Kelli Herman named Northwestern women's soccer Head Coach

May 04, 2023 10:20am


ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Northwestern College has announced its next head women's soccer coach. Vice President for Athletics Dr. Micah Parker announced the hiring of Kelli Herman.

Herman, who became the tenth head coach in NWC women’s soccer history, comes to Orange City after serving four years (2018-pres.) as the head girls soccer coach at Sioux Falls Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, S.D. She also coached at the Dakota Alliance Soccer Club since 2019.

“I’d like to thank President Christy, Dr. Parker, & the NWC Athletic Department for this opportunity to lead the Red Raider Women’s Soccer program,” noted Herman. “I'm humbled and honored to be a part of a college that stresses the importance of Kingdom Leadership while coaching a sport I love. I look forward to being a part of the Red Raider family.”

In 2022, Hermon led the Patriots to a semifinal final appearance in the state tournament. In her time at Lincoln High School, she has been nominated as the Coach of the Year her last two seasons (2022, 2023).

“I was thrilled to introduce Kelli Herman to our team last night. Kelli was an outstanding player in college and has been a successful coach. More importantly, she knows her savior and will help our mission of honoring Christ through excellence in education,” noted Dr. Parker. “National searches are always interesting to go through. This was another example of God providing for Northwestern College.”

Herman was a four-year letter winner for South Dakota State University (2007-2011) as named a First Team All-Conference performer as a defender her senior season in 2011. Additionally, Herman was named a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) All-American in women’s soccer in 2012. Her senior season at SDSU also saw her garner the SDSU Courage Award, plus being a four-time SDSU Dean’s List honoree.

The Sioux City, Iowa native graduated from South Dakota State in 2012 with a bachelor’s of science in education. In 2014, she earned her master’s degree in sports and recreational studies.