Blackburn College

700 College Avenue Carlinville, IL 62626
Division 3 Illinois Midwest
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Timothy Gould

Former Blackburn College soccer player Tim Gould will begin his third season as the Women’s Soccer Head Coach following a highly successful run at Carlinville High School where his boys and girls teams won a combined 203 games over seven years. Gould is a 2006 graduate of Blackburn College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education in English.

The 2014 team finished their season with an overall record of 8-10-1 which marked a two win improvement for the second straight season. With an increased roster size, the team earned eight victories over NCAA D3 opponents. Multiple players earned recognition within the SLIAC. Freshman forward Meghan Sykora was named SLIAC Offensive Player of the Week, and fellow freshman Nicole Kelly was twice named SLIAC Defensive Player of the Week. Senior defender Alexis Richie earned 2nd Team All-SLIAC honors as did freshman goalkeeper Nicole Kelly. Senior defender Mary Chamberlain was named to the SLIAC All-sportsmanship team in addition to earning SLIAC All-Academic honors.

The 2013 team finished their season with an overall record of 6-11-1 which marked a two win improvement from the 2012 season. With a small roster size, the players earned valuable playing experience moving into 2014 and the 20th season of women’s soccer at Blackburn College. In 2013 senior goalkeeper Shana Sewick was named 2nd Team All-SLIAC and freshman defender Jourdin McFarland was named to the SLIAC All-Sportsmanship team.

Gould became the Carlinville High School girl’s soccer coach in the spring of 2007 and over his seven seasons the team accumulated a record of 103-50-5 with the 2010 team winning a school record 21 matches. His teams won IHSA regional titles in 2009 and 2011. In the fall of 2007 Gould became the head boys coach in addition to his duties on the girl’s side. In six seasons his boy’s teams amassed a 100-47-6 record. His 2011 and 2012 teams won a school record 22 matches as well as IHSA regional championships. The 2012 team captured the program’s only sectional championship by defeating the reigning state champion Quincy Notre Dame.

Gould was recognized by area coaches as the Alton Telegraph Newspaper’s small school girl’s coach of the year in 2010 while also being named the boy’s coach of the year in both 2010 and 2011. Gould also served as section coordinator for Southern Illinois during the girl’s season for the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association.

Gould has earned many coaching certifications during his career. In the spring of 2014 Gould earned a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma in addition to a USSF National Youth License. Gould has also earned a USSF “D” License, NSCAA GK 1-3 Licenses, and many NSCAA Special Topics Licenses. In July of 2010 Gould had the opportunity to participate in a Dutch Team Tactical Training course instructed by coaches from Holland.

While a student at Blackburn, Gould played for legendary coach Gene Baker and was a four-year starter on defense. During that time the Beavers finished in the top four of the SLIAC three times with their 2003 team finishing 10-2-2 in the league. In both his freshman and senior seasons Gould did not leave the playing field starting and finishing every match without substitutions.

Gould is a 2001 graduate of Highland High School in Highland, Illinois where he earned nine varsity letters including four in soccer.

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Allison Guerra

Allison Guerra joins the Blackburn College Women’s Soccer staff after a four year career with the Beavers. Guerra is a 2015 graduate of Blackburn College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management.

An Elsah, IL native and graduate of Jerseyville High School, Allison brings extensive playing experience as she played with multiple clubs in the St. Louis area.

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