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New Rose-Hulman Soccer Coach Emily Hakeman '04 Reflects on "Incredible People" at DePauw

New Rose-Hulman Soccer Coach Emily Hakeman '04 Reflects on "Incredible People" at DePauw

August 20, 2008

Emily Hakeman RH 2008.jpgAugust 20, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "Playing soccer at DePauw were some of the best years of my life," says 2004 graduate Emily Hakeman, who is the new head women's soccer coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. "I feel lucky to have had the chance to continue my soccer career after high school at a place, where I was surrounded by such incredible people," Hakeman states. "We had a good deal of success, especially during my senior year, and I feel honored to have been a part of the DePauw soccer family, as well as the DePauw community."

Hakeman, who earned All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors at DePauw, comes to her new post after serving as an assistant coach for Rose's men's and women's soccer teams, which "was a very unique and rewarding experience." She adds, "I feel like I received an opportunity from Brad Hauter that allowed me to grow and progress, as a coach a lot faster had I not had the chance to work with the men. My time as an assistant (coach) here was incredible." Hauter, says Hakeman, is someone "I admire and respect so much as a person and a coach. He taught me so much about this game that I love and I owe it all to him. I think one of hauter.jpgthe reasons we have been as successful as we have since I have been here is, because Brad and I were able to work so well together. He allowed us to collaborate and we felt like a team of our own in a way."

Hauter (pictured at right), a 1987 graduate of DePauw, left Rose-Hulman in the spring to lead the Tiger's men's soccer program.

Access the interview with Emily Hakeman by clicking here.

She was appointed to her new position in May. Learn more in this previous story.