Andringa steps down as Northwestern women’s soccer coach

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Shannon Andringa has stepped down as the Northwestern College women’s soccer head coach after two full seasons of leading the Red Raiders.

“Shannon has been a blessing to Raider athletics,” said Vice President for Athletics Dr. Micah Parker. “We will miss her and thank her for all the work to improve our team and support our mission.”

Under the direction of Andringa, she coached one All-Conference player this past season in Julie Dunlap (Second Team) and three Honorable Mention performers. Additionally, she coached 20 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar-Athletes while leading the program. Andringa compiled a record of 12-22-2 with a 5-17-2 mark in Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) play.

“I am beyond grateful for my time as a Red Raider. I would like to thank Northwestern College, Dr. Micah Parker and President Christy for the opportunity to serve as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach. It has been an absolute privilege to work with the women’s soccer team and in this department,” noted Andringa. “The team is an incredible group of women and I am so proud of not just all the work they have put in, but the ways they have selflessly invested in and made this program what it is. I have no doubt they will continue to pursue excellence on and off the field and I can’t wait to see what they will continue to accomplish.”

Andringa has accepted a job at her alma mater – Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan – where she played soccer for the Cougars from 2012 to 2015, winning a NAIA national title her senior season (2015).

A national search for the next Northwestern women’s soccer head coach will begin immediately.