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Casey Curoe is in her fourth season as the women's head soccer coach at Waldorf College.
Curoe started her college coaching career at Waldorf in 2010 as the men’s and women’s assistant soccer coach. In 2011, Curoe was promoted to the head women’s soccer coach.
During the 2013 fall season, Curoe led to the team to multiple milestones, including the best overall record and highest conference tournament seed in school history.
In 2005, Curoe began her soccer coaching career at Linn-Mar High School as a varsity assistant and then became the head varsity coach at Anamosa High School in 2010. While maintaining her soccer coaching career, in 2007 she began as an athletic recruiter and sports performance coach at Velocity Sports Performance.
Curoe graduated from Cornell College in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. She was a four-year collegiate soccer player for NCAA Division III Cornell College. During Curoe’s college career, she was No. 1 in assists in 2004 and Defender of the Year in 2007.
Curoe currently resides in Forest City with her husband, Cameron. She holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) License and is CPR/first aid certified.
Alexandria Jackson begins her first year as women’s assistant soccer coach at Waldorf College.
Jackson was a four-year collegiate soccer player for NCAA Division I Northwestern State University. During her career, she finished her freshman year with three starts and appeared in 19 matches for a total of 990 minutes as a forward. Jackson ranked first on the team with four game-winning goals. After battling an injury as s sophomore, Jackson saw action and started in 10 games while logging 700 minutes. In her junior season, Jackson appeared in 16 matches and started 15 times to accumulate more than 1,000 minutes of play. During that season, Jackson played a key role in the Lady Demon backline. As a senior, Jackson started and played in all 19 matches for a total of 1,715 minutes. Playing a pivotal defensive role, she assisted on two goals.
As a high school student, Jackson participated in a program which sent her to play soccer in Germany during the summers.
Jackson graduated from Northwestern State in 2014 with a bachelor’s of science degree in health and exercise science.
Andrew Hudson is in his first year as women’s assistant soccer coach and specializes in goalkeeping at Waldorf College.
In the fall of 2013, Hudson was a student-coach for the Waldorf men’s soccer team coaching goalkeepers. During his time as a student-coach, Hudson helped develop an all-conference goalkeeper.
Hudson began is collegiate playing career at Illinois Central Community College (ICCC). While at ICCC, the Cougars were undefeated and ranked No. 3 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I poll. After his time at ICCC, he transferred to Waldorf in 2011, playing for the men’s soccer team.
In high school, Hudson played at Illinois Valley Central as a goalkeeper. During his playing career, he received all-conference and Most Valuable Player honors.
Karissa Vilks enters her first season as assistant coach for the Waldorf College women’s soccer team.
Vilks, a native of Maplewood, Minn., graduated from North High School in North St. Paul in 2010. She was a four-year starter for the varsity soccer team, playing outside back, center back and was also a holding center midfielder. Vilks received all-conference honors all four years, was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player and was selected as a team captain during her senior season.
Vilks continued to excel in soccer at the collegiate level and was a four-year starter. She attended Waldorf as a freshman and played as a right outside back before transferring to the University of Jamestown during her sophomore year. While at Jamestown, Vilks played center back and center midfield while earning Defensive MVP honors.
As a junior, Vilks returned to Waldorf as a center back. During her final two seasons with the Warriors, she was a first-team all-conference selection by the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) and was named a MCAC Scholar-Athlete and Defensive MVP. Vilks also served as a team captain during her senior season.
Vilks will be graduating from Waldorf in December 2014 with a bachelor’s of science degree in biology.