DeLand, Fla. - Stetson Director of Athletics Jeff Altier has announced that head women's soccer coach Julie Orlowski has signed a contract extension that will keep her at Stetson for several more years.
"We are proud of both the athletic and academic success and the quality of our program run by Coach Orlowski", said Altier. "We are excited to have cemented up our relationship with both of our soccer coaches and we look forward aggressively to continue to enhance our soccer program."
Men's soccer coach T. Logan Fleck also signed a contract extension less than a month ago.
Orlowski has been at the helm of the women's soccer program for 10 years. She has 81 victories as a Hatter and has led the team into the A-Sun Tournament eight consecutive seasons, the longest consecutive streak in the league. For her career which includes stints at Boise State UNF and St. Thomas, she has accumulated an overall record of 120-129-20. She earned her 100th win on October 19, 2008 with a 2-0 victory over Lipscomb.
In Orlowski's tenure as head coach Stetson players have earned First Team All-Conference honors 10 times, Second Team All-Conference 11 times, and seven players have been voted to the All-Freshman Team. Emma Astrom was voted the A-Sun's Defensive Player of the Year in 2003, April Eilering earned the same honor in 2006, and Tessa Gavilsky was the league's Player of the Year in both 2008 and 2009.
As impressive as the Hatters have been on the field under Coach Orlowski, their accomplishments in the classroom have been equally as strong. Each year the women's soccer team has one of the top GPA's and places a high percentage of scholar-athletes on the A-Sun All-Academic Team. This past season 22 of the 29 players on the roster earned A-Sun All-Academic recognition. The team has been a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award recipient on numerous occasions.
"I am very pleased to stay on and continue building on our strong foundation", said Orlowski. "I am excited about our new leadership and where Dr. Libby is taking the university. I am looking forward to seeing how the university grows over the next several years and I am excited to be a part of it."