford, Eva directed the Lady Hawk Soccer School each of her years at Hartford.  She now conducts the Summertime Sports Soccer Academy at Wesleyan each summer.

Bill Dudzik - Assistant Coach

billdudzik     In his 18th season of assisting with Wesleyan's women's soccer team, Bill Dudzik is a 1980 graduate of Post College and was head girls soccer coach at Vinal Tech in Middletown, Conn. for five years before coming aboard at Wesleyan. He also directed a U-19 premiere outdoor team in Middletown for seven years and a U-19 Oakwood premiere indoor team for four years. He gained valuable playing experience himself during his stint in the Navy between 1968 and 1972. Bill works full-time as a design coordinator for a local granite/marble company.


Brian Matzke - Assistant Coach

brian matzke     Brian Matzke is in his third year as an assistant coach with the Wesleyan women's team and brings with him many years of coaching experience.   He is founder and Director of the CFC West Premier soccer club which has grown to include over 25 teams during the past four years.  Brian also spent five years in the Connecticut Olympic Development Program and has coached many different club teams over the years.  Brian has worked with various age groups from women to youth players, winning five Connecticut State Cup titles and the 2010 U.S. Club Soccer National Championship. 
     Brian has played soccer since he was a young boy most recently with the Southern New England Amateur Soccer League.  Although retired from organized play he can still be seen playing his favorite small-sided games with his various teams across Connecticut.
     Brian graduated from UConn in 1987 and went on to receive his MBA there in 1991.  He resides in Redding, Conn. with his wife and has three daughters.

 

Amber Meimers - Assistant Coach

ambermeimers     Now in her second year as an assistant coach at Wesleyan in 2013, Amber Meimers served as an assistant coach at Mahnattanville College for two seasons prior to joining the Cardinal staff.   In 2010, the Valiants captured a conference crown and qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament for the second time in the program's history.
     A 2007 graduate of Southern Connecticut, Amber was a four-year soccer standout as a defender for the Owls.  She received her degree in history, then added a master's degree in sport business management at Manhattanville in 2012 to her academic credits.
     Active at the high-school and club soccer levels as a coach since leaving SCSU, Amber was an assistant executive director of the Rnunes Soccer Academy in Fairfield, Conn. and coached with a number of youth squads, including the Conn. U-14 Olympic Development Girls Team and the state's U-12 Boys Young Player Developement Program.
     Amber is employed by Lululemon Athletica Inc. in West Hartford, Conn.

Jeremy Wilson - Assistant Coach

jeremy wilson     Joining the Cardinal assistant coaching staff for the first time in 2013, with primary responsibility of working with the goaltenders, Jeremy Wilson brings numerous years of college coaching experience to the pitch.  Most recently the head coach at Manchester (CT) Community College (2010-12) and directing his 2011 squad to a Region XXI title, Jeremy was an assistant coach at the University of Hartford from 2006 to 2009 and helped the Hawks capture an America East championship in 2006.
     Jeremy currently serves as director of Sporting CT, a premier soccer club based in Middletown, with responsibilities for all teams U12 and older while serving as head coach the U12 boys & U12 girls during the fall.
     Jeremy resides in Middletown with his wife, Chalice, and their four boys - Noah (13), Oren (7), Jaxon (4) and Lionel (10 months).