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Emily Hakeman '04 Appointed Head Women's Soccer Coach at Rose-Hulman

May 20, 2008

Emily Hakeman RH 2008.jpgMay 20, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Emily Hakeman, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been named head women's soccer coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, effective July 1. She has spent the previous three seasons as assistant coach for both the men's and women's squads at Rose-Hulman. She replaces Brad Hauter, a 1987 DePauw graduate who is returning to the University as men's soccer coach.

"I think Emily has earned this opportunity due to her work with Brad and the success of the program," says Rose-Hulman athletic director Jeff Jenkins. "I am excited about her taking over the women's program, and we look to continue our recent success for years to come."

Rose-Hulman won its first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship last fall and made its first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Engineers have compiled a 41-12-3 women's soccer record since Hakeman joined the team's coaching staff prior to the 2005 season.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to build on the tradition of excellence that Brad has established throughout his career here," Hakeman says. "Rose-Hulman is a great institution, and it is a privilege and an honor to be named the next head women's soccer coach. We have a great group of players returning as well as a solid incoming freshman class, which makes me excited to get started," she added.soccer ball 4.jpg

An English writing major, Hakeman played soccer for four seasons at DePauw, earning a pair of all-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors and was a member of two NCAA Division III Tournament teams.

She notes, "It has been a privilege to work with and learn from Brad over the past three seasons. The Rose-Hulman community will miss him. He has left some very big shoes to fill, but as a program we are confident we will live up to the vision he has instilled in each of us."

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